Paddock Wood Angling and Conservation Society
Club Newsletter and Upcoming Events.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS NEWSLETTER AS
SEVERAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE WHICH WILL AFFECT SOME MEMBERS

Subscriptions for existing members MUST be in by 14th April 2020 to avoid paying the joining fee again

Sad News: - Terry Hollamby, David Tame, Reginald Neve all died in 2019 / 2020 season.


Subscriptions for existing members MUST be in by 14th April 2020 to avoid paying the joining fee again.
Also remember to submit the correct size envelopes and the correct stampage, failure will delay you recieving your permit.

Gedges Lakes Fishing Season. To avoid confusion Gedges and Owls Castle lakes will now be open all year round, this also includes the Sundays where work parties will be carried out. Adequate signage will be put out if part or the entire site needs to be closed for work or repairs need to be carried out on the relevant Sundays. If any member removes the signage in order to access a particular peg, as has happened in the past, they will lose their membership. There is NO NIGHT FISHING at Owls Castle Lakes.

Membership Renewal. The Club membership expires 31st March as it always has done. The renewal is out earlier for those that wish to take advantage of Gedges now being open during the closed season. Renewal of your membership will only allow you to fish Gedges and Owls Castle, not the rivers as the season is controlled by the Environment Agency.

Car Parking for disabled anglers at Gedges Lakes and Access to Lake 4. The Disabled Carpark is for Blue Disc holder only, White Disc holdersgo through the side gates where there is a car standing area. White Disc holders have been parking in the Disabled carpark leaving no room for the disabled members, to this end Blue Disc holders must display their disc on the dashboard, Checks will be made to ensure this is adhered to.

Working Parties Working parties are still poorly attended. Thank you to the members who take the time to attend a work party. This season the Senior subs are 60 to include the 10 working party fee, any Senior who attends a work party is entitled to have a 10 reduction on their 2020-2021 subs or leave it as a donation towards repair costs. If contractors have to be employed they might need to close the site while the necessary work is carried out for health & safety reasons, this will mean no fishing.

Non Members on PWAACS property. Non-members, ie.Parents, partners, carers etc. are welcome on PWAACS waters between dawn and dusk, after this time they must have prior approval 48 hours in advance from the Chairman / Secretary. Non-members are NOT allowed to fish without a guest ticket, these must be obtained in advance.

Guest Tickets It has come to the attention of the committee that some members are taking Guests onto Club waters without Purchasing /Booking a valid Guest Ticket. The rules clearly state that a Guest Ticket must be obtained before taking any Guest onto any Club Water.
Purchasing/Booking Guest Tickets, Ring/Text John Waghorne 01892835732 / 07519022909. Ken Kullman 07930573795/ Richard Barham 01892823967 / 07854411682, If no answer you can email Richard on rbarham251@hotmail.co.uk this will be accepted as a guest ticket booking.
Prices are Junior/Senior Citizen 8.00 Senior 10.00 7.00 to dusk, 24 hours Junior 10.00. Senior/ Senior Citizen 20.00
No Junior can night fish without a adult present. Please try and give 24 hours notice.If you are caught on a club water with a Guest that does not have a Guest Ticket and you haven't informed anyone then your membership may be revoked, as it will be looked on as you have tried to evade paying.

Guest tickets need to be purchased by the Member NOT the Guest

Access around Bivvies' The Club rules state that there must be a one metre gap to allow other members to pass, please observe this rule or you will be asked to move it. Please also consider not blocking access with trollies, seat- boxes, bed-chairs, seats, rods and pods, net handles, poles and rollers. Access is for every member not just the individual.

Rules Please read these thoroughly as any contravention of the Club Rules will result in expulsion from the Club. Please lock gates and turn combination on entry and exit. This season's lock number is printed on the reverse of your Membership Card. Make sure you and your Guest if applicable have your EA licence with you to produce with your Membership card if requested by a Bailiff or any other PWAACS member or the Environment Agency.

LOCK NUMBER Gedges / Hunton / Owls Castle number is on the back of the club membership card, there is a key for Disabled / Lake 4, If you need a key these can be purchased from John or Richard for a small fee.

RULE AMENDMENTS May we take this opportunity to remind anglers of the rule that only allows you to fish up to half way across the lake. If there is no member opposite then you may overcast, but should a member take up residence opposite then you must reel in to halfway. If there is any dispute by applying this rule then the newly arrived member shall be deemed to be in the right.
On the day of a match on home waters the relevant lake or river will be closed from midnight until one hour after the end of the match unless otherwise advised.

SAMS LAKES Only members who have been in the club one full year or more are eligible to fish this water. Members with their membership in red writing are not eligible to fish this water.

Litter. Litter is still a problem and on the increase. Please report the culprits to the Committee either by asking them for their membership number or taking their registration number. The Committee can then take the necessary action and expel them. If you have a mobile phone and see a problem then ring John Waghorne so he can take the necessary action. The rubbish came with you, please take it back with you. The Club rules are that you clean your swim on departure.

Please park in designated areas only DO NOT drive along banks or cross fields

Working Party Dates 2020-2021
Additional signage will be on the site where work will be needed, please do not remove them.
WORK PARTY DATES ARE 20th and 29th MARCH THEN VERY SUNDAY IN APRIL and MAY and the 7th and 14th JUNE THEN THE
THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FROM JULY TO MARCH. THERE IS NO WORK PARTY IN DECEMBER.
THE DATES WILL ALSO BE ON THE NOTICE BOARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SLOPE FROM THE TOP CAR PARK
AND ON THE NOTICE BOARD IN THE DISABLED HARD STANDING.

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