We have recently met up with the council and park rangers with reference to this new water. Will members please note that this water is part of a nature reserve, and the carrying out of any works including cutting back vegetation, clearing swims, pruning trees etc is strictly prohibited unless written permission has been given by the committee on application to the park rangers for approval. We have agreed with the council to install a St Helen’s AA Padlock, which will utilise the same key as the lock on Leg O Mutton Dam for access into the car park. Please note if the car park is full or for any reason you can not obtain access to the car park, parking on the lane is strictly prohibited. We hope to have the padlock in place by the end of the week. Keys available from St Helen`s Tackle and Bait, Chain Lane , Blackbrook.
Please note that the Christmas Match held on Carr Mill Dam has been moved from Sunday the 13th of November to Saturday 12th November in line with the recent decision to keep running the matches on a Saturday throughout the year.
The AGM has been rescheduled for the Tuesday the 15th of November instead of the 18th of October. This is to enable us to collect all outstanding monies from Permit Sales throughout the year, in-order to deliver an accurate up to date balance sheet for the meeting. The members meeting is still scheduled for the Tuesday 4th of October, and any proposals for the AGM must be handed into the committee by this date at the latest.
Please note that it has recently been passed at out last committee meeting that the current club matches run on a Saturday will continue throughout the year, and will not go to Sunday Opens in October as has been the norm for the last few years. The association extends its apologies to any members who this may inconvenience, but due to circumstances this is unavoidable.
Tickets are now on sale via St Helen`s Angling Centre and Andy Burrows for our annual Cancer Research Charity Match on the 16th of October. Tickets are priced at £25.00 with £5 per ticket being donated to charity. The draw will take place at the Boat House at 8.30 with a breakfast being served at the Boat Club from 7.00am.
Please note that Friday the 26th of August will be the final day for ticket sales for the August 2 Day Event. Tickets will not be available after this dead line and no tickets will be sold on the bank. This is to enable the organisers adequate time to sort out pegs, sections, prize money etc.
We have recently received a complaint from St Helen`s Council regarding the litter issue at the Dam. Can we remind all anglers that as per rule no 7f in the permits “Anyone caught leaving litter, or being in possession of cans, will have their licence taken away for that year” A new bailiff has recently been appointed, and this rule will be enforced with the backing of the committee. Repeated complaints of this nature could result in the Association loosing the fishing rights to this water, along with other waters rented to us by the council. Your cooperation in assisting us to keep this water, along with all our other waters litter free would be appreciated.
Tom Pickering collects a well earned pound after winning a peg to peg battle with Mark Harris during the recent Feeder Fest Qualifier. Mark drew peg 89 (he appears to draw this area quite frequently), and was beaten by Tommy who caught late on the method from Peg 90.