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 Club Contact:

 Secretary - Stan Harrison

 Mob: 07767 272403

 Email: stan.harrison@talktalk.net

 

 Address:

 79 Blackburne Close

 Longbarn, Padgate

 Warrington

 Cheshire

 WA2 0PJ

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*3rd September Green Lane Work Party*

The attendance for this was a big improvement on the last one held at Heron Pool but there is room for more.  Not a lot of general maintenance has been done recently on this fishery with us concentrating all of our efforts on extending the path around to the back specimen pool that apart from some surface levelling, landscaping and erection of the fence is now mainly all done.  

 

Those who attended strimmed the overgrown areas whilst also tidying up the mess caused by and left by someone unknown around most of the pegs on the front pool. Members are reminded they should not undertake to do any work without first seeking permission of the clubs officers, failure to heed this rule could lead to termination of their membership.

 

Most of the hedges arround the fishery were also cut to improve the overall natural look of the fishery. Thankfully Roy Mills our head bailiff had managed to get down midweek to cut the grass on the paths that saved those on the work party lots of time for which we thank him for.  Lots of other general maintenance work was done to include installing an old gate across one end of the cow drink to stop the farmers cows getting on the new path then burning of what turned to be a lot of debris that one member concentrated on collecting.

 

I will say again, the clubs officials are keeping their promise to improve club assets via stocking of fish whilst also making access to previously difficult pegs much easier with the addition of the new path. So a bit more enthusiasm from more members when we arrange work parties would not go amiss.  We prefer members to volunteer there services rather than having to make rules to force them!  

 

Just before I finnish it would be remiss of me to not offer my sincere thanks on behalf of all who attended for the time Mrs Walker a members wife spent cooking up some welcome bacon butties.

 

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*13th August Heron Pool Work Party*

The attendance for this can only be described as pitiful.  This was the first we have had on this pool for some time with us recently concentrating all of our efforts on extending the path around the back pool at Green Lane.  Sadly going by the few who showed up not many members seem keen on doing anything towards the maintenance of this pool.  

 

Those who attended strimmed and mowed around more pegs including the car park and path. Thankfully much of the work had already been done midweek by Roy Mills our head bailiff with his excellent team of helpers. As a result we finished at Heron Pool early finding time to go to Green Lane to clear the debris from the path extension that needed burning then finishing the mornings work by tidying around many more of the pegs.

 

I will say again, the clubs officials are keeping their promise to improve club assets so a bit more enthusiasm from members would not go amiss.  We do prefer members to volunteer rather than the club having to make rules to force them !

 

Note;  this is done for your benefit and all others who make up the membership.

 

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Updated 30th April 2017 - by Stan Harrison - Secretary.

 

Tench Stocking

The club is pleased to confirm to the membership that a quantity of Tench has been introduced to our Green Lane fishery on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  These are to boost the existing stocks of this fish.

 

This stocking as members know is in line with the clubs plans to put any  money raised by the club through membership fees back into enhancing this and our other fisheries for members benefit.  

 

These fish are not normally targeted by members but can be a welcome surprise when caught especially at this time of year when they tend to be more active.  Should members catch any in the coming weeks then we would appreciate if they could be returned to the water immediately instead of retaining them in nets.

 

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HERON POOL CLOSE SEASON

MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THIS WATER IS CLOSED FROM THE 15TH MARCH UNTIL THE 15TH JUNE INCLUSIVE, THIS TO COMPLY WITH OUR CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS WITH THE LANDOWNER.  

 

TO AVOID ANY POSSIBLE CONFUSION THE COMBINATION LOCK ON THE CAR PARK/ENTRANCE GATE WILL BE REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A STANDARD PADLOCK THAT WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THE END OF THE CLOSE SEASON. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD MEMBERS IGNORE THIS AND CLIMB OVER THE GATE TO ACCESS THE FISHERY.  ANY MEMBERS FOUND FISHING OR PROVED TO HAVE DONE SO WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.  

 

THE CLUBS BAILIFFS INCLUDING BRUCE OUR CHAIRMAN AND LANDOWNERS STAFF FROM LEES GROWERS NEXT TO THE FISHERY INTEND TO MAKE REGULAR VISITS TO MAKE SURE CLUB RULES ARE OBSERVED.  

 

STAN HARRISON - SECRETARY

MOB: 07767 272403                                   EMAIL: stan.harrison@talktalk.net

Posted  14th August 2017 by Stan Harrison - Secretary

Posted: 26th April 2017 - by Stan Harrsion - Secretary

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Posted  16th April 2018 - by Stan Harrison - Secretary

*15th April Green Lane Work Party*

The attendance for this work party yet again was much the same as our last one with only a small number of members & club officials turning up. One of those being me who I might add is at this time waiting to have a hip replaced that is currently causing me much pain with the need to sit down every few minutes the norm. But turn up I did because unlike it would appear most of the membership I care about how our fisheries look.  On this occasion just 7 showed up made up of 5 committee members who were pensioners plus two seniors.

 

Roy Mills our head bailiff and Steve another member had already been down mid-week to cut the grass and do some clearing of tree debris and brambles, as a result this all needed burning so collecting it was prioritised. The bank planted with laurels was thoroughly strimmed & mowed before surrounding them with wood chippings that Ben one of members had kindly donated to the club which he had left next to where we park our vehicles. Retrieving this turned out to be a mammoth task taking some considerable time for all concerned with two wheelbarrows being used to load & transport it.  I have to say the finish looks superb and greatly improves the appearance of this banking whilst we are hopeful it will also keep the weed down.

 

Most will know we had planned to increase the ground levels around the back of the specimen pool to stop the new path from flooding, but as advised this had to be postponed due to the excessive amount of wet weather we have had.  Hopefully work to sort this out will be arranged in the near future. Members are reminded that we do require a small quantity of drainage pipes to help with this project and would appreciate any help to acquire same.  

 

As club secretary I have nothing but praise for those who did attend, who on the day did more than expected.  Members are reminded that under no circumstances should they undertake any work without first seeking permission of the clubs officers, failure to heed this rule could lead to termination of their membership.