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CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN DECEMBER

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN DECEMBER

MONDAY 3RD DEC COMPLEX CLOSED

(MAINTENANCE)

 

 THURSDAY 6TH DEC BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 

  SATURDAY 15TH DEC MAIN LAKE

(BAILIFF AND COMMITTEE MATCH)

  

THURSDAY 20TH DEC BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 

OTHER CLOSURES

 

SUNDAY 2ND DEC CANAL

(SOUTH WEST WINTER LEAGUE)

  

SUNDAY 9TH DEC CANAL

(COMMERCIAL HOUSE)

 

 SUNDAY 16TH DEC CANAL CLAVERTON

(BATH SPARTANS)

  

SUNDAY 23RD DEC CANAL

(HELP FOR HEROES CHARITY MATCH)

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2018

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2018

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has taken place on Bridge Pool.  A massive downpour before the match started greeted the 21 anglers that took part but that was all the rain they saw for the rest of the day although the wind was a bit blustery. Coming out on top this week winning both the match overall and the silvers was Mike Nicholls from peg 6 with a weight of 40lb-5oz. Mike caught some good size skimmers to 2lb and a few carp using pole fished dead maggot over ground bait he also caught a beautiful perch weighing close to 1.1/2 lb.

 

Full result below

 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Mike Nicholls 40lb-5oz 6
2nd Paul Haines 37lb-0oz 21
3rd Dave Wride 32lb-10oz 29
4th Chris Rolfe 28lb-13oz 14

 

SILVERS RESULT

 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Mike Nicholls 25lb-10oz 6
2nd Tony Rixon 19lb-1oz 9
3rd Dave Gillard 10lb-13oz 8

AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018

AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018

AT THE BRITISH LEGION, KEYNSHAM – COMMENCING AT 19:30

1. APOLOGIES

2. MINUTES OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

3. MATTERS ARISING

4. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 2018

5. PROPOSALS RECEIVED ( from members)

None

6. PROPOSALS RECEIVED (from committee)

Proposal of life members

7. MEMBERSHIP FEES AND DAY TICKETS

8. ELECTION/RE-ELECTION TO COMMITTEE (To stand for the next 3 years)

New Candidates:

Ed Gillard – Co-opted

Re-election:
Tony Stone
Dave , Burnham
James Buckle
Luke Swift
Mike Turner
Mat Sheppard

9. SECRETARY’S REPORT

10. OPEN TO THE FLOOR

Any questions from those present. The chairman will decide if a response may be
given or if a delayed response is required to allow discussion by the committee of the matter in question. In such cases the question will be logged and responded to at a later date.

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A beautiful autumn day with sunshine and little wind greeted the 21 anglers who took part this week. The general feeling among the anglers was that the silvers would be difficult to catch due to the water becoming clearer and the bright sunshine and that was the case with the carp making up most of the weights caught. Coming out on top this week was Dave Wride with a weight of 74lb-13oz from peg 20. Dave started the match catching skimmers and roach but a couple of hours in to the match his bites dried up so he started to target the carp fishing close to the island catching carp to 8lb and f1s to win the match by just 2lb from the second placed angler.

 

FULL RESULT

 

place name weight peg
1st Dave Wride 74lb-13oz 20
2nd Mike Nicholls 72lb-13oz 10
3rd John Smith 48lb-03oz 8
4th Tony Rixon 44lb-03oz 6

  

SILVERS RESULT

place name weight peg
1st Mike Jones 20lb-10oz 32
2nd Mike Nicholls 16lb-04oz 10
3rd Tony Rixon 16lb-02oz 6

 

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A beautiful autumnal day greeted 21 anglers this week but a drop in the temperature was going to slow things down. Winner this week was Mike Nicholls from peg 29 with a very respectable weight of 98lb-8oz. Mike started the match fishing for the silvers but at the halfway point had only around 7-8lb in his keep net. The second half of the match Mike changed tactics and decided to fish for the carp which proved to be the correct decision weighing in more than double than the second placed angler. Full result below.

 

place name weight peg
1st Mike Nicholls 98lb-8oz 29
2nd John Smith 41lb-14oz 11
3rd Paul Haines 35lb-12oz 18
4th Harry Muir 32lb-12oz 16

 

SILVERS RESULT

place name weight peg
1st Paul Barnfield 27lb-12oz 32
2nd Mike Jones 15lb-10oz 7
3rd Pete Greenslade 14lb-14oz 14
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