News & recent catches For full results go to Club Matches section

August 18th 2017
WRAYSBURY LAKE / WORK PARTY. SAT 19TH AUGUST / TACKLE AUCTION.

WRAYSBURY LAKE.
There are now dip tanks on the lake for protecting the fish stocks from diseases, you must dip all NETS and UNHOOKING MATS. THIS WILL BE CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASIS SO PLEASE ADHERE TO THIS REQUEST. We would like to thank Dave Allan for installing and sorting out the tanks for us.

Also on the lake we now have a gate to get on to the island, this is a combination lock you will find the number on the back of your ID card. And the combi lock will also be on the top gate, we have already fitted one and some nice person decided they did not like it and tried to smash it off when it had been in place less than 24 hours. We are to install CCTV on the lake and any one found damaging the property will be prosecuted. So to the thickhead who broke the lock you have been warned, because you must be so thick you will try do it again. If any member feels they know who may be getting on to the lake and fishing illegally can they let me know as we are trying to stop this to both protect fish stock and make sure members who pay the fee can fish safely.

WORK PARTY. SAT 19TH AUGUST
We are to hold a work party on the Colne at the island, this will be to take out pennywort which as grown in some sections. We are meeting at the sluice gate at 8-45 so if you can pop along rakes and waders will be neede if you have them.

TACKLE AUCTION.
Dont forget the Auction is on 7th October, so if you want to put anything in get the list off to me as soon as possible, closing date is 16th September.

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Jul 14th 2017
FISH REFUGES WRAYSBURY.

As previously reported the floating fish refuges are now in place on Wraysbury Lake. There is a chain below them so I would not try to cast tight to them as it will be 1 nil to the fish if they decide to go around them.

We hope this will help improving the silver fish catches.

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Jul 14th 2017
FISH REFUGES WRAYSBURY.

As previously reported the floating fish refuges are now in place on Wraysbury Lake. There is a chain below them so I would not try to cast tight to them as it will be 1 nil to the fish if they decide to go around them.

We hope this will help improving the silver fish catches.

Thank You.
Don

Fish Refuge at Wraysbury

Fish Refuge at Wraysbury

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Jun 12th 2017
Charity Match

Well as you can see from the match results we had our usual bagging up on the Charity Match, if only.

Again it was a bit grim with fish just not interested on most of the lake. Still it was all for a good cause, just sitting there watching the planes taking off. We were hoping to get to the £25,000 total over the last few years of supporting the Shooting Stars.

But we fell short by about £900-00, this was due to not so many fishing for various reasons but we know we will get there next year. The total raised was £3,540 approx as we may have some more to come in. This was a great total considering the low numbers and my thanks go to all the boys who again helped raise this amount.

There was the usual banter on the day which adds to it being a bit of a laugh. I would like to thank the Specimen Group who have the match at Denham and raised in excess this year of £1,000, This is organised by Tim and Mike Lomas who we were pleased to see in the Dolphin after for the munchies, that chilli was a bit special Mike did it get hotter after the 3rd bowl ( only joking ) hes bigger than me, not hard to be.

My thanks also to Derek for getting the food sorted after the match which again was top notch as always from Noel and his Family who due to illness with staff done an excellent job of keeping us well fed, Thanks again Noel.

It was nice to see Terry and Rita from the Hospice Volunteer section who do a great job raising funds, the picture is them receiving the cheque from your Chairman Derek Turton. The other pics are Ian with his Carp for 2nd place and Andrew with his Tench. So thanks again to all the members who sponsored yours truly, its lucky it was not to catch fish as I would have had to send the money back Heres to next year and breaking the £25,000.

Thank You.
Don

Terry and Rita from the Hospice Volunteer section receiving the cheque from your Chairman Derek Turton

Ian with his carp

Andrew with tench

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May 27th 2017
SPECIMEN GROUP DRAW.

The members who attended the work parties will do the draw at 6-00pm on the 15th June. Other members can get access at 8-0pm

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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May 4th 2017
Pole for spares.

I have ben asked if anyone has got a pole as follows.
DAM FUTRON, 14mtr. I am after some sections as someone is having trouble locating spare ones.

If you have please contact me.

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Apr 28th 2017
WORK PARTY ARM / CHARITY MATCH 7th MAY.

WORK PARTY ARM
Due to the match being switched the work party for this coming weekend as been cancelled.

CHARITY MATCH 7th MAY.
This match will now take place on Wraysbury Lake and the water will be closed until 3-15 pm. Please do not try to turn up to fish as members fishing will be allowed to move so all areas will be needed. Thank You.

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Apr 04th 2017
IMPACT OF HS2 COLNE VALLEY.

If you are interested in the work due to take place on this project, a few like minded people are to get together to both see how to respond to ways it will effect the local habitat and waters, and also to see the updated planned route and the impact on access to fisheries.

They are to meet at the little white bridge on the canal between pit 3 and pit 4.You can walk down from the Bear on the Barge. It is on SAT APRIL 8th from 12-00am to 4-00 pm.

There will hopefully be reporters from local papers to speak with and maybe tv coverage, so if you want to know what is going on try to pop along and support this meeting..

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Feb 27th 2017
NIGHT FISHING WRAYSBURY LAKE

We have been having instances of members night fishing on Wraysbury Lake.

We had to call the police to visit as they were leaving the gates open and this could impact on the people living near there with fly tipping.

Members names and addresses have been taken by the police and they will be dealt with in due course.

Please DO NOT NIGHT FISH on the lake and adhere to the fishing times on the notice board.

Thank You.
Don

 

 

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Feb 21st 2017
CLUB CLOTHING.

We have purchased clothing with the club logo embroidered on them. The prices are as follows.
HOODED TOPS £26-00
POLO SHIRTS £18-50
T.SHIRTS £12-00
SWEATSHIRTS £22-00

They are excellent quality from Halkon Hunt. See picture for Logo. If you wish to purchase any item give me ring. Don 0208-421-0759 Leave a number on the answerphone if no answer.

Thanks. Don.

 

detail of logo on polo shirt

 

 

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Feb 1st 2017
SPECIMEN GROUP WAITING LIST.

SPECIMEN GROUP WAITING LIST. In the news from a few days ago it was stated that we are to begin a waiting list for the Specimen Group on Denham Lake. This DOES NOT effect the current members who just have to renew in the normal way. As stated in the news page a letter will come out with renewals explaining the procedure for next season. Don.

Thanks. Don.

 

 

 

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Jan 30th 2017
WEBSITE UPDATE / MEETING / RESTOCKING / DENHAM LAKE SPECIMEN GROUP.

WEBSITE. We are updating the website as we have had a few problems with not all the fisheries being on show in the fisheries section, if you need any information re the venues on offer please give me a ring to explain what we have. We hope to have this sorted shortly. Please leave a number on the answer phone if I am not around to answer. Don 0208-421-0769

MEETING THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY. Please try to pop along to the meeting this coming Thursday as we have Rob Pearson from the E/A doing a talk on fish habitat and answering your questions on other related issues. It is at the Memorial Centre and starts at 8-00 pm.

RESTOCKING. This past Saturday we put approx 600 small Barbel and Chub in to various sections on the Island fishery, these ranged from 6 to 12 inches and hopefully will stay and grow on over the years ahead. I would like to thank Derek and Lyle for going down and seeing the fish in, pictures will go up when the web site is running ok.

DENHAM LAKE SPECIMEN GROUP. There is now a waiting list in place for the Specimen Group membership as we felt that the lake was getting to crowded on certain times of the season. The standing members will be informed of this when renewals go out in May. They will also receive the updated Specimen Group rules If you wish to go on the list you must be a member of the Society for the previous season, you can fish the lake on the normal membership in the day. If you need more clarity on this please ring me on 0208-421-0769 leave a number on the answer phone if I am not around to answer.

Thanks. Don.

 

 

 

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Jan 3rd 2017
MATCH RECORD GOES.

As you will see from the match results your Chairman Derek Turton had a great day on the river. He had 12 Barbel for a new match weight record of 78-3-0. The fish went from 4-8-0 up to 10-2-0 all except one on the waggler and maggot. Derek stated that it was a dream day, I think that is the understatement of the year, it is alright to hook these fish but they were not easy to get out and he made a hard task look easy at times, he also lost 3 fish as well. I cant see that weight being beaten for a fair while.

Well done Derek it was great to see. Image is Dereks best fish 10-2-0.

Thanks. Don.

 

Derek with Barbel from the Angling Times

 

 

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Nov 30th 2016
XMAS RAFFLE.

Dont forget the Xmas Raffle on this coming Thursday 1st December at 8-00pm
It will be held after the monthly meeting and there is also a members draw on the night for £25-00. Any un wanted Xmas fair will be appreciated to go in the raffle, also the bar is open from 7-00 Don

Thanks. Don.

 

 

 

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Nov 8th 2016
WORK PARTY AT THE LOWER COLNE SATURDAY 12 TH NOVEMBE

WORK PARTY AT THE LOWER COLNE SATURDAY 12 TH NOVEMBER.
IT IS MAINLY PENNYWORT REMOVAL SO WADERS OR CHESTIES WILL BE GOOD.
MEET IN LONGBRIDGE WAY AT 8-45.

Thanks. Don.

 

 

 

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Oct 12th 2016
DENHAM LAKE PADLOCK.

DENHAM LAKE PADLOCK..
Due to some persons damaging the locks so as we cant gain access or get out of the gate, please if you find a problem with the lock Do not try to break the lock yourself but take the following action.

IF AFTER 6PM AND BEFORE 8-00 AM THEN PHONE 01895-556000 AND ASK FOR THE ON CALL GREEN SPACES OFFICER.

IF AFTER 8 AM UNTIL 6-00 PM PHONE LYNN ON 01895-556640 IF NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE ANS SHE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

Also let me know if there is any further problems.

Thanks. Don.

 

 

 

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Oct 5th 2016
THURSDAY MEETING.

THURSDAY MEETING.
The meeting for Thursday the 6th as been cancelled due to holidays and non attendance for other reasons.

October 16th Lower Colne.
This match will be switched to the island as we have not had a chance to do a full work party at the Lower. Signs will go up on the access points.

Don.
0208-421-0769

 

 

 

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Sep 22nd 2016
WORK PARTY SAT 24TH SEPT.

WORK PARTY SAT 24TH SEPT.
We are to do a work party on the island this saturday. Meet 8-15 in riverside way.
Main work will be in the water with pennywort removal, can you bring waders if poss.

Let me know by ringing me by thursday night if attending as it will not take place if low response.
Leave a message if no answer.

Don.
0208-421-0769

 

 

 

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Aug 30th 2016
FIRST CONTACT. / LILIES AT WRAYSBURY

First Contact
If any member has a problem connected with the Society can they please contact me in the first instance.

It has been reported that a member contacted one of our lease holders directly to complain about something and they in turn were on to us asking if we were sorting things out.

As you can understand it was a bit confusing with to many people getting involved. So please let me know of any problems first, if I am at work through the day, leave a message with your contact number and I will get back to you.

Thanks

LILIES AT WRAYSBURY.
We have planted some new water lilies in certain areas on Wraysbury Lake.

These may take a while to bed in so please do not cast at them thinking they are just bits of weed to be pulled out.

We would like to thank Charles Overton for getting them for us and you can see where we have put them previously it makes the lake look much better.

I would like to also thanks Derek, Richard,Lyle, Brian for rowing out and getting them in place.

Don,
Hon, Sec.

 

 

 

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July 31st 2016
WRAYSBURY LAKE.

We have had a few fish die on us in Wraysbury Lake. The E/A have been inforrned and will be looking in to it on Thursday.

In the mean time can all members please make sure they wash there nets out and leave them to dry out fully in the sun. This also relates to unhooking mats.

The main thing is to not use the nets if you feel they have not been treated properly, dont forget landing nets as well.

I will put up any news once it is received from the E/A. This becomes more important if you plan to visit other waters.

Guest Tickets Denham.
We will not be issuing guest tickets for night fishing Denham Lake until the end of October. You can still get one for day sessions in the usual way.

Don Wilkinson.
Hon,Sec.

 

 

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June 23rd 2016
2016/17 fixtores

FIXTURES 2016/2017
Please note all draw times are 8-00, Start at 9-00 unless stated. Finish times will be advised on the day. Please have 2 keepnets on all matches, and an unhooking mat on CL and Wraysbury matches.

June 19th Langley Boats

June 26th Wraysbury, Merrriedene Cup

July 3rd Lower Colne, Coronation Trophy

July 10th Royal Berkshire, C/L 1

July 17th Wraysbury, Restocking 1

July 31st Langley Boats.

Aug 14th New Farm Fisheries C/L 2

Aug 21st Wraysbury, Restocking 2 ( Harrow School attending )

Sept 4th Harrow School C/L/3 Contact sec for details.

Sept 11th Dorchester Thames Cup 1

Sept 18th Royal Berkshire C/L 4

Sept 25th Yeading Lake with Yeading A.S C/L 5

Oct 2nd Langley Boats.

Oct 9th Dorchester Thames Cup 2

Oct 16th King Of The Colne 1, Lower Colne

Oct 23rd Pairs, S/C Langley Boats

Nov 6th Dorchester Thames Cup 3

Nov 13th King Of The Colne 2, Island

Nov 20th Mick Cole Memorial, Langley Boats

Dec 4th Pike Match 1 Broadwater

Dec 4th Island Restocking 3

Dec 11th Langley Boats

Dec 18th Fur & Feather Island

Jan 8th Langley boats, Restocking 4 ( With Yeading A.S )

Jan 15th Officers Match, Langley Boats ( Members welcome to attend )

Jan 22nd King Of The Colne 3 Island

Jan 29th Langley Boats

Jan 29th Pike Match 2 Denham Lake.

Feb 12th King Of The Colne 4 Island

Feb 19th Langley Boats, Restocking 5

Mar 6th Wraysbury Restocking

6 May 7th Teams of 4 Charity Match Langley Boats

WATER CLOSURES. There may be other dates taken up in the season on the Slough Arm. Matches marked C/L are for club league points, please book with the Secretary if you wish to attend, if non attendance after booking, a peg fee will be levied to the member not attending.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL VENUES ARE CLOSED TO NON COMPETITORS UNTIL AFTER THE MATCH. DO NOT TRY TO FISH THEM ON THE DAY, OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE..

Don Wilkinson.
Hon,Sec.

 

 

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May 9th 2016
DENHAM LAKE DRAW.

DENHAM LAKE DRAW..

The draw will take place on the 15th June at 4-30 pm for those who attended the work parties. Other members may then access the lake after 6-30 pm.

Don Wilkinson.
Hon,Sec.

 

 

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May 5th 2016
WORK PARTY BROADWATER LAKE.

WORK PARTIES.

There are still a couple of work parties to do as below. 5th JUNE WRAYSBURY LAKE. 12th JUNE COLNE ISLAND. We need to clear a few swims so if you are to attend and have either a strimmer or better still a brush cutter could you bring it along with you. We also need these for Broadwater Lake so if you can help out at all with that one could you contact me or Phil Tew. New members are welcome to attend.

A.G.M. Dont forget the lovely night you all wait for, yes the A.G.M. Which is to be held on THURSDAY 2nd JUNE 8-00pm at the Memorial Centre, directions in your rule book. It is a pretty informal night with a lot of fishing chat and a great raffle, so try to make a night of it. Again new members are most welcome.

Don.

 

 

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May 5th 2016
WORK PARTY BROADWATER LAKE.

WORK PARTY BROADWATER LAKE

Just a reminder that the work party at Broadwater is on the 15th May. If you have Phil Tews number let him know you will be attending, if not give a me a ring or drop an e-mail.

Don.

 

 

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Mar 24th 2016
Charity Match. / WORK PARTY.

Charity Match R.Hawes 12-3-0 S.Hardy 8-14-0 I.Randall 3-4-0

It may look like it fished well with the top 3 but only 2 other anglers had over a pound. Some of the sections were one with just 1 small fish, at the top section there were 3 fish caught out of 12 pegs, to say it was a bit grim would be an understatement.

Still we were all there for a good cause. Bob and Steve drew either side of the boat where all the fish seem to be shoaled up for the past few weeks, Bob had less fish but of a better stamp, nearly all Roach on the punch and a few Perch on the worm, Steve had like wise.

Ian was just along from them and had small Roach again on the punch. Jay Baecke won his section with 2-0-0 Mark Squire won his with 1-5-0 Rob Blackburn won his with 0-3-0 Ramsey King won his with 0-1-0.

Bob was in my section and I was winning it until 20 minutes from the end with a Perch of about an ounce, he had a bit of a tangle on the top of his pole so just put his bait down the edge while he sorted it out and when he picked it up again there was his massive 3 ounce Perch hanging it self, cant beat good luck. The rest was that dire the only bites had were back in the Dolphin.

The team event on the day was one by Gerrards Cross .A which was Bob Hawes, Jay Baecke, Martin Harper and myself, we had 2 section wins and a second and won it on weight from Fishermans Cabin, as we also had a blank as did most teams, Martin asked for the bad end as he was prepared to scratch around, the only thing he scratched all day was his backside.LOL.

I would like to thank all who helped on the day, Martin, Brian and Ian for sorting out the draw and the pegging, Derek for arranging the munchies after in the Dolphin.

Noel at the Dolphin, as always for laying on such a fine spread, if you live local give it try on a Sunday. The team from Yeading A.S who were fishing it for the first time and really got into the spirit of the day.

They were Kevin Jones, Mark Squire,John Lee and Tony Adams with great support from Gerry, Diane and staff at the Hut thanks a lot lads and ladies.Also the regular boys from Fishermans Cabin.

Before I give the total raised I would like to thank the Specimen Group who held there match last May and raised £1,000 towards the total, with a special thanks to Tim and Mike Lomas for running that match.

The full total raised was £3,465-00 which was a great result, so once again THANK YOU all who supported the boys as we could not have done it without you.

We have been supporting the Shooting Stars Childrens Hospice for the last 6 years and I am pleased and proud to state that we have in that time raised the total of £21,515-00.

Terry and Rita who received the cheque on behalf of the charity were delighted with all we have done for them and relayed the thanks from all who work and volunteer for them. Heres hoping for a good result next year, with hopefully a few more fish. Don.

WORK PARTY. There is a Work Party being held on Tuesday29th March at the Island. If you wish to pop along to help out it will start at 8-30 meet in Riverside Way, if you have trouble parking go into the General Elliott car park and park on the left and display your current permit. Hope to see a few there. rudomast@aol.com.

Don.

 

 

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Feb 14th 2015
BROADWATER WORK PARTY.

The date for the work party will now be the 15th May. Not as on the previous notes and on the work party sheet issued to members.

Don.

 

 

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Feb 14th 2015
WORK PARTY DATES.

If you have sent in your work party form dont forget the date chosen.

You can attend as many as you like as we have a lot of work to carry out on the Lower Colne especially.

Derek, Lyle, Malcolm,Brain and Ron Burden have already made a start on the island with a midweek one, thanks lads.

New Members who have sent in there applications are welcome to attend, as it is a good way to learn about the venues.

The dates are as follows.
MARCH 2OTH LOWER COLNE
APRIL 3RD COLNE ISLAND
APRIL 17TH LOWER COLNE
APRIL 24TH LOWER COLNE
MAY 8TH WRAYSBURY
MAY 22ND LOWER COLNE
MAY 29TH BROADWATER
JUNE 5TH WRAYSBURY
JUNE 12TH COLNE ISLAND
SEPT 17TH ( SATURDAY )
COLNE, TBA,

We may do a few ad hoc ones on a Saturday, I will put this up on the news page. so keep checking and you can pop along before you go shopping to get you warmed up for a lap round Tescos.

Don.

 

 

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Feb 4th 2015
NORTHFIELD FARM.

Due to the work carried out with the new railway bridge the access as now changed, just follow the road along until you see a small pull in for 3 to 4 cars.

If you wish to access past the farm house there may be a combination lock in place which gets changed on a regular basis so you will have to ring me for the lock number prior to travelling to the venue.

Don.

 

 

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Jan 26th 2015
LANGLEY BOATS. / BROADWATER LAKE, BOATS.

LANGLEY BOATS. 31st January.
There will be a match with Intertype on the boats this coming Sunday. Both sections will be taken up so the venue will be closed until after the match. B

ROADWATER LAKE, BOATS.
It as been reported to me that some boats are being used to access the islands on Broadwater Lake. We have a rule of no boats at all on the venue but it seems that they are gaining access from our side of the lake. If any member sees this happening can they please forward to me the car registration if one is parked, or ask for the I.D of the people concerned. This is also very dangerous and I would not like to be informed of an accident occuring if this continues. Also the members responsible risk losing there permit.

Don.

 

 

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Jan 12th 2015
ANGLING FORUM – 4th Feb Memorial Centre.

4th Feb Memorial Centre.

Keith Arthur is popping along for a chat, so if you want to pick up on any tips on how to do it now is the chance.

It starts at 8-00 and you can also pick up a few prizes in the raffle on the night. So we hope to see a few new faces in the crowd, see you there.

Don.

 

 

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Nov 28th 2015
XMAS DRAW.

Don't forget our Xmas draw on the Thursday 3rd Dec 8-0pm at the Memorial Centre.

Just pop along and buy a few tickets to win some great prizes, any donations on the night will be welcome.

We also do a draw on the night for all members attending for £25-00, So what have you got to lose, you can also get all the current info at the meeting, with a good chat on fishing matters.

Hope to see you there.

Don

 

 

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Nov 4th 2015
BROADWATER LAKE WORK

The new combination lock as been re fitted as of today.

Number is on sheet sent out with membership items.I would like to thank Phil Tew for both doing the work party with a few others last week, also for getting the lock sorted out again.

If you notice any litter in pegs you fish can you do your best to take it off the venue.

I know it probably was not yours but it helps us to keep it as presentable as possible.

Once again thanks Phil.

Don

 

 

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Oct 20th 2015
BROADWATER LAKE WORK PARTY. SATURDAY.

There is to be a work party on the road bank to clear a few swims. Also to block off some of the gaps in from the canal. If you can attend with bow saws or even better chainsaws that would be helpful, chest waders may also help on the day. We are to meet at the barrier at 9-00 on saturday 24th october. Phil tew is kindly running the day, so if you can make it can you let me know so he has a rough idea of numbers. Thanks

Don

 

 

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Sep 29th 2015
WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE.

We had a good turnout on Saturday at the Lower Colne section and managed to open up a few more swims with the removal of some of the bigger trees blocking the river off.

Our thanks go to all who attended, with special thanks to both Brian and Lyle for doing the work with the chainsaws as without these we would have not been able to manage half of what was acheived.

The rest of the boys worked there socks off with Andrew scissorhands doing a fair bit of trimming, as usual, the motorbike was a bit to much to get out at the moment, but we will get it out as it is becoming the thing at the top of Dereks list, and that means its on its way out.

I would like to thank Derek for all his efforts prior to Saturday as he had to meet contractors down there on 4 occasions to get access to the boat, and put it away after them, thanks mate.

Don

 

 

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Sep 4th 2015
WORK PARTY ISLAND / BROADWATER LAKE

WORK PARTY ISLAND.
We have a few trees across the path on the Island Fishery, we have secured the services of Lyle with a chainsaw on the date of Tuesday 8th September. If you can pop along to just help clear the areas it will be appreciated. We are to meet at 8-00am in riverside way, if no parking is available when you arrive, dont forget you can park in the General Elliott car park, please display your current car park permit.

BROADWATER LAKE.
As already stated we have the fishing rights back for this season on both the lake and the river. The combination is as on the forms which came out to you with your memberships. We would like to thank Phil Tew for sorting out the combination lock for us, as it proved to be a bit of a problem. I am trying to to arrange a work party for mid october if possible to open up a few more areas. I will put the details up on the web site when finalised.

Don

 

 

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Aug 23rd 2015
LILLIES AT WRAYSBURY / WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE SAT 26TH SEPTEMBER / BROADWATER LOCK

LILLIES AT WRAYSBURY
We have placed approx 20 Lily pad clusters along the shallows from the green hut to the corner peg. Also a few on the mud bank on the road side. We hope this will enhance the fishery with more cover for the fish, if you fish near these please try not to disturb them until they get the chance to root properly. We would like to thank Charles Overton for obtaining the plants, and Lyle Charlton, Richard Smith, and Derek for helping to put them in.

WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE SAT 26TH SEPTEMBER.
This work party is to take out some of the bigger trees in the river which are blocking off both the flow and building up silt in certain areas. We are to cut up as many as possible and pull them to the side for removal later. We need bodies to do this, it will not be hard work as we have chainsaws in place for that, but we will need to pull them out of the main flow. So if you can come along that will be great. Chest waders will come in very handy so if you have some bring them along, also long rakes. Those who put this work party date on the form returned please note the change of venue.

BROADWATER LOCK.
The new combi lock will now be in place Saturday the 29th August. Dont forget the number is on the important notes sheet sent out to all members, please make a note of it as I have had some members call when trying to get in on the Lower Colne as they forgot the number, if they could not get hold of me then it may of been a wasted trip.

Don

 

 

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Aug 4th 2015
FISH REPORT / WRAYSBURY LAKE

WRAYSBURY LAKE
There have been some good weights coming off the lake with 8 to 15 Carp being caught by Derek in a sitting, to both the feeder and floating baits, the biggest going 14 pound. Bob had approx 6 pound of quality Roach on the maggot and waggler on Sunday, with a nice Tench for good measure. So its well worth a visit.

Don

 

 

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July 26th 2015
RIVER REPORT / LOWER COLNE UXBRIDGE / BROADWATER LAKE

LOWER COLNE UXBRIDGE.
As you will see from the fisheries page we have taken on a new stretch of the river Colne in Uxbridge. This goes from the bottom boundary fence on the Lower Colne section downstream to the Iver Lane bridge. This will be known as section 2 with section 1 being from Longbridge Way to the Cape Car Park Fence.

BROADWATER LAKE.
After discussions with our land agents we are to retain the fishing rights for the coming season on this venue from the 7th August. The new combination lock will be in place on both gates by that date, please see important items sheet issued with your renewal or application for number. You can still get access from Jacks Lane in Harefield for the time being. If further details are required contact the Secretary. We are looking for someone who may be able to weld a new lock on the gate for us, if you can help please contact the secretary.

GUEST TICKETS. Dont forget if you wish to take someone along for a day, Guest Tickets are available form Harefield Tackle. Judds of Hilingdon, Fishermans Cabin, and from the Secretary.

WORK PARTY SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER. This was to be held on the Island but will now be switched to the LOWER COLNE, this will mainly involve removing trees that are blocking both access and closing off fishable swims. Anyone who can attend who can use a chainsaw will be most welcome, waders will be needed in most areas, chest waders even better.

RIVER THAMES. Dont forget that you can get permits from the Secretary for Dorchester and Benson on the River Thames. Just contact the Secretary and he will send them out to you, they are to be returned after use. Thats it for now Fran, can you get this up as soon as for me as we want people to know about the new waters. Thanks.

Don

 

 

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May 20th 2015
TACKLE AUCTION 26TH MAY/Misc

Tackle Auction. Tuesday 26th May,
Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre East Common.
Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD Viewing from 4-45.

Starts at 6-45 Sharp.
Entrance fee £2-50 with catalogue.
No Buyers fee

Well its that time of year to think about topping up with bits for the coming season.

What better place than at the Annual Tackle Auction. Here are some of the lovely items on show for you to purchase.

Miscellaneous.

Tackle Boxes.Tubertini 5 draw with 25 pole rigs. Umbrellas. Rucksacks.Some New. Seats. Tackle Trolleys and Barrows. Rod Holdalls. Carp Landing nets. Landing Net Poles. Keepnets. Tackle Bags. Boxes with misc items. Weigh Slings. Pole Rollers. Floats. Pole Floats. Spinners. Plugs. Boxes with Sea gear. Flies. Fly Boxes. Packs of Feeders. Scales, Rueben Eaton, Avon. Rod Quivers. Bank Sticks Optonics. ESP Hooks. Hooks to Nylon,Packs of Carp Hooks. Mackerel Feathers Cantilever boxes with sea tackle and pike tackle. Clothing. Waders. Chest Waders. Waterproof Suits. Bib & Brace. ESP Top. Skeetex Boots. Ceramics, Cased Fish. Tom Mackie Swimming Otter 1981. Fish Platter, Figgjo Flint, Norway. Cased Fish. Pike 27-4-0 A J Hall 1991 Mirror Carp 26-0-0 Roach 3-7-0 A J Hall 1993 Tench 5-0-0 Saunders 1878 Barbel (cast) 15-10-0 A J Hall 1997. Frame Cont, 25 Fish Cigarette Cards. Rods. All styles of angling are catered for,some as follows. Daiwa Whisker Kevlar Float Rod Peter Wheat 12' Avon Master Pair of Carp rods 2 1/4 Test Curve. Ugly Stick Boat Rods. Nash 12' Specialist Tri Tip Barbel rod. Shimano Twin power Specimen Rod. Connoisseur Quiver tip. Millwards Senior Featherlite. Hardy Wallis avon cane rod. Bob Church Fly rod. Arpino Hand built Barbel rod. Telescopic & Travel rods. Thor 10' fly rod E.T.Barlow vortex seamaster 7' to 11' Garbolino Pole 6 top 3s Drennan 13' Power float. Whips, some new. Approx 70 rods on offer. Reels. All styles catered for, with approx 60 on offer including. Mitchells, Concept Baitrunner. Allcocks castlite. MAP Carptex. KP Morritts. Match Aerial Centre Pin 4 1/2 inch six spoke. Youngs Rapidex. Twynham Centre pin. Carp 60 Baitrunners. Penn Special Senator 114h Sea Reel. ABU Ambassadeur 5500c ( 1977 ). Avon Royal Grice & Young Centre Pin number 157. ABU 506 With spare spool. Pair of Shimano Aero 3010s

Book & Catalogues.
Catch More series, Carp, Bream Tench, Barbel, Chub. Various books from Wilson, Yates, Maddocks, Bailey. Issues 1-2 of Specialist Angler. Carp World millenium edition. Big Fish World issue 1.

So as you can see there is a bit for everyone. Come along and part with some hard earned cash to support the club.

Mike wont take a bid if you sneeze, and the Bar is open from 6-30.

What more could you want from the Tuesday Night.

Hope to see you there. For more details or to put in a bid if not attending ring.
Don 0208-421-0769 after 7-30 will be best.

Don.

 

 

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Apr 4th 2015
WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE

WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE APRIL 12th.

THIS WILL NOW BE MOVED TO THE ISLAND, AS WE HAVE A FEW MORE SWIMS TO BE COMPLETED, AND WISH TO GET THEM DONE BEFORE JUNE 7th WHEN WE ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ON THERE.

Don.

 

 

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Mar 27th 2015
BI MONTHLY MEETING DATES / WORK PARTY DATES

BI MONTHLY MEETING DATES

APRIL 2nd
JUNE 4th ALSO A.G.M.
AUGUST 20th
OCTOBER 1st
DECEMBER 3rd XMAS DRAW NIGHT.

WORK PARTY DATES

MARCH 29TH ISLAND
APRIL 12TH LOWER COLNE
APRIL 26TH WRAYSBURY
MAY 10TH NORTHFIELDS FARM MAY
24TH WRAYSBURY
JUNE 7TH ISLAND
JUNE 14TH LOWER COLNE
SAT, SEPTEMBER 26TH ISLAND
MEET 8-15 ON ALL VENUES.

Don.

 

 

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Mar 25th 2015
MONTHLY MEETING 2ND APRIL./ WORK PARTY / TACKLE AUCTION

COME ALONG AND HAVE A CHAT AND LISTEN TO NIGEL BOTHERWAY OF FISHERMANS BLUES. HE IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND GIVES SOME GREAT ADVICE ON ALL ASPECTS OF ANGLING. HOPE TO SEE FEW NEW FACES ON THE NIGHT.

WORK PARTY 29TH MARCH RIVER COLNE ISLAND.
MEET 8-15 RIVERSIDE WAY.

MAINLY PLATFORM BUILDS SO BRING ALONG A FEW TOOLS ON THE DAY. SEE YOU THERE

TACKLE AUCTION
TUESDAY 26TH MAY
MEMORIAL HALL
GERRARDS CROSS

VIEWING FROM 4-45 STARTS 6-45. Contact Don for details..

Don.

 

 

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Mar 16th 2015
BROADWATER LAKE AND RIVER COLNE HAREFIELD

IT IS WITH REGRET THAT THAT DUE TO DIFFICULTIES WITH THE NEW LICENSE AGREEMENT, SECURITY AND ACCESS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO TERMINATE OUR FISHING ARRANGEMENTS WITH LAFARGE AT THIS VENUE

THIS DECISION WAS NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY BUT THE COMMITTEE AND OFFICERS FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT ONE FOR THE SOCIETY.

Don.

 

 

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Feb 3rd 2015
MATCH AT WRAYSBURY, 8TH MARCH

MATCH AT WRAYSBURY, 8TH MARCH IS TO BE MOVED TO THE SLOUGH ARM SO MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO FISH THE LAKE ON THE DAY..

Don.

 

 

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Mar 10th 2015
Fish Report

As you can see from the match report Derek had barbel of 12-0-0 here is the picture that also got him into Angling Times.

Derek is getting a name as a specimen hunter. He goes and follows up his barbel with A Roach of 1-13-0 from the Slough Arm.

Don.

Derek with Barbel from the Angling Times

Derek with Roach

Derek's Roach Detail

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Jan 14th 2015
PEG ACCESS

After posting the info re the access to pegs 53 and 54, we have been informed that access will not be available for the next couple of weeks, as there is some work going on and it will be a bit of an health hazard to let anglers have access to the area. I will post when we can get access again.

Don.

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Jan 2nd 2014
PEG ACCESS / TACKLE AUCTION

Access to pegs 54 and 53, you can now go in the little gate next to peg 55 on the bridge, there is a small bolt across the gate and when you go in just drop it to the inside for you to get out. If you do fish these pegs please make sure you push the bolt back after you leave, we will have our own key on there sometime this month.

TACKLE AUCTION. Our tackle auction will take place on Tuesday 26th May. Memorial Centre Gerrards Cross. Start time 6-45 viewing from 4-30. £2-50 entrance with catalogue. If you require a form to place items in the auction give me a ring on 0208-421-0769, leave a message with your number if I am not home and I will get back to you.

Don.

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Nov 14th 2014
XMAS DRAW/RENEWALS/CHARITY MATCH.

XMAS DRAW. There will not be a Xmas draw this year, but if you come along to the meeting on 4th December we are to have a few more prizes up in the raffle, you can always bring one along on the night. Hope to see you there.

RENEWALS. The renewal forms will be coming to you in the next few weeks, please send your work party sheets back seperately as these get processed earlier. It will be good if a few can attend the work parties that will be on the lower Colne, as we have a lot to do on this stretch.

CHARITY MATCH. Dont forget that now you do not have to part with your hard earned cash buying Xmas draw tickets, you can still sponsor me to fish on your behalf in our Charity match in February,just send in your donation and we hope to raise a good amount for the Childrens Hospice again this year. I would like to thank Tim Lomas and the specimen group boys who have already raised £1,000 with there match in May.

Don.

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Oct 24th 2014
WORK PARTYCOLNE ISLAND

WORK PARTYCOLNE ISLAND
We have our usual work party this SATURDAY at the Island. It will be mainly clearing up in the water so waders or chesties will come in handy, we are meeting in Riverside Way at approx 8-45.

Don.

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Sept 17th 2014
WORK PARTY ISLAND

WORK PARTY ISLAND
We have our usual work party this SATURDAY at the Island. It will be mainly clearing up in the water so waders or chesties will come in handy, we are meeting in Riverside Way at approx 8-45.

Don.

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Aug 28th 2014
SLOUGH ARM

SLOUGH ARM
The dredging as now finished and I have say it now looks like a proper canal at the boats with an average depth of 4 to 5 feet. We had a little knock up on there Sunday and Derek won it with 8-7-0 John Barnes was 2nd with 3-15-0 and the rest of us all had over 2 pound. Derek had skimmers and Rudd and Roach on the waggler mainly, he had nearly all his fish in the first 3 hours as dod most of us, he also had a Tench of around 6 inches. John had one bit bigger of 3 pound, and lost another one. Brian Dart also lost 2 Tench on the waggler. I also had a small Tench of 8 inches so it seems grounbait and sweetcorn and waiting for the Tench will work. So do yourself a favour and get down there for a try I am sure you wont be disappointed.

Don.

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Aug 18th 2014
MONTHLY MEETINGS.

MONTHLY MEETINGS.
Dont forget the August meeting is this Thursday 21st as there as been a summer school at the centre. Please do your best to attend and catch up on what is happening within the club.

Don.

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Aug 15th 2014
WORK PARTY RIVER COLNE ISLAND.

WORK PARTY RIVER COLNE ISLAND.
We are to do a small work party on the island on saturday meeting at the sluice gate at approx 9-30. Mainly weed cutting and a few trees to be lopped. Please try to bring along waders if possible..

Don.

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Aug 8th 2014
MATCH CANCELLATION/GATE AT LOWER COLNE/BROADWATER LOCK./DREDGING SLOUGH ARM/FISH REPORTS

MATCH CANCELLATION. The match due to take place on the lower Colne on the 10th August as been cancelled so members may fish this venue.

GATE AT LOWER COLNE. There have been some reports of the gate with the combination lock being left open, if you arrive before or after the stated times please close the barrier behind you.

BROADWATER LOCK. I must say sorry to our new members who wished to fish the lake and river at Broadwater, it seems that we had a dodgy bunch of keys, and to make matters worse the new ones I had cut open the gate to the left but not the barrier. It is the lock playing up a bit as old keys are also having trouble. I am trying to get the problem sorted out asap so please bear with me. We may push for different style lock for next season.

DREDGING SLOUGH ARM. The dredging is nearly finished with some more to be carried out in the next couple of weeks near the M25 stretch, this should not impact to much on the boats as access points are further along the canal. If you do venture down for a dabble can you let me know how it is fishing, the average water depth is now around 4 feet across the canal

FISH REPORTS. Derek has had some good Carp from Wraysbury with the best of 4 going 22-12-0 and also a P/B Tench of 9-4-0, he also had a further 5 fish on another visit with the best going around the 12 -0-0 mark. He was fishing the method with pellet for most of his fish A few Barbel have been reported form both stretches of the Colne with the best so far of 13-0-0. Martin was on the island and had bream of 8-2-0 and also one of approx 5-0-0, again it seems that the floods have moved the fish around a bit.

Don.

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Jun13th 2014
DENHAM LAKE

DENHAM LAKE.
The usual draw will take place for those that have done a work party on the afternoon of the 15th.
Others members will be allowed access to swims at 8-00pm. If any queries please give me a ring.

Don.

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May29th 2014
WORK PARTY AT COLNE CANCELLED

WORK PARTY.
Due to other commitments we are not able to do the work party on the island stretch of the colne this saturday. Wraysbury is on sunday as stated.

And the final work party will be the following sunday on the island.

Don
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May18th 2014
WORK PARTIES REVISED VENUES./ MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS AND APPLICATION

Due to the amount of work to be carried out with swim builds and clearance, the Committee have decided to complete the work on the island stretch of the Colne. The work party venues will now be as follows.

  • SUNDAY MAY 25TH ISLAND
  • SATURDAY MAY 31ST ISLAND
  • SUNDAY JUNE 1ST WRAYSBURY
  • SUNDAY JUNE 8TH ISLAND.

We will do work needed at lower colne when the water levels drop as it is to dangerous in some areas at the moment. We urgently need 8ft scaffold poles for building the walkways on the lower colne, if you can help get them give me a ring. If you can attend on any of the dates shown can you let me know.

The first 2 will be platform building mainly, normal workmans tools, hammers, saws, etc will be helpful. The 3rd one will be mainly clearence on both bank and in the water, so chest waders will be welcome and also a strimmer if you can bring one along.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS AND APPLICATIONS.
All renewals and applications will start to go out at the end of May. If one of your friends receive there bits and pieces, there is no need to phone and ask where yours is, it will be just that they get done at different times so go out on seperate days.

Don
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Apr 29th 2014
WORK PARTIES SWITCH

Due to extra work being required on the colne venues we are to switch work parties that were on the sheet sent out. The venues will be as follows. MAY 11TH COLNE ISLAND MAY 25TH LOWER COLNE JUNE 1ST WRAYSBURY JUNE 8TH COLNE ISLAND SEPT 20TH SATURDAY COLNE ISLAND. Please contact me if you feel that you may be able to attend, so we can organise the work to be carried out.

Don
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Apr 16th 2014
TACKLE AUCTION

TACKLE AUCTION. 30TH APRIL MEMORIAL CENTRE GERRARDS CROSS VIEWING FROM 5-0PM STARTS 6-45PM ENTRANCE £2-50 WITH CATALOGUE.

Our Annual tackle auction is to take place as above, we have the usual mix of stuff for both the collector and the bloke who keeps losing his gear.

The items listed are only a small part of 430 lots, there is no buyers fee so pop along and pick up a few bargains, the bar opens at 6-0 and for you chelsea fans out there the telly will be on for the second leg.

We have the following lots to tempt you with.

  • Miscellaneous.
  • Bivvies, some new not used.
  • Packs of floats.
  • Packs of lures.
  • Lure Bags.
  • Daiwa Rucksack.
  • Pole floats, all sizes.
  • Bite Alarms.
  • Rod Holdalls.
  • Packs of swimfeeders.
  • Various landing nets, including specimen size nets.
  • Keepnets from Daiwa, Preston, Keenets, variuos sizes.
  • Landing net poles.
  • Ground bait bowls.
  • Various spools of line.
  • Hooks of all sizes, packs to nylon.
  • Storage Boxes all sizes.
  • Boss Box.
  • Riva Box.
  • Weighing Scales, up to 40 pounds.
  • Fox Chair.
  • 3 Wheelbarrow with platform, hardly used.
  • Cigarette Cards.
  • Plates with pike and carp prints.
  • Bank Sticks
  • Rod Pods.
  • Weigh Slings.

Clothing.

  • Bib & Brace sets.
  • Shimano Top & Overtrousers.
  • Lieaffe Boots new
  • Sudridge Boots new
  • Nash Fleece.

Books.

  • Various book, some first editions with covers.
  • Carp fisher magazines.1981/85
  • Carp catcher magazines.1983/90
  • Various DVDs.

Rods.

  • Drennan Specialist Avon.
  • Bob Church reservoir special
  • Preston Carbon Active Carp rods.
  • 3 Infinity 12ft Carp Rods.
  • Daiwa Spinning Rod.
  • Bolo Rod Telescopic Rods.
  • Boat Rods.
  • Beachcasters.
  • Martin Bowler great Ouse Barbel.
  • Pickering Connoisseur Waggler.
  • Garbolino 12 ft Glass Rod
  • Tony Fordham Fly
  • Travel Rods.
  • Maver15/18 Jurassic Power float.
  • Various others 85 in total.

Poles.

  • 16 mtr Shimano Beast Master, 3 top 3s elasticated, hardly used.
  • Garbolino 13mtr 3 top 3s nearly new.
  • Browning 9.4mtr.
  • Lineaffe 6mtr.
  • Lineaffe 4mtr.
  • Preston The Edge Margin Poles

Reels.

  • Hardy Fly in Original box with flies.
  • Mitchell sea reel.
  • Penn 78 Bakelite
  • Carbo Striker Trout.
  • Dutchess Centre Pin.
  • Penn 79 Bakelite.
  • Youngs Purist 4 inch, in box, unused.
  • Shakespeare Centre Pin, in box unused.
  • 3 Daiwa Infinity 5500br wooden handles, with spare spool.
  • ABU Cardinal.
  • ABU Goldmax
  • 360 Baitrunners.
  • Shimano 2500 Baitrunners.
  • Daiwa 25001A x 3.
  • Penn 209
  • Penn 285
  • Various others 70 in total.

If you want to put in a bid or need any other information just give me a ring on 0208-421-0769, after 7-30 in the evening will be best. So has you can see there are some great items to come along and look at.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Don
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Mar 16th 2014
DENHAM LAKE RESTOCKING / BIRD RINGING / WORK PARTIES / SLOUGH ARM / TACKLE AUCTION.

DENHAM LAKE RESTOCKING. The fish have finally gone into the lake, after waiting since November for better conditions for them to go in. There was 20 Carp between 10 and 16 pounds, all went in fine with pics taken of all the fish, so I am sure in a few years time they will start getting named as they get bigger, like the big un and Tony the poacher fish ( private joke ). I would like to thank Tim and Mike Lomas for seeing the fish in, and also for securing the fish in the first place, and Derek for going along to see the fish when first ordered and sorting out a deal for us.

BIRD RINGING. We have been informed that the Runnymede and Maple Cross bird ringing society are doing work at the old workings on Broadwater lake, this is a lawful activity allowed by Le,Farge and the Middx Wildlife Trust for bird study purposes. Please do not intefere with the nets in any way, as we have had incidents of members cutting the nets thinking it was illegals who put them there, they are £100-00 each so it will become costly to replace them. This will be ongoing over the coming year so please support them in their activities. I will also put this reminder in the coming newsletter, the people doing the ringing will always have a table on site and at least 2 people, and vehicles in the car park, if you do come across anything which may cause you concern please ring the police.

WORK PARTIES. Well we have the first work party coming up next week, so if you have put your name down make sure you turn up with your wellies and not trainers as it is still quite high at the moment. We are hoping to clear a few trees from the river with the boat so another chainsaw will not go amiss, also tree loppers if you have them, to take out some of the branches above the swims which have dropped down a bit. I would like to thank Malcolm Davis and Lyle Charlton who with Derek and Brian have made a start already by clearing the paths for us to get materials to the pegs. So hope to see you there, if you can attend with a chainsaw please let me know so we can do a work schedule for there use.

SLOUGH ARM. We had another club who affiliated to us for fishing on the Arm, due to financial issues they no longer wish to take up this option for the coming season, If any members know of other clubs who may be interested then please get them to contact me.

TACKLE AUCTION. Dont forget you only have a month to get the forms back to me, I already have approx 200 lots so get them in a bit rapid. We have some very good items at good reserves already, I will put up a list of these in the next few weeks. I would like to thank Mike Crimp in advance who puts in some good items with very realistic reserves, to, in his words make a few quid for the club. It is a 15% sellers fee which is taken off the sale price of the goods, so allow for this when placing a reserve on any item. So get rummaging and get them forms in by April 16th or the auctioneer will shoot me.

Don
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Mar 10th 2014
Mar 2nd: Langley Boats – Teams Of 4 Charity Match
D.Wilkinson
J.Barnes
R.Salmon

Well we come to the annual charity match and hoped that it will fish better than last year when there was quite a few blanks,no such luck. It was grim to say the least with just the same amount of blanks.

I was lucky enough to have the last peg out of the envelope after my team drew and it was on the fish. The top 3 were pegs 1,2,3, I was on peg 3 and never had a bite until 11-30 then caught steady for the rest of the match with Roach on the punch, I put in nearly 2 loaves to stop and keep them there.

John was catching from the off on peg 1and had most of his fish tight over to the boats on pinkies, again mainly Roach.

Roger was in between us and again had nearly all Roach on a mix of both the punch and maggot. It was hard for a lot of the boys with some only having a few fish in the last hour.

The team event was won by Myself, Bob Hawes, Kev Burroughs and Martin Harper with 3 section wins and a blank, I wont tell who blanked but he hails from up north and is the treasurer, and its not Bob or Kev, whoops what a give away.

Still the main reason for the day was the Charity and I am glad to say with the Specimen Group match money and ours on the day we managed to raise the sum of £2,600 which was very well received by Terry and Rita on behalf of the Shooting Stars Hospice.

I would like to thank all the boys who fished on the day, and also Tim and Mike Lomas who ran the specimen group match. Also thanks to Martin who done the sections and Brian Dart and Ian Randall who done the pegging for me.

Thanks as always to Derek for sorting out the usual spread in the Dolphin, because for some of the boys it was the only bite they had all day.

My final thanks go to all those who sponsored people to fish the match and hope we can be as successful next season, we may switch the match to a later date to see if the catches improve, heres hoping. I will list the full teams on the news section when the certificates are sorted out.

Don

Don
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Mar 7th 2014
MATCH ON WRAYSBURY MOVED

Match on wraysbury lake 9th march is to be moved to the colne at the island, due to flooding and dangerous platforms. We will draw at 8-00, and members not fishing the match can fish after 10-00 am. Signs will go up on the gates to this effect.

Don
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Feb 25th 2014
TACKLE AUCTION

Don't forget to send in your auction forms to me seperate from your renewals.

TACKLE AUCTION
MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS
30TH APRIL 2014,

VIEWING 5-0pm
STARTS 7-0pm SHARP

Don
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Feb 12th 2014
PARKING / WATER LEVELS / WORK PARTIES / WEBSITE.

WATER LEVELS. As you will be aware, unless you have been hibernating, the water levels are dangerously high. The backwater on the Colne has now merged with the main river across the back of pegs 42 and 43 and there is approx a foot of water to walk through.

Derek went down on Saturday and said he had never seen the river that high, and he as been around on the river for some 50 odd years It is above the tins on the sluice with the water going over the bank towards the canal.

PLEASE if you do go to the river take extra care and let someone know where you are. It will probably be best if you do not visit until it is back within its banks as it is so dangerous.

The Lower Colne is pretty much the same with the river across the path all the way down, and with this being a deeper stretch it will be even more dangerous.

Wraysbury Lake is still over the banks and you cant drive around the lake, so again it may be best to wait a while before visiting. I know it is frustrating but at least you are keeping safe. I will keep you updated with the levels the best I can.

WORK PARTY. With the river this way the work party I had arranged for Saturday on the lower colne has been called off, so hopefully we can get down and get a bit done the following week, if we can find the river.

Don
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Jan 16th 2014
PARKING / WATER LEVELS / WORK PARTIES / WEBSITE.

PARKING.
Please be aware that you will get a parking ticket if you park in the small pull in just along riverside way on the left, they class this as a drop kerb and Tony Carter got one on Sunday. You can still park in the General Elliott car park on the left hand side, dont forget to put your car park permit on show.

WATER LEVELS.
With water levels so high you dont need me to tell you that it is a bit dangerous with the banks so slippery as well, so please take extra care when going to the rivers. Wraysbury is also a bit tricky with water 2 foot over the little bridge across the brook on the right hand side, it will be very difficult to turn around on that bank so please keep this in mind if going to the lake. If possible let someone on the bank know you are there so you may get help if needed.

WORK PARTIES.
We are to do some further work parties on the lower colne to open up a few more swims with the boat, I will put these up on the web site and will welcome anyone who wants to pop along to help. They will mainly be on Saturdays so it may help if you cant attend one of the Sunday ones and it can go down as attendence for work party so saving you £15-00. Anyone with a chainsaw will be most welcome as we need to chop up a few lumps, and also drags for the pennywort. We are also on the lookout for any materials you think may come in handy, just give me a ring if you think you have anything.

WEBSITE. |
Tim and Myself are after some good pics to put up on the home page of the web site, they can be of fish, or of the waters themselves, you can e,mail them over to me and we can put a few of them up. We hope to get this done by the end of February so get them in as soon as poss. Don

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Dec 18th 2013
RESTOCKING

Yesterday we restocked the Island fishery on the river Colne in Uxbridge with 10,000 Roach.

These fish were between 4 to 8 inches. They were put into various locations on both the main river and the backwater. Even I might catch something now.

I would like to thank both Derek for seeing the fish in and Barry for sourcing the fish for us.

Lets hope they stay around for a munch over the coming seasons. Pictures are of the fish going in.

Don Wilkinson.

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island restocking december 2013

island restocking december 2013

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Dec 2nd 2013
XMAS DRAW

Dont forget to send in your XMAS DRAW stubs, you have to be in it to win it as Dale would say. If you want, pop along on the night and put your stubs in there, we also have a draw on the night for members attending, which is a donated cheque for £25-00 so you have a chance of winning that as well, hope to see you there.

Don Wilkinson.

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Nov 10th 2013
FALLEN TREES, ISLAND FISHERY

After the recent storm there are a few trees down in both the river and on the bank, some of them are being removed as I write but could still pose a threat, so please take extra care when going to the venue.

Friends of Slough Canal.
The friends are to show a presentation of the restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
This will be in the shape of a video and talk of the great success in bringing this waterway back to full function.
If you are interested it will be held at the following. ST PAULS GILLIAT HALL (behind the church).

STOKE ROAD
SLOUGH
SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
AT 11.00 AM.
The Friends Of Slough Canal will be most happy to see a few new faces and it gives members a chance to see the activities they are doing on the Slough Arm. I would like to thank them for the prompt way the fallen trees were removed from across the footpath after the strong winds.

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

 

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Oct 31st 2013
FiISH REPORT

Derek had a good day on the lower Colne with a lot of small fish, with 2 barbel of 2 and 3 pounds which is a good sign. He also had approx 12 pound on the backwater on the island with good Dace and Roach mainly, on the waggler and maggot.

The Arm fished consistent in the Twyford match with 5 or 6 anglers going over the 4 pound mark, is seems the fish were well spread out, lets hope they stay that way for our match on there. Most of them came to the punch and squatt.

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

 

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Oct 1st 2013
FiISH REPORT

Top opposite:
Got this report of a nice Perch of 2-5-0 from the Slough Arm, Caught by Gary Hill, he said he did not know you could fit 2 monsters in one pic. Hes words not mine, joking aside it is a nice fish, well done Gary.

2nd Opposite:
Derek with fish number 80 from Wraysbury this season, 21-0-0, photo taken by Nigel Botherway who will tell you how he caught a few fish on the same day if you pop along to the October meeting.

(click on image for larger size)

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

Perch of 2-5-0 from the Slough Arm, Caught by Gary Hill

Derek with fish number 80 from Wraysbury this season, 21-0-0

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Sep 26th 2013
MONTHLY FORUM

MONTHLY FORUM. GERRARDS CROSS MEMORIAL HALL OCTOBER 3RD 8-00 PM.

We are pleased to have Nigel Botherway of Fishermans Blues coming along to answer questions, and give advice on Barbel fishing.

Non members are welcome so pop along and find out how to catch few.

Hope to see you there.

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

 

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Sep 16th 2013
WRAYSBURY LAKE / SPEAR GUN INCIDENT / WORK PARTY

WRAYSBURY LAKE. Barry Abbott your president as very kindly put in another 250 pound of small carp in to the lake, this should keep them feeding through the autumn months, we hope. We would like to thank Bary for this recent restocking and with the carp seeming to thrive in the lake it serves well for the seasons to come. Derek had 8 fish a few weeks ago with the best Carp 14 and the best bream 10 plus another 3 of each fish, that puts it at 71 fish since the start of the season so he must be doing something right, the little rascal.

SPEAR GUN INCIDENT. I have had a report through another club of some people being caught on a water not far from our own going in full diving gear and a spear gun for reportedly the carp. The vehicle to look out for is a champagne colour Renault Megane reg no EJ05 ZKA if you see this vehicle on any of, or near our waters please contact me, or if possible your local police, mention operation Ghillie which a police response unit for fish related law breaking or theft. Please keep your eyes open for any illegal activity especially now that the nights are getting longer.

WORK PARTY. There is a work party this Saturday the 21st at the Colne on the island, it is mainly cutting back weed and trees so chest waders will be helpful if attending. We ar meeting at Riverside Way at 8-30 and should be done by around 12-00 so please try to attend as it is the last work party date on the schedule..

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

 

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Aug 16th 2013
ISLAND FISHERY.

We have noticed that a few areas downstream from some pegs on the Island have been fished from. Please only fish from the NUMBERED PEGS. Any member caught fishing from these areas may have there permit withdrawn.

Don Wilkinson.

Hon,Sec.

 

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Aug 8th 2013
Fish report CHERWELL/COLNE/SLOUGH ARM/WRAYSBURY

Derek has a had a good day on the Cherwell at Northfields with a lot of Dace and Roach up to a pound and also a few good Chub and Perch, in total approx weight of 20 plus, it will pay to rove around a bit as it easier to locate the fish then settle on a peg.

There have been some good Barbel from both stretches of the Colne, with fish to 12-10-0 being reported. Also some good Chub to 6-1-0.

The Slough Arm may well be worth a visit as the weed has been dragged which was floating about, it may pay to put a small drag through the swim before you start as this seems to be drawing the Tench in, and a few bigger Bream.mainly on the worm.

There are still a lot of fish coming out on Wraysbury, the tip seems to be to keep the feed going in quite regular so it stops any passing fish, the shallow side is producing better to the small method feeder with red maggot or pellet on the hook and feeding pellet over the top. Don

Thanks. Don

Don wilkinson Hon,sec.

 

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Aug 5th 2013
AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING.

The meeting for August will be held on Thursday the 8th at the Memorial Hall Gerrards Cross at 8-00 pm, New members welcome.

Thanks. Don

Don wilkinson Hon,sec.

 

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July 15th 2013
WRAYSBURY LAKE.

The Travellers have now left the site in the field we are pleased to say, and all seems to be ok on the lake so it should be fine to visit now.

A lot of large fish are reported crusing around in this warm weather so a roaming style could bring results.

Dont forget there is a match on the lake Sunday so the water is closed until after the match, which should finish 3 to 3-30. Don.

Thank you.

Don wilkinson Hon,sec.

 

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July 10th 2013
WRAYSBURY LAKE.

We have got a problem at the moment with travellers in the field at the back of the lake, it may be best if you do not travel to fish the lake until they have been removed.

If you do go to fish please keep all your gear close to you or in your car, has they have a habit of walking past and taking the bits and selling them back to you saying they found them I would like to thank the members who contacted me to let me know they were there.

Thank you.

Don wilkinson Hon,sec.

 

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Jun 7th 2013
DENHAM LAKE DRAW

The draw for Denham lake will take place at 4-00pm on Saturday the 15th of June for members who attended the work parties.

All other members will be able to set up after 7-00pm on the same day.

Please do not try to attend earlier as you may be asked to leave the venue.

Thank you.

Don wilkinson Hon,sec.

 

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May 28th 2013
WORK PARTIES / RENEWALS & AGM

WORK PARTY BROADWATER LAKE. There will be a work party on Broadwater lake on Sunday 9th June. Meet at the gate to the venue at 8 o,clock.

WORK PARTIES COLNE AND WRAYSBURY Dont forget the 2 remaining work parties are on the Island fishery on Sunday 2nd June, meet in riverside way at 8-15. Then Wraysbury Lake on Sunday 9th June at 8-15. New members are welcome to attend on all dates, please wear adequate clothing to do the work required, if attending the island chest waders will come in handy If you have one a petrol strimmer will be handy at Wraysbury. Hope to see you there.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS. Due to a few print problems the renewals and applications are to go out at the end of May or first week of June, if you have not recieved your items by the 11th June please contact me.

A.G.M Dont forget our AGM on Thursday the 6th June 8-00pm at the Memorial Hall Gerrards Cross. Keith Arthur will be in attendence to answer a few angling questions, there is also a good raffle with great prizes and the bar opens at 7-00. So what reason is there not to attend, New Members are welcome, so hope to see you there.

Don.

 

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May 14th 2013
TACKLE AUCTION. MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS EAST COMMON SL9 7AD - TUESDAY MAY 14th

TACKLE AUCTION.
MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS
EAST COMMON SL9 7AD

TUESDAY MAY 14th
Viewing from 5-00pm
Auction starts 6-45pm sharp.
ENTRANCE IS £2-50 WITH CATALOGUE

Well its that time of year again for you to pop along to our annual Tackle Auction and part with some of your hard earned cash.

Mike the Auctioneer will be in attendence to control things so you wont get charged for scratching your head, unless you have a bidding number in your hand.

We have the usual mix of Sea, Game, Coarse items for Auction with a lot of first edition books also up for grabs. Some of the items are listed below.

MISCELLANIOUS ITEMS
Riva Continental box with platform. Shakespeare box with misc tackle. Other Tackle boxes with items enclosed. Various rod holdalls. Quiver bags. Landing Nets. Keepnets. Binoculars. Tackle Barrows. Packs of feathers. Boxes of lures. Packs of pole floats. Packs of stick floats. Packs of wagglers. Sets of Scales Rig Wallets. Umbrellas. Catapults. Spode plates, Rudd, Roach, Perch Ceramic Bream approx 13 inches, Jema Ceramics of Holland. Carp plate ( Pall Mall ). Pike Plate ( Cronford ) Various pole winders, some with made up rigs.

And lots of other bits and pieces that you may have lost over the season.

RODS AND POLES.
Maver Lithium 14.5 mtr pole, as new with 3 top kits. Browning Dynamite 12.5 pole. 13ft Tricast Feeder rod. Fox Specialist 12ft Des Taylor all rounder 12ft-13ft. Various 9 and 4 metres poles, some new. Speialist Drennan Avon quiver 12ft. Steff Horaks Great Ouse 11ft. Fox Range master 2 12ft. Daiwa 12ft Barbel Specialist. Pair of Saracen Carp rods 11ft 2 t/c. 12 ft Glass Rods. Cane Rods.

This is just a small mix of Rods on offer, a lot of them are as new.

REELS
We have the usual mix of reels, with some for the collectors and some for the ones like me who keep breaking or loosing them. Various Baitrunners, some new. Match Aerial Centre Pin Dam quick free spool. Rapidex Centre Pin Grice and Young Centre Pin. Various Mitchells, 300s and 410s in great condition. Masterline spinnng reel. ABU Gold Max 507 closed face. Shimano Hyperloop 4000 FB.

Lots of other Reels too numerous to mention,a lot of them new and boxed.

BOOKS
We have a really good range of books this year with a lot of 1st editions. This is due to one of our members having to stop fishing due to ill health and he has built up a number of books over the years, so come along and make sure they end up in a good home again. Some are listed below, if you need more details or need to know what others are going in the Auction please give me a ring.
Cast for the Sun Chris Yates, Signed Limited edition 1st.
Mega Pike, Eddie Turner 1st d/c
Pike Fishing In the 80s Neville Fickling 1st d/c
Float Fishing Ivan Marks 1st d/c
Float Fishing Billy Lane 1st d/c
Bazils Bush Rob Maylin 1st d/c
Carp Fishing Richard Walker 2002 limited edition of 600 signed by illustrater Tom O,Reilly
Carp and the Carp Angler George Sharman 1st d/c
British Carp study group books.1 to 5
Quest for Barbel Tony Miles & Trefor West 1999
Carp Season Tim Paisley 1st d/c
The Deepening Pool Chris Yates 1st d/c
A century of Carp fishing 1st d/c
Complete Barbel Angler Roger Miller 1st d/c
The Secret Carp Chris Yates 1st d/c
Barbel, Barbel Catchers and Friends 1st d/c
Fishermans Record book. Chub & Dace John Bailey & Roger Miller 1st d/c
A Romp with Carp Albert Romp 1st d/c
Doomsday book of mammoth Pike Fred Buller.
Osprey Anglers set, Pike, Chub, Bream, Roach.
Passion for Angling 1st d/c
In Pursuit of Carp and Catfish Kevin Maddocks
Ditto
Savay John Harry
Tench Len Head 1989
Spirit of the Pond Tom,O Reilly 1st d/c
Spinning and Baitcasting Jens Ploug Hansen
Fishing with Mr Crabtree, In all waters
Practical Carp Fishing Julian Cundiff 1996

Also a lot of other excellent books, so you collectors out there get in touch as stated. I hope to see you all on the night, dont forget the Bar opens at 6-00.

For further deatils feel free to give me a ring, after 7-30 is best on 0208-421-0769

Don.

 

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Jan 21st 2013
DENHAM WORK PARTY DATES / CHARITY MATCH

The work party dates are 6th / 7th April 2013, you are welcome to stay over night with a barbie being arranged, just bring along your food and drink.

Also 27th/28th April 2013 this will be an overnight stay as well. Please remember you must have done at least one work party to be in the draw for the start of the season. As from this year NO NEW MEMBERS will go into the draw, they will be advised of this when the applications go out in May. If you have any tools, mainly wheelbarrows and shovels please bring them with you on the day. Dont forget to register your name when attending.

CHARITY MATCH
The Charity Match will take place as arranged on the 24th February, dont forget to send in your donation if you wish for me to fish on your behalf. Don

Don.

 

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Jan 11th 2013
VENUE CHANGE / COLNE RIVVER PICS

To say we are having a bit of water going through on the colne at the moment would be an under statement, I have put up these pics of the river on Friday so you can see what I mean. You can see that a few of the platforms are under water, and the normal calm bit below the wier is going through like a train. If you do get down to the bank in the next few days please take extra care, especially if you are by yourself, as the banks and the platforms could be very dangerous.

VENUE CHANGE. The match for this coming SUNDAY 13TH JANUARY will now take place on the ISLAND SECTION, signs will go up to this effect in the next couple of days as the lower section will be unfishable. We are also to put the Charity Match back a few weeks, I will notify all concerned when I have the new date.

Don.

Colne-Jan 2013 1

Colne-Jan 2013 2
Wraysbury Carp

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Jan 10th 2013
WRAYSBURY RESTOCKING.

I am pleased to report that we have stocked Wraysbury with a further 150 Carp, these were Commons and Mirrors between 4 and 6 pounds.

We would like to thank your president Barry Abbott for stocking the fish, and Derek Turton for seeing the fish into the lake. See attahed Pics.

Don.

Wraysbury Carp
Derek with Carp 20-2-0

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December10th
Fish Report / Match on Lower Colne Sunday 9th will be switched to the island fishery.

Who said you cant get Barbel in the cold, the photo is of a Barbel of 15-5-0 caught from the lower colne this week. Congrats to Darryl.

Match on Lower Colne Sunday 9th will be switched to the island fishery.

Don.

Derek with Carp 20-2-0
 

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November 14th
Renewals, Work party Sheets, Tackle Auction Forms / December Meeting / Charity Match..

Renewals, Work party Sheets, Tackle Auction Forms.
These will be going out to members at the end of November, there is no Xmas draw this year due to the printer no longer being able to do the work in the time required, but dont worry it will be back next year.

December Meeting.
As stated there is no Xmas draw at the meeting, but we are to do a raffle with some good prizes up for grabs. So pop along for a bit of a laugh and a chin wag, and a Xmas drink or two, you can also donate a prize if you are in the festive mood, just bring it along on the night and put it in the raffle. Hope to see a few of you there.

Charity Match.
A lot of members would normally send in a donation for the Charity Match with there Xmas draw tickets, you can still send a seperate cheque to sponsor me to fish on your behalf in the Match in February. It is for the Shooting Stars Chidrens Hospice, and with a bit of luck and your generosity we may be able to break the £10,000 target over the past 4 years.

We are also to get a prize and donation from a local company, I will put more details closer to our Fur and Feather match when a cheque will be presented after the match, so watch this space.

Sorry for a few bits going on late, this was due to a problem with my PC and also the Death of my Dad, who started me off on this silly fishing lark, I should have stopped when we never caught anything when we went, but he taught me enough to stick with,

Cheers Slim. Don.

 

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October 3rd
Work Parties / Tackle Auction / Unhooking Mats.

WORK PARTIES.
We are to do a couple of work parties to clear the floating pennywort on the colne, we will need to get this done so the fishing is not impacted to much in the Autumn months. The dates are as follows.

Island Sat 6th October
Meet at the sluice bridge approx 9-0am, if possible bring chest waders or if not rakes are needed to drag the weed once we get it on the bank.

Lower Colne Sat 13th October
Same again with tools, also some swims will be cleared with the boat so some dragging may be required, meet in the car park at 9-00am. If you can attend any of these work parties please let me know so I can allocate areas needed to be done. New members are welcome and it can be a good chance to see how deep some of the swims are as we are in the water with dry suits, me being only 5-4 it dont take long to find the deep bits, you can just see my head bobbing along. So hope to see you there, give me call on 0208-421-0769 after 7-30 will be best.

TACKLE AUCTION.
We are to hold our annual tackle auction on the Tuesday 14th May, Auction forms will go out with renewals around mid November, so start dropping hints for fishing gear for crimbo, and put your old stuff in to the auction. This is a good night to catch up with a few friends and pick up some good bargains, we may be trying some different formats with lots this time, further info will appear nearer the date of the Auction, if you require any other info re the Auction give me ring on 0208-421-0769, remember you do not have to be a member to put items in the Auction, heres hoping we can have another successful one next year

UNHOOKING MATS.
You are now required to use unhooking mats at Wrasbury Lake, this is being done to protect the stocks from being harmed whilst unhooking, mainly on the road bank with hard surfaces. Please adhere to this rule.

Don

 

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Sept 10th
Recent Catches

The island as produced Barbel 11-11-0 to Charles Overton. Mike Horwood as had one of 11-5-0, also a few other double fish being reported. The lower Colne stretch as also produced Barbel to 11-0-0 and some Chub in the 5 pound bracket. The Cherwell at Northfields is producing good bags of Roach to 1-12-0. Hampton Poyle is fishing well for bags of quality Dace and small barbel which is nice to see. Derek had a Carp of 20-2-0 at Wraysbury see pic. It will be interesting to see how the Lower Colne fishes with our first match on there this Sunday the 9th, please remember that the venue is closed until after the match.

Don

Derek with Carp 20-2-0
 

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Sept 3rd
Work Party on the Lower Colne this Saturday (September 8th)

We have had a work party on the Lower Colne this Saturday and opened up a few more of the swims, so access is much better now, we will try to do a few more when the boat becomes available, so watch this space as I will be after volunteers.

Don

 

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July 5th
Recent catches / fish report

Derek with his Chub of 5-12-0

John Bowe with barbel of 10-1-0 from the island fishery.

Don

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June 25th
Recent catches and Restocking

We have placed a further 62 Carp between 4 to 6 pound into Wraysbury lake, these fish went in on the 14th June. We would like to thank your president Barry Abbott for getting the fish, and also for seeing them into the lake.

With the season a week old it nice to report some good catches from our waters. Derek Turton has had 13 CHUB today from the Island fishery, they all went over 4 pound with 3 over 5. The best fish went 5-12-0. He also had CHUB to 5-12-0 and a BARBEL of 6-0-0 with ROACH and DACE, last weekend.

Kevin Burroughs had a dabble in a few swims with CHUB to 3-5-0 and a BARBEL OF 7-0-0, Also a few fish from the backwater. Derek had again given the method feeder a go at Wraysbury with some good results. He had 4 TENCH between 7-0-0 to 9-2-0 see pics, he also had a CARP of 21-6-0 plus 3 others for a weight of 34 pound.

Brian Dart had TENCH to 7-0-0 and CARP of 8-8, 14-6, and 9-0. A CARP of approx 10 pound has also been reported from the sluice area on the island, the Weir has thrown up 1 or 2 BARBEL to double figures. The rivers are in good nick at the moment with the extra water going through, so if you have a good day or just the single fish, let me know and we can put it on the web site.

Don

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May 31st
AGM.

Come along to the A.G.M. at the Memorial Hall on the 7th June 8-00pm. We have Keith Arthur from Tight Lines doing a little chat in the interval, and also Sarah Collins from get hooked on fishing explaining how they are trying to get more juniors involved in Angling.

Don

 

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Apr 24th
TACKLE AUCTION

TACKLE AUCTION. WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS 6-45 START VIEWING FROM 5-00.

Come along to our Annual Tackle Auction to pick up some good bargains, as you will see from the listed items there is a bit for everyone, we have lots that cover all aspects of Angling, with some excellent items for the collectors out there as well.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Bivvies Umbrellas Rod Holdalls Quivers for set up rods Carryall Bags Bags from Wychwood, Korum, Chub, some with tackle items inside. Prints of fish. Feeders of all shapes and sizes. Packs of floats including pole floats Bite Alarms Landing Nets of all sizes.Keepnets. Tackle Boxes, with some new ones at bargain reserves. Boxes with odds and ends that you loose over the course of a season. Tackle Barrow. 6 Glass cased fish consisting of. 5-3-0 Chub 3-0-0 Roach 3-0-0 Tench ( 1867) 27-0-0 Pike 26-2-0 Carp 15-10-0 Barbel, cast of fish , believed to be one of only two taken. See Photos.

CLOTHING. Various waders and boots, including neoprene. Waistcoats for the fly fisherman among you. Specialist camo and thermal gear by ESP Digital Over Trousers. Jackets. Hats and Caps.

RODS. A lot of various rods for all aspects of Angling, with a few good makes including. Tony Fordham Amorphous rods. Arpino, Hardy blank Barbel stalker. Shimano Stradic Specialist. Carbon Active excel Waggler. R.Chapman split cane Roach Trotter. Seer Rover Barbel. Graham Phillips Barbel trotter x 2. Fox Barbel Specialist. Freespirit Barbel tamer. Various poles and whips of different lengths.

REELS. Many are new and still boxed. Various Baitrunners. Centre pin reels which include. Grice and Young. Dave Swallow, alloy narrow drum. Richard Carter 4inch Aerial Gem, spoke drum, backplate No 52. The Merlin. Fly Reels. Mitchell 410s, with spare spools. Various ABU closed face including 501, premier, 506 and 706 with 4 spools. And numerous others to get as back ups for the season.

BOOKS. A lot of the books are 1st editions with realistic reserves, including. Barbel Mania, Andy Orme. Mammoth Pike, Fred Buller, soft back. Barbel, Fred Crouch. The Deepening Pool, Chris Yates. Pike Master, John Watson. Most with dust covers. There are various others to see on the night. And we could not finish without including the old favourites, Big Mouth Billy Bass and Larry the singing Lobster

So as you can see there is a lot to go for, so get there early to have a look at what you fancy, and start bidding. Mike wont take your money if you sneeze or something so dont worry. Entrance fee is £2-50 with a Catalogue If you require any further information or wish to put in a bid form, please contact me on the following number 0208-421-0769

Don Wilkinson, Hon, Sec.

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Mar 17th
WRAYSBURY/NEW VENUE/SPECIMEN INTEREST GROUP/TACKLE AUCTION/CHARITY MATCH

WRAYSBURY LAKE.
Dont forget that you can still fish Wraysbury throughout the close season, also the Slough Arm, all other venues are now closed.

NEW VENUE.
We have now acquired the section down from ours on the river Colne in Uxbridge, it will be known as Lower Colne, it has approx 24 swims on the section and parking will be in a gated area with key access to the river. We are to do some clearing up over the next few Saturdays starting on the 17th, if you wish to attend, give me ring and I will give you the details. The full details with maps of location and parking will go out with the renewals in May. A vote of thanks goes to our Chairman Derek Turton for obtaining the fishing rights at this stretch.

SPECIMEN INTEREST GROUP.
The Committee have decided to enquire of like minded members who would like to form a Specimen Interest Group on the Island fishery. This is so we get a bit more self management, to a degree, for the specimen anglers in the society who fish the Colne for the Barbel and bigger Chub. If you are interested in this please try to attend the monthly meeting in April where it will be discussed, and ideas can be put forward, or contact me and I can explain a bit more fully what the idea is about.

TACKLE AUCTION
Make sure you get your form into me nice and early,dont send it in with your renewal or it will be to late. We have some good bargains coming already, so put the date in your diary and come along and pick up a few.

CHARITY MATCH.
We switched the match to last Sunday due to the weather in February and it fished really well, you can see the full result on the match page, but on the day there was only 2 fishing out of 24 who caught under 4 pound, Neil Payne is now known as 12 ounce, if you pop down to Wood Lane ask him what Ria caught, then stand back. But the main thing again on the day was the Charity, Shooting Stars, and again the boys and girls did not let us down. The match was fished in nice conditions for a change, and it stayed consistent all day, Kevin had a lot of his fish on the hemp,with a few good Roach putting in an appearance. Tony had his on mixed baits, and again with some really big Roach. Mick was on the top section and had his catch on mainly punch, Wally Thomas had 7 pound odd and never had a fish for a good 2 hours after a boat went along the canal, so he would have threatened the frame. There were a lot of skimmers caught on the day also, and Willy had a jammy Tench of about a one and a half pound, and what made that worse he was in my section.

The Dolphin Allstars picked up the team trophy, but they had a couple of Canal experts this time to help them along, Keith may not get back in the side. But the main reason for us being there was the funds to be raised, with the match being moved and some people not being able to attend, we still realised a total of £2,561-00 which if you consider the financial climate at the moment was a great result.

Derek presented the cheque to Paula from Shooting Stars, who gave a brief outline to the Charities work, some of which was very moving with the work carried out for the children and there families. Paula is an Ambassador for the Charity and can do a talk on the activities they do if you wish to contact the Charity. I would like to thank Brian and Martin for doing the pegging and section sheets, and Neil and Ria for helping me sort out the amount able to fish. As always to Noel and his staff for a great spread in the Dolphin, and Derek for arranging it. To Carl for coming down and taking a few pics which I hope to put on the Web soon, you should see some of Willy, you can use them to frighten the kids to bed.
Also to Mick Sheperd and Trevor Moore for stepping in at late notice, sorry for not recognising you in the pub Trev it must have been that cap you had on, still, Alan Parsons drew the top section for your team ( again). I was hoping to have a further 2 teams for this year but due to other comittments it was not to be, but already I have had teams asking to fish next year so heres hoping it just gets bigger and bigger. The Shooting Stars is to be our nominated Charity for the foreseeable future, we have raised in excess of £8,000 with them so far, so hopefully we can get through the £10,000 barrier next year, which for a few guys and girls just doing there bit for someone less fortunate is so nice to write about and I thank them all very much.

Here is a breakdown of those who fished, so if you see them in your tackle shop let them know what a good cause they helped on the day.

DEREK TURTON
BRIAN DART
TONY SAL
IAN RANDALL

DON WILKINSON
BOB HAWES
TERRY BURGESS
RICHARD SMITH

STEVE HARDY
DAVE DORSETT
ROB BLACKBURN
GARRY YOUNG

WALLY THOMAS
BELINDA PARSONS
ALAN PARSONS
TREVOR MOORE

WILLY NOBLE
ROSS DAWSON
CLIFF FOX
MICK SHEPERD

DAN RICHARDSON
KEVIN BURROUGHS
NEIL PAYNE
STUART TURK

Once again thanks, and also to the people who sponsored myself and others on the day without your generosity it will not be possible. Don.

Don

 

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Feb 2nd
Change of date for the work parties at Denham Lake.

Change of date for the work parties at Denham Lake. They will now be held on MARCH 31st and APRIL 1st weekend and APRIL 28th and APRIL 29th Weekend. The Specimen Group are also to do a Charity match over the weekend of MAY 5th and 6th, further details will follow when it has all been arranged.

Don

 

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Jan 09th
The Specimen Group Facebook page

The Specimen Group now has a group page on Facebook, the Address is GXUDAS PIT3.

So look in to see what the boys are talking about and whats being caught.

Don

 

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Jan 04th
Monthly Meeting Feb 2nd 2012

Meet Nigel Botherway of Fishermans Blues.
Come along to the Meeting in Febuary, we have Nigel Botherway of Fishermans Blues returning for an informal chat. He brings a lot of experience in Angling and will be able to answer your questions on the night on angling subjects.

When Nigel appeared before it was very informative and a good night was had by all, so pop along and support both Nigel and the club. The added bonus is that the bar will be open from 7-00 so what more could you want, a good chat with like minded members and a Beer.

SEE YOU THERE.

Don

 

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Dec 22nd
News / River Report / Recent catches

River Colne Restocking.
We have restocked the Colne at Uxbridge with a good amount of Roach and Chub of 4 to 6 inches, these fish were spread out with 1.000 going above the weir, 1,000 just below and 700 on peg 55 next to the Elliott bridge.
All we need to do now is try and catch them,

I would like to thank your Chairman Derek Turton for helping to both secure the fish and for seeing them in on the day.

Please let me know if you have a dabble over the Xmas period and catch a few of these fish.

So heres wishing you all a very Merry Xmas from the Officers and Committee, and hope that we all catch a few in the remainder of the season

Don.

 

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Dec 2nd
News / River Report / Recent catches

Recent catches.
Derek had 4 Chub to 6-4-0 from the Colne on the day we had the freezing fog, I told you he was mad, they came to his usual waggler and maggot.

The Arm is still fishing quite well with some good weights being reported from the section near Little Britain including some decent Bream.

A pike of 32-0-0 has been reported to me from Broadwater, this was caught by a junior member and I am waiting for a photo which I will put up, you boys better watch out as he is fishing the Pike match on the 4th of Dec.

There has been a new 40 out of Denham which at present no one is claiming catching before, I think it may be named Tone after the person who caught it, I have a more private name to give it ( ask Tony in Harefield Tackle) it is a really good catch if it is a new fish, as we though all the 40s had been seen, I will have to try for that next season to have a new PB to write about for a change.

Don.

 

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OCt 21st
News / River Report / Recent catches

Recent catches.
Derek is now known as the new Carpy, he actually went and tried the method a few times on Wraysbury and it seems he got it right, he had Tench to 7 pound and 4 Carp from 7 pound to a belter of 28 pound, I hope to have the pic to put on the website shortly, still it is nice to see Derek join the method brigade, I may mention his PB in the Newsletter, after I have reminded members about my PB Tench.

The Slough Arm at the bottom end near little Britain is producing Bream to 6 pound and big Perch on the worm over groundbait, also Roach and Rudd in numbers from the boats. The Colne at Harefield as produced Good Barbel and a few Chub over the last week or 2. As reported in the match section the Cherwell was a bit hard but with a bit of rain hopefully going in it will be worth a visit for bags of Roach.

Don.

 

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Sep 18th
News / River Report / Recent catches

News.
The work party on the Colne went very well with a lot of the swims cleared of pennywort etc, thanks go to Bob Horwood for bringing the boat along which enabled us to get at some of the harder swims to clear.

If you see the pennywort starting to spring up just pull it out with your landing net, it only catches on to the bank very lightly so comes away pretty easy, then throw it right up the bank.

The weed should start to die off a bit now so the swims may stay clear for the near future.

Recent catches.
The Colne is still throwing up good bags of roach to the pound mark from Dolphin Bridge, with a lot of chublets coming out also which is a good sign, with 26 Perch to a pound and a half, again maggot and caster being the hook bait Peg 47 produced 4 Chub for Derek averaging 4 pound with a lot of roach between the 4 to 7 inch mark, and also a couple of skimmers, these came to the waggler with maggot or caster.

Hampton poyle is still producing good bags of roach from the big bend in the 3rd field, with 2 or 3 of them over a pound. They were caught on both the stick and waggler with caster picking up the better fish, the river is very low so it may pay to rove around a bit to pick up the fish. Peg 5 in the sluice produced a lot of Roach for Bob this Sunday, with a few chub of around 12 ounces to 3 pound, it seemed to fish better with a little bit of flow, if the flow drops out to much throw a lead down to the tree and the chub still seem to find the bait.

Wraysbury is still producing Carp from the willows on the right hand bank, with ones of 10 and 14 pound on the small method feeder, with 8mm pellet on the hook, bags of 5 fish plus are being caught, it seems that Derek has been getting hints from Darty as he is fishing the method on there now and catching well.

The Slough Arm is still producing well on the boats, with Tench coming out in a midweek match and a lot of Roach, the water is alive with fish, it may pay to fish in the deeper sections as the fish seem to spook a bit once you have caught a few of them, especially on the clearer sections, a lot of good Rudd were also coming out mainly on the red maggot and punched bread.

Hoping to get some reports from Broadwater now that a few of the piking boys are getting on there. just drop me an e,mail and I can get the reports put on to this page.

I would like to thank all the members and Committee who either wrote or phoned with there condolences for the loss of my Mother last week, it was very nice to receive them Thank You.

Don.

 

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Sep 4th
Tackle Auction / River Report / Recent catches

Tackle Auction.
Our regular Auction will take place on Wednesday 9th May 2012 at the Memorial Hall.
So dont throw your gear away when you get new bits, put it in the auction and get a few bob for it.
Forms will come out with renewals, if you are not a member and require a form please give me ring and I will arrange to get one to you, also if you need info on what is required please contact me.

Recent Catch reports.
Good bags of Roach and Dace from Northfields Farm on the Cherwell.

Good Roach from peg 22 on the Island, also Good Chub and a few Perch from the shooting tower, if you are a new member and finding the tactics or swims hard to sort out, give either myself or Derek a ring and we will help you out.

We have taken out a lot of the pennywort last weekend so a few more swims are opened up, pegs 23 and 24 look well worth a try, with some good Chub seen on both pegs.

Dont forget to send in any catch reports, you dont have to say what peg you were on just what you caught.

Some double figure Barbel still coming out, with one of 9-7-0 reported from the Harefield stretch.

Carp of 29-0-0 and 40-0-0 last week from Denham.

Also Carp of 21-0-0 and 17-0-0 from Wraysbury, if you are going to Wraysbury it may pay to read the match reports to see where the fish are coming from.

Don.

 

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Aug 18th
River Report / Recent catches

New match record at Wraysbury Brian Dart had 7 Carp and 2 Bream for 51-0-0 see match report for details.
Also I had a PB Tench of 8-8-0 in the same match, so get down to the lake and have a good day, I promise I wont mention the PB Tench again, not until the October Newsletter anyway.

Good bags of small fish at Dorchester on the Thames, dont forget we have a few books to fish this venue for the season, contact me for details.

Don.

 

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Aug 8th
River Report / Recent catches

There have been some excellent bags of Roach and Dace from above the Railway bridge at Northfields Farm on the Cherwell, some members are having upwards of 70 fish with roving about on the small waggler being the best option.

Bronze maggot seems to be working best at present with some fish coming to caster.
Also some big Perch and Bream to 7 pound being caught.

There have been some big Chub from Hampton Poyle with a fish of 6-12-0 being the best so far, again a lot of fish coming out on the waggler with bigger baits and a waiting game for the Chub and Bream, dont forget there are a few Carp to be had on this stretch as well.

The Colne at Uxbridge as thrown up some good Barbel with a fish of 13-8-0 falling to Bob Batchelor, there have been 2 fish of 12 pound and a few fish of 11, also 10-9-0 and 9-7-0 and one of 8-5-0 from the sluice, the other good thing is that fish of 3-8-0 and 2-1-0 have been reported and I was doing a bit of weed clearing last week in the sluice and we had 3 or 4 little Barbel of about 10 inches long swimming around when we coloured the water up.

The mill pool is now cleared of weed and will be worth a visit with some big Chub normally resident in the swim, also peg 61 near the bridge trot a small waggler along the reeds and feed light for some good fish.
The Colne at Harefield is also producing good Barbel up to 11 pound, and some good Chub.

Wraysbury is producing a lot of fish as you can see from the match reports, it is getting to be a nice and easy place to throw a line as you can park on or next to most of the pegs, and the fish seem to be coming out on all baits from red maggot and worm to boilies and pellets.

Dont ignore floaters but watch out for the birds that dive on to them as they are bit fast, also dont worry about the weed to much, just fish to the edge of it with a popped up bait and they will find it, dont fish it to light as they do seem to know where the weed is.

Derek had 5 and lost 5 last week, he thinks one was a Tench, some of the swims are producing with just a little lob out of around ten yards, so no need to throw it to the horizon.

The Slough Arm is fishing well for Bream and Perch on the section along side Little Britain Lake, also for small fish along the boats, it may pay to take a small drag to put through the swim first.

If any members have caught from the new stretch of Canal can they please forward a report to me.

I am trying to update this section weekly so any catches can be sent to me via e,mail or giving me call, we are trying to let the members know how the venues are doing week by week, so get out here and catch a few and lets all hear about it, I am trying for another P.B to mention just the once or twice in the Newsletter, as you know I will not go on about it to much (as if ).
Don.

 

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Feb 28th
Charity match

Charity Match Colne.
J.Barnes 10-6-0 B.Dart 8-7-0 M.Harrington 6-2-0

This was our Annual match for the Shooting Stars Hospice, we had 27 fishing this year and had to put in a few swims not normally fished, the only trouble on the day was that hardly any of the river fished well.
John was a late replacement and helped me out, he then went and helped himself to peg 11 on the point again, having won the last match from there.

He had 3 Chub and also managed to drop a Barbel of about 5 pounds on the wrong side of the keepnet, he did not need it in the end has Brian managed all bits from Dolphin Bridge mainly Perch and Roach and never saw any of the bigger fish. Marks weight was just one Chub from peg 39, and he also lost one that he said was bigger so he would of walked it if he got that one in.

To show how hard it was on the day I was the only one to catch in my section with one Chub for 3-12-0 and the rest of the section did not even have a bite. There was the single fish needed to win most of the sections, with Alan Parsons bucking the trend and catching 2 Chub for 6-0-0.

Keith Arthur was left the usual dodgy peg by his fellow allstars and except for Brian they all blanked again,
Still, you cant beat bad luck. The winning team on the Day was Wallys Wonders which consisited of Dan Richardson, Kevin Burroughs, Lee White and there top rod skipper Wally Thomas, one of the team did not catch but they still managed to win as the only other team with 3 weighing in got lower section points, I wont tell you which one blanked as he might hit me, wont you Dan OOOOOOOppps, sorry mate.

Now for the good bit of the day, we were able to raise the grand sum of £3,714-00 for the Childrens Hospice.
Which considering the current climate is a tremendous amount, I think it only fair that I list all the participants and others who helped raise such a good sum.

Our thanks go to Keith who was getting a bit of ribbing from me after the match with a new name for his show, for presenting the cheque to Terry and Rita from the Shooting Stars, he highlights the clubs Charity events on his show at every opportunity.

We have now raised approx £21,000 for various Charities over the past 8 Years and I hope we can carry on getting such good backing from the members and others who contribute to the event. Thanks go to Judds and Fishermans Cabin for supplying prizes for the winner and runner up. Also to Noel for the nice spread after the match which was very welcome, has I have said it was most peoples only bite of the day. And to Martin Harper for doing the pegs which was no mean task on the day.

The people who participated and helped are as follows.
Derek Turton
Brian Dart
Keith Arthur
Martin Harper
Wally Thomas
Lee White
Kevin Burroughs
Bob Hawes
Terry Burgess
Richard Smith
Stuart Turk
John Barnes
Bob Horwood
John Taylor
Steve Pratt
Mark Harrington
Alan Harrington
Alan Parsons
Belinda Parsons
Roy Perry
Steve Hardy
Dave Dorsett
John Taylor
Willy Noble
Ross Dawson
Dickie Penn
Cliff Fox
Neil Payne
Brian Eggleton

Thanks a lot Gents and Lady for making it such a good day for the Charity, and for the club as a whole.
Heres looking forward to next years match.

Don Wilkinson.

 

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October 17th
Wraysbury Lake.

Wraysbury Lake.
We have stocked the lake with approx 100 small Carp from 2 to 3 pound, see photos.
We are to also stock approx 1,000 Roach and 1,000 Bream of varying sizes over the next few weeks.
The lake is to stay open for the close season on a trial period, We would like to thank your president Barry Abbott for both the fish and the extension to the season on the lake.

Don

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May 1st
RESTOCKING WRAYSBURY LAKE

We have stocked Wraysbury with 200 Carp in the 1 1/2 to 2 pound bracket. these fish went in around the middle of March and hopefully we should start catching a few of them early this season.
We would like to thank your President Barry Abbott for obtaining the fish, see photo.

 

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May 1st
RIVER CHERWELL.

The E/A have restocked the section above ours on the Cherwell at Hampton Poyle with 1,000 Roach and the same amount of small Chub and Barbel.

There is a good chance that a few of these fish will wander downstream to our section, the Barbel are dye marked so should be easy to spot, if you do catch any please report it to me so I can inform the other clubs above our section of the fish movements.

The E/A have also installed fish sanctuaries for spawning purposes and shelter so lets hope they do hide in there when the river is pushing through.

 

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May 1st
NEW WATERS

We have acquired the fishing rights on the Grand Union Canal from Denham Deep Lock to just outside West Drayton, this covers approx 5 Miles of bank so there should be a few swims to fish.

I will send out more detailed maps with the renewals and Applications.

I would like to thank Derek Turton for his efforts in getting the lease for the water concerned.

 

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June 22nd 2009
Monthly Meeting / Benson & Dorchester River Thame/ Car Parking River Colne Uxbridge

Benson & Dorchester River Thames.
Dont forget that we have 10 books for the above sections on the Thames from the respective clubs and they offer some good Roach and Bream fishing.
The venues are only approx 40 minutes from Uxbridge, if you require a book for a day to give them a go please send a S.A.E to me and I will return it to you, or pop along to the above meeting and you can pick it up then, let me know in advance.


Car Parking River Colne Uxbridge.
We have been given permission to park in the car park of the General Elliott Public House opposite Riverside Way, this is from Monday to Friday only, try to park on the left hand side if possible.
You MUST I repeat MUST show your GXUDAS car park permit inside your windscreen or there is a chance you may get clamped, so please adhere to this request

 

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