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MAS 2022/23 Membership renewal & new membership forms

Evening all,

We are now accepting applications for day only memberships for the 2022-23 season and early joiners can fish the end of the 2021-22 season free of charge.  Memberships will run until 31st March 2023.

New members cannot apply for a night permit until 1st April 2022 and applications that include a night permit will be held back until this date.

Existing members are encouraged to renew early especially if they have a night permit.  Membership will again be limited to 1,000 members and night permits to 180.

All the best & tight lines to you all.

The MAS team

MAS 2022/23 Renewal forms

MAS 2022/23 New members form


Notice of MAS AGM


Our Annual General Meeting will be at Great Totham Village Hall on Sunday the 30th of January at 10am.
Please arrive in good time so that the meeting can start on time.

The Chairman and Secretary have also asked that members please also be aware of 8.1 in our constitution.

▪️Any proposals from our members for the ammendment to the constitution, alteration of rules or proposals of new rules, must be submitted in writing and be in the hands of the Secretary by the 30th of November. The Society members are to be advised of any such proposals along with the date and venue of the Annual General Meeting▪️

Tight Lines

The Committee Team

Environment Agency Rod Licence Reminder

Good morning all,
Iain Fraser, who baliffs the clubs running waters was disappointed to find one of our members fishing the Canal without a valid EA rod licence at the weekend.
They were under the impression that as the had an MAS membership, they did not need an EA rod licence. The problem was resolved there and then on the bank & they purchased their rod licence on the bank so all sorted.
Can we please remind all members that it is an offence to fish for any course species without a valid rod licence, so can we please remind all members that you MUST hold a valid EA rod licence to fish any MAS waters or any other clubs or day ticket waters.
The money from Rod licences is used to benefit all anglers & considering it’s not really a great deal of money and very easy to purchase let’s make sure all out members have one.
All the best & tight lines to you all.
The MAS team


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Hi all , due to the current weather conditions for the next few days , we could potentially have issues with oxygen levels in our waters.
My main concern is Totham pit as the weed has really taken off in there this year and with current and predicted weather we could have a serious problem.
However we could have issues on any of our waters just the same.
If you see signs of gasping fish PLEASE contact the EA or me ASAP
We are taking regular oxygen tests and will be putting a aeration machine in the pit today.
From fish gasping to death you get a 6-8 hour window generally so really important for us all to work together to try and prevent fish loss.
Thanks Dan & MAS team.

Ricketts mere access and river angling parking

Afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

We’ve been speaking with the current leasee of Rickets Mere and apparently some of our members have been blocking the entrance gate to get access to the river.

Can we please ask all our members to be considerate to their access and find alternative parking spaces. We know it’s not easy and this isn’t any finger pointing to anybody in particular, but please make sure we all leave this access clear.

Many thanks in advance, good luck and tight lines for the new river season.

The MAS team

River fishing on the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal – Non MAS stretches

Dear members,

With the river season fast approaching, we have been asked to clarify the river stretches that MAS no longer have the rights to. These are mainly around the  Beeleigh Weir section as this is now only able to be fished under an Ilford & District ticket.

These sections are:

The triangle of land south side of Beeleigh weir itself up to and including ‘Neville’s cut’. Then continues down the ‘Dead end stretch’, and also down the tidal stretch that backs on to Maldon golf course. In addition, Also the river Blackwater upward of Beeleigh weir to above ‘Stockhall Farm’. This is the point where the Blackwater then becomes leased by MAS.

Please make sure that you adhere to these rules as there’s still some 14 miles on River & canal fishing that MAS do have the rights to.

If you have any questions please email us at

All the best & tight lines to you all

The MAS team

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