Evesham Jubilee club news
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Jubilee Pool - Leeches (Piscicola geometra) on Carp

I noticed four of these leeches on the 5lb Carp I caught on Sunday. They are very easy to see being about an inch or two long about a 16th inch thick. They are green with white stripes.
They are not deadly in a way of sucking the life out of the fish but they do cause stress to the fish and if enough on them can make fish lethargic, once they have fed they move to cover in the lake and then reattach themselves to a carp once they require food again. The main issue is when they leave the carp they leave a tiny hole that can become infectious.

My carp could have been dormant in the water and may have had an unusual high amount of hosts, however if there is an epidemic of them in the lake then we need to take action. There is no legal treatment I can find but there are various traps you can use to trap them.

Please can everyone who catches a fish on Jubilee please check for these leeches, they are obvious. If you find any please inform a committee member, post on the forum or e-mail details to eveshamjubilee@hotmail.com .  If it turns out we have a major issue then we need to take action with traps. It would also explain why fish are not apparently feeding as much on Jubilee.

Next Club Match

Sunday 20th Jan Match will be at the fishery. There is no canal match.

Wednesday 16th Jan Affordable Open.  There are still two 50 pound bonus pegs running.  Arrive by 8.30 for 9 o'clock draw.

Saturday 19th Jan Open.  The 12 pound match fee gives great prize money.

Note for diary - This years important AGM will be on Tuesday 12th February 8pm at the Hampton Club.

15 Anglers fished on Jubilee Pool
Steve Rogers wins round 4 of the Winter League with 17lb 10oz from peg 4. He was also on the Bonus peg so received an extra 50 pounds! Second was Ron Evans from Peg 12 with 11lb 14oz and third was the very consistent Ray Nosworthy from peg 7 with 11lb 7oz....

Tony Hemming takes the Hangover Cup with a weight of 8lb 7oz from peg 14. Tony was able to entice the Skimmers after a quiet first hour. Second was Gary Seadon with 6lb from peg 18. Section winners were Richard Ford with 4lb 2oz from peg 12 and Steve Rogers with 5lb 14oz from peg 24. Everyone caught fish...

A cracking match on Withies with close placings. However first place was comfortably secured by Ian Pitman on Peg 25 with 33lb 2oz. The next three places show how important a bonus Roach or Perch can be with only 7 ounces splitting, Chris Taylor in second with 21lb 9oz on Peg 23, Ray Nosworthy third with 21lb 4oz on...

So the choice of the whole fishery allowed a few of us to explore the lost world of Withies.
12 Fished in good conditions.
Alan Gardner wins off Withies peg 22 with 30lb 9oz.
1st Alan Gardner Withies peg 22 with 30lb 9oz
2nd Derek Hopkins withies peg 25 with 21lb 2oz
3rd Steve Rogers Jubilee peg 7 with 16lb 4oz ...

16 Anglers fished Jubilee Pool in calm conditions with the water after recent frosts being crystal clear. The recent rain has only increased the depth by about 1" - 2" so the water level is still critical.
Bob Evans had organized fantastic prizes with Tesco vouchers, Cash for the top three. Wine or beer, mince pies, Pellets and...