3 weeks ago
Hope you are all well in this meltingly hot weather.
As always we need to make sure we are taking extra care of our quarry in this heat. Some general tips but not exhaustive and of course comment below with any other top tips
1.) Do not handle fish out of the water for longer than you have to. This goes without saying but especially true this time of the year.
2.) please ensure you wet any mats before with fresh water before placing fish down, this cools the mat but also means fish can move on mat without sticking to it.
3.) Keep fish wet on the bank by dousing with water.
4.) ensure additional time for recovery in water prior to release. Oxygen levels are lower at this time of year so fish need longer to regain their strength.
5.) not so much a fish care one but keep yourself hydrated and wear sun protection.
6.) keep some fish care like propolis on you. Fish spawning can be an extremely violent affair so help the fish heal any scars picked up by their recent escapades and of course any hook holds.
Like I say there are tons more you could do but these tips above will stand is all in good stead through the summer months. ...
We’ve been notified by Balcombe estate that due to a further instance of the gate being left open, our locks and access to the gate by the outflow and Beach have been revoked. To be honest we totally support this decision.
It seems the actions of a few have affected access for all our members
Going forward any member found to have left a gate open on any water, will be immediately banned. There will be no exceptions. ...
Following a huge demand for membership this season we are now closing our books to new members. If you were a member last season and still wish to renew please contact John Caffrey direct on 01444 474 625 ...