Hello everybody, just three things to cover as we approach the end of another year, two good, one definitely not so good.
Firstly, work on removing the old predator fence around pit 4 has been going really well and hopefully, if we get support on this Thursdays workparty (meet at 10am in the car park) it will be completed within the next few days. My thanks to everybody who has helped the Society deliver this important phase of the Societies 50th anniversary project.
Secondly, an old problem has raised its head again on Pit 4. Why is it, when facilities are provided on the Reydon complex, that somebody feels it's acceptable to use the bank as a toilet and leave all the mess and paper for others to clean up. This is totally unacceptable. All anglers must use the toilets. Even responsible dog owners go prepared and clean up after their pets so in the event that somebody gets caught short and can't make it to the toilet then they should at least do the same and dispose of the mess in an appropriate way. Bailiffs have been asked to monitor the situation and take careful note of times people are fishing the waters to try and identify the culprit. The Committee will take firm action should such an incident be repeated and the culprit is identified.
Finally, and on a much more pleasant note, on behalf of the committee, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members, day ticket visitors, riparian owners, contractors and others who supported the Society throughout the last 12 months a very merry Christmas and hopefully a good, healthy and safe year ahead.
Barry Reid - Chairman