At 7 o’clock on Sunday 10th May 2020 Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Boris to you and me announced and in a roundabout way and somewhat cryptically that people from Wednesday could go fishing. The Angling Trust and the Angling Times immediately stepped in on social media to try and clarify the matter and by Monday morning it was clear that without doubt we definitely we could. But like most things in life things aren’t that simple.
• Contactless payments where possible please( there will be a small charge for contactless payments ) if using cash please bring correct money
• please bring your own sanitizers and also toilet roll to help reduce the risk of anything spreading ..
• Anglers MUST stay on their own swim (no sitting or chatting between swim)
• Social distancing at all times
• NO Sharing of swims except from the same house hold
• NO sharing of fishing tackle or other items
• NO keepnets
• NO competition fishing
• NO guests unless they are fishing and from the same house hold (maximum of 2 people per swim)
• Please message or ring before coming or choosing a swim as we have a very high demand of bookings coming in at the moment
• Travel separately unless from the same household
• Gates open at 6:30 am please DO NOT arrive before then
• Gates shut 21:30pm
• Hot food is now unavailable on site so either bring your own or takeaways are delivering but please order before gates close
• Anyone displaying symptoms or shares a house with anyone displaying symptoms please DO NOT come fishing, please stay at home and follow the government advice on isolation
We will be open for pleasure fishing from this Wednesday 13th May. Some restrictions will apply.
As you may be aware, it’s been confirmed that fisheries are now allowed to reopen this Wednesday, 13th May. What fantastic news!
However we have set out some restrictions following the guidelines of The Angling Trust that you will need to follow when you come fishing, anyone found not following these will be asked to leave. The restrictions are:
-Fishing must be booked in advance by calling Pete on 07866 557896, anyone who turns up without booking could be turned away
-All anglers to fish at least 15m apart, there will be cones on swims that are not to be used
-No more than one angler on the same swim, unless from the same household
-No guests allowed unless from the same household to the angler fishing
-No walking around the fishery and interacting with other anglers
-No sharing of any equipment
-No one to enter the fishery hut, any purchases made will be brought to you at the door
-No keep nets
-Bring the exact cash where possible as we don’t have card reading facilities yet.
-Leave a 2m gap between cars when parking, where possible
-Wash hands thoroughly after using our toilet facilities
-Be responsible and do not come to the fishery if you have any symptoms of COVID-19
We hope you understand the importance of these restrictions and thank you all in advance for your cooperation. We need to work together if we want this to last.
Message to all B.A.A member
The B.A.A committee appreciates that you have all eagerly even awaiting a return to angling with this in mind the committee have made the following decisions to enable a safe return to fishing. All lakes will remain closed due to the following reasons, dunwear has blue/green algae and upon advice it needs to be monitored so remains closed. Combwich is closed as the fish have started spawning, like we did last season the intention was to always close the lake for 3 weeks to allow the fish to spawn safely which is why it also remains closed. The canal will be open from this Wednesday 13th May. All rivers are closed as per ea rules on the closed season. The committee hope to be able to open Combwich on June 1st but this could obviously be changed to a later date if we feel it unsafe for the anglers and bailiffs and the government decided to tighten our lockdown measures. As we are all aware this isn’t an easy time but we need to think about the everyone’s safety. Can I please remind you that you must follow the current government guidelines especially around social distancing, and we recommend using gloves and sanatizer especially when opening gates and padlocks.
Lands End fishery will not be open
untill Monday 18th. I will be putting
New rules on Facebook over the weekend so all stay safe and take
Well after all that your going to need some tips from Donk.
Saturday just gone the 9th of May we were supposed to fish Avalon but obviously we couldn’t
so here is the corresponding match from last year which was fished on the 4th of May 2019.
|1st||Dave Colley||89lb 14oz||20|
|2nd||Rob Dodd||73lb 9oz||11|
|3rd||Eric Searle||59lb 8oz||9|
|4th||Alan Bland||46lb 3oz||16|
|5th||Dave Nash||32lb 1oz||4|
|6th||Phil Dodd||25lb 11oz||6|
|7th||Tony Richards||24lb 14oz||13|
|8th||Pete King||22lb 3oz||19|
|9th||Paul Smith||20lb 12oz||3|
|10th||Bob Pascoe||16lb 10oz||12|
|11th||Pete Curnow||11lb 2oz||5|
|12th||Dave Gartenfeld||10lb 1oz||10|
|13th||Alan Jenkins||6lb 2oz||17|
Just one thing before I finish is that most EA rod licences expired on March 31st (I got mine yesterday)
which was in the middle of lock down so renewal may have slipped peoples minds. That all.
Tight Lines Pete C