News 2015 Archive
One of our
members, Phil Sansby, has asked me to let you know that he is selling his Pole. Its a Maver Elite Carp Pole
14.5mtrs and it comes with 5 Power Tops. Phil is looking for £600.00 for it. If you are interested give him a
call on 0116 2766964 and he will give you any further details.
Chairman's league final taking place next Sunday (20th Dec) eight members decided on a sneak preview of how
Colver was fishing. Whilst the weights weren't brilliant, it seems, at least most had a few bites .
with a few more bites than most, which is not unusual on this Lake , was Jason Farmery. Drawn on peg 15 Jason won the match at a canter with
38lb 12oz. Again it was the southern end of the Lake that seemed to fish best with Malc Spring netting 17lb
12oz from peg 21 to take second place.
Macfarlane took Section 1 with 13lb 8oz from peg 42. Section 2 going to Mick Farmery with 16lb 4oz from peg
Away day at
the regular matchmen fished an away day sweepstake match at Peating Fisheries "E" Lake. It was an extremely
windy day but the lake fished very well with most getting decent nets of fish for the time of
John Neil, came out on top with a good catch of 59lb 4oz from peg 27. The runner-up prize had to be shared
between Den Porter, peg 25, and Jason Farmery, peg 7. Both weighed in with 35lb 4oz.
the fish caught were Barbel, Chub and Ide with the Skimmers failing to show in any numbers.
2015/16 Half Year
Year Meeting will be held at Birstall Social Club next Wednesday evening 25/11/15, with the start at 8pm prompt.
Please come along and have your say on what is happening at YOUR club.
committee will give their reports and you will be free to ask any committee member any questions or query
that you may have.
see you there .
members fished a sweepstake match on Jasons lake last Sunday. The high winds did not seem to put the fish off
too much as Malc Spring won from peg 2 with a weight of 55lb 10oz. Not bad for mid November. Match Secretary.
Keith Macfarlane took the runner-up spot with another good weight of 29lb 8oz. Keith was fishing on peg 21. It
certainly seems as though the current mild spell is keeping the fish on the feed.
Shore has asked me to ask if anyone has found a double sided rake head attached to a length of rope, used as a
weed drag. Chris lost this item whilst fishing on Currans Loop in the area around peg 30 on October
have happened to have found it please contact me at:-
let any member of the committee aware and we will re-unite Chris with his property.
Farmery won a eight peg sweepstake last Sunday (18/10/15). Drawn on peg 4 Jason
had a succession of Carp throughout the day to finish well out in front with 52lb 10oz. Most of his fish falling
to Pole fished pellet.
place went to a tie between Steve Beckhurst and Keith Macfarlane! Both netting 25lb 8oz. Steve, on peg 1, landed
four Carp plus a few small Roach and Perch. Keith opposite, almost, on peg 10, had 7lb 8oz of Skimmers and
Silvers and two daddy Carp that went 9lb apiece!!
Akiens took Section 1 with 13lb 8oz with Malc Spring landing just one Carp of 12lb 4oz to take Section
Attention Pike Match
Mick Geary has asked me to
point out to all anglers who are intending to fish the Pike Matches, which start on Sunday (18/10/15), at Meadow
Lane, Syston. That there is a mistake in the Membership Book.
The membership Book states
that the Pike matches last draw is at 9am and that fishing is between 10am and 3pm.
The above is incorrect. It
should read as below-
The last draw is at 8am with
fishing between 9am and 3pm
Once again Anglers are
removing traps, pulling traps into the bank, and removing crayfish from them.
Today two traps
were pulled in whilst an angler was fishing the peg. In the next peg one trap
was empty, the next peg trap had been opened, emptied and empty open trap returned to the
NOBODY, MEMBER OR NOT has ANY right to interfere with these
If there are traps in
the peg you want to fish you MUST NOT move the traps there are 33 other swims on Lizzies for you to
The traps are for the
removal of crayfish. Each trap is
licensed, a catch and species report has to be made to the Environment Agency. This cannot be done if the traps
are interfered with.
If I don't adhere
to the conditions of the license the Environment Agency will stop issuing the licenses.
Broome Fur and Feather
With the Summer
that never really got going nearly over, it is almost time to fish the Fur and Feather
This year the match will be
held at Kilworth Sticks with Currans, Buffalo and Lizzies all being used (depending on numbers). The Match
will take place on 4th October, the last draw at 8.30am with fishing from 9.30am until
You do not have to be a regular Match man if you want to enter (as with all Broome
official matches). There is a £5.00 entry fee (£3.00 Concessionary), but all pools are optional. There will
be a prize for all entrants so you have nothing to loose .
As we need to know how many prizes to buy and how many swims to peg, you MUST pre-book for this
Match. Ring Keith Macfarlane (his number is in your membership book) and he will take your
Weed Removal on 4th
The weed removal company
that we used for the recent operation at Frisby will be returning on Friday 4th September in order to remove
any weed that was missed first time round.
Because of this it is
advisable to not fish on Sanctuary, BJ's or Smiggies on Friday until the
work has been completed.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for your co-operation.
The weed removal was
completed on Sanctuary, BJ's and Smiggies Lakes on Thursday/Friday 14th-15th August. Because the weed removal
team are inundated with work from other fisheries with similar weed and silt problems, they will not be able
to return until Monday 24th August. On this day they will be removing the weed from Jurassic
Jurassic will be closed to
all anglers on this day (Mon 24th August) from 8am until 6pm when the weed removal operation has
Furthermore Terry has asked
me to remind you that no vehicles are to be left on the road/carparks around Jurassic on this day as the
machine has to climb out of the water to dispose of the weed.
Thank you for your
There will be another weed
removal project this week at Frisby complex. It will take place on Thursday 13th August and Friday 14th
August. The lakes to be cleared will be BJ's, Sanctuary and Smiggies. It is advisable for members to not fish
on these waters on the above dates until the work on the lake has been
The first of the two Junior
Angler Charnwood Days will be held on Friday 31st of July, with the second taking place on Friday 7th
August. Both events will be held on Colver Lake.
Kevin Hirons and Ted
Whiter have asked me to ask if any members would be kind enough to turn up to offer help and assistance to
both them and the youngsters involved.
Both events will "kick off"
at 9am with everyone meeting in the main Car Park. Fishing will take place between 10am and 3pm. These "Teach
in" days are great fun and the kids gain a lot of fishing experience as
If you can spare a few
hours to help out it will be much appreciated if you could let Kevin or Ted know that you will be coming
along (both phone numbers are in your membership book).
To all other members.
Colver will be closed on each of the two days to any other fishing until the events have been
Terry Branston has sent an
update on how we are progressing with the Crayfish problems...
the last 14 days the average daily removals are 65 Crayfish.
trapping will continue until Cray removal numbers are significantly lower. Eradication of them
completely is impossible without the introduction of pesticide. This action would be out the question
as all water life and lake ecology will be destroyed for at least 3 years.
lighter note, anglers on Smiggies have informed me anglers catches with rod and line have only been
around 1 or 2 Crayfish strikes, compared to one angler who had 17 in one days fishing a couple of
weeks ago. So we are winning!! thanks to the understanding of the Members, as I have
to commandeer 6 pegs daily. With the numbers of Cray being trapped we can only persist,
so thank you.
It has been brought to the
attention of the committee that, on occasion, some specimen fish are being damaged due to either being
kept out of the water for inappropriate lengths of time whilst photos are taken or being unhooked without a
the use of a unhooking mat.
It is a club rule that
anyone fishing for Carp on Jurassic Lake must have an unhooking mat with
As we are getting some
sizeable fish caught in quite a few of our lakes now, the committee would urge anyone fishing specifically
for specimen fish of whichever species, to please get a unhooking mat to take with you. Also, we love to get
your photo's but please return the fish to the water as quickly as possible after you have
photographed your catch.
We know that the vast
majority of our members do the above already but in the interests of your fish stocks please treat the fish
with the respect that they deserve.
A set of small weigh
scales were found on peg 20 of Jasons Lake. Please contact the website or Keith Macfarlane, if they are
yours, we will endeavour to return them to you. (Keith's phone number is in your Membership
Terry has asked me to
publish the latest update on the work being done to get the Cray Fish problem in Smiggies under
Anglers seem to think we are doing
nothing as regards to these pests. I have removed, with 6 licensed traps, since May 1st 546 Turkish
and the traps go in weekly.
Murray Peat beat his P.B.
Tench with a monster from Meadow Lane...
arrived at Meadow Lane around four and decided to fish Pop Wilson's bench swim. I was float fishing maggot just
on the bottom. I had no action for around an hour when I began to catch a few small perch. Soon the rod bent
over and I was in to a better fish.
After a good fight I slipped
the net under a beautiful Tench weighing 7lb exactly. A P.B for me by about 5lb! She was full of spawn and
was really thick set. The weight was double checked on a second set of scales by a chap fishing on the opposite
bank Anthony Simon 698-f and my father Roger Peat.
I'm really chuffed with tonight's catch as I have blanked at ML on my last three sessions and I was beginning to
wonder if there were any fish in there!
A Great Introduction for a New
Nicky Williams had a great
introduction to Broome AS when out on a session at Meadow Lane, with Dean Turner. He netted a 27lb Carp,
great catch, another giant specimen of 26lb 2oz, this beauty was caught by Dean Turner,
Both fish were caught on
Sunday 24th May and witnessed by Broome AS bailiff Wayne Potter.
The final work party
of this season was at Frisby, where the unfinished tasks were completed. The major task was clearing the
overhanging greenery on Colver island. It was made worse because of the fact that it couldn't be completed
last year due to equipment failure!
There were various other
jobs completed around the site as well. Thank you to all those who turned up to lend a hand. That goes to all
who have turned up over the last few weeks....without this help maintenance of our fishery's would be
virtually impossible....or very expensive!!
There was the usual "knock
up" after the work was completed. Colver was the chosen venue. As there were only
six starters, just the car
park bank was used.
Jason Farmery won the day
with 55lb 4oz from peg 4. It was a pretty slow start for everyone. Jason had a great last hour, as he so
often does, and caught a lot of fish in the near side margin to boost his weight. Keith Macfarlane, peg 15,
went the other way and had a good start putting most of his 46lb weight in the net within the first couple of
hours. Picking up the odd fish throughout the rest of the match took him up to his runner-up placed
Another Message from Terry &
Our Water Officers,
Terry Branston and Brian Toon, have asked me to publish the following
Three new members have been
caught fishing on the River at Rothley, under the assumption that as the stretch is privately leased by
Broome, it is open all year. This is not so. We as a Society still have to adhere to the NRA laws and the
River is ruled by a Close Season. You cannot fish between March 15th to June 15th inc. Fish during these
times and the EA Water Bailiffs will prosecute the individuals. As a society, Broome AS, will also receive a
fine through not policing our waters. This has never happened to this Society and we don't want to start
Message from Terry &
Our Water Officers,
Terry Branston and Brian Toon, have asked me to publish the following
A lot of new members are experiencing difficulties, stating the locks are not
Make sure the code is all
in line below centre line, when correct, you will feel a click then press shackle together and release... the
lock will open.
On closing, the code must
be showing, snap shut and hold closed then rotate tumblers, or the gate will remain unlocked.
Message from Tom
Our Head Bailiff, Tom
Kent, has asked me to publish the following message...
Due to an error through confusion on my part, some of our members have been reported/turned
away from venues by bailiffs for using the wrong membership
Rule 2 states that membership
lapses on June 8th and I thought this meant that new books for existing members were not valid until this
To clarify: any new member can
fish our waters from June 1st each year as long as they have a book (see rule 21). Existing members can continue
to use their old book until June 8th (as per Rule 2) unless they have received their new book
which IS valid from June 1st. Please note, any existing member found fishing after June 8th on their
old book will be asked to cease fishing UNLESS they can also produce a new season book. I would advise all
existing members to dispose of their old book upon receipt of their new one. The overlap for existing members is
to allow for postage of the new membership books, as is the changing of the gate codes.
I hope this clears everything
up, both for bailiffs and all other members. Please do not blame the bailiffs for doing their job. I gave
them incorrect information. I am a big enough man to admit when I have made a mistake, and my sincerest
apologies are extended to any member affected by my error.
Mono Pod found at
Cirlogea, has found a Mono Pod at Syston. He thinks it was left by a young lad who was fishing at Meadow lane
last Thursday (4/5/15). The lad
had caught a 23lb Carp earlier in the day.
If it was you or you know
who this lad is then please contact me at the website
And I will put you in touch
New member, Graham, has a good
I had an email from
new member Graham Blower who recently paid a visit to kilworth
Hi as a new
member (just joined) I did my 1st ever session on Currans 1/6/15 this is what I caught....was pleased with the
venue/fishing and how clean the fishery
Because of problems
with the strimmer, amongst other things, on last weeks Frisby Work Party work will need to be carried
out, this Sunday (7/6/15), on Colver Lake at Frisby. The rest of the complex will be open as usual
but it would be advisable not to fish on Colver until the work has been completed. There will be a boat on
the water and strimming work will be carried out.
There will now not be any
work to be carried out by members at Rothley as a special team are going down to the venue to do the
If anyone who was planning
on going to Rothley could divert to Frisby to help finish the work on Colver it would be greatly
This Sunday (7/6/15) will be the final Work Party required. Thank you to all of those members
who have helped to keep our waters in pristeen condition over the last few
Work Party 31/5/15
The Frisby work party
was once again well attended with work completed on the lakes except for Colver. There were hold ups on
completing the work on the island because of "equipment failure" !! .
The match held for
volunteers after the work was held on Jasons Lake. It was won by Malc Spring with an impressive 54lb 4oz from
peg 9. Keith Macfarlane took the runner-up spot from peg 2 with 40lb 10oz. Section 1 went to Kev Hirons with
12lb 10oz from peg 6 and Mark Akiens included a Carp of 13lb 4oz in his 21lb 12oz Section 2 winning
Membership Books For The New Season
Membership books for the 2015/16 season are being posted on Thursday 29th May to current members whose applications
were received through the post by Wednesday 28th May.
Membership books for new members, received by the 28th May, will be posted on Saturday 30th
I'll try and deal with all further applications within a couple of days of receiving them.
If you don't receive your book, please wait a couple of days before contacting me in case it's just a delay with
Note that I shall be away on holiday for a week from Friday 5th June and will not be available to help with any
problems or queries.
Enjoy your fishing
Work Party 24/5/15
A good turnout of
volunteer members turned up for the latest work party, at Kilworth Sticks. It is amazing how much can be
accomplished when we get a few people there! Many thanks to all those
All of the pegs on Lizzies
were tidied up and the island on Currans received a good haircut as well . Terry's new weed removing tool was unleashed on Admirals Lake and it was quite
impressive with a good amount of weed being dragged from the lake. Hopefully we can get it to a state where
most swims are fishable again.
Next week it's back to
Frisby to finish off what was left over from the last work party...So please come along and lend a hand for a
couple of hours, it will be very much appreciated .
The "Knock-up" for those
volunteers who were interested was held on Currans and it fished very well with almost everyone getting
double figure catches.
Jason Farmery came out on
top with an impressive 53lb 2oz of carp, caught mainly in the margins with a few on the long pole. Jason, on
peg 17 caught well from the off, using meat as hook bait, and led from start to
A carp of 9lb 8oz
helped push Steve Beckhurst into the runner-up spot. Along with twelve other smaller specimens Steve put 35lb
12oz on the scales. It was pretty hard work as he caught most of his fish using the long pole at 16.5 meters
on peg 11.
Mark Akiens used his end
peg, 30, to good advantage taking 33lb of carp for 3rd place. Again it was long pole that tempted most of the
fish with just a couple coming from the margins.
Dave Kimber had a good 10lb
of Skimmers in his 28lb 12oz Section winning weight form peg 5. Section 2 going to Chris Shore with
another decent weight, 26lb 8oz from peg 20.
Work Party 17/5/15
The Work Party was,
this week, at Frisby. A reasonable turnout of members did a good deal of work around the complex with work on
Smiggies, Jurassic, Jasons and BJ's. Some more of the manikins were dressed and erected in strategic
positions in another measure to try to help keep the predators at bay.
All those volunteers who
turned up to lend a helping hand did a tremendous job...as they always do . It is just a shame that a with 800 or so members, It is always just the
same few faces who turn up to the benefit of everyone.
There was a knock-up on
Colver for any of the volunteers who wanted to take part and Jason Farmery took the honours with a very good
weight of 71lb 5oz from peg 40. After a slowish start Jason had a great last couple of hours catching Carp in
the margins on pellet. Kev Hirons on the next peg, 37, ended in the runner up spot with a fine catch of 21lb
of Silvers along with a few Carp to put 37lb on the scales. Third place went to Steve Beckhurst in quite
a close finish Steve netted 36lb from peg 7, just edging out Mick Farmery who had 35lb 4oz from peg
Dog Lead Found
An expensive looking
dog lead has been found by one of our members at Frisby and he would like to return it to it's rightful
owner. So if you have lost this item please reply to me
and I will see that you are
Work Party Update
The Springtime Work
Party Season is now in full swing, with work completed at Meadow Lane, Syston and the majority of the work at
Kilworth completed too.
There were two members
fishing when the work party volunteers turned up at Syston and they were asked to cease fishing until 1.00pm,
when the work was completed. So please don't waste your time turning up expecting to fish when the
work is being undertaken....you will not be allowed to fish. There are NO exceptions to this rule. In the
case of Frisby and Kilworth this applies to the whole complex.
All other lake venue's and
complex's, not being worked on, will be open as normal.
Happily the lakes at
Kilworth did not have the same problem, and the twenty four volunteer members got a great deal of work done.
There is still a little work to be done on Brian's Lake, and Lizzies lake has yet to be done. There is
another work party scheduled for Kilworth so please come along and lend a
The next work party will be
at Frisby next Sunday 17th May. There is quite a lot to do there, as usual, so all help is most welcome. Get
there at about 7.30-8.00am. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours, a lot can be achieved in
helping to keep our lakes in pristine condition....You will even get a free cup of tea/coffee and a few
biscuits . So come and get a bit of fresh air and meet some of the other members
Sweepstake at Jason's
Mark Akiens carried
on his good form of late drawing peg 6 on Jason's Lake in a sweepstake match last Sunday (3/5/15). Mark
netted 56lb 8oz to win by a clear 40lb!!
Runner up spot went to Mick Farmery on peg 3. Mick had to watch Mark baggin up across the lake
as he put 16lb 8oz in the net....40lb behind, but enough for second place.
Third place of the seven starters was Dave Kimber who landed 12lb 12oz from peg 1.
Sweepstake at Colver
At the end of the AGM
eight members fished the traditional afternoon "knock up". It was a fine
afternoon with plenty of blue sky and sunshine....exactly the opposite weather as forecast by our weather
It was quite a close match, but a lot tougher than expected. Loads of fish were swimming in the
sun, not really interested in feeding.
Mark Akiens came out on top with 41lb 8oz from peg 25. Mark caught all of his Carp fishing with
meat on the Long Pole. After a good start the action slowed down, but a steady flow of fish kept the weight
building till the "all out"
Second place went to Steve Beckhurst on peg 40. Steve netted three 2lb+ Barbel and a 3lb Tench in
his total weight of 37lb 4oz...a very welcome sight, lets hope that a few more of these long lost Barbel start
putting in an appearance this summer.
Section 1 was won by Keith Macfarlane with a mixed bag of Carp and Silver fish for 33lb 10oz from
peg 31. Kev Hirons took Section 2 from peg 46 with a good catch of 32lb which was largely made up of Silvers along
with about four Carp.
Sweepstake at Jason's
Ten members fished a
sweepstake match on Jason's Lake last Sunday (18/4/15). It was an overcast mild day and pretty good fishing
conditions, which seem to come along non to often at the moment!! .
There were some good
weights recorded and some decent sized fish netted. It was decided to leave out the enigmatic peg 4, and as
it happens the two closest pegs to 4 were the top two in the match.
Phil Sansby took top spot
from peg 3 with good weight of 60lb 4oz including a 14lb lothiaton. All of Phil's fish falling to Pole
tactics. Just across the Lake, Keith Macfarlane, on peg 6, took the runner-up spot with 32lb. Keith also
landed a bonus 10lb'er.
Phil Dayman won Section 1 from peg 1 with 10lb 12oz. Den Porter
netted an 11lb carp to help him to win Section 2 with 23lb from peg 14.
Lost Fishing Rod
Member Peter Harris
has lost a Feeder Rod somewhere around peg 30 on Colver. If you find or have found it please get in touch
Or ring Brian Toon (Brian's number is in your membership book), and we will re-unite Pete with his
fishing rod. Thanks.
A few of the
Broome Matchmen fished a sweepstake match on Lakeside fishery near Wolvey last Sunday. Malc Spring had an
early birthday present, winning with40lb 9oz from peg 40. Second place went to Paul
Taylor, who netted 25lb 10oz from peg 38. Dave Harbottle took third
prize with 21lb 10oz from peg 36. And fourth of the fourteen was Kev Wingfield with 18lb 3oz from peg 17.
Lost Fishing Coat
A Maver fishing coat
was accidentally left on or around Smiggies Lake on Sunday (29/3/15) If you have found it could you please
get in touch with me
Or give me ring (number in
membership book) I will see that it gets to its rightful owner...
Please do not dress one of the scarecrows with it . Thanks.
Sweepstake at Colver
It was a glorious
spring morning last Sunday (22/3/15), as ten members fished a sweepstake match on Colver. Sadly,
for most, the fishing didn't really match the weather. Only Steve Beckhurst and Den Porter caught any number
of Carp. There were plenty of fish about, swimming on the top in the sun....but not really interested in
Steve Beckhurst had a good
start though, netting twelve Carp in the first hour, on peg 15, all falling to bread hook bait on the
Long Pole. After the bread bites dried up a switch to Pellet kept the odd bite coming. Steve eventually
finishing with 50lb 12oz to take first place.
Second spot went to Dave Kimber, who, without catching a Carp
caught a nice silver fish net of 23lb 7oz from peg 7. Dave also caught using the Long Pole. Most of his fish
coming to either maggot or pinkie
Den Porter took Section 1 with 21lb 1oz from peg 18 and Mick Farmery won Section 2 with 11lb 8oz
on peg 42.
News from Kilworth (14/3/15)
Terry Branston has
repaired the toilet at Kilworth, and it is now open again. You will notice that the door is bolted on the
outside but not locked. When you have used the toilet could you slide the bolt across again. This is to
prevent the risk of the toilet freezing. The problem has been the pipe work in the first toilet freezing due
to the door being left open.
Sweepstake at Jasons
Ten members turned
out to fish, what is now, a rare match on Jasons Lake last Sunday (8/3/15). After some overnight rain the
weather was set fair, just a strong gusting wind presenting the usual problems that strong gusting winds do!!
It turned out to be a
pretty tough day for most, probably because it seemed that nearly all of the Carp were residing in their
favorite spots around peg 4. Steve Beckhurst pulled peg 4 from the bag for only the second time ever on
Jasons and it turned out to be well worth the wait...Steve netted seventeen Carp for 82lb! to win the day.
All of his fish were caught using bread on the Pole. Phil Sansby took the runner-up spot just 74lb 8oz behind
with 7lb 8oz! Phil caught about five or six decent sized Silvers and a few small fish, again all on the Long
Dave Kimber took Section 1
with 3lb 2oz from peg 1, with Den Porter collecting the Section 2 prize from peg 19 with 6lb
More News from Kilworth
Officer, has asked me to inform you that he has had to close,
and lock the toilet. It was left wide open on Monday night,
causing the water pipes to freeze again!! Water was once again pouring out of the split
The toilet block will remain locked shut until there is no danger of any more frosts. This
is also due to the toilet pans being full of human excrement even though signs were in place telling members that
the toilets were out of order.
Updated contact number
Officer, Terry Branston, has asked me to inform you that he has a new contact Mobile Phone number
353248. This number is different to the number in the membership book so if you want to contact Terry
you will need to ring the number as
Away Day at Mill-on-the-Soar
travelled to Mill-on-the-Soar fisheries, a popular away day venue, for a sweepstake match. To be quite honest
they couldn't have chosen a worse day!!! Everything was pretty OK for the first couple of hours until the
wind picked up speed and the rain, which was forecast to arrive at about 3pm, decided to turn up early... And
it was pretty rough going to say the least.
The overnight frost and the
terrible conditions really put an end to the hopes of any decent weights with Den Porter needing just 10lb to
win the day from peg 23. Mick Nash took the runner-up spot with 6lb 6oz from peg 8, and Vinnie Logie
collecting the third prize netting 5lb 4oz from peg
Ten members braved
the weather last Sunday (8/2/15) to fish a sweepstake match on Colver. They were faced with about an inch,
or so, of ice to get through before
any fishing could take place. In fact it took a good hour and half to clear the required
Sadly the lads weren't very
well rewarded for their efforts, with Mick Farmery winning the day with 3lb 8oz from peg 6. It proved to be a
clear victory as second place was a three way tie between Kev Hirons, peg 8; Dave Kimber, peg 1 and Mick
Nash, peg 10, who all weighed in with 4oz!
Keith Macfarlane and Vinnie
Logie also tied for third place both with 2oz.....
Probably a day to forget!!!
The Committee would
like to thank Colin Pryor for his work on the Broome Committee as Deputy Head Bailiff and also for
stepping in as Head Bailiff for a short term. Sadly Colin has had to give up the role due to personal
Tom Kent has stepped up
to Head Bailiff with Michael Lester joining the Committee as Deputy Head
Away Day at Mill-on-the-Soar
It was another trip
to Mill-on-the-Soar fishery last Sunday 25/1/15. Unexpectedly there was a pretty substantial covering of ice
on the venue affecting about half the pegs. It was also obvious that beneath the ice, the water was
extremely clear. This caused quite a number of the anglers to try elsewhere or to return to a nice warm
home !! And who could blame them. It left eight intrepid volunteers to break
out some swims and get down to a bit of fishing....
Despite the conditions
there were still a few bites to be had. Vinnie Logie winning the day with 9lb 6oz from peg 32. A close
runner-up was Mick Nash on the next peg, 31, just a few ounces behind with 8lb 14oz. Keith Macfarlane won
Section 1 with 5lb 2oz on peg 23, while Mark Akiens needed just 2lb 14oz to win Section
Webmaster email Repaired
email is now repaired and back to normal.
Could you please send
any webmaster emails to
Thank you for your
Away Day at Mill-on-the-Soar
Eleven of the
regular match anglers had an away day at Mill-on-the-Soar fishery last Sunday. There were plenty of small
fish on offer as these were biting well. But, as with many waters these days, it was one or
two Carp that were required if you were going to win any prizes .
Malc Spring managed to find
a few on peg 34, putting a good weight of 30lb on the scales to take first prize. Mark Akiens took the
runner-up spot with 24lb from peg 23, with Vinnie Logie coming in third from peg 26 with 12lb
Section 1 went to Lee Nash
with 11lb from peg 2, and Den Porter needed 10lb 10oz to win the Section 2 prize from peg
Jurassic closed for final Pike match
members please note that Jurassic Lake will be closed to all anglers on the 15th February 2015 as this lake
has been reserved for the final pike league match of the season.
than the competitors, fishing Jurassic on this date will be asked to vacate the
Thank you for your
Barry Smithson sent in an account of his recent piking forays at
have been having a fair amount of success with the Pike in Jurassic this Winter. Four sessions with only one
'blank' session and two doubles, one being caught on New Years Day. The photo's are another
turned up to fish mid afternoon on Thursday and Frisby was almost deserted, most of the ponds were still
virtually iced over. I followed a silver Transit Connect van in, it drove up the side of Jurassic and then came
down and left the complex, he never even got out to look properly! I got on the end of Jurassic with two 12'
bait rods, at the "Sanctuary" end... The Pike in there seem to come on the feed at dusk, both doubles and two of
three Jacks I have caught, were netted at this time.
New Years Day "double" took a half Mackerel and the others including a 12lb'er took
chaps came to see the 12lb'er, I only had a basic mobile on me. The younger guy (caught the Bream from Meadow
Lane on the gallery) tried to photograph me holding it with my phone but it was too dark.
"double" on New Years day weighed just 14lbs, I took my bridge camera but had forgotten I had taken the memory
card out and I could not get a photo, the mobile gave me a blurred poor image. I do like fishing that
Thanks to Barry for a great
story....shame about the photo's though.
Toilet at Kilworth Sticks is out of
Due to the recent
freezing weather the pipe has burst at the toilet within the Kilworth Sticks complex. Please do NOT attempt to use
the toilet until the pipe has been repaired. Terry Branston will carry out the repair as soon as the weather
permits and once it is in operation again we will post a message on the
Thank you for your