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December 2017 Newsletter

Dear Member

Welcome

Welcome to the final Newsletter of 2017. It has been a very busy year for the Club and Committee with lots of activity through completing works following Angling Trust Grants to obtaining new waters (see below). As always the time is given up free of charge by the various committee members attending meetings, seminars and working parties and of course the time given up by volunteers assisting with the working parties so a big thank you to all those involved.

Club Waters

There are lots of good reports coming in regarding our waters and that they are fishing well, so keep catching and keep letting us know via Facebook/Twitter and email if you have good sessions/catches.

New Water

The club are delighted to be able to announce that Oast Farm in Buxted is now available to fish for members. This is a very pretty little water with a huge stock of very active Carp. Not sure what the biggest is in there as we are not holding any known bests yet, but be prepared for an active days fishing especially in the spring/summer/autumn periods, though it also fishes really well in winter. Please check the clubs website for the rules and parking information.

Club Trophies

The trophies that members are holding can now be returned at your earliest convenience to either Crowborough Tackle or Crowborough Shoe Repairs.

Please don’t forget to let us know of any specimen catches for the specimen trophies.

AGM

The date for the AGM has been set at Tuesday 17th April 2018 and the guest of honour is Mr David Wilkins of the Angling Trust. The AGM will be at the usual venue of the Crowborough Social Club.

Club Handbook Advertising

The club have a few spare pages in the handbook for advertising and if any members have their own businesses and feel an advert in the book might help promote themselves then they are available at £35 per page per annum, bargain advertising.

Fishing Board Game

The club are assisting a local Crowborough company who are devising and manufacturing a board game based around fishing, by way of assisting with video footage and technical (fishing) assistance and guidance in their production. More news will follow in 2018 regarding this.

Sea Section

It is with regret that we must advise that after many years of excellent organisation, John Manktelow is having to give up his role as Sea Section organiser and the club would welcome any volunteers who would like to take this role on to allow the Sea Section to continue.

It remains only for me to say on behalf of all the Members of the Committee that we hope you have had an excellent Christmas and we all wish you a very Happy New Year, may all your catches be specimens.

John Butler – CDAA Honorary Secretary
SENIOR         14/01/18                  HARTLEY LANDS - RESERVOIR



CDAA Secretary's  November report:


Welcome to my latest monthly report, this is my way of keeping you up to date with what has been happening during the past month, not only within our own club but anything of note that has happened in our area that I feel you should all hear about. With this in mind please do let me know of anything you think we might all like to hear about including any notable catches you make or events you've heard about.
We hold Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of every month and I will be letting you know if there is anything that comes up that you should be aware of, and if there is anything you would like to make the Committee aware of do contact us as if we do not know of something then there is nothing we can do about it.
At the bottom of this report you will find a "dates for your diary" section which will list matches and any CDAA events happening during the following month.

 

Other Club Waters
The club waters continue to fish well based upon reports being made to the Committee at almost all of our venues. Keep up the good fishing.

 Other News

The Committee is always looking to enhance the facilities for the membership, so please do advise us if you have any ideas for improvements or maintenance issues at any of the club waters.

Angling Trust Fisheries management Day

As advised last month myself and 3 other committee members attended a workshop organised by the Angling Trust and this was a very good day full of excellent information and advice on the work the angling trust are doing and how we can improve what we do by being up to date with the current regulations and laws.

New Waters

The committee have just signed off on a superb new club water on the outskirts of Uckfield/Buxted and more news will follow very shortly as we are waiting until the official day to be able to announce it. It will provide great sport for Carp and Perch anglers in particular, but a variety of species are stocked. It has an on site farm shop, café and importantly, toilets and ample parking.

Memberships.

Don’t forget the 3 months free membership offer will be available from mid-December and makes an excellent Christmas present for someone looking to join the club.

Christmas Present

Remember when making your Santa lists or sending presents to friends and loved ones, Crowborough Tackle stocks a great variety of tackle and equipment. Sandra has
some great stock and at excellent prices so please do support our local businesses and pop in for some goodies.

CDAA AGM

Please make an early note in your diary/calendar for the date of the AGM which will as always be held at the Crowborough Social Club. The date to remember is Tuesday 17th April 2018 and further details will be released in the New Year.

Well that's all for this month so tight lines
John B                            

SENIOR-SEA   02/12/17                  EASTBOURNE          PHIL BATT - ALADARD

SENIOR          03/12/17                  FRAMFIELD FISHERY-SPRING LAKE       FRAMFIELD TROPHY

SENIOR          17/12/17                  ORCHARD PLACE FARM-LAKE 5 FUR & FEATHER

 

CDAA Secretary's  October report:

Welcome to my latest monthly report, this is my way of keeping you up to date with what has been happening during the past month, not only within our own club but anything of note that has happened in our area that I feel you should all hear about. With this in mind please do let me know of anything you think we might all like to hear about including any notable catches you make or events you've heard about.
We hold Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of every month and I will be letting you know if there is anything that comes up that you should be aware of, and if there is anything you would like to make the Committee aware of do contact us as if we do not know of something then there is nothing we can do about it.

At the bottom of this report you will find a "dates for your diary" section which will list matches and any CDAA events happening during the following month.

Scaland Wood Closure

We are happy to announce that Scaland Wood re-opened and is again fishing well. The Fish Health Inspectorate advise after their tests were concluded that the fish did have a herpes virus but not the KHV strain. The herpes virus was NOT the cause of the deaths which to date are unexplained.

Other Club Waters
The club waters continue to fish well based upon reports being made to the Committee at almost all of our venues. Keep up the good fishing.

Sea anglers

Our sea section are still struggling at present to find enough anglers wanting to take a place on the boat trips so if you are interested, please do get in touch with John Manktelow, his contact number is in your handbook.

Other News

The Committee is always looking to enhance the facilities for the membership, so please do advise us if you have any ideas for improvements or maintenance issues at any of the club waters.

The litter issue appears to be getting better so thank you to you all for your efforts in assisting with this.

The Committee is still actively discussing 2 potential new local venues to add to our waters portfolio and we are in discussion with a local lake owner and news of progress will be made known as and when discussions are concluded.

Angling Trust Fisheries management Day

Four committee members attended the event in Hungerford in October and a report will feature in next month's update.

New Waters

It is hoped that we will have some very exciting news for the members in the next update so please watch for an update regarding a new water for us all to fish in the Uckfield area.

Well that's all for this month so tight lines
John B

SUN SENIOR 05/11/17   MONK LAKES 3
SAT SENIOR-SEA 18/11/17   EASTBOURNE
SUN SENIOR 19/11/17   MORE HSE FARM-SIDEWINDER LAKE


September 2017 Newsletter
Dear Member
Welcome
Welcome to the September 2017 newsletter. It’s been a very busy year so far for the committee members of the Crowborough & District Anglers Association. Since obtaining a 2nd grant from the Angling Trust in under a year from which the work has been completed and then examined by the Angling Trust who were very impressed not only with how much work we did from the grants, but also the quality of the work undertaken so a huge thank you to all who assisted. There are still some routine maintenance works to do this year so please do watch out for notifications about regular working parties at which all ages and abilities can take part. Because of our relationship with them we have been encouraged to apply for funding on other projects and we have been advised on several potential grant options which we are investigating for late 2017 early 2018.
 
John Kelly
It is with sadness that we comment on the passing of a member of the club. John Kelly was fondly remembered by many and our own Chairman Cris Millis spoke at the funeral at the request of the family having been a long standing friend. A summary of what Cris had to say is as follows; “I have known John since the mid 80s when he rejoined our club and we went on many sea boat fishing trips together. We had a lot of laughs on the sea trips and John was an active committee member for some years also. John’s tree surgery and construction knowledge served the club well on many a working party day. John held many of the clubs fishing records for a time but I feel his greatest contribution was his friendship and he will be sadly missed”. The family insisted that instead of flowers at the funeral they would rather donations were given t be passed to the CDAA club which is something that John would no doubt have endorsed and welcomed. The committee will work with the family to ensure that the donations are spent wisely.
Club Waters
There are good reports coming in from all the waters with stories of good catches and excellent quality fish. Get out there and enjoy yourselves and wet nets one and all. At the Mill House Farm water a superb 5lb+ Tench was caught by a member so get down there with the tackle as there are records to break.
Sadly Scaland Wood has had to be temporarily closed while water testing takes place under the guidance of the relevant authorities and we are hopeful of re-opening the water in the next few weeks. Please watch for updates on the social media pages and club website or contact any committee member for an update in a few weeks time.
Improvements have been undertaken at Danesfield Wood a superb little water including repairing the dam and clearing and preparing several pegs to be used.
Club Promotions & Events
The club are co-hosting a race night on Saturday 28th October which Roy Williamson one of the committee members has worked really hard getting arranged. It is an 8 o’clock start with a free buffet and good beer prices. Lots of fun bets to be had and tri cast tickets can be bought in advance for £5 covering 8 races with a chance of winning £50 and you can get these by contacting Roy on 07725 095073. 
Don’t forget there is a half price promotion starts on 1st October so if you know anyone considering joining, then now is a good time for them to do so.
Sea Section
We have mentioned before that the sea section of the club is struggling for members at the moment and the club is now looking for someone to take over as the steward of this section, but if one cannot be found then sadly this part of the club may sink to Davey Jones Locker, so please if you have an interest in sea fishing or know people who have we would very much like to keep this alive and prospering.
The next newsletter will be the Christmas Newsletter, wow nearing that time already and of course don’t forget Sandra’s shop Crowborough Tackle when buying presents or writing wish lists. Please watch for updates the club website and social media between now and then.
Thank you for taking the time to read through the newsletter.
John Butler – CDAA Honorary Secretary



CDAA Secretary's  monthly report:

Welcome to my latest monthly report, this is my way of keeping you up to date with what has been happening during the past month, not only within our own club but anything of note that has happened in our area that I feel you should all hear about. With this in mind please do let me know of anything you think we might all like to hear about including any notable catches you make or events you've heard about.
We hold Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of every month and I will be letting you know if there is anything that comes up that you should be aware of, and if there is anything you would like to make the Committee aware of do contact us as if we do not know of something then there is nothing we can do about it.
At the bottom of this report you will find a "dates for your diary" section which will list matches and any CDAA events happening during the following month.

Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)
The outbreak at a local fishery (not a CDAA water) has been confirmed, but even though it was not on a CDAA water we do all need to continue to be vigilant, advice has been posted on both Facebook and the club website so do please take note and make sure your nets are completely dried between going to fish at another water as this is still the best way of stopping the spread of this virus and other diseases. Fortunately due to the quick actions of the lake owners this outbreak has, currently, been contained and we hope it stays that way. There are 4 other cases under investigation in the South East but locations have not yet been made public.

But things do get better:
The club waters continue to fish well based upon reports being made to the Committee at almost all of our venues. There has recently been a 2lb 4oz Perch caught in Pennybridge by Helen Nicholson-Herpe so well done to you Helen.

Sea anglers :
Our sea section are struggling at present to find enough anglers wanting to take a place on the boat trips so if you are interested, please do get in touch with John Manktelow, his contact number is in your handbook.

Lady anglers :
The ladies section continues to go from strength to strength and it is hoped we can continue to increase the number of Lady members. If you are interested or know of any ladies who are interested in joining then please contact or get the interested party to contact Sandra at Crowborough Tackle for more information.

Other News:
The Committee is always looking to enhance the facilities for the membership, so please do advise us if you have any ideas for improvements or maintenance issues at any of the club waters.

Litter has become a bit of an issue recently with reports coming in of litter and debris being left behind at our waters. I understand and appreciate that 99% of people who attend our waters whether members or day ticket anglers, take great care around our waters, but please do lets be vigilant with our own and any loose litter and leave the waters in the state we aim to set them at for your continued enjoyment.

The Committee is actively discussing a potential new local venue to add to our waters portfolio and we are in discussion with a local lake owner and news of progress will be made known as and when discussions are concluded.

Well that's all for this month so tight lines
John B
Aug 2017

Match & Event dates for your diary:

SAT

SEA MATCH

07/10/17

FROM EASTBOURNE

 

SUN

SENIOR MATCH

08/10/17

PITTLANDS LAKES

THE LAWRENCE TROPHY

SAT/SUN

SEA MATCH

21-22/10

WEYMOUTH

2 DAY TRIP ON OFFSHORE REBEL IV

SUN

SENIOR MATCH

22/10/17

WEIRWOOD RESERVOIR

ADMIRALS WOOD






 

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