Consortium News

 

 

 

13th October 2017

 

Events in the park

 

There are a couple of events organised by the parks that make use of the public car parks

With our pry knowledge these should not cause us a problem..

 

Hooks marsh car park

Wed 25th Oct         10am - 12 noon external cycle ride

Wed 6th Dec           10am - 12 noon external cycle ride

 

Fishers Green car park

Wed 18th Oct         10am - 12 noon External cycle ride

Wed 22nd Nov       10am - 12 noon External cycle ride

Sun 3rd Dec            10.30am - 12.30 pm Walk in the park

 

River off times

 

See HEAD BAILIFF PAGE for very important announcement

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

   

20th August

 

Problem rules  -  river off times

 

See HEAD BAILIFF PAGE for very important announcement

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

13th August 2017

 

Work Park at Fishers Green

 

This Thursday 17th August we are having a second work party on the river above the top car park.

The parks' fishery will be there with the boat and the chainsaw getting to grips with the trees that have fallen in or over the river, the first job will be around swim 9.

We need all the help we can get to pull out the branches as they cut them off.

Gloves are advisable.

Meet top car park at 8.30am.

 

The river above the top car park will be closed from 8am till around 1p,The river walkabout proved a great success with some thirty anglers from a number of the consortium clubs enjoying the morning sun.

 

 

11th June 2017

 

Walk The River Saturday 10th June

 

The river walkabout proved a great success with some thirty anglers from a number of the consortium clubs enjoying the morning sun.

The river looked good, a nice summer level, clear and running well with one or two of its bigger inhabitants putting on a show.

Swims were highlighted, advice on how best to fish the river in its various guises and suggested rigs, bait and feeding were all outlined and discussed.

The very positive feedback from those who attended was good to hear and everybody went away infused, impatiently looking forward to next Friday 16th.

The bailiff team are not there just to check tickets, many successfully fish the river throughout the season and will be pleased to offer advice and tips.

There are personal bests for most of us in the river; last season saw Barbel to 16lb 2oz, Chub to 8lb 4oz, Perch to 3lbs 15oz and Dace to 12oz plus good Pike, Tench, Roach and Bream showing.

There are bigger yet still to be caught!

Have a memorable season; hope to see you on the bank soon.

 

6th June 2017

 

Walk The River Saturday 10th June

 

This Saturday sees the long awaited walkabout with bailiffs at the Green.

Everyone is invited no charge.

Meet up in the mid (power station ) car park at 9am.

Chance to meet up with our new Head Bailiff Eric Whorne and Fishery Manager Paul White and some of our regular bailiff team.

See the 17th April entry for bit more info or phone either number on the front of your card or me on 07989 817 316  /  0208 505 3215 Mike.

 

Work Party Sunday 11th

 

Following on from the walk the river day we have the last work party before the season starts.

Plenty of swims to be strimmed back and some high growth cleared.

The very recent rains and wind have closed down a few swims.

All the help you can give will be welcome.

I am sure Paul will be looking for names on Saturday, please help him and book in with him when you arrive on Sunday.

 

29th May 2017

 

Hooks Marsh / Seventy Acre Bridge

 

We have just been notified that the pedestrian bridge will be closed for maintenance work from 5th June to 26th June.

It is hoped to finish before the 26th.

 

16th May 2017

 

Seventy Acre

 

Just seen a report of a 33lb 12ozs Common out from Seventy Acre.

The little darlings are there just waiting for a bit of food.

 

17th April 2017

 

Fishers Green Walkabout

 

On Saturday 10th June we are arranging a ''Walk The River'' with some of the long standing well informed bailiffs.

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

If you would like to find out how and where to fish the river.

Put the date in your diary.

More details nearer the time.

 

3rd Fun Day At The Green

 

This Sunday meet at the middle (power station ) car park at 8.30am

As usual boots, gloves enthusiasm and any gardening tools that may help

If we get stuck in we should be finished around midday

Hope to se you there

 

Work party this Sunday 12th February

 

10th February

 

Fun Day At The Green

 

As promised it has arrived the first fun day of the year at the Green

This Sunday meet at the middle (power station ) car park at 8.30am

As usual boots, gloves enthusiasm and any gardening tools that may help

If we get stuck in we should be finished (that's a joke never finished) around midday

Time to either get the rods out or go home and earn some brownie points with  ''her indoors''

Hope to se you there

 

26th January

 

Rule Breaking

 

Our new Head Bailiff has a few words to say

Go to the head bailiff page

 

24th January

 

Fun day at the Green

 

The Fishers Green work party is on 12th not the 26th

 

More info will appear nearer the time

                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

21st January

 

Fun day at the Green 26th February

 

Make a date in your diary for the first Fun date ( work party ) of the year

More info will appear nearer the time

 

Rule breaking

 

Check out the Head Bailiff page

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                    

 

13th January

 

Blocked path top section

 

A large tree has come down across the path by swim 8 up above the pylon

My advice is not to try and cross it but if you do you do it at your own risk be very careful

The parks have been advised unfortunately being Friday it may not get attention until next week

 

The rain has put a bit of colour in the river and a bit more rain is forcast

 

16.2oz barbel reported early this week

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

19th December

 

Correction to 17th Dec

 

I got it wrong the pike caught by Paul should have read 3 doubles to 14lbs and one of 8lb 8ozs

Even better

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

17th December

 

The river comes alive

 

 

 

Most of the regulars know well how the fish have been showing but as I have had a few phone calls on the river sport I took the time to do a tour round this week

Starting five weeks ago the river has started to fish much better.

Bailiff report sheets have shown a steady rise in catches and we have not yet had the ideal winter coloured water run

The first was the barbel of 16lb1oz caught by Lawrence Mason during daylight early November pictured in the Anglers Mail.

In the same issue was a picture of our Denis Poole with a fine brace of Lea Perch of 3lb 6oz and 3lb 2oz

I went round last Tuesday morning and Chris did the after dark rota, the fish logged were

Barbel 5lb 10ozs  -  9lb  -  11lb 7ozs. and Chub of 2lb,  -  2lb 8ozs,  -  4lb,  -  6lb 8ozs

On Tuesday evening after Chris left  Simon Fayer banked a magnificent Chub at 7lb 4ozs ( pictured above click to enlarge ) Thanks to Dean Macey stopping his fishing to take the picture.

To add to these catches Paul White did a session of dead baiting on the river and banked 4 pike to 10lbs

These are just the catches owned up to plenty more go unannounced

Who says the river is empty

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

3rd November

 

Relief channel closure

 

On the 20th November there will be one of the six annual agreed ''paddles '' down the relief channel

The canoes will row down Langridge from above Kings weir landing just above the weir and carrying their canoes along the bank to our Swim one where they will launch them and paddle down the relief

This means the swim will be closed from around 10am for possibly a couple of hours

This is an event agreed by the Consortium.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

30th October

 

River catch update

 

 Report from one of our bailiffs Paul White

Whilst the river is very low the fish are still there to be caught

This week a 6lb 2oz chub and a 15lb 12oz barbel have been caught .

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

12th October

 

Man power

 

Tomorrow I am getting some heavy timbers for Fishers Green

If anyone is available to give me a hand moving them please give me a call

Not very heavy two man lift easy one man awkward

Mike

02085053215

07989817316

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

25th September  2016

 

Padlock leading to our car parks in Stubbins

 

                       Our padlock is not working for some reason seems to have been messed with.

                       There is a second black lock on the chain that has our number but

                        you need to push the button on the bottom as you pull the lock apart

                        I will investigate during the week

                        Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

14th September  2016

 

Tree work Seventy acre

 

                       Principal tree will be on Seventy Acres from the 19th September for four days removing woody growth from the reed beds

                       Other than access, they should be well away from fishing areas and the BIP.

                       They will access from the South of the Lake, from the west side.

 

                       If this causes any issues please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

River off times

 

Reminder the OFF RIVER time is now 10pm.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

29th August  2016

 

 

Found

 

One of our bailiffs has found a Landing net at the Green

If it is yours give me a call to be reunited

Mike   07989817316  or   02085053215   NOW RETURNED TO OWNER

 

River off times

 

Last three nights of 11pm.

Wednesday is the last of the 11pm off times, it will then be 10pm for all of September and October

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

23rd August  2016

 

Sunday 4th September event

 

There will be a run in aid of cancer on Sunday 4th September with preparations going on on Saturday 3 rd

The car park at Stubbins Hall lane and Fishers green lane (Sunday only) will be closed to the public but we will be allowed through to our parking on production of the current blue FGC card and supporting photo card

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

24th June  2016

 

Sunday 26th event

 

Sorry about short notice but only just been informed ourselves

On Sunday there is a parks organised event at the Green

Marshals will be on the gates but have been instructed to allow FGC members past on showing their FGC blue card

 

                      It is anticipated that customers may try to use Fishers Green car park.

                     This will be monitored by event security who will ensure that only fishermen and park users are able to gain access into the car park itself.

                      This will be monitored from 09:30-16:00.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

22nd June  2016

 

River catches

 

Only 6 days into the season and even with the unfriendly weather playing havoc with the water levels and temperature a few fish have been reported, and as usual many anglers refusing to come clean on their catches.

A 12 -2 barbel seems to top the list so far plus a good selection of silvers to guys fishing light or trotting

As more bait goes in the fish will start to respond

 

River times

 

It is one hour before sunrise till 11pm until the end of August

See your members card for details of bank area and times throughout the season

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

15th June  2016

 

River season

 

It is here at last

04.42 Thursday morning

Bit of rain in the last few days should give a bit of needed colour in the river that has been very low and clear for the last few weeks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

5th June  2016

 

Todays work Party

 

Just got home from what I think will be the last work party at the Green  for this year

A big thank you to the six members 5 regulars and one first timer who work tirelessly and achieved more than I expected with the poor turn out

It is very sole destroying when you are working hard and there were 9 members some fishing and some walking up and down just looking at the fishery to see where they will hope to fish come the 16th

 

Again a big thank you to all  the guys that since March have taking part in the work parties we have had

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

4th June  2016

 

Tomorrow Work Party Sunday 5th June

 

                       Lets try and have a good turn out to get the river ready for the ''glorious 16th'' not long now

See below (2nd June) for details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

3rd June  2016

 

Work Party Sunday 5th June

 

                       I am afraid that you will need a sun hat and possibly cream on Sunday as this overcast rainy weather is going on Saturday afternoon.

                       Sorry about that.
                       So see you there with your protection.
                       Oh and by the way bring any tools that may be useful

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

2nd June  2016

 

Work Party Sunday 5th June

 

This Sunday sees the last work party before we get underway with the new river season

Meet at 8.30 middle car park or top if we have started

The aim will be to open up swims that were clear a month ago but the recent weather has caused rapid growth of nettles etc. So any tools that you think may help will be welcome , scythes slashers etc

We also have some steps to repair the timber is all onsite and cut to size

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

8th May  2016

 

Work Party today 8th May

 

Just like to give a big thank you to Eric Whorne, Lenny Collins, Toby Cole the three stalwarts of our work parties

plus Richard Cromwell and Keith Edwards.

Yes that was it just five plus myself albeit not able to do much.

Over the last three work parties we have brought back into use ten swims on the river and six on the pits had we had more help this figure could have been more than doubled.

We have one more fixed party on the 5th June just prior to the river season when we will just be strimming the new growth on the paths to each swim.

Hopefully we will get a Wednesday party in before the river season when we attack more of the growth in and over the water

Please try and get to one of these parties.

Watch this site for notification of any Wednesday parties which are often quite short notice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

7th May  2016

 

Work Party tomorrow 8th May

 

Just got back from collecting timber for tomorrows work party

Railway sleepers ( untreated ) cut to size to repair some steps and 3 x 2 metre plus lengths to repair swims

All in all a good morning

All we now need tomorrow are the hands to help.

There are still some snags to sort out on the river.

The more turn up the quicker we get done and home

 

 

4th May  2016

 

Work Party this Sunday 8th May

 

Another chance to do a bit to help

We really need all the help we can get

Meet up middle car park 8.30

As usual I have arranged the weather ! ! !

Bit of tree pruning bit of swim repair all good fun

Please try and help

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

30th April 2016

 

Poaching

I have just had a report of dead lines (5) being found on Hooks marsh

One had trapped a 3lbs eel.

The lines were all destroyed after pictures taken.

Can all anglers be aware when walking around the fishery to keep an eye out for the tell tale signs.

These are often vegetation trodden down to the waters edge.

Sticks in the ground for no apparent reason , these are either by the edge of the path to mark the whereabouts

of the line from the path or in the water holding the lines and often submerged

Please take pictures and report any signs so that whole area can be checked out.

Phone numbers on your card

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

28th April 2016

 

Yesterdays' Work Party  at the Green

 

Despite the good weather that I booked with him upstairs a rather poor response from members.

However with the Parks team cutting from the boat and the merry 5 members on the ropes we got rid of two trees

in swim 6 and removed the giant tree at the bottom of the 'dustbin' swim

The giant tree had been there for several years stretching from the bank across under water to the middle of the river

and had then rooted in the middle middle of the river causing the flow to push onto the west bank resulting in erosion

so that was a very good job done. ( Michael's toys will not be beaten )  )

The flow leaving the bend in the river now goes down the middle stream taking the pressure off the far bank where

around twelve foot of bank had erode with undercutting and consequential collapse.

A nice area of hollows and gravel is showing where the roots came out, a few floods and it will be ready for barbel to spawn

 

We are hoping to fit in another Wednesday party with the Parks before the start of the river season but we desperately

need a better turnout from all those that wanted midweek parties as they are otherwise engaged at the weekend.

 

Next scheduled work party at Fishers Green is 8th May Sunday

Do try and help out it is good fun (trust me ) and there is a lot to learn about the water on these days

 

The Parks are going to repair the low level platform at the top car park for us as it is beginning to move.

If it is not finished before the start of the season take care when on it

 

Any suggestions for work needed contact me by e-mail or phone

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

26th April 2016

 

Work Party  Tomorrow Wednesday 27th

 

Tomorrow is all systems go

I will have a word the man upstairs to hold off the rain till we finish but in case his line is engaged

take something for the odd LIGHT shower that may come our way

( go on look back follow the thread for details of time and meet)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

23rd April 2016

 

 Next Work Party Wednesday

 

Tomorrow I hope to buy a new computer if all goes well with my sons help I will be back up and running tomorrow

but in case of a delay

 

DON'T FORGET this Wednesday 27th we have a work part at Fishers Green working with the lads from the

Parks Fishery dept

Follow the entry 18th April below for times etc. ( my way of getting to to look back on what you have been missing out on )

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

22nd April 2016

 

Saturday 23rd work party

 

Up till last nights meeting Paul said no Verulam members had booked onto the work party scheduled for Saturday ( tomorrow )

so he requested it was CANCELLED

 

The next one will now be the Wednesday 27th (details below 18th April entry ) Go on follow the trail ! ! ! - Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

18th April 2016

 

Car park notices

 

The new notices stating that there is a £500 fine for calling the parks out after hours if locked in the car park DOES NOT apply to Fishers Green Consortium members.

We have our own combination locks on all car parks with the combination printed on your ticket allowing access 24/7.

Should the combination lock be ineffective due to the Parks key lock covering it you will have to phone the parks who will release you without charge.

Please notify me if there is the occasion to call them out after hours so we can keep a log of any problems

 

Work Parties

 

Saturday 23rd

The next one Saturday 23rd April is especially arranged for Verulam members

Make sure you book in with Paul White to save getting your £40 work party fine

Please have your Verulam membership number with you

 

Wednesday 27th

The next midweek party is Wednesday 27th ( Wednesday week )

On this one the Parks Fisheries team do all the hard work in the boat trimming trees causing problems that we can not reach ,

we have the easy bit of pulling them ashore and cutting them up.

The last one of these was very productive and enjoyed by all ( see 13th April entry below ) Keep going follow the trail ! ! !-  Mike

 

Verulam members have to attend a party before the end of April to save their fine so these two are the last chance this year.

 

On both of these parties meet middle car park 8.30am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

13th April 2016

 

Today's Work party Fishers Green

 

     A good turn out from members making the work much easier.

    Everyone seemed to enjoy the time (4hrs) with a few laughs and a bit of banter plus a learning curve by most of us

    from the bailiffs on the party who had knowledge of the river over 50 years.

 

    On behalf of the Consortium I would like to give a big vote of thanks to the Fisheries team that turned out today

    and from the boat cleared 7 swims on the section above the footbridge, swims that had been unfishable

    for two or three years and were noted barbel holding areas.

    Thanks Jamie Godson, Colin Short, Dave Fosett and Kevin Nimmo

 

    They have agreed to another session which all being well will be Wednesday 27th April a fortnights time.

    Make a note in your diary.

THERE Rainbows end  ! ! ! POT OF GOLD

 

12th April 2016

 

Work party tomorrow Wednesday 13th

 

Just had confirmation from the Fisheries team

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR TOMORROW

They will do the cutting we need to do the pulling and trimming

Meet at 8.30 in middle car park see below 10th April

See you there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

10th April 2016

 

Next Work party

 

This Wednesday sees our first midweeker helping out the lads from the fisheries department.

Meet up in the middle car park at around 8.45 ( later than normal you can all have a lay in )

Only tools needed small pruners to trim the branches as they are pulled onto the bank

Boots or good walking type shoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

5th April 2016 2nd edition

 

Work party

 

This Saturday 9th is back on

Several members from Verulam have given Paul their desire to do that work party to save getting the surcharge

Please turn up if you have said you want to do it as Paul will be there to greet you ( he does a wicked sausage sarnie )

Any Consortium member will be made welcome

Please make sure you give him your name and membership number

 

8.30 middle car park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

5th April 2016

 

Work party

 

This Sunday 10th sees our third Sunday at the Green.

As usual meet middle car park at 8.30am

If we have got started when you arrive we will be somewhere between the just below the bailey bridge and the top,

don't be shy come and find me

Usual any tools you think may be helpful we have some but always can use more ( and it is less for me to sort out after ).

Good shoes or boots and gloves

We really do need all the help we can get as we can not use power cutters, strimmers etc man power is essential.

 

Wednesday the 13th is our midweeker see info below (30th March)

 

In view of the midweeker the original Saturday 9th April party is cancelled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

30th March 2016

 

Work party

 

     Sunday week the 10th April is the next work party at the Green

 

     On Wednesday 13th April we have the first of the midweek parties, where the lads from the Park get their boat out on the river

     We need man power to pull on to the bank the branches as they cut them and then to cut them up.

     All tools are provided just bring gloves and good boots shoes .

     We have a good time on these days.

     Any questions phone

      Mike Smith

      Sec F.G.C

      Fishery Manager F.G.C

        020 8505 3215

        079 8981 7316

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

20th March 2016

 

Work party

 

A big thank you to the guys that turned out for the two work partys Saturday and Sunday

A lot of heavy work was completed on the river and Langridge along with a big litter pick around the complex (mostly not angler related )

Everyone enjoyed themselves a few good laughs on the way and I even had to call time several times on Sunday to get the guys to pack up.

As you can guess still plenty to do so we still want help on the next one Sunday April 10th

Thanks again to those that worked rather than fished in order to improve the fishery for all

Message for the guy that lost a rake - we found it today by the top car park - I have it ready for next time or ring me if you want it earlier

Mike

020 8505 3215

079 8981 7316

 

Next fun day 10th April 8.30am middle car park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

18th March 2016

 

Work Party

 

Reminder

This Saturday and Sunday we are having a weekend working on the river.

Meet both days at 8.30am in the middle car park.

Any suitable tools that you have plus a pair of gloves and boots or decent shoes

On Saturday book in with Doug

Verulam members give your name in to Paul White to save the forfeit charge.

I will be late on Saturday due to hospital

However I will be there early on Sunday all being well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

14th March 2016

 

Season end

 

The Environment Agency closed season on running waters has now started

Reopens 16th June

This applies to the River and the Channel

 

Work Party

 

This Saturday and Sunday we are having a weekend working on the river.

Meet both days at 8.30am in the middle car park.

Any suitable tools that you have plus a pair of gloves and boots or decent shoes

On Saturday book in with Doug

Verulam members give your name in to Paul White to save the forfeit charge.

I will be late on Saturday due to hospital but will be there early Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

13th February 2016

 

Fish Reports

 

Since the start of February there have been more catches reported.

This is not more fish caught just more anglers owning up to their catches

Click here Head Bailiff to see just some of the reported fish

Also information about a report being formulated about the bank erosion

 

      Work parties

 

     Five weeks to the first party on the venue. 20th March

     Any ideas for work give me a call.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

28th January

 

Our gate

 

I've had a couple of reports about the gate lock being a problem.

If you were out in all the cold and rain we have had you might be a bit stiff lol.

A quick squirt of the famous WD40 and the problem was solved.

When closing the lock make sure it is locked, if it is stiff it may not lock properly and spring open

If you have WD40 give it a quickie or you could pull your dip stick out and use the drips on the end to service the lock ! ! ! !

 

     Work parties

 

      It is coming round to the highlight of the year when we all have a bit of fun

      This is the full list of the work parties at the Green

      Any more info feel free to give me a call on 07989817316

 

        Fishers Green dates are

           Weekdays - 

                Check this web site

                Usually Wednesday when the lads from the LVRPA Fisheries team get the boat out

                Unfortunately usually short notice

 

                 Sundays   - 

                 Mar             20th

                 Apr              10th

                 May              8th 

                 June              5th

 

                Saturdays -   

                March         19th

                April               9th,  &  23rd

 

        We do not have specific club days at the green

        Start 8.30am finish around noon latest  or earlier when specific jobs are done

        I will be at all of them doctors permitting and look forward to seeing old faces and some new ones

        More info on these parties will be on this site nearer the time

        Bring any tools you think may be of help we have some but never enough to go round

 

Remember the best way to find out about a water is to join a work party where there are always keen anglers

that have fished the water for many years , always willing to share their knowledge

Rain, hail, snow or blow we always have a laugh come and prove me right !

Any more info feel free to give me a call on 07989817316

Mike

Fishery manager

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

24th January

 

Our gate

 

On a couple of occasions recently the gate to our car parks has been left open

Park rangers have been quick to photograph it and  publish it to all concerned

This does not do the Consortium any favours

Think if you leave the gate open when entering it is the safety of you and your motor that your are compromising.

If it is left open on leaving you may pass a member on the road in and be reported for leaving it open.

We will trace any car number related to any report and a ban will be imposed with no excuses being accepted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

23rd January

 

New Bailiff

 

Big welcome to our new bailiff to the force Darren Poole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

11th January

 

Guest Tickets

 

Due to recent enquires the instructions on getting a ticket are reposted

 

We now offer members the chance to introduce a friend or relative to the venue.

The rules are simple in that the guest must fish within visible and audible range of the member and fish to the rules on this website and printed in the members card.

 

The cost is £10, To arrange payment phone the Secretary on 07989 817 316.

 

Details must then be sent by text or e-mail to the secretary on 07989 817 316 or secretary@fishersgreencon.co.uk with these details:

 

Members name

Members Fishers Green number

Members club

Members club number

Guests name

Members mobile phone number

Members e-mail address

Date required

 

An e-mail guest ticket will then be sent and can then be printed and taken by the guest to show the bailiff.

A mobile text confirmation message will be sent to the number given that can be shown to a bailiff to support the e-mail if required.

 

 

With holidays etc I advise that where possible you ring me as far ahead of the date wanted to ensure it can be arranged

The actual booking can usually be done up to 24hrs before the planned visit.

 

There is a certain amount of trust on a member

Any member booking a day ticket and failing to send in the money will earn themselves a six month ban

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

3rd Jan 2016

 

AGM

 

The AGM is set for 4th Feb this year Normal venue

Club house,

Woodbine close,

Waltham Abbey,

EN9 3RP.

No motions have been lodged

Agenda to follow before the meeting

Email if you plan to attend secretary@fishersgreencon.co.uk

 

Work parties

 

Listed on your Fishers Green card are the dates for this spring work parties at the Green.

These are

            2016   Weekdays -  Check the web site

                             Sundays   -  Mar 20th,  Apr  10th,  May   8th,  Jun    5th

                             Saturdays -   -:-  19th,    -:-    9th,  &  23rd.

We hope that given plenty of warning to arrange your social calendar we will get a good turnout. There certainly

 is plenty to do and as the old saying goes ''many hands make light work''.

Hopefully the parks fisheries task force ( one LVRPA staff and three volunteers) will be able to give us

a few Wednesdays when they get the boat and chain saw out. We then provide the ''pull'' to get the debris

they cut out onto the bank

I will update this page  more as the time get near.

There will be jobs for members of all abilities.

Any questions  phone the Fishery Manager on

 

0208 505 3215

07989 817 316

 

 

15th December 2015

 

Lost

 

On Saturday a member lost a good set of pliers and a camera adaptor at the Green.

If anyone finds them can they please give me a call.

 

Mike (Sec)

 

0208 505 3215

or

07989 817 316

 

 

7th December 2015

 

Stocking The River

 

Today the promised stocking took place 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.

Pictures coming soon.

 

 

6th December 2015

 

Stocking The River

 

Tomorrow, Monday 7th December, we are to get a stocking of fish for the river from the EA.

The time depends on the travel from the fish farm but is hoped to be around late morning.

 

Canoes On The Relief

 

Again tomorrow as previously posted the canoe club will be on one of their six a year paddles up the canal across to Langridge at Kings Weir and taking their canoes out at the portage point at the Great Weir and putting them into the channel using SWIM 1 and paddling down the channel to Waltham Abbey.

This will be around late morning early afternoon.

This is agreed by the committee and part of our licence.

 

Committee Meeting 10th December

 

This Thursday sees the last committee meeting before Christmas.

Bailiffs are invited for a  drink and talk over their findings.

If any member has a motion they wish to put forward for the AGM in the new year they should get them in writing and seconded to their club committee for forwarding to me ( by e-mail or at the meeting ) for discussion at this December meeting, and then  distribution to all member clubs.

 

 

2nd December 2015

 

Stocking The River

 

Monday 7th December we are hoping to get a stocking of fish for the river from the EA.

The time depends on the travel from the fish farm but is hoped to be around mid to latte morning.

 

 

30th November 2015

 

Membership Cards

 

We have lost the printer of the Consortium membership cards.

So a call goes out to any member that may be able to point me in the direction of a reasonably priced printer for the cards.

 

Many Thanks

Mike

Sec

020 8505 3215 or 07989 817 316

 

Committee Meeting 10th December

 

We have a committee meeting 10th December.

The committee invites all the bailiffs to the meeting.

If any member has a topic that they would like talked over please e-mail me in advance of the 9th December.

Motions for the AGM in the new year should be presented in writing by this meeting, either on paper or by e-mail.

 

 

24th November 2015

 

Canoes On The Relief

 

Monday 7th December the canoe club will be on one of their six a year paddles up the canal across to Langridge at Kings weir and taking their canoes out at the portage point at the Great Weir and putting them into the Channel using SWIM 1 and paddling down the channel to Waltham Abbey.

This will be around late morning early afternoon.

This is agreed by the committee and part of our licence.

 

 

21st November 2015

 

Polish Anglers Association

 

The Polish Anglers Association are holding a pike meet-up at Littleport next Saturday 28 November.

All are welcome.

Phone for more info.

 

 

 

12th November 2015

 

Canoes On The Relief

 

As advised last month this Sunday 15th November the canoe club will be on one of their six a year paddles up the canal across to Langridge at Kings weir paddling down Langridge and taking their canoes out at the portage point at the Great Weir and putting them into the Channel using SWIM 1 and paddling down the channel to Waltham Abbey.

This will be around late morning early afternoon.

This is agreed by the committee and part of our licence.

 

 

7th November 2015

 

Found

 

A key has been found at Fishers Green.

Phone Colin with description.

077985 77 737

 

 

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.

 

 

24th October 2015

 

Fishing On The Box

 

Quick heads up. This afternoon at 4pm on BBC2 fishing program and the next episode tomorrow 9pm.

 

 

16th October 2015 (3 Entries)

 

Bat Survey

 

Last minute call to us as usual there is the last bat survey of the year taking place this Saturday (17) night.

As normal it will be around the top of our fishery Langridge to the weir.

 

Guest Tickets

 

We now offer members the chance to introduce a friend or relative to the venue.

The rules are simple in that the guest must fish within visible and audible range of the member and fish to the rules on this website and printed in the members card.

 

The cost is £10, To arrange payment phone the Secretary on 07989 817 316.

 

Details must then be sent by text or e-mail to the secretary on 07989 817 316 or secretary@fishersgreencon.co.uk with these details:

 

Members name

Members Fishers Green number

Members club

Members club number

Guests name

Members mobile phone number

Members e-mail address

Date required

 

An e-mail guest ticket will then be sent and can then be printed and taken by the guest to show the bailiff.

A mobile text confirmation message will be sent to the number given that can be shown to a bailiff to support the e-mail if required.

 

 

With holidays etc I advise that where possible you ring me as far ahead of the date wanted to ensure it can be arranged

The actual booking can usually be done up to 24hrs before the planned visit.

 

There is a certain amount of trust on a member

Any member booking a day ticket and failing to send in the money will earn themselves a six month ban

 

River Lea Barbel

 

King’s Weir Barbel record falls at 16lb 2oz

 

 

 

Jerry Brown with his King’s Weir Barbel at 16lb 2oz.

The King’s Weir Fishery on the River Lea has produced its biggest-ever Barbel…in the shape of this 16lb 2oz specimen.

Taken by Essex angler Jerry Brown, it fell to a flavoured meat hook bait and came just as he was about to pack up after an evening session.

He presented his bait close to overhanging trees and had to wait three hours before he got the all-important take, with the fish being beaten with an 8 hook to 8lb line.

As I'm sure you all know the Kings weir water leads down to the top of our stretch and they have fins that they use looking for their next meal.

 

 

15th October 2015

 

Partial River Closure

 

A reminder that until further notice due to the low water levels in the river we are forced to close the section of river from the top car park to swim 12 (The Pylon).

This is to stop any fish caught being played back in very shallow water across the area of gravel between the middle to near bank.

Watch this site and notices around the fishery for any further closures and lifting of any closures.

 

 

29th September 2015

 

Missing person

 

The lady has been found safe and well

 

Pike fishing

 

Bait fishing for pike starts tomorrow1st October.

 

 

28th September 2015

 

Missing Person

 

Message from the Fishery Manager LVRPA

 

Hi Folks,

There is an elderly lady in her ‘80’s wandering around quite possibly within the park who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

She may have entered the park via a Cheshunt entrance but could be anywhere?

The Police amongst others are trying to locate her and she is wearing a long brown overcoat and very baggy (over –sized) black trousers.

If you see or hear of someone matching this description please bell the Police or Parks Patrol.

 

Regards

 

Gary Smith - Fisheries & Angling Manager

 

               

27th September 2015

 

Road Restrictions

 

On Sunday 4th October the Race for Life Marathon is taking place through the Park with two circuits going through our area,  passing through the Hooks Marsh car park, round the Loop, over the Footbridge, then up and over the Road bridge, through our Gate, up to the Bailey Bridge, turning at the Top car Park before going down the Relief Channel and back to the Road bridge.

They will do this twice. The Start and Finish is at the Showground in Waltham Abbey. Estimation is 4000 runners.

Closure to Traffic notices have already been put up in the Hooks Marsh car Park.

Not sure yet about vehicular access along the road from the gate.

 

 

24th September 2015

 

New Guest Tickets

 

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

Several members have taken up this offer started this season.

For details see the entry of 10th August lower down.

 

Canoes on the Relief

 

Sunday 15th November the canoe club will be on one of their six a year paddles up the canal across to Langridge at Kings weir and taking their canoes out at the portage point at the Great Weir and putting them into the Channel using SWIM 1 and paddling down the channel to Waltham Abbey.

This will be around late morning early afternoon.

This is agreed by the committee and part of our licence.

 

 

16th September 2015

 

Pike Fishing

 

Reminder that until the 1st October it is spinning only at Fishers Green.

Bait fishing starts on the 1st October.

 

 

6th September 2015

 

Fallen Tree

 

The tree is no more.

Thanks to Lenny the bailiff and two Hollow members Steve Palmer and Toby Cole the tree was cut and cleared the trunk has been left to make a seat.

The overhead branches stopping long casting have also been attended to.

Thanks to all three of you.

 

 

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.

If you can give us a hand give Lenny a call to arrange a time etc. on 07904 895 673.

If you don't know the lake and would like to find out about it Lenny, one of our bailiffs, has fished the lake for over 40 years, being a bailiff for many of those, and knows where and how to fish it so you can combine helping out with learning about the water.

Probable date will be Sunday 6th September (Sunday week).

 

 

20th August 2015

 

Partial River Closure

 

Due to the low water levels in the river we are forced to close the section of river from the top car park to swim 12 (The Pylon).

This is to stop any fish caught being played back in very shallow water across the area of gravel between the middle to near bank.

Watch this site and notices around the fishery for any further closures and lifting of any closures.

 

Guest Tickets

 

A member recently took a guest to the river.

The guest had not fished the river since a boy but banked a Barbel of 11lbs and a Chub of 6lbs.

 

 

10th August 2015

 

Guest Tickets

 

We can now offer members the chance to introduce a friend or relative to the venue.

The rules are simple in that the guest must fish within visible and audible range of the member and fish to the rules on this website and printed in the members card.

 

The cost is £10, a cheque made payable the 'Fishers Green Consortium' must be sent to the Treasurer (Address given by e mailing the Treasurer at chrisbite@hotmail.com or phoning the Secretary on 07989 817 316).

 

Details must then be sent by text to the secretary on 07989 817 316 with these details:

Members name

Members Fishers Green number

Members club

Date required

Guests name

Members mobile phone number

Members e-mail address

 

An e mail guest ticket will then be sent and can then be printed and taken by the guest.

A mobile confirmation message will be sent to the number given that can be shown to a bailiff to support the e-mail if required.

 

 

13th July 2015

 

River Survey

 

Sorry about the short notice but only just been told.

The EA will be conducting their annual survey of the river tomorrow 14th July.

They normally use the shallows below the top car park, that should not interfere with any anglers.

If you are interested in watching [you can not help in any way nor offer advice] they are usually there from around 9am till noon.

Anyone taking photos please e mail them to me for the web along with any details of fish as their report takes for ever to come back to us.

 

 

10th July 2015

 

River Report

 

With the river running low and clear most of the regulars turn up after work and fish as the light starts to go.

Barbel of 13lbs 5ozs reported along with a chub of 5lbs 5ozs by one angler.

Dace up to 10oz have been showing below the bailey bridge.

 

 

30th June 2015

 

Message From The Secretary

 

Hi everyone.

I have had my radiotherapy and am out and home, apart from weekly visits over the next 45 weeks  for chemotherapy  I hope to stay out this time. Still can not do much in the way of work and more important have not enough energy to even fish.

I will be keeping the site up to date so please send in to secretary@fishersgreencon.co.uk  pictures, stories, your catches in fact anything of interest

I hope to take a trip over to have a look around and see if anything needs urgent attention, if you know of anything email me.

 

 

11th June 2015

 

Message From The Secretary

 

Hi everyone.

I am stuck in a straight jacket in a hospital bed counting the dots, marks, tiles on the ceiling and don’t look like making it out too soon so please bear with us.

My son is looking after all the technical side of the website  etc.

I can, and like to, have phone calls so I will still be able to answer many queries - 07989 817 316.

 

Work Party

 

Sunday 14th June sees the last of this seasons work parties at the Green, the work planned is on the undergrowth around swims that has proliferated with the rain followed by the sun.

Again I will not be able to make it (mind you a few days yet I never say no) please take any tools suitable for cutting down mainly soft growth, scythes, hooks, shears.

If anyone wants to take charge and we can liaise to pick up my tools call me - 07989 817 316.

Meet middle car park 8am finish noon latest. Usual Ethos ‘get in - get on - get home’

Only days now to the river season, time to check your lines oil up the reels and generally try and remember what you thought you would do different this season

ALL THE BEST THINKING OF YOU ALL

Mike Smith

Sec FGC

 

 

26th May 2015

 

Barbeques in Lee Valley Park

 

This a reminder as some members are still not reading the rules,  no open fires or Barbeques this is a LVRPA rule.

We had a report that someone on Railway had one going on Saturday, you have been warned it's up to you now.

 

     

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 9lb 2oz plus three eels of about 2.5 lbs each reported on 16th May.

Also from 70 acres a common Carp of 42lb.

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.

 

We still have one more work party this year this will be at

Fishers green on the 14th June getting everything ready for the opening of the season.

 

 

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

 

12th May 2015

 

Work Party

 

A big thank you goes to the Jamie Godson and his three assistants from the LVRPA Fisheries team for the good work today.

With the usual six members aiding and abetting the team we cleared masses of debris and new growth from the trees below the Bailey Bridge.

You will now be able to trot down the far shelf by the edge of the weed bed that with extra light getting through should grow enough to overcome the attack by the Canada geese.

It was a midweek party but there was still a rather poor response after all the comments I get of ''Can't do weekends as I work'' comments. Hollows were the majority of members with six, Verulum having just one. No other clubs putting in an appearance, maybe we should start a clubs name and shame to go alongside the Bans page.

 

I am hoping to get another midweek work party with the fisheries team before the season starts, watch this page and given time I will also get an Email out to all club secretaries to hopefully inform their members

 

The fisheries team were busy last week replacing the steps and repairing the platform,  we now have three sets of steps and platforms between the foot bridge and the road bridge.

The plan is to replace the remaining one giving us four good swims.

These swims were very popular and good producers up until a couple of years ago when they became too dangerous  to use.

 

The next work party here if you have missed my last few reminders is this Sunday 17th May.

 

 

3rd May 2015

 

Work Party

 

The next Sunday work party at Fishers Green is the 17th May.

Also a reminder about the midweek work party on Tuesday 12th May.

 

 

29th April 2015

 

Work Party

 

The Chaps of the Fisheries department have offered to do some work on the river for us using their boat to get at 'debris' we can not reach.

This will take place on Tuesday 12th May.

We need all the man power we can get to pull on ropes to remove timber as they cut.

Start at 8.30am, meet in the middle car park as usual.

Gloves, boots and as usual that extra Weatabix for breakfast.

 

 

28th April 2015

 

Work Party

 

The next Sunday work party is set for 17th May.

With the growing season seemingly here a lot of the work will be in cutting down the nettles and briars springing up around the entrances to our swims.

We are hoping to get a midweek party on the river shortly keep an eye on this page and hopefully I will get an Email out but it will be very short notice.

 

Platforms

 

The fisheries department of the LVRPA have been hard at work and we have a second new set of steps and platform on the relief channel below the road bridge. This gives us eight good swims below the road bridge in the Stubbins hall lane car park.

 

Rules

 

Go to the Head Bailiff page for a very important entry.

 

 

19th April 2015

 

Work Party

 

Really good work party today.

A big thank you to all those that put the effort in it has really made a difference.

The 5 swims below the footbridge have been well cleared and should be ok now for the whole of the season.

The flow on the bend below the top car park has been greatly improved by the removal of a mountain of rubbish built up over the last two years, there is more to do here on the next party.

The swims on Langridge by the grebe hide have been opened out with just a little more to do on the left one on the branches overhead or  a casting platform built if the branches can not be removed.

A second swim on swim 12 has been made like the existing one on the left high up to allow it to be fished when a bit of flood water is coming down. Ideal when two mates want to fish and chat.

An extra board on each of swims 5 and 9 has made then easier to use.

 

The next work party here is Sunday 17th May.

By this time the nettles etc. will be high so apart from swim work we will need bodies with scythes etc. to cut path open to swims.

 

Monday 29th

 

The Fisheries department of the LVRPA have agreed to build new steps on the swim below the road bridge on Monday 29th.

The middle swim will be removed as we do not need three swims too close on that stretch.

That will give us good safe access to the swims on the west bank.

 

All Gates

 

All the locks on gates on all venues must be locked behind you on entering and locked behind you when you leave.

Anyone found leaving a gate open will be up for a ban.

 

 

 

14th April 2015

 

Work Party 19th April

 

That's this Sunday.

After being castigated for booking the first work party on Mother’s day I went and booked two different venues on the same day for our second one.

So for the third work party I have specially arranged a day of sunshine, to say sorry ! ! ! Believe it. ! ! !

There is this one on Sunday then two more before the start of the season.
Meet middle car park at 8am, finish by noon at the latest.
Usual - Boots, Gloves any tools you may have.
Usual Ethos "Get In, Get On, Get Home"

Work parties left are: Sundays April 19th, May 17th and June 14th
There may be some Wednesday parties too, so watch this website and the HAS Facebook page.

 

 

9th April 2015

 

Work Party 19th April

 

The next work party is at Fishers Green is Sunday 19th April.

Meet 8am in the middle car park.

Gloves, Boots and any tools that may be of help.

Oh yes, an extra Weetabix for breakie.

Finish 12 noon at the latest, usual ethos "Get in, Get on and Get home".

 

 

8th April 2015

 

Fish Thefts

 

Over the Bank Holiday weekend three anglers of Eastern European appearance were caught stealing fish from the Grand Union Canal at Slapton. The fish were stuffed in a bucket with Bream estimated at 4lb amongst them. This group were seen twice over the Bank Holiday weekend and despite the EA being called as far as we are aware they did not attend. We have a photo of the Transit van this group used so keep your eyes out for it as they could target any fishery. Do report it immediately (Not the next day please) to the fishery owner or club concerned (We can always be messaged on Facebook). Finally please share so that as many anglers, clubs and fishery owners see this as possible. Sadly this seems to be happening on a regular basis with not just Eastern Europeans stealing fish but English anglers also taking carp to illegally stock other waters. Thank you for your support its appreciated.

White Ford Transit Van Registration Number EJ04 UYC

 

 

 

1st April 2015

 

Pike Fishing

 

Fishers Green

From the start of this month fishing in the Lea Valley Parks is 'lure only'.

This means no dead or live baiting.

 

 

30th March 2015

 

Work Party

 

The next work party is 4th April, yes I know it is Easter but the date was asked for by Verulam AC. However don't be shy they are a good bunch very friendly.

On arrival please book in with Paul White.

8am meet in the middle car park (Next to power station).

 

 

12th March 2015

 

Trees

 

To all of those that said it would not happen ''WRONG'', the tree in swim 9 (Suicide) has gone along with the tree over the platform below the road bridge. Contractors were there today. Big thank you to the Parks Fishery team for arranging it. It is like our birthdays have all come at once, just need our Christmas's to come and we will have nothing to moan about. Thanks again Gary and Jamie.

 

Work Party 15th

 

Still plenty for us to play around with see entry 8th March below.

 

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

 

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 will be plenty of useful info available about the venue.

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

 

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).

 

 

11th February 2015

 

Footpath Repair

 

The path going north from the footbridge past the bittern hide is at last being repaired, during this time machinery will be in use and health and safety requires the closure of the path. I am sure that if you need to fish above this area of work a request to allow you pass will be met favourably but be aware that this is not a must allow. You will not be allowed to fish the river or pit within the boundary of the work. Notices are displayed at either end of the work.

 

 

28th January 2015

 

For Sale

 

See the Sales page for few items of carp gear for sale.

 

 

27th January 2015

 

Swims

 

Thanks to Jamie from the Parks, today with his band of volunteers he replaced the steps down to the bottom swim on the west bank below the road bride. The tree across the first swim was too big for them to move. When he gets more timber he will sort the middle swim, but the new steps are very good and the platform large and allows casting up to the bridge and down to the conference of the river.

He is very busy at present so the Wednesday work parties may not happen until March.

Not many anglers on the banks, 7 this morning on river and relief and only one Barbel owned up to.

 

 

21st January 2015

 

Upcoming Work Parties

 

I have listed below the dates for the Fishers Green work parties.

Sunday and Saturday dates are fixed, the Wednesday dates vary see below.

Work party dates for 2015.

 

Sundays

MARCH 15th

APRIL 19th

MAY 17th

JUNE 14th

 

Saturdays

MARCH 21st

APRIL 4th

MAY 23rd

 

Wednesdays

Watch the Fishers Green website News page

 

Wednesdays will be fairly short notice as the Parks will be attending with the boat and cutting equipment and will be fitting in as and when they have a free day.

Dates will be on the website as soon as I am advised by the Parks.

Dates after 1st April will be on the Members 2015/16 cards but some dates will unfortunately be before some clubs issue their 2015/16 membership packages.

 

Thank you all

Mike Smith

Sec FGC

 

 

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.

 

Bittern watch

 

Any body interested in finding out more about the Bittern and maybe seeing one there is a meeting led by park rangers and with the R.S.P.B this Sunday 18th January

Meet at around 4 to 4.30pm at the bittern hide [that is from the public car park over the footbridge turn right and the hide is a few yards up.]

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it but I would like to hear from any member that attends.

 

 

27th December 2014

 

Lost

 

Lost somewhere between the swims around the top car park and the weir.

Large 42"carp landing net and a JRC pole in a bag.

Anyone finding it please give me a call.

Mike

Sec

0208 505 3215 or 07989 817 316

 

 

1st November 2014

 

River off times

 

 

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

 

 

29th October 2014

 

River off times Fishers Green

 

Only 2 days left of the 10pm river off time, we go to 8pm on the 1st November (Last day Friday).

 

Reminder we need your stories of your visits here or even other venues and photos.

 

 

16th October 2014

 

River off times

 

 

Only 14 days left of the 10 pm river off time, we go to 8pm on the 1st November

 

 

2nd October 2014

 

Poaching

 

 

Over the last few days bailiffs have found people fishing on the Green without memberships.

We ask all anglers to keep an eye out for anglers that don't 'look right'. This is usually things like no unhooking mat or landing net, lack of tackle in general, empty plastic buckets, barbeque equipment.

 

Talk to them to find out more and if appropriate without any form of danger to yourselves tell them to leave the water. Try and make a note of their description and any vehicle involved. If this is not possible and you are sure that they are non members out of their sight call the parks police on 07974 696 931.

 

We have also found long lines set in various areas especially on Langridge. If you notice sticks or branches in the waters edge or just on the bank in undergrowth, investigate pulling them up to see if there is line attached. Any line and hooks found should be pulled in, rolled up and removed from the fishery, and then reported to either of the numbers on your Fishers Green card.

 

It is up to us all to be vigilant to protect our fishery.

 

 

12th September 2014

 

The tree between swim 2 and 3 has been removed.

One angler had two Barbel lower down river during the morning while I was there.

One angler plugging, roving on Langridge found 5 Pike up to 6-7lbs before 1pm, and was still going.

 

We have a serious tree problem on the opposite bank on the first bend up from the Bailey Bridge, hopefully as soon as the leaves drop and we can see 'the wood from the trees' I will be asking for help on a work party, please watch this space.

 

 

6th September 2014

 

On Wednesday next 10th Sept the Bat group will be doing a survey.

They will be using three areas on Langridge chosen on the night from just above the weir to the hide.

They will start before an hour before sunset and finish well after our hours at around 2am.

They may make a bit of noise but have promised not to interfere with anglers.

 

 

28th August 2014

 

We have travellers in the area, so please make sure you lock the gate in and out. Don’t let anybody in unless you know them or they show you a membership ticket.

 

We had a problem with damaged combination locks causing the parks to secure the main gate with their lock excluding ours. When going in and intending to stay after park closing time just check that the combination lock is there and connected to the chain ready for lock up at night, if not I’m afraid it is an early bath.

 

 

 

 

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