Head Bailiff

 

 

 

3rd December

 

Temporary river closure

 

Due to the exceptional low water level we have closed the short section

 

road side bank from the bailey bridge upstream to the first bend

 

This is a temporary measure to protect any fish caught being pulled over gravel.

 

Notification will be given on this page as soon as it is opened 

 

''Come on rain lets be having you''

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

1st November

 

River '' OFF '' times

 

The river closure  is now 8pm till the end of the season

The Channel is 24 hour no closure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

24th October

 

River '' OFF '' times

 

Currently 10pm but the  end of this month it changes to 8pm for the rest of the season

Because we have a few members that are uncertain about the meaning of OFF below is the entry of the 20th August

 

 

This means off the river not just ''I am just packing up '' when the bailiff catches you

YOUR SWIM MUST BE CLEAR OF TACKLE BY THE CURRENT ''OFF'' TIME

Anyone found packing up on the bank with rods still in water will be reported to the committee

Due to so many recent excuses and arguments over the rules all bailiffs have been told not to allow any excuses

 

Before we formed the Fishers Green Consortium the river off times were one hour after sunset.

After the first lease and after hard negotiations with the parks the new times were agreed as we were considered good tenants abiding to the rules all of which were initially agreed with the parks.

As the winter approaches all the river anglers realise that the extended Autumn and Winter times give up to four hours of night fishing.

For this reason we are being strict

 

The Channel is 24 hr

 

 

Barbel Handling

 
                  Please consider the swim you fish and how you can handle a big barbel. Importantly can you safely land, REST and return the fish.
                  For instance in the low water conditions we have experienced lately some of the really high banks make it nearly impossible

                  to properly rest a fish and release even with a 3m plus landing net pole.

                  Leave those swims until we have some high water. 

 

                  A large dead barbel 12 -13lb was found yesterday, otherwise perfectly healthy and in good condition

                  which was probably killed due to bad handling.

                  In all water conditions the barbel will need many minutes to recover, probably at least 10 to 15 minutes

                  and in low, warmer, less oxygenated conditions perhaps a lot longer.

                  Let the fish rest after the fight before lifting from the water to unhook etc and never release a fish until

                   you are happy that it is fully recovered and ready to powerfully swim away.

                   The Barbel Society web site has an excellent, detailed handling code section (under resources)

 

                   Our fish are precious and help to make the Green the special place it is, please look after them. 

 

                            Eric Whorne
                                Head Bailiff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

20th August

 

Problem rules river off times

 

Currently 11pm

This means off the river not just ''I am just packing up '' when the bailiff catches you

YOUR SWIM MUST BE CLEAR OF TACKLE BY THE CURRENT ''OFF'' TIME

Anyone found packing up on the bank with rods still in water will be reported to the committee

Due to so many recent excuses and arguments over the rules all bailiffs have been told not to allow any excuses

 

Before we formed the Fishers Green Consortium the river off times were one hour after sunset.

After the first lease and after hard negotiations with the parks the new times were agreed as we were considered good tenants abiding to the rules all of which were initially agreed with the parks.

As the winter approaches all the river anglers realise that the extended Autumn and Winter times give up to four hours of night fishing.

For this reason we are being strict

 

The Channel is 24 hr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

3rd July 2017

 

Head bailiff report

 
               The summer river is looking interesting fairly low and clear at the moment, but the recent rain has added a few inches.    

               Good ranunculus and bull rush growth offers some challenging but fish holding opportunities.

               Try free lining a lob in amongst the fronds. Plenty of Roach, dace and chub have been taken by the float anglers

               with a good number of barbell to 13.10 and chub to 7.4 so far reported.

               Hope to see you on the bank."

                Eric Whorne  

                Head Bailiff

                ps

                I hope to make this a regular monthly report or more often if I get more info from the members

                You can send in all your information to secretary@fishersgreencon.co.uk      

 

 

 

26th January

 

Problem rules

 

While all the rules are important for the well being of the fish and the environment we continually come across some rules being broken, these are

On the front of your card :-

You must carry your FG card and club photo card when fishing.

 ''Sorry I left it at home and will bring it in future'' will not be accepted

All bailiffs are instructed to stop you fishing and send you home

Rule 13:-

You must have a suitable size landing net ready assembled for use

''It's in the bag or in my mates swim'' will not do

Again you will be asked to assemble it or get one in your swim before being allowed to fish on

Rule 14:-

A suitable purchased unhooking mat must be open in your swim ready for use.

A piece of plastic or cloth will not be acceptable.

Rule 31:-

Offensive or threatening behaviour to any one will not be tolerated

All bailiffs do the job for their love of the fishery not for reward or ego and have the full support of the Consortium and the Lea Valley Regional Parks Authority

 

As with the violation of any rule the bailiff will either mark the front of your card so future bailiffs are aware of a warning or retain your card

In both cases the committee will be informed and further action may be taken

 

Bailiffs are not being 'picky' or 'over zealous' they are doing their job and have strict instructions not to allow exceptions to any rule

As stated before if you do not understand any rule use the phone numbers on your card to clarify the position and do it before not after you are stopped breaking the rules.

 

This spring we are hoping to get  a few bailiffs together for a 'Learn your river' walk about

This will be an informal tour of the river in groups lead by a bailiff with many years experience of the river and it inhabitants

 

Eric Whorne

Head bailiff

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

   21st January

 

Rules

 

Please make sure you read and understand the rules on the fishery

Our bailiffs are still finding members breaking the rules

The rules are formulated over the years to comply with our landlords rules and to ensure the well being of our fish and the environment

We have unfortunately had to issue bans ranging from 3 months to  1 season.

Don't join their club read your card

If you do not understand any rule use the phone numbers on your card to clarify the position and do it before not after you are stopped breaking the rules.

 

River ''off'' time

 

Currently 8pm until the end of the season

This means off the river not just ''I am just packing up '' when the bailiff catches you

The Channel is 24 hr

Remember that both are classed as a river and as such the RIVER and RELIEF close 8pm Tuesday 14th March

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

   3rd November

 

River off  times

 

From now till the end of the river season the '' OFF RIVER '' time is 8pm

8pm off river

Check your cards for river on / off times for the whole season

This means off the river not just ''I am just packing up '' when the bailiff catches you

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

   31st August

 

River off  times

 

From tomorrow the autumn off river time clicks in

10pm off river

Check your cards for river on / off times for the whole season

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

22nd  June

 

River times

 

Check your cards for river on / off times

At the June meeting we have planned to do late and early checks on these times this season

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

15th  June

 

Riverine season

 

The new season starts on our rivers atone hour before  sunrise 03.42 Thursday morning 

NOT midnight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

30th  April

 

Poachers

 

Reports of long lines on the fishery

Please be aware

See the ''news '' page

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

22nd April

 

Bailiffing

 

We are on the look out for more bailiffs

If you are interested in joining the happy band please give me a call for details

Doug

Head bailiff

07957290882

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

14th March 2016

 

River season

                      The river and Channel are now closed until 16th June

14th March 2016

 

Work Parties

                       This weekend sees the start of work parties at the Green.

                  See the news page for more details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

13th February 2016

 

River review

                       With the end of the River Season approaching Mike Smith is preparing a schedule of work to do with

                  or without the Parks.

                  Where it involves being in the water it will have to be left to the Parks with us assisting on the Bank.

                  Any thoughts you have or offers of help on the work parties please give Mike a call on 02085053215 or 07989817316

 

                  I am preparing a submission to the Environment Agency and the Parks regarding the erosion of the bank directly

                  opposite the ’Dustbin’.

                  ( that is the bend down river from the top car park with several trees in the water and an island of silt)

                  I have been told that the land between the River and Canal was an unlicensed Landfill Site in the 1960’s and

                  I am concerned as to what is under the soil and the damage it could do or is doing to the Fishery.

                  Any information or photographs would be appreciated.

                  This subject was raised by the late Fred Crouch some years ago and I have not been able to find any more information.

 
                  Please call me if you can help. 07957290882

                  Doug

   

February fish reports

                       Since the start of the month bailiffs have been reporting more fish banked. it seems more members are owning up to their catches

                  The fish are coming from most sections of the river and lower channel swims. More anglers have been venturing to new areas

                  It shows that the fishing is picking up as more anglers are venturing out in some of the really strong cold winds that we have had since

                  the start of the month.

 

                  CHUB of 5lbs -  6.04lbs - 7.00lbs - 5.08lbs - 7.11lbs - 5.02lbs amongst some of those reported

                  BARBEL of 15.02lbs - 8.10lbs - 11.02lbs - 10.06lbs - 15.02lbs - 8.08lbs - 6.12lbs  with the unconfirmed fish of 16+lbs

                  Several small un-weighed Barbel around 2/3 lbs have graced the bank either grown on from previous years stockings or home grown fish.

                  There have also been sighting and catches of some of this years Chub and Barbel stocked early December

                  There have been good catches of Roach and Dace with some fine Perch up to 3lbs

                  Please keep us informed of your catches the more anglers we get on the bank the more food goes in to keep our stretch

                  a food larder attracting and keeping fish there.

                  Tell the bailiffs or phone me or Mike numbers on your Fishers Green card

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

28th January 2016

 

Work parties

They are here again time to get out and help clear the swims

Any ideas you have thoughts suggestions give our Fishery Manager Mike a call 07989817316.

Full details are on the ''NEWS'' page

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

23rd January 2016

 

New Bailiff

I'd like to welcome a new bailiff joining the fold this week.

Darren Poole bailiff No 30 joins this weekend and will be out and about

 

Stocking The River 7th Dec 2015

On the 7th December a stocking took place at Fishers Green and it was better than expected.

700 Chub and 200 Barbel.

The fish were around 18 months old and 6" to 9" in length.

A really good looking lot of fish.

 

Catches

The end of last month and the first half of this month has seen some good fish grace the bank.

Barbel to the 15 lbs mark have shown up and Chub to 8lbs.

Some of the new little stocky chub around 9" have been showing up.

The very recent cold snap and the on off rains have made it a bit tricky

However the rewards for those that think about what they are doing are there

 

AGM

A reminder that the AGM is coming up 4th Feb

See the NEWS page [ 3rd Jan] for full info

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

11th December 2015

 

Catch Report

River getting fished more now as the weather cools and the evenings draw in many anglers staying until the 8pm end of fishing.

Since the beginning of December several Chub in the 6-7lbs class found themselves on the bank along with Barbel to 15lbs.

 

A report this week is of a Chub tipping the scales at 9lbs 12ozs. The angler could not find an angler to verify the scales but we know of 9lbs 3ozs fish before the British record currently stands at 9lbs 5ozs).

 

More anglers are taking out the float rods and trotting a stick for the Roach, fish that were shoaling near the weir now have migrated to the swims by the public car park and are giving good sport, due to their presence the pike have also arrived.

 

Some of the glides in the main river are producing Roach and very good dace again to the stick.

Deeper holes on the river and deep overhung swims on the relief are giving up Perch to 3lbs plus.

The pits are very under fished and as a result catches appear poor, but several Pike from jacks to mid teens have come ashore.

 


 

18th November 2015

 

River Level

 

The rain has started to bring the river up again it was about 10" up on last week. Still not very coloured but several swims looking good after  summer of low flow.

Getting colder the weekend so probably less rain but warming back up again next week.

 


 

10th November 2015

 

Catches

 

The river has given up a few fish since the rains. Chub have been the main feature topping out at 7lbs 3ozs reported to bailiffs.

 


 

7th November 2015

 

River Level

 

The river has at last got some water flushing through things should start picking up now and as at settles down.

 

Catches

 

There were some good bags of roach and dace for those trotting a stick before the rise but that should improve now especially at the bottom of the relief as it gets colder.

One angler well into the silvers then proceeded to get two pike and land them.

The new steps and platforms by the public car park should come into their own for the silvers. The pike will follow.

Langridge has produced a few pike over October several good doubles.

 


 

31st October 2015

 

River Off Time

 

Just a quick reminder that from tomorrow, Sunday 1st November, the time to be OFF he river will be 8pm.

 


 

29th September 2015

 

Pike Fishing

 

Tomorrow sees the start of the bait fishing season for pike in the Lea Valley

Please make sure you read the rules in your card on the subject before going to the Green or any other water in the Valley

Make sure you are properly equipped the bailiffs will check, please co-operate if asked to show any item.

 


 

27th August 2015

 

Fallen Tree

 

A tree has fallen on Langridge blocking off one swim. It needs a bit of man power to pull it out of the way.

For details see the entry of 27th August on the 'News Page'.

 

Piking

 

A reminder that with the traditional pike season looming, live baiting and dead baiting is NOT allowed until 1st October.

Lure fishing is the order of the day until then.

 


 

10th August 2015

 

New Guest Tickets

 

These are now available for members to take a guest to the venue.

For details see the entry of 10th August on the 'News Page'.

 


 

25th May 2015

 

Patrols

 

BE WARNED THE PARKS PATROL ARE GOING TO LOOK IN EVERY WEEKEND AT VARIOUS PITS IN THE VALLEY DURING THE SUMMER.

They have full bailiff powers so co-operate with them if they ask to check permits.

Our own bailiffing team are working on a random agenda over the weekends which means you may be asked for your ticket once, twice or even more times.

This may seem a bit of a bother to some but it is for all your benefit in safety and the welfare of our valuable fish stocks.

 

Catches

 

From Seventy Acres a Tench of 9lbs 2oz plus three eels of about 2.lbs each reported on 16th May.

Also from 70 acres a common Carp of 42lbs.

Also unconfirmed reports of a large Carp from Langridge.

 

New season

 

Not long now to wait for the 16th June, make sure you have your EA licence and have your 2015/16 Hollows ticket with you when on the bank bailiffs will check and you will be told to leave if you can not show the Fishers Green card.

 


 

16th May 2015

 

Work Party

 

Tomorrow is the Fishers Green work party 17th May.

Apologises for keep reminding you but it is important that we get work done.

Come and enjoy yourselves Cutting, Pulling, Sawing and feeling good about it.

You will enjoy yourselves because I have told you so, come and prove me right.

 


 

28th April 2015

 

WARNING ON RULES - Please read your venue rules card and take note. we are tightening up this season.

There will not be any excuses bans will be the result.

So far only 4 weeks into our year there have been 3 bans given out and one refusal of club membership.

If you don't want to find yourself up in lights, named and shamed on the 'bans' page please read them again.

 


 

19 April 2015

 

Report

 

Still intend to have a bailiff’s meeting and will advise when I can find a suitable date.

Anyone interested in helping out will be welcome to come along watch this page for date etc.

 


 

30th March 2015

 

Report

 

The Fishery is very quiet at the moment with only a few hardy Pike anglers on the Lakes.

The LVRPA have been very busy recently on the River and Relief doing a lot of tree work that Fisheries have no control over.

The swims on the river behind the Bittern Hide on the Road side have been cleared. Lost some productive swims there.

Tree work on the road bank up to the Bailey Bridge but not in the River.

No trees exist above the Holyfield Weir around he canoe portage point.

Trees have been colour marked to denote either Removal or a watching brief.

A good path now exists between Seventy Acres and the River up to the end of the Pit. Strange to stop there!

Still intend to have a bailiff’s meeting and will advise when I can find a suitable date.

Anyone interested in helping out will be welcome to come along watch this page for date etc.

No news yet about the parks Plan but may find out more on Tuesday at a Meeting that the parks are attending.

 


 

12th March 2015

 

Catches

 

This week has seen lots of Barbel and Chub grace the banks, toping out seem to be 15.4lb Barbel and 7.12lb Chub. In general it is true to say the river has ''fished it's nuts off'' admittedly this has looked good because the river was at a nice level and there were many anglers getting the last couple of weeks out before the 15th. Nine on our rounds just this morning.

 

Season End 15th

 

Don't forget it is all over river and relief at 8pm this Saturday 14th.

 


 

8th March 2015

 

Close Season 15th March

 

This Saturday sees the last day on the River the Channel and Cornmill stream.

All off at 8pm Saturday 14th March.

Season starts Tuesday June 16th at 3.45am (One hour before sunrise).

 

Work Party 15th

 

This coming Sunday sees our first work party at the Green.

Meet up 8am in the bailey bridge car park.

Bring any tools you have plus good foot wear, gloves etc.

All new members are most welcome and with some of the old hands there there will be plenty of useful info available about the venue.

Any queries give me a bell on 07989 817 316  or 020 8505 3215.

 


 

16th January 2015

 

Piking

 

A reminder to all the Pike anglers, rule 24 states that "All live bait must be caught on the pit or river being fished"

This is Environment Agency law and as such any one found breaking this rule is liable to prosecution by the E.A.

 

 

 

 

That's it now folks river closes at 8pm until the end of the season on 14th March.

We will be doing checks and anyone caught after this time will have a ban.

 


 

5th November 2014

 

Bailiff Checks

 

As promised the first of the after hours checks made last night, glad to say no problems everyone off the water by 8pm.

Two reports of 3 Chub caught to 6lbs.

We will be making more checks throughout the season easier now for our bailiffs as they can get home before midnight.

(They turn into vampires then).

 

 

 

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