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One bream short of a ton

I have just received news that the CAA match at Beeleigh on Sunday was won by Chris Dyall with a top weight of 95lbs 4oz, 14 Bream the biggest weighing 10lbs.


Here are three of the Bream – we believe that 95lb 4oz is a river match record for the Chelmer & Blackwater canal, the next best weight that can be recalled is around 69lb.  If you know differently feel free to let our webmaster@maldonas.co.uk know.

JP Tackle now open on Sundays

Our main agent JP Tackle is now open on Sunday mornings between 8am and midday for memberships, keys, guest tickets, day tickets for the canal, bait, tackle and so much more.

Concessionary match change

The concessionary match on Tuesday 26th July listed as Heybridge Basin will be changed to Papermill Lock.

Weeks of effort pay off for Paul at Brick Kiln Pond

Paul Frost wrote: I’m a new member who passes the Brick Kiln Pond as I travel to and from work. I often stop off for a quick scan of the pond to see what’s about and sometimes fish on the way home for a couple of hours.  I usually see a couple of unusual pale colour long slender fish cruising on the surface and finally managed to land one on the 6th June.  I didn’t really recognise the species but Brian at the Halstead tackle shop identifies it as an Albino Grass Carp.  It weighed in at a healthy 13.5lb and certainly put a smile on my face after spending weeks trying to tempt it.

Our canal and river sections re-opened on 16th June

Our river sections re-opened to fishing on Thursday 16th June.  Even if you are not a member you can fish the Chelmer & Blackwater canal on a day ticket (cost £6 for adults on the bank, £4.50 for concessionaries and only £2 for juniors).  Adult day tickets are cheaper if bought in advance from JP Tackle in Maldon High Street.  Members of Maldon AS, Chelmsford AA, Colchester APS and Kelvedon DAA do not have to pay for a day ticket (on production of a valid membership card).  The River Blackwater stretches at Wickham Bishops and Langford are also now open and exclusive to Maldon AS members only.

The River Blackwater at Wickham Bishops.

Dan Hilton has once again tracked down one of the big bream in the canal

Not quite as big as last year’s double but still impressive at 9lb 8oz.

Attempt at fly tipping at Beckingham Hall

It has been reported that a white flatbed van attempted to fly tip a load of turf and other waste outside the entrance gate at Beckingham Hall on Sat 4th June at 2.30pm.  Members are asked to be on the look out for vehicles acting suspiciously around our fisheries, in this instance it stopped in the road and then reversed into the entrance by the gate, waiting there for a couple of minutes before a person jumped out, looked around and gave a nod to the driver. The van’s flatbed then started rising to tip the load of turf and other waste but at this point they noticed that one of our members had spotted them from the lake and made off.  If you see anything similar, and can make a note of the vehicle’s registration number, please let someone on the committee know and you can also report the incident at http://www.maldon.gov.uk/info/587/refuse-flytipping/243/fly_tipping.  Thank you.

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