Evesham Jubilee club news

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No Match fishing on Withies until at least 1st April 2022

I am going to ammend the fixture list to reflect that Withies pool is not going to used for matches until at least 1st april 2022.
It appears the vast majority of fish have been lost to predators particularily otters.

There are plans for 2022 to protect the fishery and restock.  Until then we do not advise anglers to fish the water.

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Mark
Club Secretary

Jubilee Fishery acquired for another year 2021/22

The 2021/22 Jubilee Fishery lease has been agreed at the same rate as last year, including acquisition of some Carp and dye.

The owners have requested that I let the membership know that they spent more than the rent money on the fishery this year.

This means we are able to keep the yearly membership fee at £50 despite the much lower income from matches and visiting clubs.

I am compiling a fixture list, however due to current and possible future COVID restrictions this will almost certainly get updated through the year. This makes checking the fixture list via the website very important rather than relying on the paper copy sent with your initial membership card.

I am waiting for the government to decide if they are lowering restrictions in a couple of weeks, then I will issue the first draft of the fixture list. I am hoping we can have 2 matches during the March close season at Courtfarm Fishery. (Wednesday's)

Look out for more details in a couple of weeks.

Acknowledgement of donation to Air Ambulance from Keith Stanley match 2019

£166.50 collected

Air Ambulance receipt
Air Ambulance receipt

Please see attached receipt from the air ambulance for £166.50 collected from the Air Ambulance Keith Stanley Match 2019.

Apologies for how long it took to send! The cheque had been placed at the bottom of the paperwork pile!

We didn't have a match this year due to COVID. It is hoped to do one next year.


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Updates

Went to the fishery Saturday and there were 14 fishing. Every person had their membership card and understood the reasons.

Only Bob Evans was fishing Withies and he ended up catching 12 carp with 3 touching double figures. I think that was one more than Ray Nosworthy had showing the way on Jubilee.
Thanks to everyone keeping to the social distancing and ensuring they have their membership cards on them. It is imperative we have traceability in case someone gets the virus and we need to contact any attendee.

I know there is a lot of debate on match fishing. Strictly speaking if distancing is observed it ISN'T against the current restrictions. However we like the vast majority of fisheries are adhering to the Angling Trust's interpretation and not allowing matches or keepnets. Things appear to be improving (fingers crossed) and the next review of the restrictions is 1st June.

Under the Angling Trust's phase 2 competitions will be allowed so our first match could be an Affordable Open on Wednesday 3rd June (new price of £10 with the extra £2 going on payouts). This will be conducted under strict guidelines. Please check the forum, news page or Facebook on the 1st June to see if the match is going ahead. I will send a txt to those I think may not have internet access.

Tight lines

Mark Court
EJAS Secretary

Pleasure fishing from Wednesday - Please don't forget to get your club membership and Environment licence

Unless there is a very unlikely event where Parliament reject the prime ministers new guidelines then pleasure fishing will be allowed from Wednesday.

The main issues for us are:

1. The first visitor in the morning should protect themselves by cleaning hands after opening the gate.

2. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times. (6ft away from any other person) Fishing equipment or tackle must not be shared.

3. Pleasure fishing only. No keep nets (club rule anyway).

4. High Level of personal hygiene. The club has provided extra cleaning products should members need to use the portaloo.

5. Membership cards must be carried at all times when at the fishery. The owners have stipulated that we need to be aware of who is at the fishery. This will help to ensure we can stay safe and will be vital if we need to trace anyone who comes up on the new tracing app, soon to be implemented. Also if the unthinkable (and highly unlikely) thing happens where we get an outbreak at the fishery, then government officials will expect us to be able to provide a list of members to contact for any self isolating.
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I know quite a few have already joined this year in anticipation of fishing starting, many thanks to those.

If you haven't joined yet then please do BEFORE fishing. This years membership is only £50 which is great value even though we have lost a couple of months through the virus. I hope members will understand that the club still has all its financial commitments and hasn't received any match funding, which is why the membership must remain at £50.

Amazing value for money and the feeding of the fish during lock-down will have them in peak condition.

You can renew your membership using most credit/debit cards on Paypal via this link below:
https://www.eveshamjubileeanglingsociety.co.uk/membership-fees/
or using a cheque to the treasurer: Bob Evans, 188 The Ridgeway, New End, WORCESTER B96 6NP
If you are sending a cheque please txt Bob on 07747655514 to inform him it is on its way. This will save any embarrassment if you are asked for your membership on the bank.

You can also pay any member of the committee.

The government have said that everyone is being looked after financially however we all know governments can stretch the truth. If you are not in a very good financial situation due the virus then please contact myself or Bob in confidence to arrange a payment plan.

AGM Feedback from meeting on Tuesday

The AGM was conducted on Tuesday. Highlights include:

Fishery rent negotiated and paid for 2020/21 season.

Small increase in match fee's on a Wednesday and Sunday - Carried unanimously
Wednesday Affordable Open now £10 with the extra £2 going on Prize money. The price for members and non members will be the same - £10.
Saturday Open remains the same at £12 but will be for members and non members.
Sunday Club Matches increase by only £1 to £12. This extra £1 will go on prize money.

There will be more 'Special Matches' with bonus prizes on Sundays. This and being able to fish anytime makes becoming a member worthwhile and extremely good value for money.

Keeping the opens the same price for members and non members should encourage more income for the club and ultimately more benefit for members.
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Bob Evans remains Treasurer
Mark Court becomes Secretary
Phil Simnett has resigned as Chairman. This is due to taking over Tony Hemming's matches and other commitments. Phil will continue to look after the fence batteries and remain part of the club. John Davis as President and behalf of the club thanked Phil for his service.
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Easter Egg match (Open) - Easter Sunday 12th April
John Davis very generously donated a load of Easter Eggs and a couple of alcoholic bottles as prizes.

The club will add to these prizes to make the Easter Match well worth taking your chance in.
It is an Open so bring friends. The match fee is £12 for all. The prizes are EXTRA to the normal prize money so a good payout is also guaranteed. As per the clubs normal policy Monies and prizes would be spread out to give the best chance for the many to get a prize.
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Don't forget to join before the new season. Membership take up so far is good and we have had a couple of welcomed donations.
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The future is looking good.
Mark
Club Secretary

Death of EJAS Club Member Tony Hemming


It is with deep sadness that I write following the death of Tony Hemming from prostrate cancer. Tony had been suffering with the disease for sometime. Tony was taken into St Richards Hospice, Worcester on the evening of Sunday 5 January 2020. Tony passed away the following day. Our thoughts are with Tony's family and close friends he will be missed by all that knew him.

Tony's funeral will be held on Friday 24 January 2020 at 11am. The service will be at Evesham Crematorium (near Fladbury Village). The funeral I believe is open to all wishing to pay their respects to Tony's life.

The Treasurer Bob Evans has made the following statement in respect of Tony's passing;
"All fishing clubs have their problems and Jubilee AS are no exception. However if you judge a club by its members Jubilee AS is one of the best and Tony Hemming was one of the best. The hundreds of hours Tony gave up to keep the club going was unmatched. Tony was a real diamond and a totally unselfish human being. Tony will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace mate".

I think these sentiments would be agreed by all that know Tony. Personally I will think of him every time I walk passed Peg 9 which I am sure was Tony's all time favourite peg.

Evesham Jubilee Angling Society present cheque for £680 to Ria Simons on behalf of St Richards Hospice

Presented by Chris Taylor, John Davis and Alan Gardner

Recently the proceeds from the Annual Grant Davis Memorial Match and BBQ along with donations were presented to Ria Simons from St Richards Hospice.  The cheque for £680 was well received and Ria gave a short speech on how important donations like ours were to enable the general running of the hospice and future planned expansions.

Approx 230lb's of Carp added to Jubilee Pool

A bargain we couldn't refuse. Received 4th November 2019

Approx 230lb of Carp added to Jubilee Pool

We received an offer of 200lb's of carp from JS Fisheries at a price which represented a 60% discount on anything I could find on-line.  One of the leased pools at his fishery had been sold so the fish needed to be moved and as we are a local club they were offered to us.  The deal was for 200lb of fish averaging 4 - 6lb.  When they arrived today Jack thought there would be more than 200lb and we estimated the final total received was 230lb's a bonus 15%.  As there are currently on-going negotiations with the owners for next years rent I notified them that these fish will be financed solely by donations and I would finance the delivery and collect donations independently.  The committee was very keen to get these fish but only on these terms.

Donations so far are £100 from myself plus approximately 40 Pink Bluetooth speakers which will be sold for only £5 with 100% going to the fund (sold 5 so far with more orders pending)  £25 plus £100 pledged from Ron Evans.  If members just give between £5 - £20 the required figure would be achieved and surpassed in no time.  I will update the forum with each donation (anomalously unless stated) and update the news page weekly.  Please see forum for exact purchase figure. I also plan to hold the occasional 'fish fund match' pending committee approval, with the first hopefully during the Christmas period.

Donations can be made to Mark Court at the fishery or via Paypal to courtieboy@gmail.com.  I will add more payment methods on the forum.  If you wish to donate via the treasurer Bob Evans please let him know it is for the fish so that he can pass the money on.

Tight lines,

Mark Court

Club Admin Officer.

PS If as expected the figure required for these fish is reached reasonably quickly JS Fishery has already stated that he will do us another great deal on Bream when they become available during the colder months of Jan - Feb.  We would be looking for around half the amount we received last year.


Chris Taylor Joins the Ton Up Club

Sat 3rd August 2019

Chris got his ton at the Saturday Open on 3rd August 2019.  He achieved it from peg 2 on Jubilee and weighed 105lb 3oz.  Chris caught the fish on hard pellet and corn.

This is the tenth ton at the fishery and the seventh from Jubilee.  This is the only ton of 2019 so far......

Congratulations to Chris on this milestone.

An amazing eighteen anglers turned up to fish the EJAS Sunday Club match held on Jubilee Pool. Conditions were mild with a very strong southerly wind blowing down the pool. It was decided that the first four anglers overall would receive the main prize monies. In addition there was a Section prize to fish for outside the main prizes.

Twelve anglers took part in the Sunday Club Match held on Jubilee Pool. Conditions were bright and sunny after another overnight frost. It was decided that the first three anglers overall would receive the main prize monies. There were in addition two Section prizes outside of the main list.