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1/12/2019 All members please note the following from the November 2019 Newsletter (PDF)

SPODDING/SPOMBING
Given the problems with maintaining good water quality it has been decided to re-introduce
a ban on spodding and spombing across the entire complex with effect from
1st December 2019
All members are required to adhere to this interim rule and sanctions
will need to be handed out to any member found to not be observing it.
It is appreciated that such measures are never popular but there is little doubt
that large volumes of bait entering the lakes does have a detrimental effect on water quality
and this course of action will hopefully help to address this issue.
The decision to stop spodding and spombing does not alter the current 2kg per day bait limit as set out in your Membership Books.

ALL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE WHYKE 1 & 2 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Closure due to poor water quality, high ammonia and low oxygen
BY ORDER OF THE CDAS COMMITTEE.


Whyke update.
24/11/19


Hi All,
Update on Whyke lake:

EA Letter.
I can confirm that I have had the results back from the Environment Agency Laboratory at Brampton.
They have confirmed that the results have come back negative for Koi Herpesvirus, Carp Edema Virus and Spring Viraemia of Carp.
These results have been taken from the two mirror carp samples that I collected on 29th and 30th October 2019.
However, given the small sample size and deteriorated state of the fish
(as they had been dead for some time before being collected),these results should be interpreted with caution.

Nonetheless, I do believe that the mortality event is most likely to have occurred
due to a considerable reduction in oxygen levels as mentioned by the anglers/fishery bailiffs.
This is expected to have occurred due to the swift decrease in phytoplankton (algae)
abundance which produce oxygen via photosynthesis during the day.
The decrease in algal abundance was demonstrated by the water becoming very clear in a relatively short amount of time.
The decline in phytoplankton abundance may also have been caused by the significant number of zooplankton
present in the lake (as found by the water quality samples I took on 30/10/2019).
Oxygen production in the lake will have therefore been greatly reduced.

The action taken by the club to deploy aeration onto Whyke lake with regular water quality monitoring
will almost certainly have prevented more fish being lost.
It is a positive sign that the oxygen levels have now recovered to their normal levels
so that the aeration has been switched off.
As we are now nearing winter,
the risk of significant changes in oxygen levels is greatly reduced.

Any concerns please direct to Carole. Email:- secretary@chichester-as.co.uk

We’ll keep Whyke closed until we know for sure what caused the fish loss.
It’s possible we might not be able to reopen it until January.


While Whyke is closed, you’ll see some extra activity around the lake that’s not related to the fish loss.
We're using this forced closure to carry out some much needed work on the island – work that would normally disrupt the fishing.
We also need to sort out some trees that came down in the storm. It’s sad to lose fish and it’s sad to have to close the lake.
But the number one priority is protecting our fish stock, so we won’t risk reopening Whyke until we know the fish are healthy enough to handle the angling pressure.

We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.
CDAS Fishery Management.


COMPULSORY USE OF DIP TANKS
EVERY MEMBER MUST FULLY SUBMERGE AND COVER EVERY PART OF THEIR
NETS, SLINGS, AND CRADLES / HIGH SIDED MATS
THIS INCLUDES THE SIDES AND TOPS OF THE CRADLES,
IN THE DIP TANK SOLUTION BEFORE TAKING TO THE LAKESIDE.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION!

IF ANY OF THE ABOVE EQUIPMENT HAS LEFT THE QUARRY LANE COMPLEX
IT MUST BE RE-DIPPED ON YOUR RETURN.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER DIPPING.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO USE GLOVES
IF YOU SUFFER FROM SKIN CONDITIONS.

BY ORDER OF THE CDAS COMMITTEE.

ALL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE,
After routinely reviewing cctv it is noticeable that
some members are still not dipping sufficiently.
The whole of the mat / cradle must be totally covered by the disinfectant solution.
Leaving the mat folded up inside the case and dipping the case
is not sufficient as you cannot guarantee the folded-up
equipment gets coated with solution.
Please ensure you take all parts of the mats cradles out of its cover bags
and dip them individually, thus ensuring all parts are covered.
IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP OUR FISH SAFE

Members are advised that due to the fact that several fish have been caught recently with one or more rigs in them,
the Society’s Bailiffs have been asked to undertake examination of members rigs at the bankside.
Please check your rigs carefully and if asked to show them to one of our Bailiffs, please comply with their request.
This course of action is clearly necessary to avoid more of our prized fish stocks suffering
as a result of poor rigs and your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Saving Swims

It is an increasing problem on site that members are reserving swims for their friends
which is a clear breach of Bylaw 16 in your Membership Book.
Please desist from blocking swims which you are not personally using,
to enable all members to have the same opportunity to fish in their preferred swim if it is not already occupied.
The Societies bailiffs have been asked to be vigilant in overseeing that this request is observed by everyone
to ensure a fully democratic and fair process exists for all.
Advance thanks for your kind attention to this request.

Left click/tap the following

November 2019 Newsletter (PDF)

Barbless Hooks Update Please Read

Fishery Management February-March 2019

Sunday Work Party May 2019

Swim Repairs 2019


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