Dear Members, We have decided to follow the guidance as published by the Angling Trust and in light that many other clubs are also following the same guidance we have to consider not only the health of our members but potentially the distraction we may cause to emergency services in protecting our communities.
Angling Trust Statement
We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.
In regards to the current restrictions announced by the Government on Monday 23 March 2020 it is clear that the only permitted activities that have been specified are walking, running and cycling for the purpose of local daily exercise. Today we (Angling Trust) have written to the Sports Minister highlighting the benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides and that we are ready and prepared to offer whatever support the government or Sport England require now or in the future to get people back fishing as soon as is safely possible.
Please look after yourselves and look forward to seeing you all back on the river as soon as we are permitted to do so.
We will attempt to update you via email or WhatsApp whenever we receive further clarification.
The updated 2020 handbook will be available on the site shortly. Any queries or comments please let me know
Hope to see many of you at BFFI Sat 8th and Sun 9th February 2020
Tight lines for the new season
Irene Osborne email@example.com 07969682400
Due to expected bad weather the above presentation has been cancelled. All members who were to attend, have been notified accordingly.
I would like to advise you all that as from this week I have decided to stand down as the Hon Secretary.
The chairman and Treasurer have been advised and have accepted my notice.
I have agreed to honour those commitments already made by myself regarding social and marketing activities, ie Tenkara Evening and the Manifold Valley Show.
Thank you all for your support, encouragement and assistance in my short tenure as secretary. Tightlines, Stephen Clarke.
Hi Folks, a polite reminder that there is still a maximum of 3 rods fishing at any one time on our waters on either the River Churnet or River Dove,Eaton Dovedale, Rocester.
Please see P16 in your members handbook. Tightlines, Stephen Clarke. Hon Secretary.
Gate over the bridge has now been fitted with a dog chain and clip. Will all members please ensure that they secure the gate by this chain when entering and leaving the field.
CAR PARK. I plan to spray (Herbicide) the car park on Saturday morning, 09.00hrs. If members could refrain from coming until after 10.00hrs, it would be appreciated.
Thank you. Steve Clarke. Secretary. 07754 621012.
Further to my news post regarding Alton Castle Archery and our right to fish, I have received an apology from Alton Castle for the behaviour and attitude of one of their staff.
They “absolutely respect our right of access to the river and appreciate that our river bank is well outside the safe recommended distance from the range.”
I think we can ‘put this to bed now’ but please let me know if you experience any other problems regarding Alton Castles’ staffs.
Tightlines, S. Clarke. Secretary.
Please be aware that the gate on this bridge, currently secured by baler twine and bent wire, is broken. Provisional repairs have been done but the landlord is arranging for this to be repaired properly. Can members please take care until these repairs are completed. Already had one cut hand in the process, don’t want another. (Cattle were sympathetic anyway, even if the wife wasn’t.)
Can we all please be careful when ‘Back casting’, particularly in areas where members of the public are likely to be walking behind.
The bailiff has dealt with a complaint from a member of the public, via National Trust at Dovedale regarding a back cast on the Derbyshire bank. Please check before you cast for any persons or ‘pets’ that may be too near you.
Dave Blakeman, Bailiff, has also found a landing net up at the Milldale end of our waters. Can the owner please
contact Dave on 07773 110896 to arrange return of this item.
Thank you, have a good day and tightlines. Stephen Clarke. Secretary.
Thought these might be of use to those members who prefer to use O.S. maps.
OS Map Grid Refs to waters as at 17.5.19.