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  • Newsletter Spring 2017

    Hello and welcome to another years angling with our society.

    Overall the club lake fished well this last year. Club matches were well supported with good weights recorded, there were a couple of difficult matches but if it was easy all the time it wouldn’t be as interesting. The Thursday evening series fished well with at least 20lb needed to win every match, even the day after the lake had overflowed its banks saw four 20lb+ weights. Congratulations to Bob Dyer who set a new evening match record of 42lb 5oz. The Sunday matches saw a best weight of 52lb 12oz and some of the winter matches saw 30lb+ winning weights. Much better than the previous year. The Fur and Feather match was won by Paul Turner with Danny Tarret taking the Boxing Day cup. Pleasure anglers were also reporting excellent sport with weights in excess of 80lb. Whilst on the subject of big weights please don’t forget that a minimum of two keep nets are required whilst fishing the lake. Silvers and small carp (up to a pound) in one net, carp over a pound in a separate net with a maximum of 50lb net limit. We have stocked some Perch into the lake to add some variety and help control the small fry.

    The Annual General Meeting this year was relatively quiet. All club officials and committee members were re-elected for another year. The one notice of motion regarding an increase in subscriptions did arouse some heated discussion but the amended proposal was passed by a unanimous vote. There has been comments regarding the increase but as I explained in your renewal reminder we have held off raising subscriptions for probably too long. Even at the new rate its less than a pound a week, still great value for money. Don’t forget that your club card also gets you a discount at Melton Angling on Mill St, Melton Mowbray. Ask in store for details. The shop has added some new lines recently and its well worth a visit.

    The club website and Facebook page seem to be working well now. Social media looks to be the way to go nowadays and it certainly helps in raising our club profile. Adding photos to the match reports made a big difference, we now have up to 700 people reading the results. I have said before though, it is the club website so if you have any notable catch reports or photos from club waters, send them in and we will do our best to publish them.

    The club coaching team had a quieter year than previously. As we feared there was a severe cutback in funding available so we were unable to run the academy through the summer. However we still managed to run a coaching course for Asfordby Hill Primary School. We also worked with the Angling Trust on their “Back to Angling” programme and took part in the Melton Borough council “Alive at 65” campaign. This coming year we will be working with Asfordby Hill School again, also running two sessions for the “This Girl Can” campaign organised by Sport England. We have already had two Saturday morning junior sessions, with more planned for juniors in July/August. At present there is no funding to run these sessions, participants are charged a fee to cover expenses but they only happen because club coaches give up their time to promote our club and try to attract more members.

    This leads me on to the Melton Community Lottery launched by Melton Borough Council to help local clubs with the funding shortfall. Full details can be found at; and search for ‘anglers’. Tickets cost £1 and please register as a club supporter, the club will then get 50p for each ticket you buy and you could win up to £25,000! Club members have already had four minor wins this year.

    The working parties have been busy trimming back overhanging trees and bushes, repairing and refitting platforms where required. There are still a few bits to attend to but we will be sorting these asap. We are also putting in a new footpath from Car park One to the back of peg 19 to make the access easier at that end of the lake. Last year there were a few new weed beds that appeared around the lake. The fishery has invested in some new weed cutting equipment and we will be trying this out soon to see if it helps with the problem.

    A few reminders for the coming year. All meat products are banned as bait on the club lake, this includes dog and cat food. All feeders and leads must be free running, NO fixed rigs. Towels are for drying your hands, please do NOT use them to hold fish whilst unhooking!   The fishery now closes at 7.30pm, please make sure you are not locked in! If you think you may be cutting it fine, at least put your car outside the barrier. Otherwise there is a release call-out fee.

    Hope to see many of you around the lake this year

    Mike Smith

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Match report March 4th, Club lake.
Another match where ice breaking was first job of the day, some pegs required team work to get them clear! Unfortunately for most of us the reward didn’t match the effort.
Winner was Rob Shuter on peg 4 who fished soft pellet catching 4 F1s totalling 6lb 4oz. Mick West took second with 10oz from 24 and Paul Clifton had 4oz for third from peg 1.
Next match is March 18th hopefully frost free!
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Club match, Feb 18th, Club lake.

This turned out to be a low weight but very close match with just 1.5lb covering the top five.
Sat on the days golden peg one Mick West caught most of his fish on caster but a last gasp carp on corn boosted his weight to a winning 6lb.
Close second was Rob Shuter on 5 with a 5lb 15oz mixed bag mainly on maggot. Paul Clifton took third with 5lb 8oz from peg 3. Fourth was Mike Smith on 15 with 4lb 14oz with Paul Turner on 24 rounding off the top five with 4lb 11oz.
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Match report, Club lake Feb. 4Th
Another bitterly cold day for the club members who braved the elements but at least the lake was ice free.
Paul Clifton on peg 12 fished maggot on the pole catching 4 F1s plus roach and skimmers for a winning weight of 9lb 9oz.
Rob Shuter on 5 took second with 4lb 11oz also on the pole but using pinkies for bait. Mike Smith had a few of the newly stocked chub and ide on maggot for 3rd with 2lb 9oz from peg 1. Ray Fessey on 9 had a last gasp margin carp for 2lb 3oz with Derek Jones rounding off the top five with a mixed bag of 2lb 1oz from 24.
Next match is February 18th.
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Please be aware of the opening times for the complex. The fishery will close promptly at these times – please leave time to vacate.

Summer Opening Times: 7am – 7pm

Winter Opening Times: 7am – 6pm

There is a £20 call out fee if locked in – give yourself time to get packed up and get out before the bollard comes up!

Melton Angling Discounts

Discount for Members on bait and tackle at Melton Angling. On production of a valid club card you will receive a 5% discount on some bait and tackle. With a special club rate on maggots. For further information talk to Zak behind the counter for more information.