HELP! Chew Mink project

I would like to present the Chew Mink Project again to you and your brilliant club members. We will be deploying more rafts across the River Chew to monitor mink and other wildlife in an attempt to improve the river for fishing. We cannot do this without volunteers to monitor the rafts so I am asking if anybody is interested in a low-commitment opportunity to improve the fishing in their local waters?

Monitoring will involve checking the rafts once every couple of weeks (or less) and reporting your findings to me. I will meet you on-site when suits to give you a brief overview of the rafts, clay and mink identification then help you set up the rafts and deploy them.

This is a great opportunity to get back out onto the river and contribute to improving the fishing in your favourite stretch!

I would appreciate it if you could share the message with your members and look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

George Clark BSc(Hons)
Project Officer
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust

Phone: 07400540255
Email: george@bristolavonriverstrust.org
Website: www.bristolavonriverstrust.org/

We are on Twitter @bristolavonrt and Facebook and LinkedIn as ‘Bristol Avon Rivers Trust’.

NEWTON PARK LITTER

NEWTON PARK

Good evening all we have received some photos showing lots of rubbish being left at newton park. We cannot be sure that it is B.A.A members that are at fault but if you are fishing please take your rubbish home as bin collections are still suspended. If B.A.A members see anyone leaving rubbish by the lake please remind them to take it home.
Thankyou.

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

Hunstrete toilet

THE TOILET IS NOW OPEN BUT THERE ARE RULES

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE. Although the refurbished toilet facility at Hunstrete will be open and anglers using the facility do so entirely at their own risk, and should also bring and use their own sanitizing equipment and toilet roll. Also clean the toilet prior to leaving.
Thank you

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

Hunstrete announcement

Notice to be BAA members.

The BAA committee has been notified that members are arriving at Hunstrete and queuing in the early hours of the morning.

Notices regarding this matter were posted previously stating that arriving before opening times is not acceptable.

15 minutes before opening times is the earliest acceptable time to arrive.

Please switch off engines and radios etc. and remain in your vehicles to keep disturbance to a minimum.

This situation will be monitored and opening times will be changed to 8am if early arriving persists or complaints are received from local residents.

BAA Committee

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

Notice to BAA Members

Notice to be BAA members.

The BAA committee has been notified that members are arriving at Hunstrete and queuing in the early hours of the morning.

Notices regarding this matter were posted previously stating that arriving before opening times is not acceptable.

15 minutes before opening times is the earliest acceptable time to arrive.

Please switch off engines and radios etc. and remain in your vehicles to keep disturbance to a minimum.

This situation will be monitored and opening times will be changed to 8am if early arriving persists or complaints are received from local residents.

BAA Committee

Dredging sections of the Kennet and Avon Canal

Dredging sections of the Kennet and Avon Canal

The site set up at the off load point is spacious and all of the staff have been appropriately briefed to minimise the associated risks. Additional signs have been posted along the towpath to remind the public to maintain social distance, especially at the lock sides when the plant is passing through. As far as I have seen, everyone is being very sensible and courteous.
Fish were removed from the lock flight on 22nd / 23rd May to minimise the risk of harm during the dredging. The fisheries contractors advised that over 1,000lb of fish including eel up to 2lb, carp to 9lb and pike up to 4lb, were transferred upstream. The fish rescue was featured on regional TV and radio.
Dredging started at Weston Lock on Tuesday 26th May. A large sand bank had built up at the lock tail and approx. 330 tons were removed.
Dredging has been completed in the first two pounds (Lock 7 to Deep Lock, Deep Lock to Lock 10). The dredger is currently just downstream of Lock 11, which means that the team are on the forecast schedule.
The total volumes dredged to date are 25% above our initial estimate, so we will watch closely for the trend as this could affect the final costs.
The sediments are being screened to segregate any debris before being spread in the field at the A36 / A4 turnpike at Newbridge.

The works are scheduled to continue through to mid-July.

Dredging in progress below Weston Lock

Dredging in progress between Lock 10 and Lock 11

Silt being screened and transferred to spreader

Newton Park Fishing Lake Hover

Tackle shops with membership licences and day tickets

PET Shops are open

Park Pets, Moorland Rd, Bath BA2 3JP       :01225 316509

Not Just Pets 3 Lambridge Buildings Larkhall Bath. BA1 6RS     :01225 447216

 

Click and collect

Premier Angling, Portavon Marina, Keynsham Road, BS31 2DD  :0117 9867507

Scott Tackle, Staple Hill, Bristol. BS16 4QP   :0117 9567371

A M Hobbs Shooting and Fishing, Midsomer Norton BA3 2HQ   :01761 413961

 

Committee Announcements

Notice to BAA Members

Notice to BAA members

The Hunstrete complex will operate as normal from the 8th of June and the booking system will be discontinued from then on.

Please be advised that you will post your ticket in the box as normal and that hand sanitiser is available on entry to the complex for your personal use.

Please adhere to the two metre government ruling which is currently in effect and if any new rulings come into being these will also be applied at the complex.

Please stay on your pegs when fishing and any sharing of tackle across pegs is not permitted.

You must be in possession of a suitable landing net and mat for your own personal use and please remember to dip all relevant tackle before fishing.

Keepnets are allowed but must not be used between 1pm and 2 pm and must be empty and out of the water during this period.

Those arriving early are requested to turn engines off if they have to wait for the gate to open and not to have radios playing et cetera. We do have neighbours and we should respect their peace and quiet.

Guests from the same household are permitted.

Please do not visit the complex unless you are fishing.

Also for the time being the toilet is still out of bounds.