Just to spell it out, nobody should be going fishing for the next three weeks. The Association has received several briefings from the Angling trust, and I attach the following quote from one of them:
“We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.
In regards to the current restrictions announced by the Government on Monday 23 March 2020 it is clear that the only permitted activities that have been specified are walking, running and cycling for the purpose of local daily exercise”
Please in the interests of everybody adhere to this.
In light of the current situation, the Committee have agreed that the AGM (scheduled for Tuesday 12 May) will be cancelled.
Once the situation we all currently face has eased, an announcement will be made regarding the re-scheduling of it.
We're thankful to member Howard Lloyd, for letting us share with you this picture of a lovely common carp which he caught on the Three Pools. Although not a large fish, it's certainly a nice looking specimen, and shows that you never really know what you'll catch next on the drains!!
I am delighted to be able to report that following very positive negotiations with Wigan & District Angling Association, we have agreed that the Rufford Canal will be fishable by members of both Associations along it entire length.
Please note that any bait restrictions on each of the Associations length of the canal will still apply and matches must be booked via the appropriate match secretary of the controlling Association.
We believe that this is a very positive step for the anglers of both Associations.
For clarity I have detailed the controlling Associations length of the Rufford Canal below:
Wigan AA control between bridges 1 to 7
Southport DAA control between bridges 7 to 12, which is the swing bridge at Tarleton
What a great start to the new year for Jack Lloyd, his first double figure pike of 2016 from the drains, we are sure there will be many more to come for Jack!
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Please be aware that the Bon Ton newsagent in Churchtown, Southport has now closed and therefore day tickets are no longer available from there.