January Update

January Update

Mote Park Parking Charges

The park will be opening earlier on weekdays 0800 (TBC).
Anyone found to be using their permit for reasons other than MVAS business will be expelled from the club.

Parking Categories and how it affects you:

Members: Take your membership to the cafe where you will be given a permit that will last you five visits. Write the date each time you fish and leave it on your dashboard.

Blue badge holders: Unaffected by the charges, but make sure your badge is clearly visible and you are parked in a blue badge bay. Badge holders fishing the railway bank are unaffected as there are no parking meters on that side of the lake.

Shop bought day ticket anglers: Our four outlets have all been informed that they will be receiving a book of permits to distribute, one with each day ticket.

Online day ticket purchases (paypal): Print off TWO copies of your receipt. One for your dashboard and one for you to show the bailiff. Unfortunately if you don’t have a printer you will either have to pay for your parking or, better still, pop into your local tackle shop to buy your day ticket and receive a permit that way.

Bailiffs: Will receive permanent permits.


With the AGM in the not too distant future, would all holders of club trophies please return them to a committee member so they can be engraved in good time.

If you have caught a specimen fish during the current season click on this link to register your capture: Specimen Fish Record

Schedule of Works

Our ongoing maintenance and water improvements is, of course, a never ending labour of love. We have recently refurbished platforms 1 – 15 at Mote Park with new mesh. The remainder will be done in the near future, along with some steps down to the early pegs.

Paul Bundock has reinstated the bridge at Aldington once again but this time he’s confident it won’t be going anywhere fast with the help of a large amount of concrete and balast.

We hope to install the four new platforms at Wierton in the next few weeks along with a tidy of the island trees. We have also requested permission to improve the path, especially around the car park area.

The Great Danes is in need of a good overhaul, with tree fall over the winter months and we plan to improve the swims at Hothfield later in the Spring.

Match Report

We have been asked to host another qualifier for this years Riverfest on The Medway at Barming. This will take place on Sunday 9th October 2016.

With nearly 30 matches now on the calendar, we are looking for someone who would be willing to run the series of six Float-Only matches. If you would be interested in helping out, give Mick Roberts a call or email/message.

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