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AGM – Sunday 27th January 2019 at 10am

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 27th January 2019 at Great Totham village hall starting at 10am.

The venue for our AGM.

Please bring your membership card along to speed up entry on the door.  Voting is restricted to members aged 18 and over.

2019-20 season memberships and night permit renewals will be available on the day along with a selection of club merchandise such as hoodies, tee-shirts and hats.

Little Parks Work Party on Sat 19th Jan

Happy New Year!

We will be holding a working party on Saturday 19th January 2019 at Little Parks. We will be opening up swim canopies, clearing marginal snags and removing snagged tackle from the island.

The fishery will be closed for the day, but we encourage members to attend for a few hours to lend a hand.

We will begin working at 9am and finish at around 2pm.

Hoping to see a few old and new faces.

If you can attend please drop an email to grahamestuart@virginmedia.com

The MAS bailiff team.

Join now and get three months fishing for free

If you would like to join early for the 2019-20 season please apply using this Application Form Front 2019-20 and enclose two photos of every applicant, or your old membership cards if you have been members before.  The membership secretary will turn applications around within a few days.  New memberships are valid straight away and members can fish the last three months of the 2018-19 season free of charge.  Standard night permits are also available.  This early joiner offer is available directly from the membership secretary, JP Tackle and Angling Essentials.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Saturday morning, 5th January 2019

Hi

Best wishes for 2019 from the Chelmer Canal Trust.

For many of us it’s a time to make New Year resolutions. If you are seeking a worthy New Year resolution, if you don’t already do so, why not consider attending one of our CCT events in 2019 – a talk or a visit, or maybe take part in one of our monthly work parties? Dates for our events in 2019 are on the Forthcoming Events page of our website (click here to go there).

For over 15 years one of our major initiatives has been the removal of Floating American Pennywort from the Navigation. As some will know, at one point practically the entire length of the Navigation was closed as a result of blockages of large parts of the system by huge rafts of weed. One of the first organisations in the UK to take on the removal and management of pennywort, we have developed, often by trial and error, a range of techniques which are effective in dealing with this non-native weed. Having volunteers with a range of skills and equipment has meant that we have achieved great success, ensuring that over many years now the Navigation has been fully-navigable. Ironically, with the Chelmer Canal Trust having got the invasive weed fully under control, others have now joined in with pennywort-removal. Of course we welcome this and are exploring best ways of ensuring that working in partnership has maximum impact.

Our Work Parties in 2019 will continue using the now long-established format: the first Saturday morning of each month (occasionally changing if this coincides with a Bank Holiday Weekend or if no one is available to lead the work party on that date), replaced by once-a-month Wednesday evenings during June, July and August.

Our first work-party of 2019 takes place on Saturday, 5th January. We’ll be meeting at the mid-point of the Navigation, Paper Mill Lock, setting off at 9am. If you aren’t sure how to get there put CM3 4BS into your SatNav, smartphone app, etc. or click on this link for a map of the area: Paper Mill Map

Parking is in the Boaters’ Car Park which is on the left immediately before the river bridge if travelling from the Danbury side of the Navigation. (A short distance on from  the entrance to parking for the Tea Rooms.)

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions. All tools and equipment are provided – but you are welcome to bring anything that works especially well for you. We stop for free refreshments about half way through the work party and try to finish by about midday – but by all means leave earlier if you need to do so.

We hope to see you on Saturday.

Kind regards

Neil

Did you leave your key in the lock at Totham Pit

If you left your key in the lock at Totham Pit on Sunday 16th Dec please contact Grahame Stuart on the number listed in the rulebook.

Totham Pit Work Party

Please note that the Pit will be closed on Sunday 9th December for a work party. All anglers to be off of the water by 08.00. The fishery will reopen at 15.00.

Member are encouraged to attend to help improve your fishery.

Cheers.

The Totham Pit Bailiff Team

Today at Slough House

Slough House Farm today, struggled for many bites fishing very light for silvers but the bites I had on maggot and 1lb hooklength were carp that smashed me up, so I stepped it up to 3lb hook length to give myself at least a chance if  I hooked another and landed this after a 20 minute battle at 16lb 14oz.


Thanks to Mark in the next swim for allowing me to use his weigh sling and cradle.

I also landed my first 3lb+ Ide from Slough House (on 1lb bottom) at 3lb 1oz.


Only 5 other fish (all Perch) to show for a pretty hard day, but I went home happy, other than having to pack up early cos the carp smashed my landing net pole.

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