A brief look back on the past few weeks and the weeks ahead with Steve Chapman
At last some good news and we can fully open our waters after the lifting of some of the current COVID restrictions.
As of the 29th March all of our waters will be fully open to current 2020/21 members for the remainder of the season.
Please be aware that as of 6pm on the 31st March all gate codes will be changed to new ones for the start of our new season. These will all be available in your new handbooks.
The booking system for night fishing at Coombe will remain in place and members are permitted nights from April 1st.
Members in possession of new 2021/22 permits may book, bookings are restricted over the next few weeks until the next government announcements on 12th April.
For those of you who do not have your new books or have been following the club communications we have secured a new water, East Pond at Nyewood.
This has been secured on a long term lease and a few of the committee where travel and restrictions have allowed worked tirelessly over the last few months getting this water ready for you the membership to fish and enjoy.
A big thank you to Shaun Ireland and Jim Stevens for there commitment to this project.
This water will be a long term project and to help us we would ask all those who fish it to give us catch reports via email or facebook so we can build up a picture of the stocks present.
Please remember that you must book a slot to fish this water as we are limiting numbers, again this is an on line system on the web page.
I would respectfully ask all members to read through there handbooks carefully this year, there have been a number of rule changes on both Coombe and Nyewood to protect stocks and also help water quality after last years issues.
If you have any questions please contact us by social media or give us a call.
As we are still not out of the pandemic as yet please follow the 2 metre rule and guidelines, ensure that you carry hand gel and use it after touching anywhere on our waters that others will have touched before of after you.
I would ask all members to be vigilant whilst on our waters, poaching has hugely increased during the pandemic, club waters local to us have been targeted with gill nets and long lines so please keep an eye out and contact us if you see anything out of the ordinary including vehicles or people wandering around our waters.
I would just like to finish by wishing all of you a better seasons fishing on our waters and get back to enjoying the sport we all love,