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Gasping fish hotline

If you see fish in distress and/or gasping on the surface at any of our fisheries please contact Ken Saffill on 07585 802284 or by email on seafisherken@gmail.com

If Ken is not available you can also contact Ben at the Environment Agency on 03708 506506.

Ken will be able to test the dissolved oxygen levels to determine if this is the cause of the situation and has access to aeration pumps to deploy them at the venue.

Venue change for match on 24th July

As a result of the blanket keepnet ban on all Society stillwaters the 24th July concessionary match will be fished at Heybridge Basin instead of Rook Hall.

Unhooking mats

As unhooking mats can get very hot at this time of the year please ensure that they are wetted down before use or covered with a freshly dipped weigh sling.  It is also worth having a container of cool lake water to hand just in case it takes longer than you expect to remove the hook.  Please leave fish in the safety of your landing net in the water while your wet unhooking mat / sling is positioned and your scales and camera are readied as required.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Wednesday evening, 11th July

Hi

Our second midweek Work Party of this summer (what a summer!) takes place next Wednesday, 11th July, starting at 7 p.m.

For our July Work Party we will be working in the Hoe Mill Lock area. For directions to Hoe Mill put CM9 6RA into your SatNav, smartphone etc. or click on this link for a map that will get you to the right vicinity: Hoe Mill Lock. Parking is available onsite, or park on the road if you wish.

Of course, if you just want to join us for the walk – which can be very pleasant on a fine summer’s evening – please come along (we won’t force a litterpicker or crome into your hand!).

All weedbusting and litter-clearing equipment is provided – but please bring any additional equipment that you find works well for you. And please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the prevailing conditions (there are plenty of stinging nettles around – shorts are not advised!). We’ll have some refreshments available too.

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We hope to see you next Wednesday.

Kind regards - Neil

Keepnets are now banned due to continued hot weather

Keepnets are now completely banned on all of our stillwaters with immediate effect as a result of reduced oxygen levels in the margins brought on by the continued hot weather.  We have been monitoring dissolved oxygen levels in the margins with our oxygen meter over the last few weeks and levels have continued to drop forcing the committee to act now to protect the welfare of our valuable fish stocks.  This decision will be reviewed at the August committee meeting.  The ban includes matches but excludes our river sections where the flowing water helps maintain a higher level of dissolved oxygen.

Our oxygen meter has been well used in the last few months.

This is the notice that you will see going up at all of our stillwaters in the next few days.

Please contact Keith if you are wanting to fish the Senior Citizens Cup which would have been held at Rook Hall on Tue 24th Jul to find out the alternative arrangements.

Rod and reel lost at Slough House Farm

26th June 2018  rod loss at Slough House Farm.  Rob Rowbotham  fishing  concessionary match this week at Slough House Farm lake had his carp rod and reel pulled

in, several attempts to retrieve the tackle failed.  Anybody finding the said tackle can ring Rob on 07941675833.  Thank you – Keith.

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