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05/02/2020 - Bristol Water maintenance at CMR

Bristol Water have informed the club that they will be carrying out maintenance on the gauge pool at CMR shortly. The work is planned to take 10 weeks from the start date, which has yet to be announced. As is usual during these maintenance periods, CMR will become a work site and, therefore, be closed to members for fishing. Any start/finish dates will be posted when known.

05/02/2020 - Competition Dates

The dates for the KAA competitions have been decided. They are:

a). Competition 1    Sunday 3rd May 2020

b). Competition 2    Sunday 6th September 2020

At present the first competition will take place at Broad Oak. Any change will be posted well in advance.

Fishing at the competitions takes place from 0900 - 1200. The venue will be closed for non-participants until completion of the competition.

These competitions are purely friendly, sociable events and a very pleasant way to spend a few hours on a Sunday morning.

15/01/2020 - Day Tickets

Members are reminded that day tickets are available from several locations.

  1. Veals Tackle Shop
  2. Pensford Post Office
  3. Druids Arms Public House in Stanton Drew
  4. Steven Feddery, Membership Secretary. Contact details on Membership tab.

​Day tickets cost £10 and allow your guest to take 1 fish. You will need to show your membership tab when obtaining a ticket. 

09/01/2020 - New Year Reminder

As we enter a new membership year, it is the right time to remind all members of some of the rules which apply to our venues.

Rule Reminder for Ackers and Taylor's

  1. Floating or sink tip lines only.
  2. A point fly and one dropper only.
  3. Maximum hook size is a standard size 10. Maximum fly length is 15/16 of an inch. Gauges are fitted to the returns boxes at each of these venues.
  4. Any fly that fits within the gauge can be used.
  5. Only one fish per day can be taken from either venue. If you want to take two fish, then you must move to another venue.

As stated these rules apply to Ackers and Taylor's only. There are rules which apply to all venues: -

  1. Barbless hooks to be used.
  2. Members must sign in on the returns sheet when arriving, and complete on leaving.
  3. Only two fish may be taken each day.
  4. You must be in control of your rod at all times.
  5. Membership cards must be carried when fishing.

Please help the bailiffs by following the above. Please contact Mike Lavender or Steve Feddery if you have any questions.

09/01/2020 - CMR Closure

Bristol Water have surveyed the platforms at CMR and have decided that a number of them are unsafe for use. The result of this is that they have ordered the club to close CMR to members until the platforms have been repaired to a standard that Bristol Water are happy with. It is diappointing, but there is nothing the club can do. It is hoped that the repairs can be carried out as soon as possible. Any change in the situation will be posted as soon as there is news.

09/01/2020 - Invasive Species

As most of you will know, we are working closely with the Bristol Zoo invasive species team. They have been carrying out surveys of the signal crayfish population at CMR. They have visited our other venues and will shortly be setting up Artificial Refuse Traps (ARTs) at these venues. The work this team carry out is vitally important in trying to halt the spread of these species. A PDF showing the particular species to look out for is available to download here.

As anglers we are important in this campaign to try and halt the spread of these destructive species. We are best placed to spot them and let the bailiffs and Steve Feddery know. These species cause immense damage to our native species and the aquatic environment. It is up to us to play our part in assisting the Bristol Zoo team with their exceptionaly important work. An important step we, as anglers, can take is to follow the CHECK, CLEAN and DRY routine after fishing. A PDF of this routine is available here.

Further detailed information on the invasive species and how to indentify them can be found at the following website: www.nonnativespecies.org/elearning please take time to read through and look out for any signs of them when you visit our venues.

09/01/2020 - Membership Numbers

Members are reminded that their membership numbers may have changed for this year. Please check your membership card before signing in.

09/01/2020 - Catch and Release

As a club that allows catch and release on our waters, members are to ensure that the process is carried out with with maximum care to the welfare of the fish. There is a link to the 'Stillwater Trout Fisheries Association' guide to Catch and Release on the download page. Please read it and follow their guidelines. Our fish are a valuable asset and must be looked after.

06/01/2019 - Veals offer for members

Veals Fishing Tackle have very kindly agreed to give KAA members a 10% discount off their purchases of items not already reduced. Members just need to show their membership tab. Veals have always supported KAA, and we thank them for this kind gesture.