CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 Updates 30/6/20
of Leicester going on lockdown again this is the latest advice as we understand it so far regarding
fishing at our venues.
As all of the Broome AS fishing venue's are situated outside the lockdown
area they will remain open, subject to the previous Covid-19 social distancing rules.
The government has stated that within the lockdown area; essential travel only
is allowed. So as far as we can tell this means that if you live in the restricted area you will not be allowed to
travel to our venue's for fishing until further notice.
However if you live outside the restricted area you may travel to and fish at our venue's
As the government have said they are putting the new rules into law you could be prosecuted if
you are found to have broken the rules.
Lets hope that this lockdown will soon be over and all our members can get back on the banks
View the Leicester County Council Restricted area map
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
Member, John Atkins, has lost the top two sections of his Pole
whilst fishing on Colver Lake. He was fishing on peg 3 and when he was packing away he realisied that they were
missing. He thinks that they possibly got blown into the lake. If you do come across them please let me know
Hopefully we can reunite John with his Pole sections.
A Member has retrieved a rod and reel from Currans Loop at
Kilworth. If you have lost the items get in touch email email@example.com or ring Keith Macfarlane
and we will try to reunite you with your kit.
As this message has been on the website for a few weeks now we have decided
if the rod and reel is not claimed within the next two weeks (by 7th August 2020) The items will be donated to a
Obviously we would prefer the items to go to the rightful owner but we cant expect the finder to
hang on to them forever. So if you have lost them please claim them.
*Keiths number is in your membership book.
At last we have a bit of good news. The draining and fish retrieval at
Admirals lake went very well with everything going to plan. Holes were dug into the partially drained lake for
the water and the fish to move into after the weed was pulled back to allow a channel of water to feed the bore
There were 31 Carp from 3-7lb, 100 small carp, around 2000 silvers including a Chub of 3lb+ and 4
Tench. Numerous Perch were netted including a couple around the 3lb mark and countless Gudgeon. All of
these fish have been temporarily moved to Brian's lake.
Another good thing is that there were several new faces who took the time to come and help out,
and it made all the difference. A big thank you goes out once again to everyone for their efforts, it is very
much appreciated by the Membership.
The scheduled Broome AS matches will continue as detailed in your membership
books. They will be temporarily run by Paul Edwards who lives outside of the restricted area.
Please be aware though that you should only attend the matches if you live outside of the
restricted area as the government has ruled that essential travel only is allowed within the restricted