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There are reports of possible KHV in our area, so please take all precautions as this disease could devastate fishing in our area and particularly our own waters.
3 STEPS TO PREVENT KHV
Anglers hold the key to stopping the spread of KHV. Here are three simple things you can do to help the cause.
1 - Let the sun do its work
Dry your nets – nets that are damp and chucked in the garage will harbour infections that can live for weeks on end.
But by putting your nets out on the lawn in sunlight once you get home, you are almost guaranteed to kill any infections.
If you are unable to dry your nets at home, lay them out on the bank at the fishery before your session, giving them at least 45 minutes in direct sunlight.
2 - Tend to your stink bags
Empty stink bags – the stagnant water that collects in the bottom of these can also harbour deadly bugs.
Tip the water out of your bag, making sure you do this well away from any venue so that it can’t seep in. Keep your stink bag open while you are fishing and allow the sunlight to dry it, killing all the bugs in the process.
3 - Sterilise your nets
Use net dips – hundreds of commercials insist on visitors fully submerging their keepnets in a chemical solution before they start to fish. Although there is a lot of debate as to how effective dips are in the fight against disease, there is certainly no evidence to suggest they cause harm, and when in place they should be used.
Drying your nets after they have been dipped makes it even more likely that all bugs will be killed.

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

JUNIOR Match

09/09/17

UNDERHILL

JUNIOR MEMBERS

SAT

SEA MATCH

09/09/17

FROM EASTBOURNE

 

SUN

SENIOR MATCH

10/09/17

HARE LAKE-GABRIELS

WILLIAMS FISH RACE

SUN

HAVE A GO DAY

10/09/17

UNDERHILL

Open participation

SAT

JUNIOR MATCH

23/09/17

SCALAND WOOD

Junior Members

SUN

SENIOR MATCH

24/09/17

ROYAL MILITARY CANAL

WARREN SHIELD vs DORSET ARMS






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