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Autumn Newsleter

October 2023

Bay Malton Angling Club

Well, here we are again coming to the end of another year, to say this year has been the hardest for a long time is an understatement.
Let’s start from the beginning some 25 years ago when the club was set up, like all angling clubs we have had our ups and downs, when I look back the one thing that stands out is the Bay Malton Angling Club has always looked after its members and waters. You are not just a membership number in this club you are a person, and any member can speak to all involved in running the club most days.
The work carried out on your waters in 2022/23 has been outstanding and has improved the water you fish and the banking you fish from.

Lymm Dam is a fine example of what I am talking about, a stunning water which has been brought back from the dead by all the new staging and a good stocking of fish, the saying is many hands make light work.
In this case it’s been a few hands made a lot of difference.
This stunning work has been carried out by the Bailiffs at Lymm Dam a massive thank you.
Lee Davies, Jay Cullen, Martin Holt & Glen Furnival without your input this could not have happened.
We have made a major investment into Lymm Dam with new staging and floating islands for fish refuge.

Brook house pool had another stocking of big bream this year and a new car park. Brad is cutting the grass on a regular basis. The driveway is next on the Agenda.
Allen has been very ill this year with a tumour on his bowel and has undergone chemotherapy. We all miss you Al and wish you well, looking forward to seeing you back on the waters, as part of the noisy boy clan, giving the members some stick.

River Dane Cotton farm the good news is the grass trackers have now gone for good. We have cut 14 pegs into the river, thank you Paul, Jeff. Phil & Carl, a good job done.
We have had some reports of barbel being caught which is an improvement on last year.
With the grass trackers gone and the M6 Bridge work will be completed in June 2024, I am hoping the peace & quiet will bring the barbel back to our stretch of the river.
We have 3 miles of the river from Massey’s Mill to Manor farm Middlewich with very good access.

Thornhills fishery
Water levels have stayed good this year and is fishing well grass cutting is ongoing on this water. Thank you Brad for all your hard work.

Bradeley Hall
The Tench which were stocked in 2022 are starting to show now, this water is a very hard water to crack but when you do the fish are stunning well worth putting the time in.
Thanks Graham & Bradley for looking after this water.

Border Fisheries
The old disabled staging on Gibbos pool has now been replaced with new staging, the work was done by Mick & Rob, thank you.
There has been a lot of ground maintenance on all waters this year with the help from the Monday crew, thank you.

Carll’s Cafe
On a sad note the Cafe at Border will be Closing on the 27th October 2023 Carl has been serving breakfast to the members for 17 Years and we will be sorry to see you leave, all the best for the future.
On the note does any member know anyone with a sandwich van who is looking for a Saturday / Sunday venue to sell breakfast & tea coffee.
The pitch will be on car park by the Match Lake.
Matches most weekends 7.30am till 4pm
Phone Stewart 01270820812
All waters have fished well again this Year.

Membership Secretary
Joanne has done a good job with our memberships this year and has taken a lot of pressure off me, good job Joanne & thank you.

Membership Fees for 2024
Trying to sort a budget for an angling club is like playing in quicksand, you only have one chance to set a price for 12 months so you have to work on everything going up 15%. Some rents will be going up in 2024, materials over the last 2 years have gone up 100%. New staging 2 years ago would cost £90 to £100.00 each, the same staging now costs £200.00 plus, wages have gone up and all our energy prices have doubled.
We think a 10% increase in the membership is not unreasonable, you only have to walk around our waters to see where your membership fees are being reinvested for the future of the club.

2024 Fees
New Adult Membership £110.00 + £15.00 E/Fee £125.00
Adult Renewals 18 over Years £110.00
Intermediate Membership - 15 to 17 years £25.00 No E/Fee
Juniors 14 years and under are free but must have their name added to an adult member’s card.

A G M change of date to Wednesday 22nd November 2023 Middlewich British Legion 100 Lewin Street Middlewich CW10 9AS
All Club Members welcome to attend.
Start at 7.30pm. Admission by Membership card only.