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please refer to the membership handbook under Rules Of Membership Rule 13
Please contact the club Secretary Paul Sear on 07887 796949.
Membership Nights At the Bowling Club
15th March 2014 7:45pm
24th March 2014 7:45pm
Memberships are only now available via the tackle shop outlets, ie Homestores in Swaythling, Hansfords and Rovers in Fareham, Dave's Tackle in Gosport.
Fees remain the same as last year plus £3 for joinning in one of the outlets, the price of a key is £10
Hungary or Thirsty. We deliver to your peg. Now open 7 days a week.
Opening times 9:00-15:00 weekdays, and 7:00 - 17:00 weekends.
Witherington Farm Fishery
Cyclists Walkers, General Public
welcome to pop in for a bite to eat
and drink with fresh ground
coffee, latte's etc. friendly
welcoming café under new management.
Please support your local café.
Groups welcome, please phone
for any special requirements.
Call Rachael on 07447404207
Throughout the winter months we have plans to introduce fish into club waters in line with the 5 year fishery plans that we have developed. These introductions are underway and should be completed by March 2014. Further information on what we are planning for our main waters is as follows:
The stock pond was netted in November 2013. We had introduced 400 x 12oz to 1lb carp into the stock pond in February and following careful feeding throughout the summer managed to harvest fish weighing upto 4lbs. 200 carp were stocked into the Rings, with the remainder going into Selwood lake.
A further 400 x 12oz to 1lb carp will be introduced into the stock pond in February, with the aim of growing them to a larger size and then moving them in November 2014.
Stoneham Bottom Lake was netted on 4th February and 30 carp between 10 and 15lbs were moved into the top lake. We caught over 80 carp in one sweep of the net, but released any carp over 15lbs and under 10lbs back into the lake. This included 4 fantastic carp which were in excess of 20lbs. In the net we also caught a number of bream, pike, crucians and tench all of which were released without weighing. Encouragingly there were large numbers of tiny skimmer bream which will have been born in the summer of 2013.
The reason for moving the carp into the top lake was to 'make space' for the new fish that will, or have been, introduced into the bottom lake and to ensure that they will grow successfully. 80 x 12oz to 1lb tench were introduced in October 2013; 300lbs of 12oz to 1lb bream will be introduced on 19th January 2014; and the crucian carp, tench and carp that we have grown on in Church Pond will be introduced in early February.
Stoneham Bottom lake was well known for the numbers of crucian carp that were caught by pleasure and match anglers. These fish were introduced 12 years ago and are now unfortunately few and far between. Those that do remain are well in excess of 2lb each with some that we caught in the net being over 3lb. We introduced 200 x 2oz crucians into Church pond in 2012 and they had grown to 4-6oz fish last year. Hopefully we will be introducing a good number of 8-10oz fish when we harvest them in February. Church Pond will be restocked with 300 - 400 crucian carp, with the aim of growing them to 6-8oz and then moving them into the Bottom Lake.
We have 300lbs of 12oz to 1lb bream being introduced into Kingham Lake on 19th January to supplement the numbers of bream that are already there. There is a match on the lake on 19th and we plan to introduce the bream at around 9am so that those attending the match can see the quality of the fish that are being stocked. It is very unlikely that any of the bream that are introduced will be caught during the match, but they may 'stir up' the resident fish encouraging them to feed.
Approximately 100 2-4lb carp will be stocked into Judges lake early in 2014. Our plan is to ensure there are plenty of fish in this lake so that all anglers can catch plenty of fish - though not necessarily of specimen size.
Don't move fish yourself.
As you can see we are doing a lot of work to improve the lakes that EDAC members can fish and this will continue in the 2014 season and beyond. However we do need to ensure that no fish are moved without the necessary health checks and authority of both the Environment Agency and the angling club committee. Moving any fish can risk introducing dangerous diseases into our waters - and result in large scale fish deaths. This has happened in other waters in our area with disastrous results so please be vigilant. If you see any fish being moved from one lake to another please let me or any committee member know immediately.