Due to the lock down on all waters we have not been able to get work parties done, but a few of the boys have been allowed on to Wraysbury Lake for security and Safety work.
Part of which was finishing off the bridge on to the island and as you can see from the photo what a great job they have done.
Our thanks got to the following who are also putting up new fencing around the lake.
Brian Dart, Dave Allan, Mark Squire, Terry Willmott, Andrew Terpolowski, Malcolm Davis last but not least
Derek Turton for getting all the materials delivered and making numerous visits for security duties.
Without all this happening we would be playing catch up over the year with work needed to be done.
As you know the lake is on shut down until further notice.
But we have managed to complete new fencing beside the gate and also you will have a great new bridge to cross to get on to the island section of the lake.
We may have a grand opening when we get the all clear from the virus.
There are locks in place due to security reasons as I stated before, so please do not try to go down for a walk around the lake.
Only Bailiffs and officers from the club are going on to our lakes to check on the security side of things.
We would like to thank Dave Allan and Brian Dart for rebuilding the bridge from scratch and they have done a great job on it.
Also Mark Squire who kindly donated his time and know how to erect the new fencing beside the gate area.
Derek for pulling it together at short notice due to the virus.
THANKS A LOT LADS.
Dont forget that ALL CLUB VENUES ARE ON LOCKDOWN except at the time of writing the Lower Colne stretch but please keep to the footpath and include it as your daily exercise walk not fish spotting.
We hope to get back on the bank as soon as we are allowed, but in the meantime please adhere to these requests for staying away from the lakes, and I hope you and your families stay safe.
As of Wednesday 8th April the lake will be closed until further notice, this is obviously due to coronavirus regulations.
There will be further locks on the gates so please do not try to gain entry. There will be security patrols, and bailiff visits on the lake and anyone caught on there may be prosecuted for trespass, so please adhere to this request.
We hope to get back up and running once this is all over.
In the mean time i hope you and all your family stay safe at this worrying time.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak our lakes at both Denham and Broadwater are closed to all access.
New lock numbers have been put in place so please do not attempt to gain access for a so called walk around the lake.
Wraysbury is still open at present due to work taking place.
This may change at short notice so please check on the news page for any updates.
All work parties planned for the future have been cancelled to a later date.
Once things get a bit clearer on both movement and amount of bodies allowed to congregate we will try to slot some in, again please look on the news page on the web site.
Thanks in advance for adhering to these changes and I hope you and your families stay safe and well during this stressful time.
Just think how nice and clean all your gear will be for the start of the season, ask the wife to help you clean it, donít say I said.
The work party on broadwater as been cancelled , a new date will be arranged in the near future.
The work party which was to take place on the lower colne has been moved to wraysbury.
Meet at top gate at 8-30.
We are aware with the current situation that there may be concerns but the work to be carried out will not need close contact.
Obvously we will understand that if you put your name down and dont feel happy to attend then that is fine and will go down as attendence.
If you are fishing wraysbury in the near future please have your i,d, card where it can be seen if asked, as the bailiffs will stand at least 2 metres away to avoid coming into contact with you.
We hope this situation clears up as soon as possible and ask that all members adhere to any requests made by bailiffs and officers of the club on the bank.
WRAYSBURY LAKE / RENEWALS AND NEW MEMBERSHIPS / MATCHES
With the season now over still be aware you can fish Wraysbury Lake until the start of the new season when the lock code will change.
Also it has been asked how many rods can be used on the lake.
2 RODS ONLY ARE TO BE USED.
The 3 rod rule is for Denham and Broadwater after September 1st.
And please make note of the fishing times on the notice board as we have had instances of some members staying over the specified times and this could impact on your membership.
RENEWALS AND NEW MEMBERSHIPS.
Please remember that all items for next season will go out at the end of May so please donít call if you have not got them by mid May which we normally do, this is due to holiday commitments ,if we are allowed to fly by then, bloody virus.
I would like to thank all the boys who supported us on the matches over the season.
It was a bit hit and miss for some parts due to various reasons but they still turned out to support us.
It was good to see the rivers holding up well and also Wraysbury producing some good weights early in the season, lets hope it goes well again next season.
Dont forget you can still sponsor me to fish on your behalf in the Charity Match for the Childrens Hospice at the end of May, just send in with your renewal.
Once again thanks lads.
you are to fish Denham Lake at the tail end of
the seaso, due to some work with HS2 there may
be security in certain areas. Please make sure
you have your I.D where you can produce it, not
at the bottom of your tackle box or you may be
ISLAND FIXTURE CHANGE.
Due to high water
levels on Sunday the match was cancelled. It will
be held on the Island on the 8th March. Signs will
go up nearer the date but normal fishery closure
for matches will be in place.
BROADWATER LAKE CLOSED
FOR A PIKE MATCH ON SUNDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY 2020. MEET
LAKE CLOSED FOR A PIKE MATCH ON SUNDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY
MEET at 07:30hrs.
The second leg of the annual GXUDAS Pike Match
which will be fished at Broadwater Lake, on Sunday,
2nd February 2020. Please drive to the far end
of the access road, then turn left through the
gate and meet in the new car park through the fenced
area. All GXUDAS banks are available to members
and are fishable, however the paths and swims are
very muddy and slippery. Good stout boots are essential.
The draw and ‘walk/drive
off” will be at 07:45hrs.
Please ensure that
you have a suitably pike sized landing net, unhooking
mat, unhooking gear and scales with you.
Please call Chris
Sims on TEL: 07860 511753, if you have any questions.
The next monthly meeting will take place
at the DOLPHIN, TUESDAY 4th FEBRUARY 8-00PM. Please
try to attend as we are monitoring our attendances
to see if it has been successful having them on
different nights. See you there.
have recently put 52 Carp into Wraysbury Lake,
see pics. They were all commons of 3 to 5 pound.
We would like to thank Barry Abbott for sourcing
the fish and Dave Allan who is posing in the pics
for seeing them in.
matches pencilled in for the Arm on 2nd Feb and
23rd Feb are to be switched to the Jubilee River.
COLNE 15th JANUARY.
This match will be switched to the Island has there
is demolition work going on in the car park at
Arundel Road. Signs will be put up to this
effect and the water will be closed on the day
of the match on the Island.
The Monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday
4th February at the Dolphin start at 8-00pm.
RESURFACING WORK RIVERSIDE
WAY / WORK PARTY TO CLEAR THE DREADED PENNYWORT /
WORK RIVERSIDE WAY
Their is to be resurfacing work carried out on Riverside
Way on the dates of the Sunday 17th an Monday 18th
of November so there will be no parking on the road
from 8-00am to 4-00pm.
We may have to move
the arranged match scheduled to be on there on
the Sunday, if so further details will be posted
on the news page. You can park in the General Elliott
car park if you wish to visit on these days.
WORK PARTY TO CLEAR
THE DREADED PENNYWORT.
LOWER COLNE. SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER.
MEET ARUNDEL ROAD CAR PARK 8-45 CHESTIES WELCOME
Dont forget to pop along for the Xmas draw at the
Memorial Centre Thursday 5th December at 8-00pm.
Keith Arthur will be attending and will be available
to answer any questions on the night Good prizes
to be had, also any donations on the night will
be gratefully received.
arranged work party for saturday the 21st has been
moved to the lower colne. Meet in the arundel road
car park at 8-45. If late we are down to the left
of the venue near the bridge. It will be mainly
clearing pennywort so chesties and rakes will come
in handy. Could you please let me know if attending
so we can allocate work needed to be done. Thanks.
PARTY. SATURDAY 27th JULY
We are to hold a work party on the island fishery
to remove pennywort. Meet at the sluice end of riverside
way,chest waders and rakes will be helpful if you
have them. We will start at 8-30 and finish approx.
So please try your
best to get there and help out.
It as been noticed by Bailiffs on our waters that
a lot of members are not carrying there ID cards
with them. Please make sure you have it with
you on all visits as you may be asked to leave
This is more important
if you go to the new TVAA sections as they have
are to hold our Monthly meeting on the following.
You will have the chance to hear about our enhancement
on the Colne and also the new restocking which took
place this week. And you can sponsor me to fish the
Charity Match if you have not already.
Hope to see you there.
TUESDAY 2nd APRIL
DOLPHIN PUBLIC HOUSE
We are to hold a work party this coming Saturday
23rd Feb on the colne at the island fishery. Meet
at 8-30 in Riverside way near the middle gate. Chest
waders will be helpful.
BANK CLEARANCE DENHAM
There will be vegetation clearance work going on
W/C 25th February adjacent to pit 2 on the roadway.
It may be that you will have to wait a few minutes
for the road to be clear to access pit 3.
are reminded that Broadwater Lake is closed until
after the Pike Match to be held on the lake on
the 10th Feb.
If you are fishing
the match please meet at 7-30 at the gate near
the barrier at the start of the road way. The match
will be fished from 8-00 until 16-00 along the
canal and causeway banks.
All Pike to be weighed,
witnessed, photographed and quickly released After
the match please e mail Chris Sims on firstname.lastname@example.org
advising him of Pike you caught, weight of fish,
and a picture of each fish.
Please send a report
to Chris , including if no fish caught by 21-00
on Monday 11th February.
Chris will summarise
the catches and publish the results with pics of
all Pike caught to members who took part. Lets
hope a few Pike are caught.
Dont forget to pop
along for the Xmas raffle and monthly forum on
the date below.
THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER
Start 8-00 pm.
It will be nice to
see a few new faces at the meeting, and usually
most people walk away with a prize ,Barry is top
notch at finding winning tickets.
Also if you have any unwanted pressies already,
bring them along add them to the pot.
As reported before
we now have the plans in place for the project
to begin at the Island Fishery. This will involve
machinery gaining access at certain points over
the next few weeks on the venue, so it may lead
to some disruption.
We will try our best to let
you know what sections are to be worked on and
on which dates, but as it is down to certain elements
it may change. So please be patient with us as
it is for the benefit of the members as a whole.
If you read the match
news the other week re the Arm you would have seen
that I said if the fish put there heads down you
could have a good.
Well the midweek boys
had a match on there last week and Derek won it
with 25-6-0 of Roach and Skimmers, which I think
is a match record for the venue, Paul Talbot was
second with 15-5-0 and Lyle was third with 13-0-0.
All the fish were
on the waggler to maggot with a few on caster,
so you don’t need the top of the range poles
to get them out. It was great bag of fish with
some going close the pound mark.
I bet they don’t
stop in front of me on the next match.
It is with great reluctance
that the shop will cease to trade after a period
of 60 years, as we are going to retire and hopefully
put our feet up.
We would like to thank all our customers for supporting
the shop over this period of time and we can reflect
back on some of the characters we have had the pleasure
So from ,Chris, Dennis and Will Thank you very much
and we hope you enjoy the seasons to come.
On behalf of the officers and Committee our thanks
also go to the boys for there support of local angling
over these years.
Dennis has been a trustee of the Society for a number
of years and Chris and all the boys who have worked
in the shop have helped us grow, with handing out
application forms and by word of mouth to allow us
to get new members and spread the good name of the
This work party is to be moved to the Lower Colne
As we have a fair bit of pennywort to take out.
Chest waders will be good as will any drags you may
have to bring along.
Meeting at the Arundel Road car park at 8-45.
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2018
DENHAM GREEN ACADEMY
VIEWING FROM 11-00am
AUCTION STARTS 1-30 pm SHARP
ADMISSION £3-00 WITH CATALOGUE
NO BUYERS FEE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL DON 0208-421-0769
COME ALONG AND PICK UP SOME BARGAINS
SOME OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH GOOD RESERVES.
Tackle Boxes,Quad Seat box with tables.
Landing Nets.42 Inch 36 Inch Plus many others
Landing Net Poles.
Sea Tackle Job Lots
Pike Tackle Job Lots.
Bib And Brace Sets.
PICTURES AND PRINTS.
Tony Fordham Sportex.
Bruce and Walker Avon Perfection
Various Carp Rods, Approx 30 all makers.
16mtr Team Faps Pole. See pic
Cane Mark 4 Avon Rod
Handbuilt Arpino Barbel Rod. See pic
Handbuilt Arpino Fly Rods. See pic
Feeder Rods.Aprox 20
Shimano GT3500 Baitrunners.
Shimano 10000 XTE Baitrunners.
Lamson 3 inch Litespeed Fly Reel.See pic
ABU M6600CL Morrum.See pic.
J.W.Young Ambidex ( 1953 ).
A lot of the reels come with spare spools.
Also as you can see there a few collectors items in
As stated if more info re the lots is needed please
feel free to call me.
Hope to see you there and spread the word to your friends.
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
June 24th New Farm C/L
July 1st Wraysbury, Merriedene Cup
July 8th Lower Colne ,Restocking 1
July 15th Wraysbury Restocking 2
July 22nd New Farm C/L2
Aug 5th Wraysbury Coronation Trophy
Aug 19th New Farm C/L 3
Sept 2nd Yeading Lake C/L 4
Sept 9th Dorchester Thames Cup 1
Sept 16th New Farm C/L 5
Sept 23rd Harrow School C/L6
Oct 7th Dorchester Thames Cup 2
Oct 14th King Of The Colne 1, Island
Oct 21st Pairs,Senior Citizens Langley Boats.
Oct 28th Dorchester Thames Cup 3
Nov 4th Lower Colne Restocking 3
Nov 11th King Of The Colne 2 Island
Nov 18th Pike Match 1 Denham Lake
Nov 25th Mick Cole Memorial Langley Boats
Dec 9th Langley Boats Restocking 4
Dec 16th Fur & Feather Island
Jan 6th Langley boats, Restocking 5 ( With Yeading
Jan 20th King Of The Colne 3 Island
Feb 3rd Officers Match Langley Boats ( Members welcome
to attend )
Feb10th Pike Match 2 Broadwater Lake
Feb 17th King Of The Colne 4 Island
Feb 24th Langley Boats, Restocking 6
Mar 3rd Dorchester Thames Cup 4
Date & Venue To Be Confirmed Teams of 4 Charity
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.
are to hold the annual charity match for the Shooting
Stars Childrens Hospice at New Farm Fishery on
29th April. We expect to go over the £25,000
total which as been achieved over 7 years, so it
will be a great day out with hopefully a few fish
Also the Specimen
Group will hold there match on Denham in early
May. Dont forget you can still sponsor me to fish
on your behalf, just send in your donation and
I will add it to my list.
Watch the news page
for after match report and totals raised, with
a few more pics of the boys to go up this year.
forget to pop along to the monthly meeting on Thursday
1st February 8-00pm.
It is held at the
Memorial Centre East Common Gerrards Cross SL9
It is a great opportunity
to here first hand what is going on at the club.
This involves Restocking programmes, River Enhancement
plans to be put in place at the Island fishery.
How to fish some of our venues and also a chance
to purchase some club logo clothing at good prices,
oh and a small raffle.
have to report the sad passing of our great mate
He passed away on
Tuesday in a nursing home in Harefield, he will
be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Tom was the longest
standing member of the club and had been both a
Committee member and Trustee for many years, and
could still be found cycling along the Arm in his
seventies collecting fees from anglers.
Our thoughts and condolences
go out to his family at this sad time..
DONT FORGET THE XMAS
DRAW AT THE MEMORIAL CENTRE AT 8-0pm. DECEMBER
THE 7th IS THE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY. GOOD PRIZES
TO BE WON AND ALSO SOME CLOTHING ON SHOW WHICH
CAN BE PURCHASED. SO POP ALONG AND SUPPORT THE
WE ARE TO HAVE A WORK
PARTY THIS SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER. MEET AT THE TOP
END OF RIVERSIDE WAY AT THE SLUICE GATE. IT WILL
BE MAINLY REMOVING PENNYWORT SO PLEASE BRING ALONG
CHESTIES IF YOU HAVE THEM AND RAKES WILL BE USEFUL.
MEET AT 8-30.
It as been reported that some members are using
boats at some of the venues. The rule is no boats
or drones are allowed at all. Please adhere to
this rule or it may impact on your membership of
WORK PARTY. The work
party for this coming Saturday on the Colne as
been cancelled. It will now take place on Saturday
the 30th, meet at 8-30 in Riverside Way. It will
be mainly removal of pennywort so waders and rakes
will be useful on the day.
LAKE. Most of you may now be aware that there as
been a major fish loss on pit 2 or the Harrow Lake.
It seems this was caused by a lack of oxygen after
an algae bloom on the water over the past few weeks.
We have been monitoring pit 3 and as of time of
writing had not seen any problems, but we must
be vigilant and I would ask any member fishing
the lake to inform me if they see fish in distress
in any way. Also as the angling press and E/A have
been saying it is paramount that you dry and disinfect
if needed your weight nets and unhooking mats.
It seems that the problem was not related to the
water which runs in to both pits 3 and 4 but the
inlet as been closed off for now as a precaution,
so no need to call me and tell me someone as done
DENHAM LAKE. As from
now the channel at the back of the island can only
be fished by the members fishing the Royal Box
swim and to the right of the island. They may only
fish up to the point where the posts are which
are to placed there soon, that is approx 20 feet
in to the channel either side of the swims. You
must be bivvied up in the swims and not roving
and feeding various swims. Under no circumstances
may anyone fish between the posts as this may impact
on your membership of the club. Please adhere to
this request as it is for the protection of the
TACKLE AUCTION. THE
AUCTION IS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY, DETAILS AT THE
END OF THIS WRITE UP.
WE WILL HAVE APPROX
400 LOTS SO THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERY BODY.
SOME OF THE ITEMS
ARE THE LITTLE BITS YOU KEEP LOSING OVER THE COURSE
OF A SEASON SO YOU WILL HAVE SOME AS BACK UP WHEN
THERE ARE CARP RODS,
NETS, UNHOOKING MATS, ALARMS, TERMINAL TACKLE AND
ON THE SEA FISHING
SIDE THER ARE SOME GOOD RODS AND REELS, WITH A
GOOD SELECTION OF MIXED GEAR FOR WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT
ON THE BOTTOM AS I ALWAYS DO.
ON THE POLE FRONT
WE HAVE A MAVER 16 MTR WITH 7 TOP 2s FOR A GOOD
RESERVE, 13 MTR CARP POLE AND A FEW WHIPS AS WELL,
A LOT OF THEM NEW, SO IF YOU WANT TO START FISHING
THE POLE THEY WILL BE IDEAL
ALSO SETS OF TIED
RIGS AND LOTS OF POLE FLOATS IN BATCHES TO COVER
THERE ARE SOME SPECIALIST
RODS FROM GREYS, WITH BOTH BARBEL AND CARP OF VARYING
WAGGLER RODS AND STICK
RODS FOR THE RIVERS.
JOHN WILSON AVON WITH
A FEW HARDY RODS FOR THE COLLECTORS OUT THERE.
FLY FISHING RODS
THERE ARE UMBRELLAS,LANDING
NETS AND HANDLES, SOME NEW CARP ONES 50 INCH, ROD
HOLDALLS, QUIVERS, CATAPULTS, HOOKS, VARIOUS NEW
LINES, SEAT BOXES, ONE OF WHICH IS A BOSS WITH
CLOTHING WITH WAISTCOATS
FOR THE FLUFF CHUCKERS, WADERS FOR THE RIVER BOYS,
BIB & BRACE FOR THE MATCH BOYS AND A FEW POLO
WE ALSO HAVE A FISH
FOSSIL FROM I AM INFORMED THE CRETACEOUS PERIOD,
IT LOOKS LIKE THE LAST FISH I CAUGHT, SEE PIC.
SO COLLECTORS GET
THERE EARLY. THE DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS.
DATE. SATURDAY 7
TIME. VIEWING 11-00am START 1-30pm Sharp.
VENUE. DENHAM GREEN ACADEMY NIGHTINGALE WAY. DENHAM
ENTRANCE FEE. £3-00
WITH A CATALOGUE INCLUDED. When you pay and enter
you will be issued with a bidding card so you can
start spending your money.
WE REGRET WE CANNOT
TAKE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE DAY.
There are no refreshments
on site. There is ample parking on site, just follow
the signs once you pull in through the gates. So
please try to support us on the day and I hope
to see you there. If any other information needed
please contact me on 0208-421-0769 leave message & number
if it goes to answer phone.
WRAYSBURY LAKE / WORK
PARTY. SAT 19TH AUGUST / TACKLE AUCTION.
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
WORK PARTY. SAT 19TH
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Due to the match being switched the work party for
this coming weekend as been cancelled.
CHARITY MATCH 7th
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Also let me know
if there is any further problems.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wraysbury, Merrriedene Cup
July 3rd Lower
Colne, Coronation Trophy
Royal Berkshire, C/L 1
Wraysbury, Restocking 1
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.
Dorchester Thames Cup 1
Royal Berkshire C/L 4
Yeading Lake with Yeading A.S C/L 5
Oct 2nd Langley
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
Dec 11th Langley
Dec 18th Fur & Feather
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
Jan 29th Pike
Match 2 Denham Lake.
Feb 12th King
Of The Colne 4 Island
Feb 19th Langley
Boats, Restocking 5
Mar 6th Wraysbury
6 May 7th
Teams of 4 Charity Match Langley Boats
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
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..
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.
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
Match R.Hawes 12-3-0 S.Hardy 8-14-0
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
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. email@example.com.
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 )
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
AT WRAYSBURY / WORK PARTY LOWER COLNE SAT 26TH
SEPTEMBER / BROADWATER LOCK
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
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.
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
REPORT / LOWER COLNE UXBRIDGE / BROADWATER LAKE
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.
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
Auction. Tuesday 26th May,
Gerrards Cross Memorial
Centre East Common.
Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD Viewing
Starts at 6-45 Sharp.
Entrance fee £2-50
No Buyers fee
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.
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
Mike wont take a bid
if you sneeze, and the Bar is open from 6-30.
more could you want from the Tuesday Night.
to see you there. For more details or to put in
a bid if not attending ring.
after 7-30 will be best.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
CANCELLATION/GATE AT LOWER COLNE/BROADWATER LOCK./DREDGING
SLOUGH ARM/FISH REPORTS
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
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.
PARTIES REVISED VENUES./ MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS AND
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.
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
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.
AUCTION. 30TH APRIL MEMORIAL CENTRE GERRARDS CROSS
VIEWING FROM 5-0PM STARTS 6-45PM ENTRANCE £2-50
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.
Bivvies, some new not used.
Packs of floats.
Packs of lures.
Pole floats, all sizes.
Packs of swimfeeders.
Various landing nets, including specimen size
Keepnets from Daiwa, Preston, Keenets, variuos
3 Daiwa Infinity 5500br wooden handles, with
Shimano 2500 Baitrunners.
Daiwa 25001A x 3.
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.
LAKE RESTOCKING / BIRD RINGING / WORK PARTIES /
SLOUGH ARM / TACKLE AUCTION.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Friends of Slough
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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
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..
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
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
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.
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.
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.
TACKLE AUCTION. MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS EAST COMMON SL9 7AD - TUESDAY MAY 14th
MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS CROSS
TUESDAY MAY 14th
Viewing from 5-00pm
starts 6-45pm sharp.
ENTRANCE IS £2-50
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.
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.
of other bits and pieces that you may have lost
over the season.
RODS AND POLES.
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.
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.
of other Reels too numerous to mention,a lot of
them new and boxed.
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
Pike Fishing In the 80s Neville Fickling 1st
Float Fishing Ivan Marks 1st d/c
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
and the Carp Angler George Sharman 1st d/c
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
A century of Carp fishing 1st d/c
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,
Passion for Angling 1st d/c
of Carp and Catfish Kevin Maddocks
Tench Len Head 1989
Spirit of the Pond
Tom,O Reilly 1st d/c
Spinning and Baitcasting Jens
Fishing with Mr Crabtree, In all waters
Practical Carp Fishing Julian Cundiff 1996
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
For further deatils feel free to give
me a ring, after 7-30 is best on 0208-421-0769
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.
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.
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
Work party Sheets, Tackle Auction Forms / December
Meeting / Charity Match..
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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.
Party on the Lower Colne this Saturday (September
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.
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
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.
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
AUCTION. WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY MEMORIAL HALL GERRARDS
CROSS 6-45 START VIEWING FROM 5-00.
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.
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.
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
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
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
VENUE/SPECIMEN INTEREST GROUP/TACKLE AUCTION/CHARITY
Dont forget that you can still fish Wraysbury throughout
the close season, also the Slough Arm, all other
venues are now closed.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
of date for the work parties at Denham Lake.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Also some big Perch and Bream to 7 pound being
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
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
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
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
Now for the good
bit of the day, we were able to raise the grand
sum of £3,714-00 for the
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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