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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!

CLUB NEWS

18/02/2020
Complex Update
Following the recent bad weather and significant rainfall over several weeks,
the complex is currently saturated in many areas with several swims under water.

For the foreseeable future all members are asked to ensure they arrive at the complex
armed with wellington boots as they will need them to land their catches safely
into their cradles before returning them to the water.

This process will inevitably require walking to the front of flooded swims,
as landing fish into the water currently covering these affected swims is clearly not acceptable.

Your assistance with this request until things dry up a bit is greatly appreciated.

18/02/2020
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

1) Renewal forms are on back of the AGM letter as it states.
They also will be on website.
If you’ve thrown AGM letter away without reading it and didn’t know it was on back.
Left click/tap MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
The club generally sends out another but this isn’t a certainty so be aware.

2) Season ends 31st April so renewals will need to be in before season ends as renewal date is also 31 st April.
There’s no room to extend renewal date as it’s a massive job for the membership secretary.
So if you want to fish you need to either photocopy the back page or your book
or take a picture on your mobile so when bailiffing we know you have
a valid membership as it needs to be on you if you on complex.

3) Please see you can now pay for membership via bank transfer.
Please ensure you follow the guidance as stated on renewal letter.
Not putting your name and ID on the reference or sending it the receipt
will make it highly likely your membership won’t be processed as we won’t know whose money is whose.


7/02/2020
Season extension

In recognition of the interruptions to available fishing on occasion during the 2019-20 season
it has been decided to extend the current season by a two week period
and the close season will therefore not commence until midnight on 30th April 2020.

4/02/2020
SPODDING/SPOMBING

The CDAS Committee has voted in favour of lifting the current ban on spodding on the complex with immediate effect.
Members are however reminded that the bait limit as set out in your membership book
remains unchanged and all members are asked to ensure that they fully comply
with this rule as sanctions will be served on anyone found in possession of excessive amounts of bait.

Whyke update.
10/12/19


The Committee has decided to reopen Whyke Lake with effect from midday on Friday 13th December you can set up from 10 AM.
Members are asked to remember that the spodding and spombing suspension remains in force and the 2kg bait limit must be observed.
If possible, for the first few weeks and given the need to monitor the lake closely,
can members very kindly supply feedback on their catches (weight and condition in particular)
to either the Secretary, any of the Bailiffs, the Fishery Manager or via a Facebook post.
This will enable the Committee to collect data on how the lake is responding
to being reopened and your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.

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

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

December 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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