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The Pdac Newsletter. Issue 4

Check out what's been happening this month

5th July 2024

Waters Update.4th July 2024

 

Nyewood Bottom Pond.

So as most of you are aware that we have been working with all the relevant agencies over the last few months after seeing a number of fish fatalities at Nyewood Bottom Pond. We continue to work with the agencies guidance. At this time, thorough testing continues as no definitive answer to the issue has been confirmed. We will of course continue to work closely with them to check and monitor going forward.

Initially, we had notified members of a scheduled netting plan of the pond back in February, this was postponed due to further testing and therefore the window of opportunity had been missed. Netting is now on the agenda this coming autumn, we shall evaluate the stock levels and then with the correct information and using all of the knowledge of those involved, we will come up with a long term plan to help the bottom pond to recover.

 

Combe Pond

We have over the last few years developed a fantastic relationship with the owners of Harting Combe Pond, which has meant again this year obtaining another long lease for the water.

So we can continue the work we have done over the last few years., the good news is that we applied for and have been successful in gaining a grant through the EA to develop a disabled swim area with access down from the car park, this will also include a disabled access toilet and upgrade the path along the New bank. We hope to have this all done by the end of 2024, the estate has also contributed financially to this project. I will say once this project gets going we will ask for help to complete this task.  

 

General News

June has been a busy month and volunteers attended Newhouse Farm Open Day to promote the club and give the kids a go on the biggest magnetic fish game in the south. I do not think even we thought it would be that busy but over 2000 people attended the day and I can say we had a blast, we did not stop all day and every one of us enjoyed every minute even though we knew it the next day. My thanks to all the volunteers.

 

Junior Open came next and I will leave Andy to cover that but again it was a brilliant day, my thanks to all those from outside our club who came from far and wide to make this such a great day.

Back to the day to day please can I ask all club members to read the rules in their hand books, ignorance is not an excuse for breaking or not knowing the rules.

 

Keep nets.

After discussion with the team, the Fisheries Manager has decided to lift the ban on three of our waters, East Pond, Iping & Chithurst and Harting Combe, you are again able to use keep nets, but following the rules in the hand book.

The ban will remain on both Nyewood and BoPeep, the Fisheries team will continue to monitor and review these waters.

 

Match Fishing

All members are welcome to participate in any club matches, home and away. Juniors are always welcome.

Further details, contact Andy Reed.

 

Catch reports

We love to receive your catch reports and photos, this is a great way to gauge how the waters are fishing.

 

Upcoming Events

7th July Teach-In Nyewood Top -  Pond remains open to all

10th July RN&RM CAA match Harting Combe – Water Closed

13th July   Get Fishing Event BoPeep - Water Closed

 

Finally, get out there and enjoy your fishing, and please let us know your catches it’s really important for us to monitor our waters health.

 

 

Steve Chapman

PDAC Chairman

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