Another Security Reminder

Security - a reminder

One of our bailiffs visited Badgers Wood recently and was surprised to see that the height barrier had been left up and the gate left unlocked. An unlocked gate and a raised height barrier is like an open door to a fly tipper especially as there has been at least one incident of fly tipping in the entrance to George Cragg pond.

The security of our lakes is paramount so we would ask all anglers to lock the gates after you arrive and when you leave and in this particular situation there was a seniors match going on so when matches take place it is the responsibility of the match organiser to ensure the venue is secure during and after the match.

20 Sep, 2021

Oldmans Friday 3rd of September

Late opening on Friday 3rd of September

Please note that Oldmans Lake will be opening late this Friday, the 3rd of September. The gate will remain locked and the fishery closed until just after 11.00am. Thanks for your understanding.

28 Aug, 2021

Oldmans Opening Times

Oldmans fishing is 8.00am till dusk

Just a reminder that the gate at Oldmans is on a timer and will not open before 8.00am. Please don't try and open the gate before then to gain access to the fishery. Many thanks.

25 Aug, 2021

Lost Landing net at Wildings

Anyone spotted a stray landing net at Wildings in the last couple of days? A club member thinks they left it - probably in or around the parking area. If you've picked it up, please drop the Internet & Media Officer an email (page 4 of your book) and we'll work out a way of re-uniting it with its owner. Thanks!

20 Aug, 2021

Gear left at Badgers Wood

Tackle left at Badgers Wood

Some items of fishing tackle were left at Badgers Wood on the 18th of August. If these are yours, please contact the head bailiff by email or phone; details are in your Yearbook. Thanks!

19 Aug, 2021


In case of emergency

You'll notice a new addition on the WATERS page of the website - three odd looking words added to the entry by each fishery - Decoy lake for example, is '///whisker.samples.bids'. These three words are part of a geolocation system that has divided the world into three metre squares and then assigned each of them with a unique combination of three words.

What this means is that you can tell any individual or organisation - the Emergency Services, for example - exactly where you are, within three metres, rather than having to describe where the entrance to the fishery is, which turning they need, which side of the lake you're on, and so forth.

If you install the free What3Words app on your smartphone (Apple or Android) sharing locations is very easy, but if you don't want to - or don't have a smartphone - you can still tell anyone your exact location using the three word 'code' and they can look up your position by going to the What3Words website.

From next year we hope to include these codes in the Members' Handbook. Meantime, you can make a note of them and keep them with you on a piece of paper when you go fishing.

03 Aug, 2021

Please close the gates

Please close the gates

Just a reminder to close and secure gates behind you when you enter and leave our fisheries. This applies to all waters that are gated but especially at Decoy where there are additional lakeside gates on either side. Keeping venues secure may feel like an unnecessary pain but it helps to keep unscrupulous types out who want to cadge some free fishing while leaving bona fide members to foot the bill. Thanks!

23 Jul, 2021

Frylands closed for two days

Silt Removal

Just a note to say that Frylands ponds will be closed this Wednesday and Thursday (14th and 15th of July) all day. We're going to be removing some of the silt from the two ponds with a digger. The ponds will be open again on Friday th 16th of July. Many thanks!

13 Jul, 2021

Hamsey Night Fishing suspended

From June 21st night fishing will be suspended on the river at Hamsey at the request of the landowner. We'd like to remind all members that if you want to night fish on any club water, that you must book beforehand as laid down in the members handbook. Many thanks!

17 Jun, 2021

Oldmans Lake closed for four days


Sorry for the short notice, but Oldmans will be closed from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of May inclusive to accommodate on-site work to the main entrance and car park. The fishery opens again on Friday 28th of May.

24 May, 2021

Wildings closure for three days

Wildings closed for three days

Just some advanced warning that Wildings Lakes will be closed on August 6th, 7th and 8th because of an event that is happening. Please make a note in your dairies because if you turn up, you won't be allowed to fish.

02 May, 2021

Badgers Wood Closed

Essential Maintenance

Just a note to ay that Badgers Wood will be closed on Friday April 30th until 1.00pm for essential maintenance. Thanks!

25 Apr, 2021