Secretary - Stan Harrison
Mob: 07767 272403
79 Blackburne Close
Copyright: South Manchester Angling Club 2013.
2016 Work Party Dates:
2019 Work Party Dates:
We appreciate some members have commitments at weekends so in future we will try to post dates early for Work Parties. These might have to be changed so members should check to make sure any dates published are current.
Please note; to avoid interrupting members most fishery maintenance is done during what used to be the old close season i.e. 15th March to the 15th June that some of us still believe should have been retained but unfortunately has not. As a result we have to arrange work parties when we have manpower available that does on occasion interrupt members plans that we apologise for. It is though worth reminding members the work carried out is for the benefit of all the membership not just the individuals who regularly volunteer their time doing it.
2019 WORK PARTY DATES:
18th August 2019 - Green Lane start 8.0am prompt. Work planned, removal of weed using weed cutter, members with chest waders are asked to bring them. We are also planning to introduce some barley straw bales into both pools to help combat the growth of weed. Other work: If enough members show willing and attend it might be possible to carryout some other general fishery maintanance? COMPLETED
13th October 2019 - Heron Pool start @ 8.0am prompt. General maintenance to strim and cut back brambles around fishery and cut grass to make access to pegs easier. Peg creation to include levelling of ground around the area for the peg. Levelling means steps caused by removal of soil are not permitted and should be removed, this to avoid possible injuries to members caused by uneven ground. Some limited removal of overhanging branches (branches only) will be permitted to aid casting, this to be authorised. CANCELLED; DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND EXTREMELY POOR ATTENDANCE NO WORK WAS POSSIBLE SO THE SECRETARY AND TWO OTHERS DECIDED UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES TO GO HOME.
NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST BANKSIDE TREES OR SHRUBS BE CUT DOWN. ALL WORK WILL BE SUPERVISED BY ONE OR MORE CLUB OFFICIALS. INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE CAR PARK BEFORE WORK STARTS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST MEMBERS START WORK BEFORE THIS HAS HAPPENED.
DATES FOR FURTHER WORK PARTIES TO BE AGREED
Members volunteering their help to note; most work parties are held on a Sunday mornings most normally starting @ 8am finishing @ approximately 12-00 - 1300hrs, apart from an odd one that could be held in an evening. Members owning petrol powered or other hand gardening tools are encouraged to bring them to help with the work.
One of the clubs officers will be on hand to give a work briefing to organise and let those attending know what jobs have been planned and work we feel should be prioritised. Depending on the ammount of work to be done we do on occasion give each person a ''Work Party Information sheet''containing details of the work with information & guidelines the club wishes members to understand the importance of. Please note; on reverse side of this you will also find a number of ''Health & Safety'' guidelines for members attending work parties. In addition, I can confirm the club will make available a range of protective wear to include gloves, glasses & helmets for those involved in the cutting or removal of trees and/or branches, if required.
Health & Safety is deemed very important so the club have decided to make someone responsible and available who can deal with any injuries or offer advice to get help anyone with a health issue. That person will be for the foreseeable future Roy Mills who does have the relevant certification to do this if required. The club will also provide Roy with a ''First Aid Kit'' that he will make sure is available when required.