Our enterprising Chairman, Eric, has unveiled his new ‘Scare Angler’ for Ryleys Pool – to help deter Cormorants and Goosanders. Please don’t distract him or interfere in his valuable work!!!
Your Committtee are pleased to have been able to arrange for approx. 165lb of skimmer (hand sized) bream to be stocked into Ryleys Pool at the end of November.
In view of the low water/oxygen levels at these pools, the Committee have imposed an immediate suspension of:
a/ all club/open matches – alternative venues will be used instead
b/ the use of keep nets by all members when fishing
Please be alert to and observe these restrictions, and inform any other members fishing who appear to not be aware of them – although notices are also posted at the pools.
With a spate of fish thefts going on in this area, a member has pointed out that often the padlock securing our access gate to Riley’s Pool has been closed and locked without fully scrambling the numbers, i.e. only one dial has been turned to secure the padlock.
This makes it very easy for non-members/thieves to just turn the last dial to complete the correct combination for opening the padlock and gaining access, either then or later.
MEMBERS: PLEASE SPIN ALL PADLOCK DIALS AFTER USE, BOTH WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING AND AFTER YOU HAVE ENTERED TO FISH – IT WILL ONLY ADD SECONDS TO THE WHOLE PROCESS.
After suitable attention, the Environment Agency have advised us that the pools can re-open.
Until we have more rain, members are asked to remain alert to future signs of fish distress and report them to a committee member ASAP