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Lockdown 3 8 months 3 weeks ago #1325

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Hi Billy
Thankyou for your message and comments -
No we haven’t asked about a Business support grant because we are not entitled to one - the Government has not closed angling! – we were granted the ability to continue angling ( i.e. remain open) but that meant ticket holders could only travel “local” to get to their clubs waters – this to us would limit the members who would be able to get to the complex to the areas of Shardlow- Sawley and Long Eaton !
We were instructed in this case by the police that we should close ( we as a club accept this is a serious Pandemic and ultimately our responsibilities, and as important as angling is to us all its not as important as “life” – we have already sadly lost some of our ticket holders to this deadly virus). Also we feel there are many more deserving people who need Government cash support in this pandemic than us.

We would of course be interested to know the names of the angling clubs that have obtained this support grant and reimbursed their members ?

On the subject of reimbursement – so far this season we have lost one month of angling – the cost of this to each standard ticket holder is £5.84 !!! – our costs as a club though remain the same –

Therefore I am sorry but we will not be making any repayments or extending the ticket use. In fact on a practical level, at present and for most of the recent lock down period you would need a diving suit and snorkel to get anywhere near to any of the pegs on the rivers or complex due to flooding?

Finally we totally understand the frustration of our ticket holders of not being able to go fishing and as ticket holders you may not like the actions or facility’s offered by this club. We do our best but if this is not good enough all of our ticket holders have the option to spend their money and fish elsewhere – we as a club do not have this option and we will be staying put - and hopefully improving and looking forward all of us to a much better future.

Keep Safe !
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Lockdown 3 8 months 1 week ago #1326

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Don't suppose there is any change to the current guidelines?
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Lockdown 3 8 months 1 week ago #1327

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Hopefully things will change soon - let's see what happens in prime ministers statement on the 22nd of February on releasing lockdown.
At least water levels are receding so hopefully by March we will be fishing again ?

Keep safe
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Lockdown 3 8 months 13 hours ago #1332

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Following the Government Covid 19 pandemic statement on the pathway out of restrictions yesterday, subject to these recommendations, 29th March is hopefully the end of the strict limitations on our sport activity.

Before we go any further we should all remember those that this disease has taken and has affected so badly and get into perspective our angling limitation concerns. Let’s then look to the better future we will all have as a result of our individual lock down efforts and of the successful vaccinations.

With respect to the massively important Angling there are now clear indications that if all goes to plan we will be able to fully resume in all aspects of our sport on the 29th of March. (as noted in the Anglers Trust update on 23rd February) .

Some will say not early enough but we have been clear all through this pandemic that we as a responsible club will comply fully in all respects with the Government rules and advice.

We anticipate a great season ahead with a full and enthusiastic membership – we are at present working on the site to try and improve the pegs and trimming of trees and drainage systems.( after significant flooding in January/ February )

It is because of the anticipated enthusiasm of our members to get back fishing and the estimated pressure, especially on the Grimshaws lake, that in order to give everyone a fair session on this lake we will have to impose a time limit of 48 hours sessions with no return for 72 hours until further notice.

We thank you all for sticking with us through this most difficult time and we look forward to seeing you all again on and after the 29th March and hopefully never see restrictions again on our sport in the future.
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Lockdown 3 8 months 8 hours ago #1333

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Thanks Alan
Great decision to impose the 48hr rule again to Grimshaws through the warmer months.
It will give us all a chance to get on there.
Is there any chance you could notify the members of any other rule changes that maybe impending for the next year ?
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Lockdown 3 7 months 4 weeks ago #1334

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Only one significant rule change and that relates only to Poysers Pond - the rule is to allow use of one rod only with no form of ledgering permitted, and no braided line - this is to ensure that this pond remains a float only pond - larger carp are going to be removed and put into Grimshaws -

We think in the floods of last year 2020 some larger carp moved from Grimshaws and into Poysers - carp have been caught in Poysers up to 21lbs ? much to big for conventional float fishing ?

Thank you for your support - these have been difficult times for all of us and frustration is showing but when we get on the banks again this will be just a nightmare we lived through.
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