Bathamtpon Club History Dave Crookes Alan Gilbert Terry Fell

THE DAVE CROOKES MEMORIAL MATCHES, Hunstrete September7th/8th 2018

BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION

THE DAVE CROOKES MEMORIAL MATCHES, Hunstrete September7th/8th 2018

Hi Bathampton Members,

Just to say all went during the matches and so far we are up to about £550 raised or the British Lung Foundation, the chosen charity of Francis Crookes.

There will also be a forthcoming raffle of prizes donated by Veals of Bristol and Premier Angling and BAA thanks both shops for their kind and generous donations.

Many thanks to the generosity of the members who took part and all the volunteers who made the event possible.

Dave Burnham

Bathampton AA General Secretary

NEWSLETTER – JULY 2018

NEWSLETTER – JULY 2018

Hi, this is the first newsletter for the club to let interested parties know a little of what is happening and how things are going.

Current Projects:

 The Education Centre:

 

Funding did not go as hoped and the necessary foundation work was carried out at considerable cost to the club in order to meet time limits imposed by the planning consent. Other avenues to raise funds are being considered and it is hoped this will prove fruitful and progress will be made in the not too distant future. Changes to construction materials are being considered now that buildings are being constructed adjacent to the Hunstrete lakes in more conventional material rather than wood or wood cladding.

Footpath Diversion:

 

There is an application for footpath diversion currently in progress with BANES. If accepted this will benefit BAA in terms of:

 

Added security: Important for the education centre and to keep prying eyes away from buildings etc.

More privacy and safety for members: We have juniors and vulnerable adults who fish and their safety is of primary concern.

Safer for the public: Contact with site traffic is eliminated.

Fouling by dogs: This will be eliminated other than the footpath that goes along the length of the Main Lake.

 

Hunstrete Lakes:

 

Overall, it has been a good spawning time and fortunately just a few casualties. This is better than many fisheries and during the main carp spawning time fishing was discontinued to help the fish get on with it and have a well earned break. The water levels of Main Lake and Bridge Pool  are still good although a good drop of rain is always appreciated especially to keep Withy Pool topped up as it always drops during the summer.

 

Main Lake

 

The lake is still well stocked with plenty of carp in the twenty and thirty pound  weight range and there is still a 40lb fish alive and well. Fishing can still be hard but judging by attendances the attraction to fish there is still strong. BAA is fortunate to have many members who regularly fish this lake and help look out for any problems and also support the work party days. Some smaller carp have been caught but not removed as yet until the colder weather arrives to avoid the risk of any cross contamination from summertime viruses etc.

 

Bridge Pool

 

The introduction of F1 carp has certainly stirred up the action and fishing can be extremely “busy” with a good variety of fish being caught in matches and pleasure visits.

 

Withy Pool

 

The  carp in the pool can be indifferent or feed like starving pigs and at the moment are very prone to surface baits. The fish are still falling to conventional ledger methods and sometimes a session can be extremely hard work in playing in these hard fighting adversaries. Pole fishing is still accounting for some good catches especially with heavier feeding than usual.

 

Reporting on Other  Lakes:

 

Newton Park

 

Still popular with members and holds some hefty carp now well into the twenty pounds mark. Access has been improved slightly with a new gate on the college side but it is still a bit of a slog from the car park and taking as little gear as possible is advised. On the day, some great fishing can be had and members should consider this venue once in a while but you may get hooked!

 

Lydes Farm

 

Plenty of good fishing still to be had but weed is becoming a nuisance. That aside, there are a lot of carp and good quality silvers including lovely rudd and big perch. You can always have a pint in the clubhouse (muddy boots not allowed) and a spot of lunch. If water extraction takes place on Widewater you may need to get down the bank a little to fish so take care. Golf club rules insist on no bare chests!

 

The Kennet and Avon Canal.

 

A long stretch from Bath to Avoncliffe is available but parking is difficult.

Those prepared for a bit of a walk can enjoy some excellent fishing and there are some big carp in this canal if you put in the time and effort to follow them.

Light tackle for the smaller species can produce some good bags of fish.

Boats are always a problem and unfortunately they will never decrease in numbers and wintertime is much better for anglers in this department..

 

River Avon.

 

The local stretches from Newbridge to Saltford are producing some excellent catches throughout the year and the close season always seems to curtail the best time of the year. The Angling Trust are debating the close season soon so you never know!

BAA and the Saltford Rowing club make every effort to move any boats attempting to moor along this stretch as no permission  has been granted to moor by the Duchy of Cornwall. The police are coming round to this problem now and have been assisting in the matter.

 

There is still some good fishing at Claverton and Long Meadow.

 

The change of ownership of the Bathampton Weir may prove interesting, we shall see.

 

General Bits and Bobs:

 

Junior Coaching: Thanks to volunteers some coaching is still taking place during the warmer months and work continues to encourage juniors to take up the sport. Those who attend are made welcome and encouraged to learn but have some fun as well.

 

Attempts to make fishing at Hunstrete easier and thus attract more members are always being considered and currently involve:

 

Parking: Our elderly, disabled or infirm members have some priority parking and this will hopefully increase and improve as time goes on:

 

Day Tickets: Currently a member can purchase three day tickets dated by month only and this does help with choice of visit.

 

Guests accompanying members: Members may bring guests or carers (both non-fishing) once they are in possession of written permission which is easily obtained.

 

Summing Up.

After many years of membership in decline, it is hoped that numbers of members will start to rise and that the efforts of the committee, bailiffs and volunteers will prove fruitful. Initial indications this year so far on the bank look good.

 

The regular Over 55’s and Disabled Matches are still running and recent visitors from the MOD and a school in Westminster have enjoyed a day at Hunstrete.

 

The heatwave in June and July has as expected lowered levels especially (and as usual) Withy Pool. Some keepnet restrictions are in place and members are urged to consider not to use keepnets during hot weather.

 

It is hoped that a memorial day for Dave Crookes (previous long standing General Secretary) can be arranged at Hunstrete involving all lakes being used for matches. This is to be confirmed.

 

And last but by no means least , I wish to thank the committee members and bailiffs for the continued support given to the Association which can only  continue because of the them.

 

Thanks as well to the members who help with the work parties.

 

Dave Burnham

BAA General Secretary

 

Committee Announcements

Closures in July

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN JULY

THURSDAY 5TH JULY BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 SATURDAY 7TH JULY NIGHT FISHING

(15 PEGS MAIN LAKE 5 PEGS WITHY POOL 5 PEGS BRIDGE POOL 5AM SATURDAY UNTIL 21.30 SUNDAY 8TH)

 THURSDAY 19TH JULY BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 SATURDAY 21ST JULY MAIN LAKE

(MAINTENANCE)

 SUNDAY 22ND JULY WITHY POOL

(CHESHIRE HOMES DISABLED ANGLERS 4 PEGS)

  

OTHER CLOSURES

SUNDAY 22ND JULY RIVER AVON NEWBRIDGE

(MATCH ORGANISER K DICKS)

 SUNDAY 29TH JULY RIVER AVON NEWBRIDGE

RIVER FEST ORGANISER K DICKS

 

 

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 7TH

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 7TH

JUNE 2018

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A fine day was forecast for the 24 anglers who turned out this week. Due to the fine bright conditions the silver fish were difficult to catch so carp were the target for most of the anglers. Coming out on top this week was Tony Rixon with a fantastic weight of 94lb-00oz from peg 30. Tony caught carp to double figures using the pole at 17.5 metres using pellet on the hook towards the island. Full result below.

 

place name weight peg
1st Tony Rixon 94lb-00z 30
2nd Paul Haines 80lb-14oz 21
3rd Harry Muir 65lb-11oz 4
4th Rod Duffety 52lb-06oz 18
5th Ken Morgan 45lb-15oz 24

 

SILVERS RESULT

 

place name weight peg
1st Steve Dawson 36lb-11oz 10
2nd Chris Ollis 15lb-06oz 27
3rd Paul Barnfield 15lb-01oz 28

 

Committee Announcements

General Data Protection Regulation relating to members.

BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION

General Data Protection Regulation relating to members.

The legislation relating to the storing of 3rd party personal data has changed under the new GDPR rulings and the BAA is providing the following information in order to comply with the required changes

Any information stored relating to club members is as membership of the Association, this being Name, Address and membership number.

This information is not currently held in electronic form and is gathered as a result of the membership cards being filled in at time of purchase. Membership card details are stored by and under the control of the Association’s current Treasurer.

This information is not shared nor divulged to any other party and is only utilised in the event of a replacement membership being asked for to verify details. An exception to this would be at the request of any legal body such as the police to assist in any investigation.

For the time being, this mode of storage will remain in effect although in the future electronic recording of data will come into effect.

The member is required to permit these personal details to be retained in whatever form by the Association.

Membership cards for the 2019 season will be modified so that on signing as a member permission to retain the personal details is agreed.

With regards to Junior members, parental consent must be given to permit the retention of details by the association.

All data held by the Association for a season (January to December) relating to membership will be destroyed during the following season if the member does not renew within six months of the new membership period regardless of the format that the data is held in.

With regards to Life, Gold and Silver members details will be retained.

If any member has any queries relating to the above with regards to the Association and the GDPR please contact the General Secretary.

Committee Announcements

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN JUNE

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN JUNE

SATURDAY 2ND JUNE BRIDGE POOL

(MAINTENANCE)

 THURSDAY 7TH JUNE BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE BRIDGE POOL

(12 PEGS SCHOOL VISIT)

 THURSDAY 21ST JUNE BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

SATURDAY 23RD – SUNDAY 24TH            NIGHT FISHING                                                       5AM SATURDAY-21.30PM SUNDAY

15 PEGS MAIN LAKE 5 PEGS WITHY POOL 5 PEGS BRIDGE POOL

 FRIDAY 29TH JUNE WITHY POOL CLOSED

PEGS 17-34 BRIDGE POOL COLSED

(M.O.D SPORTS DAY)

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 10TH

MAY 2018

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has been held on Bridge Pool. 20 anglers turned up this week and were greeted by bright sunshine and a cool wind made for a good match with lots of fish caught although some fish have began to spawn. Coming out on top this week was Dave Gillard fishing from peg 16 with a great weight of 60lb-14oz. Dave caught mostly f1s tight against the island using pellet. Full result below

  

place name weight peg
1st Dave Gillard 60lb-14oz 16
2nd Tony Rixon 59lb-02oz 18
3rd Paul Barnfield 41lb-00oz 14
4th Bob Price 34lb-12oz 26
5th Hugh Evans 23lb-02oz 7

 

SILVERS RESULT

 

place name weight peg
1st Paul Barnfield 21lb-12oz 14
2nd Hugh Evans 21lb-06oz 7
3rd Tony Rixon 19lb-06oz 18