Forthcoming big club matches and Events
GRAND DRAW 2017
GREETINGS TO ALL MEMBERS!!
It is the time of year when the society asks you the members for your help in one of the major events of the year, the Grand Draw. Proceeds from this help us to provide probably the best Fur & Feather competitions locally, and also help with the donation to our charity, St Richards Hospice.
This year's Fur & Feather will be slightly different from recent ones, as in response to members requests we will fish for 5 hours, and the presentation of prizes will be held at the Boot Inn PH which is less than a mile from the fishery so no rushing!! Your "goody bag" this year will be more fishing related, with pellets, groundbait, bottle of something and some chocolates. Prizes will be the normal vouchers for the top 3 or 4, followed by wines, ales, and spirits, Cakes, biscuits, and non perishable goods. In view of this, I predict that this year's Fur & Feather will be more popular than ever, so please register your interest early so that we can get the correct number of prizes!
May I take this opportunity to tell those of you who are not regulars at the fishery what has been going on recently. We have, thanks to one of our members, had the opportunity to obtain some fish from a lake near Stratford that has not been fished for some years. It should be said that we undertook to have these fish health checked, though it was pretty obvious that they were top quality fish, we wanted to be sure. They passed the check and thanks to the sterling efforts of Bob Evans and Ian Pitman with others, we have stocked primarily the Withies, and the Jubilee with over 600lbs of fish between 3lbs and 4 lbs, which I am sure you will all agree, is superb.
We have changed the pegging at the fishery to provide space between pegs so that now all pegs are fishable in matches. This was to prevent the situations that we had encountered on a number of occasions where due to numbers we had to have some matches fished over 2 pools which created problems with our matches and visiting clubs.
A lot of people have commented on problems with the water levels especially in the Withies. This is something we are looking to address, but it will require the support/permission of the owners to succeed.
A lot more is going on, but for now, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the officers and committee of the club, to thank you for your support, and wish you the compliments of the season.
Hope to see you on the bank soon
Steve Foster - your chairman