Club News, Our Waters



Dear member

Hope all is well and you are getting plenty of fishing in as the weather is slowly improving.


Where do I start as there is plenty to talk about, membership, events, maintenance and of course the fishing?



As many of you know our club chairman Graham is passionate about his tench fishing and with this in mind he started a donation scheme to buy more tench for the lake.

The scheme has so far raised an amazing £2,850.00 in donations from members, Graham and the committee would like to say a huge thank you to all our members who have made a donation, and support you have given

We will be looking to purchase the fish later this year when water temperatures are right for stocking and also we will be guided by our fish supplier.

Once again many thanks from all of us, to all of you.


We are pleased to inform you that we have secured a stand and fishing area at this year’s country fair Monday 27th May to promote the club and let youngsters have ago at fishing, this is a first for the club and we are really excited and very much looking forward to it, if you would like to lend a hand please let us know, details T.B.C.

Many thanks to Katie and John at SCCF



Over the last month or so nearly all of our existing members have renewed so a very big thank you, we have had over twenty new members join and we are continuing to get new inquiries daily, our lake membership as you know has been capped at 200 member so we only have a few places left so if you know anyone who is thinking of wanting to join now is the time to avoid being disappointed.



You should have all received your new white generic sticker by now and this will stay with you for the entirety of your membership, could you please make sure you put your membership number in the space provided on the sticker, we would advise using a sharpie or similar.


We have been busy clearing swims on the lawns and around to the mid-50s, we have cleared 12 swims with the help of our members and I would like to thank the guys who put in a shift to make this possible.


We have Leweston coming to the lake on May 12th for an introduction into fishing, pegs 41c-28 will be used so if anyone has a spare couple of hours we would love some help in assisting them fishing with a whip, the 5th points match which was scheduled for that day will now take place on 10th November instead of the non-points match on that day

YSAA would like to thank TACKLE UK AND FJUKA for donating huge amounts of tackle and bait for this junior event



The fishing at the lake has been fantastic already this year with lots of big fish being caught and it is still continuing, the roach are starting to make an appearance as well, the bream catches are getting better and better and our bream record was broken again with two fish of 12lb each we are seeing more double figure fish as well, the tench fishing has really picked up over the last few weeks and they are close in so try the waggler, whip or pole, our lake hybrid record has been beaten as well with a specimen of 6.06, the lakes carp record was broken as well (sorry I can’t give any information on this)but I will say it was certainly a fish of a lifetime.


Points matches are well underway now and all have been won with bream so far, our 3rd points match produced over 230lb of big bream with another lake record being broken with two 12lb bream being caught by D Greenham in a 99lb+ haul, backing weights were 66, 31, 25, 21 and 16, there was also a few tench caught and high 20s and low 30s saw 10 carp caught, leading the way at the moment in the points matches is Rob Dolman.


15th March saw the start of the close season for coarse fishing on the rivers, our river secretary Paul will resume his reports when season starts in June,


The committee would like to thank all the members for their help and involvement  transforming the club and moving it forward.

Until next time

Many thanks kind regards Gary