During third lockdown commencing 6th January 2021, Government have confirmed that Angling is a permitted form of exercise. As such all waters remain open during lockdown,STRICTLY SUBJECT TO:
LOCAL MEMBERS only attending waters
Members MUST follow Government guidelines in respect of social distancing; gloves are recommended and use of hand sanitiser when coming into contact with entrance/exit gates. No congregating in car parks please.
Keep nets ban
The temporary suspension of keepnet use is now lifted. However members are reminded that Carp and Pike must NOT be retained in keepnets, minimum keepnet size ruling, immediate release of large Bream and Tench, and common sense approach during hot weather/in shallow water and/or retention of large bags which should not exceed 50lbs per keepnet. Please remember to always use dry nets and unhooking mats.
Work party dates
See Fishery Management section of website
In view of coronavirus this year's AGM is cancelled
Close season 2021
Shillinglee CLOSES from 9pm Sunday 11th April, re-opening 16th June
Bicknell Pond CLOSES Sunday 14th March, re-opening 1st May
Lythe Hill will remain open throughout
Imbhams will remain open throughout
As of March 2016 no new Carp angler membership applications will be entertained as the maximum number has been reached. It would be detrimental to our waters and existing members to increase numbers at this stage. The matter will be kept under consideration.
Sponsor / Tackle retailer links
Steve Moore of Apollo Angling centre Milford has now introduced a customer loyalty card scheme allowing accumulation of points which can be offset against future purchases. Ask for your own card on your next visit. He is also willing to negotiate bulk purchase deals. For larger price items he aims to match or beat any internet price which is listed in legitimate tackle shop websites, and it is his intention to stock most new products from the bigger suppliers such as Drennan, Korda, Nash, Preston and Diawa.
Please show your current HAS membership card when visiting this local retailer and support Apollo - the sponsor of our onsite notice-boards.
Following successful nettings and electro fishing in conjunction with the EA and specialist Catfish removal operatives, the committee are hopeful that this invasive non native species has now been eradicated from Shillinglee. However in the event of any member catching a Catfish, of any size, you are respectfully requested to provide immediate notification to the Bailiff, Secretary, Fishery Manager or committee member. You should NOT under any circumstances return such fish to the water. Your co-operation in this matter would be very much appreciated.
Lee Hazel and his team have undertaken a schedule of lily cluster planting in the Rookery area, Nursery Bay, the top field and adjacent to first island in the main lake. These will be protected by wire netting until established.
Would members and guests please ensure that cars are parked ONLY in designated car parking areas, NOT on grass verges, near swims or blocking pathways. Social distancing of paramount importance and no congregating in car parks please.
In conjunction with other local fisheries and following extensive advice from The Angling Trust, we are currently putting in place a number of non-lethal anti predation methods in and around known Cormorant roosting locations. Related activities will be carried out on different days of the week and varying times of day. Members are asked to report multiple sightings to the Bailiff.