The first 2018 Matches are now listed

Three matches on club waters have been penciled in, see matches for details.

Up to 3 months free, new members offer

New members joining between now and 29 April 2018 will on payment of the

annual membership fee be able to fish from 01 Jamuary 2018 until 30 April 2019 before having to pay for renewal..

Amendment to Rule 36

The following amendment was proposed and carried at the 2016 AGM.  Rule 36 will now read as follows;

No junior member shall be allowed on club waters unless they are:-

  • Fishing
  • With a senior member 18 or over who will be responsible for them.
  • Attending an official work party.
  • Fishing during the hours of darkness whilst with a senior member aged 18 or over.

Rule books will be updated at the next print

Movement of fish

On the 5th April, with the support of the EA a small quantity of carp ranging from 8oz to 5lb were transferred from the Moat to the Kennel Lane fishery.

Fish for All

On the 2nd March 2016 an injection of fish was made in both The Moat and Kennel Lane fisheries.  We had 200 tench introduced to the Moat, while there were 200 Crucian carp 100 stillwater chub and appoximately 250 roach put into the Lane.  With these we hope that you will continue to enjoy your sport and have a good 2016.

Kennel Lane disturbance on car park bank

The farmer will be planting trees in the field adjacent to the car park.

Please ensure that there is space for his farm vehicles to access the field.

Two Rods

As in the rule book 2 rods can be used in daylight hours from 1st October until 1st March (both dates included).  Please fish with consideration for others wanting to use the water.

Little Havens the childrens cancer charity needs your unwanted fishing tackle

Little Havens wants to take the children it cares for fishing.

If you have any tackle you no longer use it would be welcome.

You can either bring the tackle to the weekly meetings at the Moat fishery on a Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Alternatively telephone Sid on 01268 287798 

Our waters are clean - 2015

In July 2014 we imposed a keep net ban as a precaution as reports were being received that the desease KHV was in Essex.  At no time was the Moat or Kennel Lane infected, this was simply a precaution. We have now taken the same steps this year (2015) and imposed a keep net ban on both waters.  These precautions have been supported by the EA and CEFAS who complimented the club on its quick action.

The recent loss of carp at Kennel Lane was not a result of KHV, SPV or any other desease. The EA and CEFAS have visited the fishery and both the water and the fish are clean.  The deaths, mainly mirror carp were a result of a rise in tempreture which caused an increase in sexually activity to spawn again.

To help keep our waters clean please ensure your landing nets and un-hooking mats are completely  dry between sessions. Prevention is better than cure!  The keep net ban will remain until advised with the exception of any official matches as all nets will then be examined by the Match Secretary on the day of the match.

The fish keep coming

The fish keep coming.

On 12th December 2014 100 10" tench and 300 bream from 10" to 3lb were introduced into the Kennel Lane fishery.  It is hoped that we will continue to improve the stock in both the Moat and the Lane, provided funds are available to cover these costs.

Toilets at Kennel Lane

For those of you who do not fish the Lane on a regular basis this is to advise you that a portoloo has now been instaled.  One cubical for men and ladies so please keep them clean.  Under contract these will be emptied and cleaned weekly.  The contract covers us until November when the cubical will be removed, locked or extended.

More fish for Kennel Lane

This is to advise members that in January 2014 35 tench at 2lb each + 100 (8" - 10") tench were introduced to the water.  This is part of our ongoing stocking plan and should continue to improve weights.

Night Tickets and Night Permits are not available on the bank

Members wishing to purchase these permits can only get them at the club hut at the Moat House Fishery on a Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 8.30am. They can only be bought on production of your current membership card.They are not available on the bank or in local tackle shops.

More fish for Kennel Lane

1,000 6 to 10 inch  Roach and Rudd have been put in the water on 13th March 2013. The fish are part of the ongoing stocking programme. We plan to put further tench, crucians and Carp in the water in the near future.

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