CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 Updates
We have had an
update, from the Angling Trust, on the rules regarding the Covid-19 lockdown after their
discussions with the government. We have now been allowed to move into phase two of the re-opening of
fishing and therefore keepnets are to be allowed from today 26/5/20
that this is not yet a return to fishing as pre Covid-19 days.
body, The Angling Trust, has been campaigning for fishing to be one of the first activities to be allowed upon
easing of the lockdown restrictions.
With that in mind
anglers MUST follow the Angling Trust Guidelines, the main points being:
Sanitise your hands after touching gates, locks or any other surface that may have touched by
Social distancing of at least 2 meters must be observed at all times.
These rules have been devised with the object of allowing us to continue fishing whilst trying to
minimise the risk of being infected by this terrible virus that has already killed thousands.
We recommend that you read and familiarise yourself with the
full Phase One and Phase 2 Guidelines from the Angling Trust, that can be read by
Phase 1 Individual Fishing Phase 2 Competition Fishing
Hand Sanitisation etc.
Broome A.S. is a member only society and we do not employ any staff so we are unable to "man" our
gates. We are therefore relying on members using their common sense. If you arrive at one of our venue's and find
there is not enough room to fish on the lake that you had intended to then please use another of the lakes.
On the subject of hand sanitisation. As our gates are not manned you will need to provide your
own hand sanitiser for your personal use. The gates must be locked as usual once you have entered the site.
If you feel ill or have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 then please stay at home and self isolate
as instructed by the government.
Please do not abuse, or try to bend the rules and risk all of us being, once
again, unable to enjoy our sport in these uncertain times. And more importantly we do not want to cause any
increase in the infection rate.
ENJOY YOUR FISHING AND STAY SAFE
The Broome A.S. Committee
With the government ruling that gatherings of people from different
housholds are still not to take place. It has been decided that the two remaining Work
Party's schedued for 7/6/20 and 14/6/20 will both be cancelled.
Away day at Peatling 31/5/20
With Competition fishing now allowed some of the Broome matchmen booked in a
Peatling Fisheries for an away day match. They booked two lakes, Crane and Canal.
Both lakes fished pretty well with some decent weights recorded. Paul
Edwards was top weight on Canal with 88lb 6oz from peg 18. Second place in the fieldof nine was Adu Gavacoleon
peg 4 with 64lb 9oz. Den porter taking third netting 54lb 7oz from peg 16.
Over on Crane it was Phil Dayman who took the honours putting 79lb 8oz on
the scales for first place from peg 1. Geoff Harper second from peg 10 with 66lb 14. From the next peg and just
a few ounce behind was Malc Spring with 66lb 1oz on peg 12.
Frisby Lakes (Formally Celtic Lakes)
Just to answer a couple of queries regarding where members can fish on
Frisby Lakes (Formally Celtic Lakes), on your Broome ticket.
Basically you will only need to produce your Broome book to the bailiff to
be able to fish from the Clubhouse right around the lake to the pegs with the River Wreake running behind you.
It used to be peg 49 for anyone who knows it.
You may also fish the "point pegs" 1,2,3,and 4. The pegs through the woods
and the pegs on the Island. BUT to fish these pegs you will have to produce your Broome book and also pay an
The normal day ticket price is £10.00 so your Broome book will enable you
to fish virtually half the lake for free and the other pegs, as mentioned, for half the normal cost.
There is NO night fishing allowed with the Broome book as a syndicate pay
an extra cost for that privilage.
There is no fishing allowed on what is known as the Boys Pit (where the Log
Cabins are being constucted).
There are two parking areas. The main car park in the area around the club
house and the small car park which is a little further along the Frisby Road, heading toward Frisby from the
main car park.
The gate to the SMALL car park must be locked as soon as you
have either entered or left the venue.
The gate to the LARGE car park (opposite the Broome A.S. gate) is to be left open if it is already
open when you first arrive. But locked if it is locked when you arrive. The same applies when
Hand Sanitisation at Broome Gates
It seems that some members that are accessing our waters have been dousing the locks in neat
bleach!! This has caused members who follow them through the gate later on in the day to the bleach all
over their hands causing burning.
For those members who are not sure of the best way to protect themselves from the risk
of coming into contact with coronavirus, the best way is to:-
Sanitise your hands before you open the lock.
Sanitise again before you drive through the gate.
Once through, re-lock the gate and sanitise your hands once more.
Please do NOT attempt to sanitise the lock, gate or chain.
As we have stated previously, leave at least one vacant peg between yourself and anyone else who
may be fishing. And maintain a 2 metre distance between yourself and anyone else who may be at the fishery.
If these rules are followed then we should all be able to carry on fishing whilst keeping the
risk of infection to a minimum.
Jasons to close for two Days
We are very sorry that just after re-opening we have to tell members that Jasons
Lake will have to close for some work that was booked in before the lockdown measures were brought into
force. Terry Branston asked me to publish the following notice.
On Tuesday 19th May and Wednesday 20th, next week. The fallen tree in Jason’s Lake is to
be removed plus four other trees are to be either removed or dangerous leaning branches to be dropped into the
water prior to being pulled onto the bank and cut up. So please remember that there will be no fishing allowed on
Jason’s those on those two days in line with the Tree Surgeons Insurance health and safety policy.
Thank you Terry Branston (Water Officer)
Frisby Lakes (Formally known as Celtic
We have some good news (for a change). We have
secured another years fishing at Frisby Lake (opposite Broome A.S. Frisby Complex). With angling
allowed again from Wednesday 13th May, albeit within the guidelines as set down by the Angling Trust and UK
There are a few extra conditions for our members to adhere
No night fishing
Fishing not allowed from the island or the "Point" pegs (1,2,3 & 4). UNLESS a payment of an extra
£5.00 is made to the owners. (This is half the cost of a normal day ticket).
The gate to the SMALL car park MUST be kept locked at all times.
The gate to the LARGE car park (opposite the Broome A.S. gate) is to be left open if it is already open
when you first arrive. But locked if it is locked when you arrive.
Failure to adhere to these few simple rules may result in us losing the water and will defiantly
cost the offender their membership.