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Day Tickets Update

Day Tickets will be availble from the 16th of June on the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal as usual.


Day tickets: are available on the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal only. Prices on the bank are £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for juniors. Day tickets purchased in advance of fishing are priced £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for juniors.  Day tickets are also available for the Railway Pond in Heybridge at the cheaper prices (available from JP Tackle in Maldon High Street only).

River Fishing – Starts June 16th

River fishing will return on 16th June.
Members are reminded to observe social distancing at all times and that individual anglers should be 15 metres apart.
This will present more of a challenge on the Chelmer and Blackwater canal than on the river proper, as anglers will be close to the tow path and therefore closer to passers by.
Please try and ensure that your tackle does not impede walkers from observing social distancing and remember also to use gloves and/or antiseptic wipes.
The Environment Agency in conjunction with the canal company are planning to install fishing platforms which will help, but the timetable for this has been held up by the pandemic.
One has been installed and this work continues, however and you might like to know that it is funded from angling licence income.
If possible, in order to keep numbers manageable, please try and avoid using busy stretches of the canal in the first few days of the season.

Keepnet Use – Suspended


PLEASE NOTE… The use of KEEPNETS are currently SUSPENDED on all STILL waters until further notice.

This is purely for the welfare of the stock whilst fluctuating temperatures are causing depleted oxygen levels in the lakes. We are closely monitoring the levels and once back to a stable safe level the keepnet suspension will be lifted.

“Non Fishing” members


Members are now allowed to have a “Non Fishing” memberhip holder who lives in the same household accompany them whilst fishing.

Landing Net Left @ Whitehouse Farm


Left at Whitehouse Farm on 20th May,
TF Gear large triangular carp landing net.
If found, please contact the webmaster or secretary.

Rook Hall Catch Report (24th May)

Rook Hall for the morning today and went off to a flyer with 5 Tench and 2 Carp in as many chucks, topped by the one below at 17lb 2oz on the pole which was fun.
Went on to land another 6 Tench to total 11, all between 2lb 8oz and 5lbs and lost an even bigger Carp that I couldn’t turn from its first run, straightened a Guru Xtra strong Carp hook. Then after 10am it slowed down.
Not a bad day but I’ve heard of others getting upwards of 20 Tench in a session to 6lb ish.
All caught on 6mm expanded pellet on the pole.
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