Windmill lakes field and swan are closed for the day on Tuesday 23rd of July for grass cutting and swim clearing.
Work will commence on Monday 8th July for 4/5 days. Please park away from the work site and do not use the coned off area
The match has been cancelled due to lack of interest
Following some issues with dogs causing problems on the fishery, in future "DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES"
The club has vacancies for a new General Secretary and a Fishery Officer at Hicks Farm. If you are interested please contact the Club Helpline.
The River Stour Trust is running its annual Sudbury to the Sea event over the second weekend 14-15 September 2019. We expect up to 300 canoes, kayaks and other assorted small craft to be enjoying this beautiful river over the weekend. It does mean more river users than usual .Below is an outline of the route and approximate timings:
Saturday 14 September – Day 1
Heading downriver passing through Great Cornard, Henny, Pitmire, Lamarsh
Heading downriver passing through Bures Mill, Wormingford Mill
Sunday 15 September – Day 2
Heading downriver passing through Wissington Mill, Nayland Village, Boxted Mill, Langham Flumes
Heading downriver passing through Dedham, Flatford, Judas Gap
Please note: the picnic site car park at Cattawade will be closed for the weekend at dusk on Thursday 12 September, and there will be no parking permitted on the road leading up to the picnic site over the event period.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you and your members/group and thank you for your forbearance. Should you need to contact this year’s S2C organiser, Seb Cailes, then please email@example.com or call the RST office.
NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD AT HICKS FARM, ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN THE CAR PARKS PROVIDED. ANY MEMBER WHO IGNORES THIS VENUE RULE WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
We are looking for Fishery officers to look after our Field and Swan lakes also our Old Island and Long Lakes. Please do not ring the number in the handbook or website as Colin Bell is no longer the fishery officer.
Anyone interested or requires more information please ring 07522 096393
THROUGH MISUSE, WHEN NIGHT FISHING A MAXIMUM SESSION OF 72 HOURS (or less) AND NO RETURN TO THE FISHERY FOR 48 HOURS.
We have received a complaint from the Willowmere and Chasewater Angling Club, who have a lake in the Writtle area, not too far from our water, Willow Mere. Members of BDAC are not following the directions in our handbook, but have googled Willow Mere and found the lake of Willowmere and Chasewater A.C. They have accordingly been ejected by the farmer. Please check the directions in the club handbook.
There is a new car park at Barleylands, the old car park is now a road and the new one is behind a gate to the left of the old one.
Any member who requires a guest ticket should contact the Club’s members' email address at firstname.lastname@example.org . Just to remind you, they are available on six of our waters, Southminster, Asheldham or Straits Mill, Braintree, Bicknacre, Hicks Farm, Thoby Wood and are priced at £10 per day, paid to the Club’s a/c 20-37-83, a/c no. 90158224, quoting the member’s name and 2018/19 card no., together with the full name of the guest. For Southminster, there is a two-day ticket (6 a.m. on day 1. to 10 p.m. on day 2.) costing £18.
It has been agreed to extend the two-day guest ticket to our other waters which allow night fishing, i.e. Jackletts Farm and Asheldham.
This will allow guests to fish with a member from 6 a.m. on day one until 10 p.m. on day two, for the price of £18. This facility is already in operation at Southminster.
Numbers were a bit down this year possibly due to the weather. We were met with cold winds and heavy rain at the start but this didn't put the fish off as Jay had a jack first cast. The rain soon cleared to leave bright calm conditions. Not ideal but the pike were on the munch with more fish caught than last year. Everyone had a fish or two albeit mostly jacks and it looked like David Wilson would be taking the trophy thanks to the biggest fish of the session at 8lb 14oz. However last years winner Dave Twitchett managed a late fish of 8lb 8oz to add to his tally and retain his title! Herring mackerel smelt and roach all worked plus one on a lure. Once again a very enjoyable friendly match with a few quid raised for charity. Ken Brown.
The car park gate is to be kept locked at all times particularly at weekends. Please lock the car park gate when you enter and leave the fishery, to ensure only club members have access.
Members are reminded of Byelaw 11 "Except where indicated in the Club handbook, all cars must be parked in the official car park where one is provided and all gates to fisheries to be locked after entry and exit. Under no circumstances may cars be parked on roads adjacent to fisheries."
Under the terms of GDPR, the club has been required to choose a lawful basis for holding personal data. In our case, we have chosen the basis of legitimate interests. This has a minimal privacy impact, such as contacting a member about their annual renewal.
The non fishery managers at Lee Valley Regional Park have decided to introduce car parking charges at a number of sites across the park in order to generate additional revenue. This is partly due to local authority councillors sitting on the management board deciding to reduce the amount their authorities have to payto run the park. under the act of parliament that set up the park in the 1960s.
Charges will be made using an ANPR camera installation in the two authority car parks (Fishers Green and Hooks Marsh) but not the anglers car parks behind the anglers padlocked gate at Stubbins Hall Lane.
With the exception of official BDAC matches (see handbook) keepnets are banned on all fisheries until further notice, due to a KHV outbreak in Essex. Please ensure landing nets, stink bags, carp mats, weigh slings etc are dried in sunlight before bringing them to club waters.
Leaving gates open WILL lose Club waters, and anyone found leaving or entering fisheries without locking our gates WILL face serious disciplinary action from the Committee.
With 9 matches in the season, these matches are held at good venues and are very enjoyable, details of which will be shown on the fixture list in your 2018/19 handbook. Sadly in recent times the number of members attending these matches has dwindled and the Committee would like to advertise these events to all Female members to attend either at the Ladies Matches or with your Partner at the Mixed Pairs Matches.
To book a place at these Matches, details of which are all shown on the 2017/2018 fixture list in your handbook, or for any queries please call Nick Mitchell on 07970 606558
Attendance to these matches would be greatly appreciated and would help save the events from cancellation
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at Bicknacre
Saturday 20 July 2019 at Straits mill
Sunday 21 July 2019 at Straits mill
Sunday 21 July 2019 at Thoby Wood
Wednesday 24 July 2019 at