Chairman's Chat 

A brief look back on the past few weeks and the weeks  ahead with Steve Chapman

Octobers Chairman's Chat

Well as the evenings start to draw in we suddenly realise we will all have less time to enjoy our sport, although at this time of year the chance for that one fish feeding up before its winter slumbers draws me to the bank probably more than during any other time of the year. Autumn fish can have wonderful colours to them like in no other time of the season.


I would ask that all members who are out on the bank side let us know what is being caught, this helps everyone see how the waters are fishing but also helps us keep a track on stocks and where we need to improve our waters in the future.


Water Rules.

Just to make everyone aware we have now put all the water rules on the website so that they are available for member and non member alike to read.

We still continue to see rules either not being followed or ignored and we will deal through the clubs disciplinary procedures for those who break them.


We are still seeing and finding rigs that are total fish killers so I would ask anyone that are not sure to consult either our own bailiffs or look on line at the many tutorials that are available. This month coming I hope to post up some pictures of basic carp rigs as this seems to be the more common area of misunderstanding.


It has also been raised by both bailiffs and members about both drink and drug use on our waters.

This has not been raised as an issue before but let me say that it is stated in our general club rules that “any consumption of alcohol of recreational drugs on our waters will not be tolerated” I would ask all members to remember these rules and comply with them whilst on our waters.


Updating the Clubs Constitution.

Following on from the above it has been many years since the clubs constitution has been updated and we feel that now is the time to overhaul the document, this will be done with the committee and will then be given to a legal authority to look over it and agree it has been written correctly. This will then be released as a draft document before the AGM so all members can look at it and at the AGM will be voted on to replace the current version.


Half Year memberships.

These are available both on line and by post so if you know any one that would like to join us please let them know. I believe that we only have about 50 spaces left this

year so it will be on a first come first served basis.



Fishing Tackle Request.

On a final note if anyone has some fishing tackle that they no longer require we are always on the lookout for any that is going.  We either use it to help juniors start up or hopefully we are looking to do some of the local fishing style car boots next year to raise funds towards our junior section of the club, these are the bailiffs, water wardens and committee members of the future and we need to support and nurture their development into both their love of fishing but also the club and its waters.

Contact Shaun , Andy or myself if you have anything you could donate.


Tight Lines 

Steve Chapman

PDAC Chairman