Committee Announcements

Notice to be BAA members – Fish Spawning

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

spawning.

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.

BAA Committee

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

Night Fishing At The Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete 2020

24 Hour Night Fishing at Hunstrete 2020
Fishing From 5.00am to 21.00pm The Next Day.
Dates are Below.
April 4th & 5th
May 2nd & 3rd
Tickets for the above dates will go on sale at the garage at Hunstrete At 10.00 oclock. on the 7th of March.
June 27th & 28th
July 4th & 5th
Tickets for the above dates will go on sale at the garage at Hunstrete At 10.00 oclock. on the 9th May.
August 1st & 2nd
September 5th & 6th
Tickets for the above dates will go on sale at the garage at Hunstrete At 10.00 oclock. on the 4th July.
October 3rd & 4th
Tickets for the above dates will go on sale at the garage at Hunstrete At 10.00 oclock. on the 5th September.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT STEVE PiTFIELD ON 07541008385.
Price £30
15 Main Lake pegs 20 to 36
5 Withy pool pegs 55 to 59
5 pegs Bridge pool

Box Brook Report and Information.

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,

 

Adrian

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MEMBERS

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MEMBERS

Due to the necessity for pest control at Hunstrete, which may include the

use of live firearms, the BAA committee has decided to alter the winter

access times to the complex.

 This is to ensure as best as possible that no members are present when pest control is in operation and that the best times for control are available to shooters.

 As from Monday 9th December 2019

the winter access times will be 8am to 7pm.

 

Committee Announcements

Closures December

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN DECEMBER

THURSDAY 5TH DEC BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 THURSDAY 19TH DEC BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

OTHER CLOSURES

SUNDAY 8TH DEC CANAL

(COMMERCIAL HOUSE)

SUNDAY 22ND DEC NEWBRIDGE

(CHRISTMAS MATCH)

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE PEST CONTROL AT HUNSTRETE

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

PEST CONTROL AT HUNSTRETE

 Bathampton AA will be commencing use of rope bangers, which will be timed to go off at set intervals and will be used during early hours of light or when necessary.

 This may cause some disturbance to members but it is a necessary part of pest control as an alternative to culling.

Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete Arial Shot

TICKETS FOR HUNSTRETE

TICKETS FOR HUNSTRETE

It has come to attention of the committee that some members are arriving for late sessions and not putting tickets in the box as expected.

If more evidence of this practice is found then the old system of dated tickets for specific days may be reinstated.

Upcoming Events

Venue Closures in August

CLOSURES AT THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE IN AUGUST

THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST WITHY POOL

(JUNIOR COACHING 10 PEGS)

SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST – SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST NIGHT FISHING

5AM SATURDAY UNTIL 21.00 SUNDAY

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

 SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST

(COMPLEX CLOSED MAINTENANCE)

 

THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST BRIDGE POOL

(OVER 55 AND DISABLED MATCH)

 SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST WITHY POOL

(JUNIOR COACHING 10 PEGS)

 OTHER CLOSURES

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST NEWBRIDGE

(SOUTH WEST SUPER LEAGUE)

 SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST NEWBRIDGE

(SOUTH WEST SUPER LEAGUE)

 SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST NEWBRIDGE

(SOUTH WEST SUPER LEAGUE)

 SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST NEWBRIDGE

(BATH SPARTANS)