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15/05/2019 - Membership Secretary Absence

The Membership Secretary, Steve Feddery, will be unavailable from Thursday Evening (16/5) until Monday 27/5. During this period please contact Keith Caddick on 01179857974. He will be available to help with any questions you may have.

2/05/2019 - KAA Competition Result

Many thanks to the 9 members who took part in the first club competition of 2019 last Sunday. The venue was Broad Oak lake and the weather was very kind to us after storm Hannah had blown herself out overnight. The fishing wasn't easy by any means, especially after recent reports of members catching high numbers of fish. At least some fish showed up. It was a very enjoyable social event with everyone enjoying the morning.

The result: -

1. Steve Feddery   2 fish   3lb 12oz

2. Tim Church        2 fish   3lb 10oz

3. Martin Walker    2 fish   3lb 3oz

Stuart Leslie caught the biggest fish  2lb 2oz

Well done to all of the participants and a big thank you for your support of these club social events.

The 2nd competition is on Sunday 1st September at CMR. Details will be posted nearer the time.

24/04/2019 - Large Brownie Caught at CMR

A Brownie estimated at 5lb+ has been caught at CMR over the Easter weekend. A beautifully marked fish by all accounts. It was returned safely to, hopefully, be caught again. All our venues are fishing very well at present. Tight Lines to those members who visit our venues during this incoming spell of changeable weather.

A reminder that the first club competition of the year takes place this coming Sunday (28th) at Broad Oak Lake. Fishing from 0900 - 1200. Sign in at Broad Oak from 0815. Broad Oak lake will be closed until completion of the competition.

10/04/2019 - Newsletter

The latest newsletter is available to read. It is placed in all of the returns boxes and is available on the downloads page. You can also read it by clicking here.

05/04/2019 - First KAA Competition change of Venue

The venue for the first KAA competition has been changed to Broad Oak. The date is the same, Sunday April 28th. Members need to be at Broad Oak by 0830 to sign in. Once signed in members are free to fish at any of our venues. Fishing is from 0900 - 1200. Members not fishing at Broad Oak must ensure they return by 1230 for the weigh in. Members are reminded that the first two fish caught are to be weighed in. Cost of entry is £3, which will be split between heaviest weight and biggest fish. It is purely a social fun day with plenty of banter flying around. It is an opportunity to meet other club members.

05/04/2019 - Invasive Species Survey

The Bristol Zoo team will be placing signal crayfish traps down the centre of CMR at the beginning of May. Then every Friday they will use a boat to retrieve the traps, empty them and then replace them. This will take place until further notice. These actions will not affect fishing at CMR as if is only down the centre of the reservoir. This work is being carried out in conjunction with Bristol Water.

The Bristol Zoo team have advised members to make sure that they thoroughly clean boots/waders and nets in hot water after each fishing trip. This will help lessen the risk of transferring invasive species to other waters.

27/03/2019 - Volunteers needed at CMR

As some of you will know one of the platforms, at CMR, has partially collapsed. It is hoped to carry out major repairs this coming Friday (29th March). A working party is urgently needed to carry out this work. If anyone can spare a few hours on Friday please come along and help. This work will benefit the members and the club. 

20/03/2019 - CMR Bank Clearing Session Cancelled on Friday

The bank clearing session programmed for this Friday (March 22nd) has been cancelled as most of the work has been carried out previously.

Members must take great care when fishing from the platforms at CMR. They are planned for repair as soon as possible. Members are advised that life jackets should be worn when fishing from them. Platforms that are deemed to be too dnagerous to fish from will be roped off. Members must not cut the ropes to gain access.

14/03/2019 - Bank Clearing Session Cancelled Tomorrow

Due to conditions at CMR it has been decided to cancel the bank clearing programmed for tomorrow. A rearranged date will be posted in due course.

14/03/2019 - Fly Tying Classes Suspended

Fly tying classes at Taylor's Farm are suspended until further notice, as the instructor will be unavailable.

14/03/2019 - KAA Competitions

The dates for the two club competitions are, April 28th and September 1st 2019. The April competition will be held at CMR, and the September competition will be held at Broad Oak. These competitions are purely social events and a chance to get information from other members. Full details will be posted shortly.

20/01/2019 - Orvis Fly Tying Sessions

Orvis have contacted the club to let members know that there will be two fly tying sessions held at the Orvis store on Poultney Bridge in Bath. The dates for the sessions are Saturday 16th February and Saturday 2nd March. The sessions will run from 0930 - 1230. They are completely free, but those interested will need to book a place. Places are limited, so if you are interested then contact details are - Phone 01225331471 or email at            store026@orvis.co.uk to book your place.

This is a good opportunity to get tips and advice from some of the best practitioners in the art of fly tying.

15/01/2019 - Fly Tying Sessions

Fly tying sessions will start on Tuesday 29th January at 1930. The venue is the farmhouse at Taylor's Farm. Beginners are most welcome.

09/01/2019 - Bank Clearing Sessions

Dates for bank clearing sessions are listed below. Please try and attend any of the sessions if possible as the more members who attend the more work that can be done, and we don't have to divert funds from stocking etc to pay professionals to do it. Members are reminded that there is a £5 reduction in membership fees for each session attended, up to a maximum of £25. The sessions take place from 0900 - 1200 on the date and, at the venue listed. 

Date  Venue
11/01/2019 Taylor's Lake
18/01/2019 Broad Oak Lake
25/01/2019 Taylor's Lake
01/02/2019 Broad Oak Lake
08/02/2019 Broad Oak Lake
22/02/2019 Broad Oak Lake
01/03/2019 Taylor's Lake
08/03/2019 Taylor's Lake
15/03/2019 CMR
22/03/2019 Ackers Lake

The venues may change depending on any urgent problems that may present themselves. Any changes to the above list will be posted as soon as is known.

07/01/2019 - Membership Numbers

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

06/01/2019 - Flies for use at Ackers and Taylor's Lakes

Members are reminded that the flies to be used at Ackers and Taylor's must conform to a certain size. Flies used must be a maximum of 15/16". This is measured from the eye of the hook to the tip of the tail of the fly. There are gauges placed in the returns boxes at Ackers and Taylor's for checking the flies. There is also a sheet containing an explanation. This measure is in place because of the size of the lakes. This does not apply to Broad Oak or CMR.  

06/01/2019 - 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 - Rule reminder

Members are reminded that the following limits, for taking fish, apply at our venues. Members may only take 2 fish per day in total. This can be 2 fish from CMR or Broad Oak. Members may only take 1 fish per day from Ackers or Taylors. Members must not exceed 2 fish in a day even if they travel around more than one venue. Our Bailiffs will be checking!   

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.
 
2/1/2018Reporting Poaching Incidents to the Police
 
An updated Angling Trust guide for anglers reporting offences to the police, was issued at the end of April this year. It is important that we follow these guidelines to ensure that the incident is logged and action can be taken. It is in the interests of all members as poachers steal our fish. A copy of the AT guide can be viewed by clicking here or from the downloads page.
 
06/01/2019Barbless Hooks on KAA Venues
 
As we enter the New Year, it is an appropriate time to remind members, both old and new, that barbless hooks must be used on ALL of the club's trout fishing venues. For guidance on hook sizes to be used at Ackers and Taylor's Lake click here