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  Lake & Swim Closures  
  From October 2019 pegs 1 - 15 are CLOSED until further notice to allow the area to recover and regenerate after the extensive groundwork's that have been undertaken, in addition we have also closed pegs 22,23,& 24 to allow the ground to recover  
  23 March 2020 - All Waters CLOSED  

  23 March 2020 - All Matches Cancelled  

  21 March 2020 - Swims  

My heartfelt thanks to all who attended the work party at Goose today, the amount of work undertaken was as always astounding.

I'm sorry I didn't make it, but my ongoing health problems put me in the CV19 vulnerable category, I know I'm not the only one who wanted to be there but couldn't make it due to the virus precautions, better safe than sorry.

On behalf of the membership - Thank you all.

Mark Emery (Spike)
Fishery Manager

  20 March 2020 - Coronavirus  
  During these unprecedented times, please follow all official advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), this is:


Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading, It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature  this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough  this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

You'll need to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.

Staying at home means you should:

  • not go to work, school or public areas
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
  • not go out to buy food or collect medicine order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home

You can use your garden, if you have one. You can also leave the house to exercise but stay at least 2 metres away from other people.

Whilst our fisheries remain open (except those subject to a statutory close season), we all need to do what we can to help stop the spread of this virus, so in addition to the above official advice, we also require that if you do go for a fish, you separate yourselves from each other, i.e. do not fish two people to a swim, but have at least one swim free between you and the next angler, do not hang around in groups, ie in the car park or crowd around other anglers, they may well be your friends and you may well like a good chin-wag, but just because you may not exhibit the symptoms, it doesn't mean you don't have it or have had it and could by association with others contribute to the spread of the virus.

The ponds will still be there when this crisis is over, please don't be a hero and ignore the official advice just for the sake of going fishing, your health and the health of others is far more important.

We will as always monitor the official advice being given and will act accordingly as circumstances dictate.

Further information from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ AND https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

  16 March 2020 - Swims, Blocking Paths  



Please note that whilst you are entitled to fish with more than one rod, you are not entitled to fish more than one swim at a time, you and ALL your tackle must be in one peg.

Just because you have an alarm or baitrunner set, does not give you the right to spread your tackle out in multiple swms, it is also contrary to National Rod Fishing Byelaws, which state;

"When fishing with multiple rods and lines, each rod must be placed close together so that the distance between the butts of the rods does not exceed 3m."

Likewise, if you are fishing and using a bivvy or large shelter, if the swim is too narrow for a bivvy, it does not give you the right to place it over paths and access points and block access for other anglers, find another swim that is better suited to setting up a bivvy.

All paths must be kept clear and enable free access for ALL our members, anybody found blocking paths etc, be it with a bivvy, open faced shelter or even large amounts of tackle, will be asked to move it.

Please remember many of our members have mobility problems and the paths need to be clear and free so EVERYONE can enjoy their fishing, this selfish behaviour of blocking paths by a minority is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.



  12 March 2020 - Coronavirus  

In reply to some questions from members.


At the present time all club events, ie the work party on the 21st March and the match calendar are still going ahead, however the situation will be monitored and if the official guidance changes in respect of this virus, then, we will take their advice and act upon it accordingly.


In line with Government guidelines, we would ask that if you are thinking of attending these events or the fisheries and you are exhibiting signs of an infection, ie cough, temperature, headache, that you STAY AWAY and self isolate for seven days.

  6 March 2020 - Thanks  

Thanks go to Chairman Paul, Allan, Terry & Paul for planting a shed load of trees around the works area of Heron today.

The Alders that we have planted will not only give good bank side cover once they have established, but their roots will help reinforce the ground and facia to the pond, as well as taking up moisture from the immediate area.

Thanks chaps


  17 February 2020 - Match Cancelled  
  The League of Gentlemen match scheduled for Wednesday 19th February 2020, has been cancelled.  
  8 February 2020 - Work Party Thanks  
  My thanks to everyone who turned out for the working party at Goose Green earlier today, namely Allan, Ant, Dudley, Terry, Paul, Barry, Matt & Eddie .

Lots of rubbish cleared and burned as well as a few other tasks undertaken by the few to help maintain your fishery.

We have some big working parties coming up (when the weather hopefully turns for the better and dries things out a bit), where we will be addressing the paths that were damaged during the emergency works on Heron Pond in the autumn.

Thanks lads


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