News and Events
HADLEIGH AND DISTRICT ANGLING SOCIETY
Keepnets are not allowed on Pondfield Carp Lake apart from matches
A Polite Request
It is encouraging to the committee when we have strolled around our fantastic fisheries to see that the majority of our member anglers are now using unhooking mats. The committee would encourage all members to invest in this inexpensive piece of equipment as it is vital to the protection and the wellbeing of our fish stock. The ground is very unforgiving if a fish is accidentally dropped on the ground or placed on stones etc., bruising and unseen internal damage can be caused which can result in fish fatality.
It has also come to notice that some members have very short landing net handles. I must remind you that the club rule states.
12. All anglers should have a landing net. The handle to be a minimum of 8ft long.
Contact with Snowys Bait & Tackle will put you on the right road to add both pieces of tackle to your collection.
Reminder to everyone that a rod license is required for fishing in the UK.
Kevin is pictured supporting the Environment Agency "License to Chill" campaign to promote the sale of rod licenses.
During the summer of 2020 the Environment Agency contacted us to request support in monitoring the River Brett as the nearby River Stour had suffered an oxygen crash at Cattawade. We assisted the EA with monitoring the River Brett and also Polstead Pond (which was suffering from an algae bloom at the same time). By passing on regular reports to the EA it enabled their Fisheries Team to focus their efforts on Cattawade knowing the River Brett and Polstead Pond were OK. The EA have now given the club a new O2 meter to help us to support them in their work. Bob Talbot is pictured receiving the meter from Fisheries Officer Andrew Ward.
Access to Alverstoke has now been reinstated so approach through the stables as always, the gate now opens in either direction. As before follow the track as much as possible and be sensible when it is wet.