Working Party on Seabrook's Reservoir on Saturday
There is a Working Party on Seabrook's Reservoir
starting 8.30 am on Saturday 11 May. Volunteers welcomed. Contact
Steve Mason or just turn up.
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To save printing and postage costs the AGM agreed
that future copies of Newsletters and meeting
notices should be sent to members via email.
Our membership Agents have been asked to record
email addresses when members renew their membership this year, however, these
are sometimes difficult to read.
Members are , therefore, being asked to confirm
their email addresses.
here to open up your email program and type 'Confirmation of email address'
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Thank you for your support.
If you do not have an email address then
newsletters and notices will still be posted.
The February 2013 Newsletter is being
posted as normal and should be with members by the end of next week.
News from the AGM
AGM was held on the 13 January. All existing Officials and Committee
to remain the same.
following new rule as agreed:-
must not have in their possession on the bank or put into the water more
than a total of 2Kg boilies and 2Kg of other feed (includes dry
groundbait and/or particles) in any 24 hour period. No pre-baiting is
in Danger - Review cormorant licensing petition
Lads/Lasses and Dads Free Invitation to Fishing
at Seabrook's Reservoir Sunday 10 June and on Saturday 1
an attempt encourage children to take an interest in our country side and
outside activities the Kelvedon DAA organised a “Lads/Lasses and Dads Free
Invitation to Fishing”. day on the 10 June at Seabrooks Reservoir at Lt
Leighs. Click here for a report on the June event and photographs
click here for a report on the September event with photographs.
Gate at Silver End Pits
Member Roy Lewis has made a new gate and
erected it at Silver End Pit. The stronger lock obtained by Ryan Williams
is in place within a solid box.
Access to the combination is from the
bottom. Members may have to slip under the gate bar to obtain easy access
to the lock.
So long as members lock the gate after entering and leaving the site then
the lock should be well protected and hopefully last a bit longer.
Silver End improvements
The Committee have employed a contactors to
improve access around the Front Pit and improve access to swims.
Access to the Back Pit from the rear car park has also been improved by
cutting a new slope to the bottom path saving a walk across the corner of
a ploughed field. Follow the hardcore path from the rear car park to find
Additional stocking at Marney complex 2009
On Friday 18 December 2009
further restocking was carried out at the Marney complex. Bream 180
lb, tench 180 lb, crucian carp 150 lb and 200 chubb were introduced into Marney 2 and
100 chubb introduced into Marney 3.
See pictures here
KDAA gains access to 14 miles of river
The Committee has negotiated to share access to 14
miles of the river Chelmer from Heybridge Basin to Chelmsford together
with Maldon AC and Chelmsford AC as from the 16 June 2009.
See map on the rivers page. Stocked with carp to 30lb,
pike to 25lb, bream to 8lb, tench to 6lb, chub to 5lb, perch to 3lb, roach
to 1.1/2lb and dace to 1/2lb. Night fishing is allowed with a KDAA night
permit. KDAA guest tickets will not cover this river, but day tickets are
available on the bank from a Maldon AC Bailiff.
More information on the to rivers page
Wednesday, 19 November 2008, Layer Marney 2, was electo-fished and netted
to transfer some of the larger carp into Marney 3. Forty nine common,
mirror and ghost carp mainly doubles were transferred.
Sunday 23 November, Layer Marney 2 received 400 lb bream ranging from 2lb
to 3lb and a few 4lb and 100lb tench all over 1lb plus a few skimmers and
roach. The restocking was organised by Ron Matthams and witnessed by Nigel
Young and Graham Sutton.
The intention of the Committee
by transferring the large carp and stocking with bream and tench is to
revert Marney 2 back into a general fishery. Hawkeye bird scarers
are to be installed to hopefully deter the cormorants from eating the
newly stocked fish !!
End Front Pit improvements.#
End Front Pit had substantial work undertaken by contractors in April 2004
work to create
a pathway all the way around the Pit, cutting back trees, building steps
and improving swims..
Crayfish in Layer Marney 3 and river Blackwater
Signal Crayfish have
been caught in Layer Marney 3 and the EA are known to be laying net traps
in the Blackwater. If members catch any, feel free to
kill these creatures that are alien to our waters. eFishBusiness - Controls on Non Native Fish Species