--MANDATORY NOTE TO ALL ANGLERS--
Due to a local outbreak of K.H.V. no keepnets to be used on any still waters. Dip tanks are in place on all stillwaters. Nets, mats and slings MUST be dipped (FULLY immersed) for a minimum of 15 minutes. Keep nets are allowed on the River Stour (only) from the start of the river season.
At its August meeting the committee reviewed its previous decision , taken in March , to introduce additional swims for float and light ledgering only.
Regular, recorded inspections have shown that generally there have been no occasions when, at the time of inspection, there were not swims available for both the coarse anglers and the dedicated carp anglers.
With this in mind it was agreed that the swims numbered 30, 32 and 33 will revert to any method fishing.
Swim number 31 will remain as a “float and light ledger“ swim.
The committee have also received a request that one swim on the lake should be designated as a priority swim for disabled anglers and this is currently under review.
Open to members and non-members.
£20.00 per angler comp. fee. Plus £30.00 charity donation to Jock’s preferred charity the NSPCC (the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Meet 10.00 am. at Jock’s shed for draw for pegs.
Fish 1200am (4th.) to 1200 am. (5th.)
There will be a take-away barbeque and beer service.
At the end of the competition there will be the prize giving and raffle.
When the proceeds of the competition have been calculated Julie white will be invited to dedicate the bench seat newly erected in Jocks swim in memory of Jock and will also present a cheque to a representative of the NSPCC. Date to be advised.
Further details of this competition can be found by ringing Brian Allen on 0799 090 4878.
There is a lot of interest in this competition so if you wish to fish I suggest you contact Brian sooner rather than later.
Since 1928 the Canterbury and District Angling Association has been managing extensive fisheries in the Stour Valley and surrounding area below Canterbury, offering first class lake and river fishing for a variety of species. The historic and famous stretch of the River Stour, which the Association leases from the Fordwich United Charities, reaches downstream from Fordwich Bridge as far as Plucks Gutter. Fordwich trout were referred to in Izaak Waltons The Compleat Angler, their descendants are still running up the river to spawn, when the conditions are right for them.
The fisheries between Fordwich and Grove Ferry are in surroundings of great natural beauty and are part of an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recently upgraded to an International RAMSAR site. Fishery management in the SSSI is subject to an agreement between the Association and English Nature. Care is needed not to interfere with bird life or the natural vegetation. The Association takes its conservation responsibilities to protect this part of our heritage seriously and ensure we protect our environment.
We are seeking a full time Fisheries Maintenance Assistant Bailiff reporting to our Head Bailiff and Fishery Manager ensuring the day-to-day management of our waters for our 2,000 plus members. The starting salary will be from £20,000 per annum, depending on experience and reviewable March/April each year.
For further details on this position including a detailed Job Description and Application Form, please contact:-
The Honorary Secretary
Canterbury and District Angling Association
14 Mill Road
Tel. 01227 710830
It is hoped to carry out interviews towards the end of August 2021
Job Title: Fisheries Maintenance Assistant Bailiff
Job Holder’s Name: Subject to successful interview and appointment
Main Objective:To manage the day-to-day maintenance and bailiffing of our waters and fisheries under the direction of the head bailiff.
Jon Weir – Head Bailiff as well as
John Sturge – Fishery Manager, and
Denis Berwick– Deputy Fishery Manager
John and Denis are both Association Committee members.
Duties & Responsibilities:
As detailed above, the assistant bailiff will report in the first instance to the Head Bailiff as well as the Fishery Manager and/or his deputy to carry out his duties outlined as follows:-