Month: February 2017

Wild Trout Trust Survey

During 2016 the club asked Gareth Pedley of the Wild Trout Trust to visit our waters and produce a report to help with our future management of fish stocks. (more…)

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AGM 2017

The 2017 club AGM was held last night at Willington Cricket Club. Our thanks go to the cricket club for hosting the event.

Why wouldn’t you want to fish at Willington?

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The AGM was very well attended with  40% of the club membership turning up. These members were very highly engaged with the discussions and the future of the club. Thank you to all who attended and showed passion and commitment to fishing and the club.

The great news is that the fees remain unchanged. members may apply by post to the secretary, please ensure that you complete at form available on this site, your correct payment and an SAE. Alternatively fees will be taken at the cricket club on March 7th 2017, between 7:15pm and 9:30pm.

It was with regret that the secretary needed to address the topic of malicious damage and other actions detrimental to the club, including a statement from our solicitor.

Here we see some examples of malicious damage, some of which could have resulted in serious injury. The club needs your help to identify the individuals involved.

The great news is that apart from these few our members really do care about the club and we have some very skilled and knowledgeable anglers. The trophies were presented for the 2016 club competitions. Congratulations to all and a big thank you again to Angler’s Lodge at Jubilee Lakes who so generously sponsor our senior competition and the Grayling day.

A number of rule changes were voted upon, please be sure to read your membership book when it comes along, also the rules page on this site will be updated at that time.

The main item of note being that we have properly identified that our waters hold a good head of Grayling and we are therefore making a Grayling Season Permit available for the winter months at £25, this will give the club the opportunity to attract Grayling fishermen who we hope will enjoy our waters and become full members in future.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the growing strength of the club over the past year. To those who help with bank work, to the bailiffs who work so hard to keep those who refuse to pay their way off our waters to the committee who work hard to keep the club strong. These people all give up their own time for no reward other than satisfying their passion for fishing and for this club.

Thank you.