News

LAST UPDATED 6th June 2024

Whitehouse Farm – Members are reminded that the speed limit on the access road to the farm buildings and gate plus the track down to the car park is strictly 10 MPH

All Waters – Anyone found to be leaving litter at any of our waters is liable to be barred from the club for life. Take it home!

Club membership is now full.

AGM
The Annual General Meeting will be held at The Page Community Association, Page Road, Staple Hill, BS16 4NE at 8pm. All current club members are welcome to attend. Any proposals are to be sent to the secretary (Kevin Williams – kevincbr1@gmail.com). The proposer and seconder need to be in attendance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – KHV disease
KHV (Koi Herpes Virus) is a serious disease that can affect all species of carp, very often with fatal consequences. Numerous outbreaks have been detected in the West Midlands and so please take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread.
STOP THE SPREAD!
Whenever you leave the water, remember to Check, Clean & Dry!
Check your gear after leaving the water for mud, aquatic animals or plant material.
Clean everything thoroughly as soon as you can, paying particular attention to nets, footwear and mats.
Dry everything for as long as possible. Some diseases can survive for two weeks in damp conditions.
ALWAYS allow unhooking mats and nets (spread out) to fully dry in natural daylight so that UV rays can help eradicate the virus if it’s present.
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At our committee meeting held on Tuesday 30th May 2023, bailiff, Kevin Williams, offered to take on the position of club secretary, in place of the current club secretary, John Treasure. This was formerly proposed and seconded by the committee. Kevin Williams has therefore been appointed as the new club secretary with immediate effect. John Treasure remains club treasurer.
At our committee meeting held on Tuesday 30th May 2023, bailiff, Chris Mackie, offered to take on the position of Fisheries Manager, replacing Kevin Swanston. This was formerly proposed and seconded by the committee. Chris Mackie has therefore been appointed as the new club Fisheries Manager with immediate effect.
Membership for the 2023/24 season is now full. Details for membership applications for the 2024/25 season will be posted on our Facebook page during March 2024.
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT MONOFILAMENT AND FLUOROCARBON LINES ONLY CAN BE USED ON ALL OUR WATERS – NO BRAID AS MAINLINE IS ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BRAID HOOK LENGTHS ARE PERMITTED.
 
GENERAL RULE 2.3B.
BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY TO BE USED.
GENERAL RULE 2.3
ANYONE FOUND TO BE BREAKING THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE VENUE AND THEIR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP WILL BE BROUGHT INTO CONSIDERATION.
ALSO, TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME!
Fish Restocking to Margaret’s Lake, George’s Lake and The Clamp
The Clamp did not have any chub so 175 have gone in as an experiment. Georges only has a few so 275 there and Margarets has quite a few but they may get towards their life expectancy over the next few years so 125 added.
MORE FISH FOR THE CLAMP. Following a two year negotiation, and sitting on a waiting list, 800 fish were stocked into the Clamp yesterday courtesy of the E.A. Roach/rudd 150 of each, tench 100, crucians 200, skimmers 200. These were free to the Club, paid for from the rod licence money that funds the E.A. hatchery near Nottingham. These, together with the recently stocked chub that have already started to show in catches, should enhance the prospects at the Clamp for the next couple of years. Please give them a month or so to acclimatise and avoid putting them in keep nets.
NIGHT FISHING BOOKINGS AT THE LIDO
Alan Phillips will no longer be taking any bookings for night fishing. From 23rd October, these need to be made with Darren Scudamore. Tel: 07918 102084.
A reminder that any bookings need to be made with at least 24 hours’ notice but no later than 18:30. Other rules covering night fishing are in the membership tab. Please ensure you are familiar with them.
All other Club rules concerning fishing in general, or night fishing in particular, will be enforced. Anyone not complying with any of these will be asked to leave, any future night fishing bookings from them will not be taken and future membership may be called into question.
 
New website co-ordinator
As of the AGM, January 26th, 2022, the new website co-ordinator is Bill Knight.
Whitehouse Farm
Disabled access via the path between the lakes is only open when conditions allow. This is to permit parking for disabled members in the lower car park. Please ensure that your “Blue Badge” is prominently displayed.
The Clamp
Limited number of pegs and some may be closed for maintenance. If all pegs are full then you will have to go somewhere else or home.
  1. LOCK ALL GATES ON ENTRY OR EXIT.
  2. Keepnets are permitted within Club rules but ALL CARP TO BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY.
  3. IT IS EVERY MEMBER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH THE RULES ISSUED BY ALCOVE ANGLING.
THE CLUB OR ITS OFFICERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR ILLNESS SUFFERED BY ANY MEMBER AS A RESULT OF FISHING ANY WATERS CONTROLLED BY THE CLUB. YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND BE SENSIBLE.

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