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AGM
 7.45 pm WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 2018 

Coronation Club Buckingham Rd, Gillingham SP8 4QF

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 Gillingham and District 

Angling Association Newsletter 2017/18

 

 

                                                               President J.R.K. Stone                                                               

Gillingham & District Angling Association Newsletter.

 

Secretary’s Address 2018.

 

Hello and welcome to the Association’s newsletter for the 2017-2018 season and I hope you all enjoyed the fishing that the Association provided this year.

The Association seems to be in quite good order with all waters giving good fishing for Match and pleasure anglers and offering very good value for money.

The juniors were very successful this year and we had 14 juniors on the course, and these juniors will hopefully become the future of angling and the club.  Thanks must be given to John and Sue Collings, ably assisted by Ken Murchie, who put a lot of time and hard work into teaching the children.  On a sad note John Collings is giving up the role of Junior match secretary this year, but is being replaced by Jason Randall, who I’m sure will do a sterling job, and I believe this year’s course starts in early May.

There has been a lot of work done this year on the Association’s water at Lodden Lakes with trees and reeds being removed and pallets being replaced to make the venue a better place to fish and we hope to get rid of the weed problem that we have had in both lakes over the last couple of years.

I must thank all those who have served on the committee this year and who have ensured that the Association runs as smoothly as it does, with very few problems to deal with at Committee meetings.  The A.G.M. is on Wednesday 9th of May at the Coronation Club, Gillingham, and any proposals should be given to me, in writing, a week before.

I hope to see some of you on the bank in the next year, and if you have any questions, complaints or feedback about the Association please do not hesitate to phone me on (01747) 821218 or (07990) 690613, or e-mail at simonhebditch1969@gmail.com.

 

Simon Hebditch.

(Hon. Secretary)

 

     

 

Chairman’s Report

 

Another year gone flying past. I would firstly like to thank the committee for all of it’s hard work. Generally speaking I think we have had another successful year.
We have again carried out a lot of work at Lodden Lakes and I would like to thank all of those involved. I am sure we will all benefit when all the work has been carried out. 
All our Fisheries’ have been fishing very well again this year, and long may it continue.
We have a couple of projects we are working with the Environmental Agency on the river which will hopefully come off this year. The river continues to go from strength to strength and hopefully this will continue. 
A couple of dates for you the AGM Wednesday evening May 9th and the Dinner and presentation evening Saturday May 12th. It would be nice to see all the trophies picked up on the evening it is a great shame to see a lot of trophies not collected at the end of the evening.
Hopefully I will see you at one of these events.  


Mike Hunt 
Chairman 

 

Match Secretary Report

 

Dear Members,

This year’s match scene has had its highs and its lows; the highs being that at times results, especially from the river have been very good. This shows that the club’s continuous stocking and the improvement in water quality are starting to show raised levels in fish stocks. On the low side, our numbers fishing the matches are slowly starting to decrease which is a terrible shame as we have always had such a strong match scene that raises much needed funds for the club. On this note, I would like to invite any members to give match fishing a try. You do not need to be an expert as our scene is friendly, fun and not that serious. Most people come to fish different venues that they would not normally fish, to meet new people and make friends; ladies are especially needed as everyone is welcome. Fishing matches is a good social activity and a great way to improve your skills.

This year the matches, both summer and winter, were very close. Special congratulations to Jack Stamp for winning the senior championship for the second time in concession, also to Sue and John Collings who have both had a very good winter season. Well done to all those who took part and hopefully enjoyed. I am looking forward to seeing you all next season as well as some new faces. 

See you on the bank!

 

Dave Sealy

Match Secretary 

 

 

 

Final League Results

Summer

Winter

1st           R. Seale           484 pts

2nd       J. Mills              480 pts

3rd        J. Shepherd      479 pts

 

 

Veterans   T. West         474 pts

Ladies       S. Collings    417 pts

 

1st        J. Stamp                         481 pts

2nd       S. Collings                      480 pts

3rd       D. Sealy & R. Manns     479 pts

 

 

Veterans           J. Collings        471 pts

Ladies               S. Collings        480 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Match Report

 

This year promised to be a good one with nine new juniors coming through from the fifteen that entered the instruction course. And it was as all six matches were won by different juniors with some very good weights, the heaviest weight came in the fifth match at White Posts from Mathew Randall with 78lb, the specimen cup went to Pat Bell with a nice Tench of 3lb. the pairs match was a close one with Zak Hebditch and Mathew Randall with 3 points, second Paddy Bendell and Ethan Chapman with 4 points, overall winner was Zak Hebditch 493 pts, second Pat Bell 491 pts and third Mathew Randall 388 pts. In the Intermediate section it was a lot different, Tom Carter won his first match and Alan Strudwick although did not win a match put up a good fight, with Paddy Bendell winning two matches but Dan Ponting winning three, so the overall standings were Dan Ponting 498 pts second Alan Strudwick 492 pts and third Tom Carter.

 

John Collings

 

Membership Secretary

 

Another successful year for the club with membership levels staying similar to previous years. Once again, the membership fees for the club have remained unchanged offering excellent fishing for very little cost.

The cost of fishing Lodden has increased slightly for Adults and extra £5 for Annual Day fishing now costing £20.00 and an extra £5 for Adults Annual Day/Night fishing rising to £45.00 both offer fantastic fishing as the netting has shown Roach to 2lb and many large Carp and Pike together with shoals of quality Bream and Tench.

Please use the website and Facebook we welcome your views and comments and of course photos of your prize catches. www.gillinghamanglingclub.co.uk

 

Please note if you wish your email address to be removed from our list please email me and I will remove you.

 

Neil Kerley Membership Secretary 07917678454 neilakerley@gmail.com

When renewing your membership, please include your e-mail address if you have one and wish us to keep you up to date with news and results. 

 

Please check the website for results and updates.

Enjoy your fishing!

 

Neil Kerley

Membership Secretary 

 

 

 


 

From Saturday 2ndJune, you can purchase new Memberships and Lodden tickets from

 

Crocker’s, High Street, Gillingham tel. 01747- 822900

Todber Manor Fisheries tel. 01258- 820384

Revels Fishery, Cosmore, Near Dorchester, DorsetDT2 7TW         

Fishery phone number 01300 345301

By post Neil Kerley 43 The Street Motcombe Dorset SP7 9PF (SAE please)

2018/2019

Special Rate Junior (9 to 10 years)

£ 12.00

 

Full Local Junior (under 18 on 16th June 2018)

£22.00

 

Full Local Senior (18 to 65 years)

£45.00

 

Full Local O A P & Ladies & Disabled

£35.00

 

Associate Junior

£25.00

 

Associate Senior & O A P

£48.00

 

Lodden Lakes 

Junior Day Season

£8.00

 

Junior Day & Night Season

£28.00

 

Senior Day Season

£20.00

 

Senior Day & Night Season

£45.00

 

Junior Members Day Ticket

£3.00

 

Senior Members Day Ticket

£7.00

 

Members Guest Ticket

£10.00

 

Tick which Membership you require & Lodden if required.

 

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Cheques to be made payable toGillingham & District Angling Association

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Return to:Neil Kerley      43 The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9PF

 

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You mustinclude a stamped self-addressed envelopefor return of your membership Renewal or we are afraid we cannot return your renewal. 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY 



DINNER AND PRESENTATION EVENING

12 MAY 2018

OLIVE BOWL GILLINGHAM 1830 FOR 1900

PRESENTATION 2100


Work Party Lodden Lakes
Aim of the Work Party 24/25 March 2018:
To improve air flow and oxygen levels and to help combat weed problem.

A work party was held at Lodden Lakes on the weekend 24th - 25th, with the work carrying on through the following week. I would like to say big thank you to the following for all their hard work. Martin Colohan, Ken Murchie, John Collings, Dave Sealey, Pete Edwards, Sue Collings, Wayne Hunt, Jill Hunt, Mark Harper, Steve Harper, Ray Webster, Joe Searle, and Charlie Walters . 
A lot of work has been carried out this year after the report done by A E Fisherie Consultants. We have been working through the recommendations that were made. Platforms have been removed where it has been possible as they were beginning to be a hazard, the ones that have been left have been repaired,the Norfolk Reeds around the lake have been pulled back to make this possible. 
We have had a digger in for the last week carrying out the necessary work. A lot of tree work has been carried out around the lake which may look a bit bare at the moment but will soon grow back at a more manageable level. 
This has been a lot of hard work. It is a shame that more of our members could not give up a little bit of their time to make it easier on the few that do help. A lot of us are getting older now and a lot of the jobs we have had to pay out to be done, which doesn’t come cheap. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have kept licences as low as possible over the years. But it is now becoming impossible to improve the Fisherie without more investment. Unfortunately I think it will not be possible to keep the membership costs at its present level in the coming season. 
I hope you appreciate all the work that is being carried out for everyone’s benefit. 
We will keep you all informed with future events as they happen. 

                   Tight Lines
                   Mike Hunt 
                   Chairman  4 April 2018

Photos of work party under images.

Ian Denton 5 Tench in two hour session Lodden Lakes 22/3/18   Couple of pictures under images.

The Club is currently working with A&E Fisherie Consultants to make some improvements at the Lakes. When the netting was done we moved some of the bream and roach from the small Lake into the main Lake. Then some of the small carp have been moved from the main lake into the small lake. This has been done for a reason one of them being the weed. I hope the members will respect what we are trying to do. NO FISH ARE TO BE TRANSFERRED FROM LAKE TO LAKE !! WHERE THE FISH ARE NOW IS WHERE THEY ARE TO STAY.

Two Counties  

We have a similar problem at this venue where people are transferring fish from one lake to another. When this Fishery was created we wanted to have a small tench and pure crucian carp lake. Due to anglers transferring fish we now have fish all over the place. We are going to sort this out again in the future so as it is back to what it should be. Obviously this takes time and money again, we try to keep down the cost of the membership but it is difficult when people are working against us with little thought for others. If it continues I will be putting it forward to the committee that we will have no alternative but to ban keep nets.

I hope that you will cooperate so we will not have to take these drastic steps. 

Thanks for your cooperation 
               Mike Hunt 
               Chairman 



JUNIOR MATCHES AND TUITION COURSES DATES NOW LISTED SEE JUNIORS TAB ABOVE




WOULD ALL MEMBERS FISHING OUR LAKES PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY BARBLESS HOOKS MAY BE USED. THAT INCLUDES TREBLES THAT MAY BE USED IN PIKE FISHING. WITH AN INCREASE IN OUR BAILIFFS THEY WILL BE CHECKING THAT THE CORRECT HOOKS ARE USED SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND IF ASKED TO SHOW YOUR HOOKS THAT WE ARE PROTECTING OUR FISH STOCKS.



  


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A RAFFLE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DINNER ON 12 MAY 2018

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT

FOR MORE DETAILS OF HOW YOU MAY WIN CAN BE HAD BY

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(OLD MEMBERSHIP CARDS STILL

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AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A

 

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FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT

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NEW SEASON 2018/19 PLEASE REMEMBER 
YOU WILL NEED A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TO FISH THE CLUBS WATERS AND TO
FISH IN THE CLUBS MATCHES.


 
Please note you can only pay for your membership by cheque (payable GDAA Ltd) or CASH 
No credit or debit cards accepted.
Please also note Special Junior rate of £12.00 is for 10 years of age or under.


You can now view and download a copy of the Club Handbook by visiting the Club Downloads Tab on the website and clicking the Handbook 2015 - 2016 link or by clicking here.


A Reminder " Membership of the club is for the person named on the membership card and is NOT transferable. Any member found allowing their membership to be used by another may be liable to having their MEMBERSHIP CANCELLED !"




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