2007 Members Newsletter

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2007 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the seventh Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues.

Membership 2006 – 2007

There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members who do not renew by the deadline. Membership numbers will be fixed again for the coming season. Operating profits have been spent on fish stocking, staff, (bailiff and contract labour), swim building materials, a few tools and admin costs (e.g. Stamps/Printing etc).

Stockings News

In 2006 one stocking was managed. As agreed at the 2006 members meeting supplies of Bream and/or Tench were to be sought for stocking for pleasure anglers. To summarise fish purchased during 2006 – 2007 :-

· In July 2006, 29 Bream were stocked into the L Shape Pit. These fish were uncaught fish having been removed from Abbey Park Boating Pool in Leicester .

If members know of lake owners who would be interested in selling fish to Bainton Fisheries then please pass their details to me.

Fishery Maintenance and Development

Two working parties were held in 2006; Swims were repaired and opended up on the L Shape lake using mainly railway sleepers. However attendance on the second working party was rather disappointing limiting the amount of work that could be undertaken.

Working party dates

This year there will be working parties as follows:-

Sunday 22nd April from 9am – Big Pit, general repair of wave eroded swims along East bank and erection of barbed wire fence along main road. Useful to bring waders, shovels, bow saws, thick gloves, hammers, wheel barrows. Park inside main gate and walk down please.

Sunday 20th May from 9am – Orchid Pit, converting overgrown swims along the South Bank to allow pleasure angling all year. Please bring lump hammers, cordless drill and screw driver bits, bow saws, chest waders as this will probably involve erecting scaffold and laying timber on platforms. Plus all the usual gardening tools. Weed will also be transferred from the Orchid to the L Shape, so weed rakes would also be useful.

In terms of arranging a plan of action for the working party days I would be grateful if members could either e-mail or ring me before hand to say they are coming. This will enable me to plan the tasks ahead for the day.

Feedback from Members Meeting

The seventh members’ meeting was held at the Millstone Pub, Barnack on 20th April