Well what can I say, its been a brilliant start to the new River Season on the Kenn. We have worked hard to prepare the pegs from 1 to 40 and the feedback has been very positive, maintenance will continue as necessary to keep the high standards.

From Kenn Rd upstream the weed is too much for us to manage but on the positive side it provides fantastic fish habitat.

It has been nice to see some newcomers on the banks as well as some old faces returning.

There have been lot of catch reports with photographs coming in and they are much appreciated.

Bream approaching 9lbs, tench over 7lbs and 2lb plus perch have been caught. In our first match of the season conditions were very difficult with strong winds and gin clear water but it was nice to see some small skimmers and roach being caught. Check out the photo gallery.

Some dates coming up for your diary ……..

Sunday 10th July – Club Match River Kenn

Saturday 23rd July – Dave Fowler Memorial Charity Open River Kenn

To book in for any of the above contact Rob Fogg on 07837 593007

Ivan Currie, Secretary.

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Summary………

by Clevedon FWAC on

THE RIVER KENN IS NOW CLOSED FOR FISHING UNTIL 16TH JUNE.

It has been a busy season for the Club on the River Kenn.Between March and June last year we installed nearly 40 fishing stations after levelling the bank.

We carried out major tree surgery as well as pruning, reed cutting, mowing and clearing weed. We will soon be on the bank again doing maintenance and getting everything in order for 16th June.

2 big Charity Matches were organised and held on the river which also attracted England International Des Shipp.

During the winter the level of the Kenn was kept slighly higher than normal between Dec and March after negotiating with the Environment Agency.

There have been some notable catches reported along with photographs…….

Bream 8lb plus, Tench 6lb plus, Roach 3lb plus as well as several over 2lbs, Perch 3lb plus, Hybrid 4lb plus, Chub up to 5lbs, Double figure Pike, Rainbow trout up to 4lbs (escapee’s).

The Officers and Committee have met regularly and continue to invest in the river for the benefit of all members. None of the Officers or Committee expect or receive any honararium.

We have decided to increase a couple of the Membership categories from 1st April. Adult Full Season from £20 to £25, Senior Citizen Full Season no change remaining at £15, Disabled Full Season no change at £15, Junior Full Season remains Free. Day Ticket increases from £5 to £6. This is the first increase for many years and we believe still offers good value.

Our AGM is on Thursday 28th April at 19:00 in the Blue Flame Nailsea BS48 4DE.

Thank you to everyone who supported us during the year.

Ivan Currie, Secretary

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More big Perch

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What a great January it has been on the Kenn for those lucky enough to locate the fish. Today Thursday 20th January in the very cold and bright conditions Life Member Kev Perry fished peg 35 for 5 perch over 2lb the best just short of 3lb. Winter on the Kenn always throws up a few surprises.

Kev Perry R Kenn peg 35 January

Lure and dead bait anglers (no freshwater dead baits permitted) are having some success on the Kenn at the moment catching pike. They must be hungry as anglers fishing worm and maggot are also having a few.

Maciej Majcherek River Kenn, January
Lee Smallwood River Kenn, January
River Kenn, January

There will be an Extraordinary AGM on Thursday 27th January 2022.

Venue : The Blue Flame Inn.

Time: 19:00.

Purpose: To elect 3 Trustee’s

Any member wishing to attend should notify the Secretary (Ivan Currie) in advance via the following email …… hello@clevedon-fwac.co.uk

The role of a Trustee is a highly responsible position, please see the role description below.

The role of a Clevedon and District Angling Club Trustee is:

  • To ensure that Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling Club complies at all times with its   governing documents.
  • To set and maintain vision and values.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling club.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Club including funding, insurance and assets.
  • To act in the best interests of the Club, never in the interests of yourself or another organisation.

In addition to the above each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Committee reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising committee/working group plans, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the trustee has special expertise. A trustee is required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the Club and must always bear the      interests of Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling club in mind.

Main tasks involved in being a Trustee are:

• to attend Committee meetings.

• to attend Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling Club AGM and any Extraordinary meetings;

• to prepare appropriately in advance of meetings;

  • to participate actively and constructively in Committee meeting discussions and decision    making.
  • to foster a positive working relationship with other Trustees and Club Committee members.
  • to develop and maintain up-to-date awareness of Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club and its activities;
  • to participate as necessary in any sub committees or working parties the Committee may arrange.

ON LINE SALES

Our on line sales had to be suspended earlier in the year due to some technical difficulties but I am please to say that the facility to purchase permits on line is back up and running, The help provided by Scott Smallwood and his son Lewis is very much appreciated.

POLLUTION

We had a report of diesel coming out of a culvert upstream of Strode Rd in the vicinity of peg 37. Thanks to the quick action of Chris Burden who reported the incident the Environment Agency and Wessex Water were able to respond quickly. There is no evidence of fish loss or any other environmental impact. Should you see anything of concern entering any waterway please phone the Environment Agency on 0800 807060, this number is on the back of your rod licence.

OUT – FALL GATE MAINTENANCE

We have been advised by the Environment Agency that maintenance work starting in Mid November to Mid April is to be carried out on and around the area surrounding the Out -Fall gates. An area will be fenced off during the period of works as outlined in the photo below. We have asked a number of questions surrounding the protection of fish stocks during this period and have been reassured with the response but we will monitor very carefully.