A brief look back on the past few weeks and the weeks ahead with Steve Chapman
Octobers Chairman's Chat
I would like to start by welcoming all of the new members that have joined the PDAC over the last few months and are hopefully are enjoying the benefits our waters can provide you all with.
COVID 19 has been a difficult situation for all of us and I would like to pass on the committees thanks to you all for following the guidelines we have put in place to protect all of us.
As I hope you are now all aware the booking system for Nyewood has been removed and this is also the case for day anglers at Coombe.
We have kept the booking system in place for Bo Peep due to the water quality issues we have had and will continue to review monthly.
Night anglers at Coombe will also continue to be asked to use the booking system as we have found this a great asset to manage the water and keep Fyning Hill informed so their security teams are aware who is on the water.
We shall continue to monitor the Covid guidelines and with the current outlook with increased cases, all waters may return to the booking platform...please check the website and Facebook page regularly for updates.
All of our waters continue to fish well for those who have ventured out, Coombe has continued to produce specimen carp along with Bream and Tench and even a few 2/3lb eels.
Nyewood continues to offer great mixed bag fishing, although Bopeep visually is not at its best, is still producing some great fishing despite the recent oxygen crash where we saw a fish loss of 150 Roach & Perch.
The pond remains closed to members for the remainder of the season, we shall keep you informed with the current situation, but the site remains strictly off limits to the general public with the ongoing renovation work.
Coombes final work party of the year took place over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September unfortunately this was only attended by the same old faces!!
My thanks as normal to Scott and his son, Lukasz, his son Nathaniel, Tom, Mike, Sam, Shaun and Peter & Karen Leach.
We managed to get all the pathways strimmed and mowed, all of the scrap wood etc moved and burned, more snag areas cleared, broad leaf cleared for the front of swims and some areas of the lilies sprayed to reduce coverage and spread. The new pathway over the bridge has been fully chip barked along with swims 11,12 and 16.
Without these guys most of the work at Coombe would not have been achieved this year.
Even though we carry out these work parties throughout the year and they are well documented in advance the commitment from the membership is very poor.
I hope that as we continue work on Nyewood and Bo Peep throughout the next few months some of the membership will step up and help us.
Half Year Memberships
For those of you thinking of rejoining, the Half Year application forms are now available to download from the website or forms may be obtained from Bordon Angling Centre, Apollo Angling Marsh Farm or Mannings Tackle.
At this moment in time matches will continue following all of our set COVID protocols but we will keep you informed if anything changes on advice we get given from the Angling Trust and the Government.
On a final note as the government has restricted groups of people meeting, committee meetings will have to be suspended and we will discuss via a virtual chat how we manage the clubs affairs going forward.
Tight Lines Steve Chapman PDAC Chairman