CLUB NEWS 2018

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10th July

 

Revised bank closures Fishers Green

 

In the prevailing conditions, low water, with reduced oxygen levels, fish will need a significant recovery time so please do not fish any high bank where you can not safely get down to the water (where you are actually fishing ) and comfortably hold the fish facing upstream for as long as it takes to recover and swim powerfully away

 

The bank closures include most of the field side bank. where you can not safely get down to the water.

From the top car park down to the Bailey bridge and beyond to the wooden fencing at the next bend downstream.

Also the high bank on the road side from the Bailey bridge upstream to the first bend

 

Keep checking the Fishers Green website for current river conditions in this hot weather               Keep checking the Fishers Green website for current river conditions in this hot weather

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

2nd July  2018

 

Stubbins Hall Lane Closure

 

From Thursday evening 8pm until Friday morning 5am the road will be closed.

This means that if you are intending to fish on Thursday you must leave by 8pm or you will be trapped in until Friday morning 5am.

This is to enable resurfacing of the road by contractors.

 

River Bank Closures

 

From now until further notice two sections of high bank are closed.

This decision has been not taken lightly but the welfare of the fish especially the Barbel has to be the main concern.

The problem is that after catching a fish it is not possible to get back to the low water level to hold the fish heads up to recover, using a landing net does not control how a fish is lying in the current and when it is strong enough to be released

 

The sections are :-

 

From the Bailey Bridge upstream to the LAA stretch, on the field side (West Bank)

and

From the Bailey Bridge down to the wooden fencing, on the pedestrian path side (West Bank)

 

Just to clarify both of these are on the opposite side to our roadway, if in doubt please use the phone number on the front of your card.

 

Keep an eye both on the bank for notices and on this site for info as to when this unfortunate but necessary closure is removed.

 

When fishing areas with gravel bed in front of you please be careful of bringing a fighting fish over water less than around 10" as immense damage can occur to their slim and scales allowing infection in the future, we have in the past needed to close some of these section due to low water.

 

Lets all pray for rain.

 

21st June 2018

 

Fishers Green River Walk Report

 

Tour of the River 9th June Report

 

On Saturday the 9th Eric Whorne our Head bailiff at Fishers Green along with Senior bailiff Daren Poole took time out to conduct a tour of the river sharing their combined 90 years of knowledge about the rive.

We anticipated a few more than last years  but we were so encouraged by around 45 members showing up.

Eric and Daren identified many fish holding areas along with how to attract the inhabitants mainly Barbel and Chub although Dace were talked about, this included what baits to use and end tackle to use at differing times of the day, water levels and light levels.

Enthusiasm shown by the  members with their questions was very encouraging for Eric and Daren proving their time was not wasted.

Thanks from members on the day and via e mail after was very encouraging for the two guys.

At this point I think it is important to highlight the fact that all our small band of volunteer bailiffs give up their time when they could be fishing to police the fishery throughout the year  for the benefit of the membership.

A big thank you to the two from the Committee of the Consortium

If enough interest comes in via the e mail we will try and encourage the guys to do another tour late autumn early winter to get a different view and approach to fishing the river with it's winter coat on.

Please let me know by phone or email via the address below

Mike Smith

secretary@hollowanglingsociety.co.uk

or text on

07989 817 316

 

3rd June 2018

 

River Walk Fishers Green This Saturday 9th June

 

Getting ready for the new season on the river we have again arranged  a ''Walk The River'' with some of the long standing well informed bailiffs.

This guided tour is aimed at all members old and new, guests and anglers thinking of joining one of the clubs in the Consortium.

 

Our Head Bailiff Eric Whorne and Fishery Manager Paul White will again be in attendance along with some of our Bailiffs.

These guys have known and fished the river for many years and are very willing to pass on their knowledge of where and how to find the fish.

On show will be the area of gravel pressure washed by the EA in April this year where barbel where seen only a couple of days later looking for spawning areas.

 

Last year following the walkabout at the same time of the year several members not only found more fish but also reported that they had increased their PB.

 

If you would like to find out how and where to fish the river, '' be there to win it ''.

 

Meet up in the middle car park at 9am.

Polaroid glasses are a good bet.

 

Forty Hall Work Party This Sunday 10th

 

This Sunday sees a work party at Woodlands lake with the better weather we aim to get the boat out to get some work done around the islands.

Your help really is needed, all abilities catered for everything from trimming to simple litter picking.

 

The Head Bailiff has reported plenty of carp showing and being caught most days.

Booking still applies ring Ron on 07701 356 895.

 

9th May 2018

 

Forty Hall Day

 

We have the lake to ourselves this Sunday 13th.

Ron our bailiff is arranging a friendly match.

We will meet by the disabled swim (24) at 8am and fish from 9am to 2pm.

Give him a call on 07701 356 895 for more info.

 

1st May 2018

 

Fishers Green Car Parking Update

 

Our two car parks after our combination locked gate will remain free to our members

 

We are told that the £20 season ticket will operate from today with members applying online via the society for enrolment of a car registration number.

At present I am still waiting for the form online to be sent.

Will keep you updated but in the mean time use or car parks.

 

Our two car parks after our combination locked gate will remain free to our members

 

21st April 2018

 

Membership Renewal

 

Membership renewals are now well underway.

I have fielded several phone calls about payment etc., mainly due to no cheques available.

Some banks do not issue cheque books now.

Contact with the bank will result in a cheque issued by the bank, but this does mean visiting your branch.

An alternative is a postal order but again it means a visit to a local Post office (Sub POs are usually best).

Another alternative is to use a friends cheque (please put your name on the back).

 

If either of these options is a no go we can take cash but not in the post

A phone call must be made to one of the numbers at the bottom of the Application form to arrange a time to call and pay

The membership package can then be collected on the spot.

  

Fishers Green Car Parking Update

 

 Our two car parks after our combination locked gate will remain free to our members

 

We are still waiting to hear just how the system will work.

At present it is proposed that anglers can either pay £2.50 a day  or get a season ticket at £20 to use the car park at the bottom of Fishers green lane or the public car park at Stubbins hall lane.

The Consortium is still not satisfied with this and the Secretary is fighting for a better deal.

As we know more we will let you know, watch this space ! !

  

Our two car parks after our combination locked gate will remain free to our members

 

16th April 2018

 

Match Group Dinner 20th April ''CANCELLED''

 

Quick reminder the free meal for the match group this Friday 20th April has been cancelled.

Alternative arrangements may be made, any suggestions please phone Mike.

 

14th April 2018

 

Work Party Tomorrow Sunday 15th

 

Last minute reminder we have a work party at Forty Hall tomorrow morning.

Meet 8.30am at the banqueting suite.

That is go passed the car park to the end of the lane.

See you there.

Mike

 

12th April 2018

 

Match Group Dinner 20th April ''CANCELLED''

 

Due to the number of guys that could not make it, we have cancelled the evening.

Alternative arrangements will be made, any suggestions please phone Mike.

 

Work Party Forty Hall

 

There is a work party this Sunday at Forty Hall.

Hopefully we can get the boat down which will allow us to get at the trees that have come down from the island.

Usual needs - Boots, gloves any garden tools that may be of help.

 

LAA Membership

 

I have at last sorted the reduced price membership tickets.

I have already taken money for these from some members at last years prices.

Due to me not paying attention at the LAA AGM the prices were increased.

However the club will keep the prices at 2017 / 18 level for the moment.

These are:

 

Senior ticket £36 instead of £49 (Saving £13)

Partners £52 instead of £70 (Saving £15)

OAP & Disabled £23 instead of £30 (Saving £7)

 

If you are applying for a LAA ticket go to the MEMBERSHIP page click on the green box at the top of the page and print off a copy and cross out the new prices shown on the application form and insert the price shown above.

 

5th April 2018

 

Work Party Turnford

 

There is a work party this Sunday (8th April) at Turnford. We had a few turn out on the last party but not enough.

Can you please try and help out. Nearly all of the other clubs in the consortium either make an extra charge (up to £40) to members that do not do a work party, one club even says two work parties or you will not be allowed to rejoin the next year.

We are the only club that relies on members good will, so please try to attend. I don't want to be like other clubs.

Bring the usual things - gloves and any tools you think may help. We hope to have some gravel and more timber ready 🙂🙂🙂

 

Membership 2018 / 19

I have at last got the new handbooks from the printers so it is full steam ahead with renewals.

Go to the MEMBERSHIP page click on the yellow box at the top and print off a copy of the form.

Fill it in and with a cheque (or postal order) plus your old membership card send it to the address on the bottom of the form.

You will receive your new set of cards with new combination numbers, handbook and photo card shortly after.

If you prefer to pay cash phone one of the two numbers at the bottom of the form for details.

 

DO NOT PUT CASH IN THE POST

 

Mike

 

28th March 2018

 

Tales From The Riverbank

 

Yes that means Steve is back.

Go to the ''Tales'' page.

 

Mike

 

23rd March 2018

 

Work Party This Sunday Coming Turnford

 

Meet 8.30am in the car park.

Please try and make it if you can.

For those of you of my generation that may remember.

 

''YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU''

 

Mike

 

20th March 2018

 

Work Party This Sunday Coming Turnford

 

The party at Turnford last Sunday did not happen the snow weather forecast ( not true in the end ) keeping members at home.

We have arranged one for this coming Sunday.

The one at Fishers green planned for Sunday is cancelled due a fun run ( see fishers green web site ) taking place.

Please try and support it especially those names I see regularly on the Bailiff reports.

With membership at £50 ( £40 concessions, £10 12-16 year olds) there is not enough in the pot to pay a contractor to keep your swims open.

 

18th March 2018

 

Car Parking At Fishers Green

 

A few members have requested clarification on the parking at the Green.

 

At the Stubbins Hall Lane entrance

As you enter the camera reads your number plate.

If you then go into the public park and stay you have one hour before you are charged.

If you proceed through the public park over the road bridge and through our combination locked gate a second camera reads your plate and you will not get charged.

 

At the Fishers Green Lane entrance

Unfortunately at present there is no concession to members on parking.

As you enter the car park your number plate will be read and you have only one ( 1 ) hour free parking.

 

Note

The cameras read in and out and tickets for charges are generated automatically.

This means you will not get one hour ''static parking'' but one hour between triggering the camera in and out.

 

Updates to this will appear on this page as they are announced.

 

15th March 2018

 

River Close Season

 

A quick heads up to save confusion the river close season imposed by law and enforced by the Environment Agency started at midnight last night.

The river will be patrolled by our bailiffs and there will be visits by the E A bailiffs.

The fines imposed in a court of law are getting bigger every year and a criminal record follows.

Please don't chance it, fish the pits and lakes that are open.

Remember the close season is 15th to 15th inclusive.

 

12th March 2018

 

Work Party Turnford Next Sunday

 

Our Second work party at Turnford this  year will be on Sunday 18th.

If you are doing an overnighter you must be out of your swim all cleared up by 8am.

No excuses. I've overslept or thought it was just rods in, It is completely out of the swim.

Don't let the club down I think we are the only club with a clean record on this rule.

If you intend staying for the work party and fishing on after you can reel in pack your gear clear so any work on that swim can be done  informing Stu of your intentions and booking in.

Materials are ready for swim repairs.

If you have any suitable tools for building work or tree work please bring them along .

Stu Clinton our head bailiff for Turnford will be there and in charge please book in with him, Club name, Your name, and membership number.

 

26th February 2018

 

Parking at Fishers Green

 

Below is a copy of the reply to us from Gary Smith the head of the Lea Valley Regional Parks Fisheries Department.

Gary is not responsible for anything to do with the new charges he is fighting for our access so please do not contact him, the contact points are listed below.

 

As Iíve spoken to many of you over the last few days and promised some facts this is officially all I have been informed at this point in time.

 

Fishers Green

 

  1. Cameras: 1st Camera logs vehicle moment in of all,  2nd Camera logs movement of Anglers vehicles: FGC members, N.Met Pit Members. Plus Environment Agency Staff, HMWT, Wildlife rescue, Parks Patrol, Contractors, and all visitors to the National Grid. 3rd Camera logs all movement of visitors to F/Green Sailing Club, therefore any vehicles not appearing on cameras 2 & 3 will be charged as they will be logged as using the main car park.

 

  1. I am told we shall explore the secondary/inner car park option inside the anglers gate, however I am certain this will need a planning application to both EFDC and Natural England, therefore will take a time to process.

 

  1. Unfortunately all vehicles going into the main Fishers Green Car Park (see 1) will be charged after one hour commencing 9th March 2018

 

  1. This applies anytime during any 24 hour period.

 

Hooks Marsh

 

  1. I am currently in contact with the Corporation of London regarding the use of the Police Pit Car Park at the bottom right of Fishers Green Lane.

 

  1. I am told there may be the option to explore the possibility of using a section of Chapmans Field on Left hand side going down Fishers Green Lane however this as in 2) will require planning permission. Unfortunately I start from this point in time in regard to submission of the relevant planning applications which shall require both assistance and cooperation from others within the Authority.

 

Finally if any persons approach you regarding information or how to make submission of a complaint, this is where these should be directed: crm@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk or Tel: 03000 030 610

 

18th February 2018

 

Footbridge

 

At last the Fishers Green footbridge at the picnic area is at last open.

 

12th February 2018

 

Work Party Turnford

 

Our first work party  in February will be at Turnford on Sunday 25th.

If you are doing an overnighter you must be out of your swim all cleared up by 8am.

'No excuses I've overslept, or thought it was just rods in. It is completely out of the swim.

Don't let the club down I think we are the only club with a clean record on this rule.

Materials are ready for swim repairs.

If you have any suitable tools for building work or tree work please bring them along.

Stu Clinton, our head bailiff for Turnford, will be there and in charge. Please book in with him, club name, your name and membership number.

 

Work Party Fishers Green

 

Our first work party in March 2018 at the Green will be the the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday25th.

This is open to all members

Remember it is your responsibility to book in with the The Fishery Manager   giving your name, club and club number

As always we do need members to muck in and give a hand, this may be litter picking through to cutting up timbers

The Fishery Manager will have a list of jobs to do to suit members of all abilities

Tools will be available but bring any tools you have that you think may be of use

Please don't attend if all you want to do is stand around and talk distracting working guys.

More details will appear nearer the time but please make a note of the dates in your diary or being more with it on your mobiles with reminders leading up to either date.

 

 

ALL VENUES ARE FREE TO MEMBERS OTHER THAN LAA WATERS

 

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