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Jackie Price
As most of you know Jackie was one of the original founders of the Fishing Club.
He also did a lot of work for the club, in many ways not least taking the children from Ashlea School, who really enjoy their time at the lake.
He will be sadly missed by many at the club.
His funeral will be held at Wilford Hill on the 4th January 14:00

The Fishing Club will be sending flowers.

Fish Stock Illegal Fishing
I received a phone call on Tuesday (27/03/2018) telling me that seven people where fishing the lake on the Sunday & three people again on the Monday.
I asked if this had been reported to either the EA or to the Police the answer was no, I spoke to Lee at the EA who informed that he was on patrol elsewhere on both days but as no phone call was received regarding Heron Lake at Cotgrave he couldn't do anything.
He also asked me to inform members that the EA have limited resources and if nothing is reported then the resources will be used elsewhere where it is needed.

To help Lee and his team catch these people I cannot stress how important it is that you report these people by phoning the EA.

Don't Phone a Friend, Don't Phone a Committee Member,
Phone The EA. 
 Telephone number 0800 80 70 60

Lee also stressed that you must phone the police on 101
quoting you are reporting the Theft Of Fishing Rights

Fish Theft
At the moment I'm receiving a lot of phone calls regarding fish being stolen from the lake.
This seems to be occurring between 18:00 & 22:00 on a daily basis, I will be speaking to the relevant authorities regarding this.

These people are not members of the fishing club and need to be stopped we need members to start patrolling the lake, if we are to stop the theft of fish.


Dave Brown the current Treasurer as decided it's time for him to step down from this role, Dave will be stepping down at the end of the 2017/2018 year.
The club will be looking for a new Treasurer after that, if anybody is interested please get in touch as we have to have checks done before we hand everything over.


The road from the front gate as now been re-laid

Saturday & Sunday Match Fixtures Updated 2017

Welfare Membership
I have been informed by the Welfare in order to get your new membership card for 2017 all you need to do is take a passport size photo to the Welfare.
You must put your name on the back of the photo

At a recent committee meeting all bread as been banned from the lake. This includes Feeding & as an Hook bait, please pass this on to members you know who use bread.


I am still getting a lot of reports of both gates being left open,
all members must close and lock both gates after entry.
If the middle gate is going to be constantly left open the committee will have know choice but to take the lock off.

The members voted to Ban all cars from parking on the grass, apart from official Blue Badge Holders.

Can we ask all members to police this and ask any member who is not showing a Blue Badge in their vehicle to park in one of the car parks.

Can I ask all members to check the club rules regarding line strength & hook size,
at present I'm receiving a lot of complaints regarding members using the wrong tackle.

All Car parks are now open, can I ask all members to start using the car parks as normal,
under no circumstances should any member leave their car behind their peg. Apart from Blue Badge Holders

New Platforms
Can I ask all members to refrain from drilling any holes in the new platforms

If  any member has any photos from around the lake and would like them to go in the gallery please email them to me and I will put them on the website.

Spare Time
Have you got any spare time to help ?

Tuesday afternoons we have some members who do a really good job of supervising the children from Ash Lea school at the lake for about an hour,

If any member would like to help this group please get in touch with the club secretary who will give you contact details.

For Sale
If any member has any fishing tackle they want to sell or just give away why not put it on your website please e-mail or phone the secretary with details who will be happy to put it on the website.