CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 Updates 9/8/20
Leicester lockdown now eased we would like to inform members that have been subject to the extra lockdown
rules that our waters are all situated outside of the temporary lockdown areas, so have remained
As we understand it, with the easing of rules in Leicester non essential travel is now allowed so
if you want to visit our waters it ok to do so. Please remember though that the guideline as stated below still
apply (this applies to ALL members).
As there are continuing to be different rules applying to different areas during the Pandemic
then Government rules and advice must be followed according to the particular area in which you reside.
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
Pike Matches on Jurassic
The first Pike Match of the season was fished last sunday, but
unfortunately there were three members bivvied up, fishing, on Jurassic. When the Piker's informed the members
they moved ....no problem, but as anyone who sets up for a carping session will know; there was a lot of gear to
The Pikers have exclusive rights on the days booked for Pike Matches on
Jurassic and the future dates are:
Please check your membership book before fishing to avoid having to
shift your gear when venues have been booked for matches.
Our current club Treasurer, Mick Winn, is unable to carry
on performing the job and will be leaving his committee position at the end of the year.
This leaves a very important vacancy on the club committee. In fact it is
such an important position that the club will struggle to carry on without this position being filled as soon as
If you woud like to considered for the job, in helping the club carry on
its smooth financial duties then please contact either Alan Smith or Keith Macfarlane. Contact details for both
are in your membership book.
Away League Match
The Away League Match that was scheduled for 27th/10/20 has had to be
cancelled due to the venue being fully booked. No other venue's being available at short notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of one of
our stalwart members. Peter Hyden, passed away recently after a short illness.
Peter had been a member of Broome A.S. for more years than anyone can
remember. He was one of those who attended every meeting and could always be relied on to be there whenever the
club needed help at the work parties and other such events, even when he was well into his eighties.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
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 realised 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