31st January 2020

John Sallis and I attended the above Forum on Wednesday evening 29th January.

There were a number of Club representatives present from as far south as Cornwall up to Bristol.

It was good to meet the new CEO of the Angling Trust, Jamie Cook who had only been in post 3 days but he is an angler covering all disciplines of the sport but a specimen carp angler at heart. What’s more he lives in Bristol.

As a member Club of the Angling Trust we must look to see how we can use there services more other than simply having legal protection and advice.

The Environment Agency Fisheries Team were also in attendance and I met Liam Timothy for the first time face to face. Liam has helped the Club quite a bit during the past year including supplying 1000 roach and skimmers just before Christmas.

I spoke to him about the weed problem we have on the Kenn during August and October. It’s Floating Pennywort and is an invasive species from North America. The EA did provide mechanical equipment to clear it last year and we have requested more of the same this year. I have also been in conversation with the Angling Trust concerning the problem as its becoming a problem nationally. I have been informed DEFRA are working on a solution e.g. spray to kill it off without damaging the rest of the environment.

ivan Currie

Secretary

 

River Kenn on fine form

by Clevedon FWAC on

What a day on the River Kenn (Thurs 23rd Jan). 4 anglers on the bank. Chris Ford fished below Strode Rd with bread and had 4 bream the best going 7lbs 10oz plus a small carp! Mike James fished a small lure for pike and had one just under 10lbs. Chris Burden fished his usual long rod and centre pin with an avon float and bread and had a big tench and a pike! Club Secretary Ivan Currie fished the waggler and maggot 2 pegs above Strode Rd for 3 big hybrids, 2 tench, a roach, 6 perch and a jack pike. The river was spot on. Thats 7 species of fish caught today.

 

 

 

Match update

by Clevedon FWAC on

Our Match Calendar is almost ready for publishing on our Website but while this is being finalised here are a couple of dates if anyone is interested (Club members only)…….

Sunday 26th January River Kenn
Sunday Sunday 9th February River Kenn

Tench and plenty of perch coming out at the moment.

Book in with Adie on 07988 736722

New Head Water Keeper

by Clevedon FWAC on

John Sallis who has been our Head Water Keeper for many years has stood down due to moving to Weston Super Mare. We would like to thank John for his hard work and dedication. John remains on the Club Committee and will still be a voice to be heard.

We would also like to welcome Matt Davis who has now taken up the role. Matt has been an active member of the Club for some time. If your on the bank you’ll be seeing him frequently.