News July 2024

News July 2024

News July 2024

News July 2024


As you may be aware there is a lot of work going on at Decoy. The Causeway has become severely undercut and work is underway to reinforce the area to avoid serious damage to the banks and the public footpath. 

Nigel Jackson is responsible for the work and has mentioned that he is having difficulties in getting assistance, so if you are interested in helping out please contact him via the Club website.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Training Days

Contrary to popular belief there are training days scheduled for Badgers Wood on 20 July and 31 August. We are always happy for members to come along to pass on their experience so if you are available on these days feel free to come along and lend a hand. All the information about these sessions is on the Open Days page of our website.


As mentioned on the website you can now drive down to the lake which makes things a bit easier for those of you who have trolleys and all the other stuff that seems to be essential for a day’s fishing. The owner has assured us (again) that he will be repairing the weir and the causeway so as soon as we have specific dates, we will let you know as the lake will have to be closed while the work is carried out. In the meantime, the team responsible for maintenance are aware that it could do with a strim and will deal with this as soon as they can.

Car Parking permits

Following a request from the owner of Masons we sent all members (or at least those where we had an email address) a message which included a car parking permit. It seems there has been some confusion as it was not meant to be sent as an attachment, the permit was on the message and all you had to do was print off the message, fold it to a suitable size and then put it on your dashboard so it is visible to landowners and bailiffs. 

If you didn’t receive the email, please check your Spam folder as some messages from us and Clubmate seem to have made their way into Spam folders. If you still haven’t received it, please contact Greg Brown ( who will send you another one.


There was an incident at Oldmans recently when one of our members fell into the lake and was unable to pull himself out. Fortunately, he had his wife with him who was able to go for help. Thanks to the owner he was hauled out (thanks Miles) and apart from getting a bit damp no harm was done. However, it could have been a lot worse.

This does highlight the dangers of our sport especially if you are not that steady on your feet. We would recommend wearing a life jacket if you are near deep water – especially if you are fishing the rivers. If you do go out on your own, please let someone know where you are going. Alternatively try taking up something less hazardous – I have heard knitting is good for the soul.

100 Club

June’s draw was won by Andy Grove, July by Owain Jones

And finally………… please keep sending in your catch photos. Georg Cragg is fishing well (mornings and evenings) and after a bit of a quiet spell the bream and tench are bubbling again in Badgers Wood and are back on the feed. Let’s hope we have some decent weather to enjoy what is left of the so-called Summer.