Notice to be BAA members. REOPENING OF THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE
PLEASE READ THE GUIDLINES BELOW
GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Members should not attend if they have any symptoms of corona virus as described by current government warnings.
Members should consider their own safety and wear and use PPE equipment of their own as they see fit.
It is advised to bring your own hand sanitiser.
Sanitiser will be at the keypad and ticket box, secured in a box for use after using the keypad or depositing a ticket.
Name, membership number, the chosen lake and the peg number booked must be on the ticket which will be posted in the box as usual.
Maintain recommended social distancing as per government guidelines.
The toilet will not be available as it cannot be sanitised to a sufficient continuous degree.
A booking system will be in effect.
Members can book up to 4 sessions in one week, but this may be adjusted depending on demand.
Members are only allowed on site if a booking to fish has been made.
No visitors or guests other than a helper of a disabled member
No Juniors unless fishing and with a fishing adult of the same household.
The number for booking is 07858-228169 and will be active from the 25th of May.
Before phoning to book members should have their membership number and days, they want to fish available.
Bookings accepted from 9am to 10am for disabled members/carers.
All others may book from 10.15am to 5.00pm
A member may book a maximum of 7 days in advance and must book at least 3 days in advance.
The peg allocation will be done on a first come first served basis
The usual summer opening hours will be allowed.
The keypad number will remain unchanged.
The footpath gates will remain locked and no pegs are available
along the public footpath until further notice.
Members must remain on their peg and only leave it to depart or for a call of nature and must only access the peg booked.
Pegs may only be shared by same household members.
Do not access any other peg than the one booked.
No sharing of any equipment across pegs.
Pegs are 15m apart as recommended by the Angling Trust.
All other distancing is a minimum of 2 metres.
All rubbish to be taken off site, bins will not be in use.
Notice to be BAA members – Fish Spawning
Will members please note that all BAA fisheries will remain
closed until the 1st June 2020 to allow for the fish to complete
Whilst it is fully appreciated that everyone wants to get back to
fishing, the safety of the very valuable stock in the fisheries
must take precedence.
Hunstrete still remains off limits until reopened.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in this matter.
Notice to be BAA members
Will members please note that all BAA fisheries remain closed
until guidelines are received from the government or relevant
At present there are no available dates for the reopening of the
fisheries and members are again reminded not to visit them.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in this matter.
Hello to all the members of the Association and it is hoped you are all well and coping with these extraordinary, difficult, and for some, extremely sad times.
There is absolutely no doubt that everyone is missing the freedom to go fishing and many other normal pursuits that currently are off limits – the barber shop for one!
There is of course a drop in revenue to the Association as none is now being received from the sale of day tickets and memberships since the lock-down.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can offset this loss, although applications for financial assistance have been pursued but nothing has been successful. This is hardly surprising as there are many others seeking financial help just to live and try and keep their businesses together.
It is extremely unlikely that any portion of the rents paid for BAA fishing rights will be recoverable and the normal bills will still have to be paid, such as the annual dam inspection, any tree surgery, materials for the upkeep of the complex and all the other costs that are listed in the AGM agenda.
Many of these costs have already been paid for this year.
Perhaps the following may be considered.
The Association is not a business and all revenue goes back into the costs of running the Hunstrete complex, rents for other waters and all other costs.
The cost of membership is kept as low as considered possible and the annual adult membership of £40
equates to just under 11 pence per day.
The day tickets are very reasonably priced. During this lock-down, the stock at Hunstrete is being fed, (as recommended by the EA) and this cost is being met by the Association.
The Association fisheries contain some of the best fishing around and fishing locally saves members time and fuel costs.
Taking these points into consideration the Association is hopeful that members understand the costs that will still have to be met for the Association to continue, and will take the 11 pence per day
“on the chin” to show their support.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO BAA MEMBERS
IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW DIRECTIVE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, ALL FISHERIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
AS SOON AS IT IS PERMITTED, THE FISHERIES WILL BE REOPENED.
PLEASE PASS ON THIS INFORMATION .
CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN MARCH
THURSDAY MARCH 5TH BRIDGE POOL
(SILVER SERIES MATCH)
SATURDAY MARCH 14TH WITHY POOL
THURSDAY MARCH 19TH BRIDGE POOL
(SILVER SERIES MATCH)
SATURDAY MARCH 21ST WITHY POOL
(JUNIOR COACHING 12 PEGS)
THURSDAY MARCH 26TH BRIDGE POOL
(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)
SATURDAY MARCH 28TH WITHY POOL
SATURDAY MARCH 7TH NEWBRIDGE
SUNDAY MARCH 8TH NEWBRIDGE
SUNDAY MARCH 21ST CANAL
Dear Fly Fishers,
Memberships and season permits are available now for the 2020 trout season on the brook. There have been no changes and details to renew membership and permits are given further below.
Firstly just a brief round-up of the 2019 season:
The season started with high and cloudy water in the brook. However trout were ready to take weighted nymphs from day one and April proved one of the most prolific months overall for the season. Mayfly hatches early summer saw the best dry fly activity.
Some anglers reported plenty of fish caught but without keeping a record. Catches that were recorded totalled 86 fish (58 in 2018) comprising 72 Brown Trout (49) 14* Grayling (8). * includes 7 grayling caught Oct – Dec at Shockerwick. All fish were in good condition – a few photos are attached to illustrate.
Largest recorded brown trout was over 2lb which had all the appearance of a fish stocked elsewhere by another club. Largest grayling was round 1lb.
Prize Draw result: 50% of permit holders responded with a catch return and winners in the December draw of a free 2020 season permit were Richard Tranter and Jonathan Nash.
Our thanks as ever to member Nick Maggs and his team who carried out regular important maintenance and habitat work along the brook, and to Ron Chapman and his team for the monthly Riverfly monitoring.
Nick and Ron also hosted the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Water Team Officer’ during a river walk along the club water. The findings which will feed into the Trust’s ‘By Brook Enhancement Project’. A draft report is expected soon.
Also during the summer the Trust cleared invasive Himalayan Balsam growing along the banks.
Season 2020 :
Club membership £40 or £25 for veterans + season permit £35. Total £75 or £60 veterans
Apply to Adrian Wallace 53, Edgeworth Road, Kingsway, Bath. BA2 2LT – please include stamped self addressed envelope for return.
Cheques payable to ‘ Bathampton AA’. Where m/ship has been purchased from a tackle shop write the m/ship card number on the back of the cheque.
Best wishes for the New Year and tight lines,