Juniors Open day 2016 – Great Danes
This event proved a very rewarding exercise for Junior Secretary Martin Kennison with 15 youngsters attending the Junior Open day at our Great Danes Lake.
Martin reflects: We had a total of 15 juniors turn up throughout the day and all but one managed to catch. I have to say what a pleasure it was to meet all the juniors, who were well behaved, polite and all had exceptional manners, a real credit to their Mums/Dads and Grandparents that took the time to bring them down on the day.
Also a big thanks to Justin and Pete at Range Baits for providing bait, prizes and goodies for all those that attended.
Sadly this will be Martins last involvement with the juniors as he has taken the decision to stand down.
Young Charlie managed to catch 4 small Carp and learn how to use a catapult!
We have had a few members receive penalty notices due to them failing to write the days date that they are fishing in a box on the permit. Do yourself a favour………
There have also been reports of altercations in the area known as ‘Waterfall Bay’ next to the boat hire area. The agreement we have is: We may fish that part of the lake BUT: If there is any form of tuition being given to canoes or boats then you should respect requests to cease fishing during this time.
Rubbish: The amount of rubbish that is accumulating in swims has reached an all time high with bailiffs and helpers finding it hard to keep it in check. While we appreciate that most of this rubbish has not been left by our members, it does reflect poorly on the club. So if you can take all you rubbish away, plus a little bit extra, everyone wins.
Following the loss of a number of fish in the Spring, negotiations with the EA have resulted in an agreement to install a non-return valve at the outflow from the front lake followed by the supply of an aeration system which is designed to eradicate environmental extremes such as algae blooms.
The two day Medway Masters, held on The Medway at Barming was hailed a success despite a lower than expected number of anglers fishing. The trophy was won by Fred Brown of Browning South East.
This years Evening Shield stayed with its owner Trevor Froud after another excellent run of results. Well done Trev!
Newcomer Ray Thorrowgood had a cracking day winning the Club Championship match at Aldington with 51lb 4oz of Bream. Welcome Ray! The Championship is really nip and tuck at present with Ken Burdekin now taking a narrow lead following the Mote Park match.
The fortnightly Mote Park Wednesday open matches are attracting good numbers with both the first two being won with Bream bags from peg 1. Next match is August 10th, to book a place call Pete on 07724 776031.