4/7/24…Parking permits issued…Wildings and Oldmans tracks open…100 Club

4/7/24…Parking permits issued…Wildings and Oldmans tracks open…100 Club
Notices

4/7/24…Parking permits issued…Wildings and Oldmans tracks open…100 Club

4/7/24…Parking permits issued…Wildings and Oldmans tracks open…100 Club

 

Welcome to the new-look Notices section. Instead of individual notices that are replaced when we add the next item, we’ll be simply adding them to the noticeboard so they stay visible for longer. Off we go, then.

  • After consideration we’ve decided to re-instate the Parking Permit and these have been emailed to all members. Please check the Spam/Junk folder of your email program if you haven’t received yours. These should be displayed on your car dashboard whenever you fish a club water. Just right click on the permit image with your mouse and then save it. You can now print it out in colour or black and white – either version is fine. Thanks!
  • 100 Club – it’s always worth joining the 100 Club for a chance at a monthly cash prize drawn at random (in recent draws, seven people who hadn’t re-joined would have ended up winners!). You can join at any time by clicking the ‘Access Online Shop’ button in your Clubmate dashboard.
  • The track down to the lake at Wildings is now open again. If you’re arriving before 8.00am please be extra quiet (no slamming car doors etc.) as the landowner has been getting complaints from people using the campsite. We’ll also be closing the lake for a week at some point so that a digger can be brought in to repair the causeway. We’ll let you know when that’s going to happen.
  • We’re running three Open Days/Coaching Sessions over the summer – please check out the Open Days page for more information. If you’re a Hassocks member and would like to help out, please contact Nigel Jackson on 07740 991223
  • Can we remind all disabled anglers using Decoy that they must shut and lock the barrier when leaving the car park. Thanks!
  • As of Sunday 9th of June, the track down to Oldmans lake is now open so you can drive down and park nearer the lake
  • Please note that George Cragg will be closed this Friday 14th until 1.00pm for weed and lily clearing
  • Swims at Cemetery Wood have been strimmed and are ready for the glorious 16th of June
  • Please note that peg 14 at Wildings is severely undercut so until it’s fixed, probably best to fish a different swim.
  • As of today, Monday, May 13th, the field down to Oldmans is still CLOSED for the foreseeable future. Please check back here for updates.
  • We’ve set up a classified buy/sell/donate page on Facebook for club members. Here’s the link to Hassocks Angling Classifieds. You’ll need a Facebook account in order to join in.
  • Please be aware that the track at Masons lake that leads to the car park is very rutted and slippery due to the recent rain, so please take care.
  • Please note that we no longer have access to the stretch of the Adur upstream of Wineham bridge. The landowner is selling the land.
  • The condition of the Wildings causeway has worsened and the east side of the lake is no longer accessible across the dam. The known problem of erosion on the exit pipe has been made much worse with the causeway bank undermined and recent soil dropping nearly 8 feet into the lower lake. We’re trying to find a way forward in co-operation with the landowner to resolve the issue.
  • Access to all waters is tricky at the moment due to the heavy rain, so please take care when driving or walking to the water – especially on the rivers.
  • “Magic Twig’ rig – this new carp rig is currently not permitted for use on any Hassocks water until we’ve had a chance to evaluate its safety properly. Please don’t use it – there are plenty of other ways to catch a carp!
  • Wildings Access – we’re afraid the track down to the lake is closed – probably for the rest of the season. The extensive rutting has been repaired on the surface but we’re laying down a mesh membrane to try and prevent this from happening again and this needs time to ‘bed in’. Please park at the top and walk down until further notice. We appreciate your co-operation.