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Our next working party will be at Slough House Farm on Sun 25th June

Our next working party will be at Slough House Farm on Sun 25th Jun to strim up and take the boat over to the island to trim it up.  All members wanting to help out are welcome from around 9am onwards.  Please contact Paul Kemp for further info.

Visit to Beeleigh Mill

Visit to Beeleigh Mill on  Sunday 9th July  as guests of the Beeleigh Mill Restoration Group

If you were at our talk on the 23rd May, you will know that our next event is a visit to Beeleigh Mill on the afternoon of the 9th July. From a personal point of view I have to say that I found the talk fascinating and I can’t wait to see this historic site in the flesh as it were! 

I know that some people have been having trouble with the printed website address for registration. So you can use the link below instead to register. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cct-members-visit-to-beeleigh-mill-tickets-34714257278 

Registration is highly desirable to help us avoid bottlenecks in the Engine Room tours, so please register if you can. If you can’t, don’t despair, the Mill restoration group have assured us that if you turn up on the day, you will be fitted in, even if you don’t have a ticket! 

Two weeks later, weather permitting, we will be holding our Barbecue for boaters and members at Rushes Lock on 23rd July. This is always a pleasant and relaxed social event at one of the more remote and beautiful spots on the navigation. More details nearer the time, but please note the date in your diary.

You can always get the up-to-date list from our website events page at:  http://www.chelmercanaltrust.co.uk/events.htm

Yours Sincerely - William Marriage.

Club match on Sunday 18th June moved to Slough House West

The club match on Sunday 18th June has been moved to Slough House West due to it clashing with the Blackwater Country Show at Rook Hall – Thanks Russell.

Ben banks his first surface caught carp

This was for a coarse / carp session at Heron Hall. Thunderstorms went around us, had a couple of showers but nothing scary.  Ben lost a carp on the bottom mid afternoon, had loads of rudd, ide, some tench and a small common and mirror. Then around 7 o’clock I broke out the floater gear. Loads taking off top, managed to nick a 13lb 4oz mirror and then Ben had a 10lb 8oz mirror and lost another one short of the net.  Guess what, he wants to do more floater fishing now.


First floater fished carp banked for Ben !!


Mixed bags of bits for a few hours before the floater fishing commenced.  
Please note appropriate use of the unhooking mat to prevent damage to any of our stock.

Howells gets a haircut

Good news for all hay fever sufferers, a path has been cut around Howells through the long grass

Al’s big silver

This rather nice roach (or hybrid?) fell to two sweetcorn haired to a size 12 under a locslide float.  Here’s the obligatory ‘fish on a landing net and unhooking mat with float and rod for scale :-D ’ photo.  Didn’t have my scales with me (again!) runs about 31/32 cm long, the locslide float is 15cm long so there’s a measure.


Other than some pesky perch and a few more hand size roach a quiet day…. apart from the carp going doolally spawning and thrashing about.
 

As an aside this is my first year back regular fishing since I was a lad of 13/14 :-) so far this year I’ve had a 13lb pike the other week, a 5lb+ tench out of Rook Hall and a 10.6 common out of Little Park (that’s one of my personal goals for this year done a double carp, am still up for the 20lb pike) – Al.

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