As an update to the message below regarding weed clearance at Buffalo and
Admirals. Sadly things didn't go quite as planned. It seems that, inadvertently, a pump may have been left
running overnight and when the volunteers arrived on Saturday morning to help remove the fish, they found
that the lake was virtually dry and most of the weed had collapsed; with obvious consequences. They did manage
to rescue about a dozen decent carp and around 400 or so silver fish.
We would like to thank all of those who, once again, turned up to help the club out over the
weekend and on both Monday and Tuesday. We say "once again" as these are the members who always turn up
when help is needed. Whether it be work parties or times like these, where, in the first
instance, through no fault of their own, there was nothing they could do. These people are the backbone of
our club, and the committee, on behalf of the membership, would like to thank them for their
Work on Buffalo and
The land owner at Kilworth Sticks fishery is carrying out some work that he
has agreed to do for us in clearing out Buffalo Loop and Admiral Lake. Both lakes are
being drained, a digger is going to be used to clear all of the weed and also the silt, making Buffalo loop weed
free and also deeper.
Obviously we are going to have to temporarily move the fish when the water
is low enough to do this safely.
We are looking to carry out the fish removal on Saturday (27/6/20). If you
feel you would be able to offer some assistance in the fish removal we would be very grateful. In the first
instance if you do want to help could you please ring Keith Macfarlane to let him
know, as we can't have too many people there because we still have to observe social distancing
Keith's number is in your membership book.
A pair of sunglasses has been found on Colver Lake close to peg 43. If they
are yours please get in touch with Keith Macfarlane or email the website and we will get them returned to
Away Day at Peatling
Den Porter recorded a megga bag on Sundays away day on Lake "B" at Peatling
Pools. Drawn on peg 43 Den netted 175lb 13oz for the win. It was a pretty good day
for Phil Sansby as well. Phil took second place in the field of thirteen with an impressive 115lb
9oz from peg 35.
Section 1 went to Malc Spring with 69lb 6oz and it was another "ton bag" from Geoff Harper with
105lb 1oz from peg 45 to take Section 2.
Lock Number Changes Tuesday
We have another message from Terry Branston. A very important reminder that
our combination lock number will change on 16/6/20.
To all new and existing members. We have had five locks broken in
the last seven days due to the incorrect number being put into the lock, then the lock being forced when it
The combination of all of our locks will be changed tomorrow (16/6/20).
Make sure you check your membership book for the new number from tomorrow onwards. Putting the current number in
will not work once the locks have been reset. Please don't break any more locks, they are there for the security
of you and your fishery.
Terry Branston Water Officer
We have had a reports of more crayfish being caught on Colver. Terry Branston
has asked me to publish the following message
To all new members and existing members, The crayfish traps will be set
on Colver as from next week. Please DO NOT interfere with them or move them so that you can fish the swims
that they are in.
Terry Branston Water Officer
We have had a report from the Managing Director of Frisby Lakes, who we have
just negotiated with to gain access for our Members to fish Frisby Lakes.
A Broome Member went into the small Car Park (On Frisby Road) and hit
and damaged two cars that were already parked there. Then left without leaving their name. We know it was
almost certainly a Broome Member because the Broome lock was locked onto the closed end of the Frisby Lock with
the Broome number still showing.
Broome A.S. has taken the view that this is very serious and are prepared
to offer a £200.00 reward to anyone who can identify the culprit. The culprit will then be reported to the
police for leaving the scene without reporting the incident and anything else that may be appropriate. Also the
culprit will receive a lifetime ban from Broome A.S.
Fortunately Frisby Lakes have CCTV around the Lakes and the staff are checking to try to identify
the vehicle involved.
If you have any information please inform any committee members. (contact details are in your