Otherton Match 30/09/17 Cancelled

With lots of members unable to attend this Sunday, together with bad weather forcast, this weeks match has been cancelled

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Match Rules Update

A copy for members who were not at the Willows Match last Sunday

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It is the responsibility of each angler to make themselves aware of the latest rules which can be found on the club website and on venue notice boards. Common sense should be exercised, to ensure that both the letter and the spirit of the rules are complied with. Where fishery rules are unclear or open to question, agreement amongst the match anglers at the event will be sought; ultimately the match official’s decision will be final. The club rules should be considered a basic platform for each match and not setting out to restrict an angler’s choice of; bait, method or style, prejudiciously or to supersede the fishery rules.

Club Rules

  • All members must make themselves available to assist the match official in the running of each event.
  • All peg and pool fees must be paid before the draw
  • Angler will draw their own peg – late arrivals will be drawn last; if necessary by the match official.
  • If there are fewer pegs available to the club, than anglers wanting to fish them, priority will be given to regular attendees.
  • Any angler claiming to have an unfishable peg may; at the discretion of the match official, be allowed to move to a fishable peg.
  • Floats, lines and weights etc. may enter the water before the start but no bait of any kind may be introduced.
  • Only one line and hook to be used at any one time.
  • Only barbless hooks to be used (no micro-barb or pinched down barbs)
  • Floating bait must not be introduced either as feed or on the hook. Anything that remains on the surface for longer than a few seconds is considered floating bait. Anglers must ensure that the bait they are using, is prepared and maintained in such a way that it meets these requirements.
  • If you leave your peg during the match, every effort must be made to prevent disturbance to other anglers and their swim, by keeping well back from the water’s edge etc.
  • The division line between swims is to be considered as, equal distance between the two pegs (either adjacent or across). Where there is a spare peg between anglers, then the line will considered to be up to the side of that platform nearest the angler.
  • Any fish caught that appears to be over 15lb, must be weighed immediately and returned; not kept in a Keepnet.
  • All fishing must stop immediately upon the whistle/ “all out”.
  • Anglers must alert the match official to any fish they are still playing at the end.
  • Any fish still not landed before the weigh in reaches them will not be counted.
  • Any angler considered by the match official, to be in breach of the rules will not be weighed in.
  • Match officials have the right to inspect angler’s equipment and bait to ensure compliance.
  • Any angler that repeatedly breaks the rules or whose behaviour is: in the view of the Club Officials; damaging the club, will not be permitted to fish future matches.
  • All club rules are open to review and amendment, by the membership at the club AGM.
  • Club official positions are open for election at the AGM, to any current member.

2017 League Positions

10 Points for 1st – 1 Point for 10th    (7th May – 23rd July)

Angler Points
Darren Titley 71
Kev Gear 68
Andy Willacy 58
Steve Randle 50
Derek Taylor 41
Trevor Gear 38
Nev Duke 36
Pete Escritt 29
Adam Harborow 26
Alan Duke 25
Vin Lakin 25
Henry Ledbeater 24
John Smallman 22
Phil Lankester 16
Brian Farwell 13
Andy Campbell 10
Chris Newton 8
John Dodd 7
Richard Lakin 7
Don Johnson 5
Mick Benson 5

Venue Changes 6th August & 1st October

Two changes to the match calendar have been made for 6th August & 1st October this year. The new venue for both dates will be  OTHERTON FISHERY.

Our match secretary Alan Duke has been to check it out and spent a day fishing  there. Returning with a positive report, we believe this venue will be an improvement on the original venue booked; where catches have not been good for some time.

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Directions to fishery:

Sat Nav Entry –  Otherton Airfield ST19 5NX

  • From Stafford Drive through Penkridge on the A449
  • At the roundabout turn left onto the B5012
  • Turn right past IANS FISHING TACKLE onto Boscomore Lane
  • Stay on this road as it becomes Otherton Lane (It becomes quite narrow)
  • Over a Hump-Back bridge and under the M6 the road becomes Micklewood Lane
  • After 200 meters turn left (sign posted Otherton Airfield)
  • The fishery is 200 meters on the left

 

 

An opportunity to join the 100 club

IMG_3924By all accounts last weeks weights on Blake Hall Capricious turned out to be more than a little dissapointing.

Catches on this Sundays venue promise something better and perhaps even an opportunity to join the illustrious 100 club.

The canal pool has been producing many weights around the 100lb mark in recent open matches and  although not massive weights by Herobrook standards; a welcome antidote in prospect for last weeks dissapointments

Hope to see you all there this Sunday

more about Heronbrook Canal Pool

http://www.heronbrookfisheries.co.uk/POOLS/CANAL/index.php

 

Blake Hall – Capricious Pool Confirmed for 21st May 2017

If your little paper match Diary for 2017 has a gap in it for this Sunday then you need to know that this has now been filled.

The venue will be Blake Hall again and this time on the Capricious Pool.

Capricious is the first one you drive past on the right hand side as you approach the lodge.

Draw time is 08:30 as normal meeting at the lodge

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2017 Fishing Diary

To whet your appetite for the 2017 season here again is a list of the match venues booked; old favourites and some new ones to spice things up. We hope to see you all at Carneys on the 7th. New members are also welcome (click)

Date Venue Pool Draw
07 May 2017 Carneys Damsel 08:30
14 May 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
21 May 2017 (Possibly Willows) TBA 08:30
28 May 2017 Heronbrook New Canal 08:30
04 June 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
11 June 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
18 June 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
25 June 2017 Blake Hall Capricious 08:30
02 July 2017 Adbaston Pools st20oqh 08:30
09 July 2017 Slitting Mill Horns Pool 08:30
16 July 2017 Izaak Walton Canal Pool 08:30
23 July 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
30 July 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
06 August 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
13 August 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
20 August 2017 Heronbrook Island Pool 08:30
27 August 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 08:30
03 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
10 September 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
17 September 2017 Heronbrook Meadow 09:00
24 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
01 October 2017 Izaak Walton Chebsey 09:00
08 October 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 09:00
15 October 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
22 October 2017 Hanchurch Model Pool 09:00
29 October 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
05 November 2017 Blake Hall Blake Lake 09:00
12 November 2017 Blake Hall Silvers Match 09:00

 

Changes To The New Rod License

The Environment Agency has recently announced a shake-up to the rod licence system.

The changes include a free rod licence for junior anglers (12-16) which is hoped to encourage more young people to give fishing a go and secure the future of the sport.

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The biggest change is the introduction of a rolling rod licence that lasts for 365 days from the day you buy it – (rather than only running up until the end of March regardless of when it was bought).

There are also some small increases to the cost – a coarse fishing licence has been raised from £27 to £30 (Standard) and from £18 – £20 for Senior & Disabled.

Club membership for 2017 remain unchanged at £16

Remember guests are welcome at any of our matches – If its your first time fishing with us you need only pay the match fee of £13  For more information read About Us

 

Willows Rules (Confirmed)

Last Sundays match was one of the best we’ve had this season; with a good spread of weights, most being well over 40lb.

Congratulations to Neville Duke, who pipped Steve Randle by a single ounce, to the win with 94lb 4oz.

It just goes to show that sometimes restrictive rules can focus your approach to the match.

On the subject of which; we now have the definitive rules in writing for matches fished at this venue.

Willows Rules

Hillside Fishing Pool – New Venue

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This Sunday’s match is at a new venue for our event list; Hillside fishing Pool in Cheadle.

It is a well manicured pool, which will be a nice antidote to the snaggy Canal Pool at Baden Hall last week.(I’m not still bitter about breaking a pole section – honest!)

There are toilet facilities on site and a  cabin serving fresh tea and coffee

The 18 pegs all have solid platforms to fish from and the pool slopes from 2′ 6″ in the margins to 7′ at it’s deepest point.

Normal match rules apply and the only baits bans are boilies or floating baits.

Pellet, meat and sweetcorn normally pick up the carp with maggot and caster providing a lot of bites from the good head of silver fish present.

The venue will provide all nets and the bailiff on site will respond to a shout to weigh fish over 5lb which must be returned straight away.

How to get there:

Hillside Fishing Pool
Hillside Industrial Estate
Cheadle
Staffordshire ST10 1PN

At the Draycott Cross Road. Turn right at the Huntsman Pub (signposted Draycott). The entrance is the first right (about 300 metres) and is signposted from the road.

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