2018 Matches – AGM

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Its February, which means its RedHorses AGM time.

This will be your first opportunity to take a look at the Matches Booked for the 2018 Season, in addition to discussing proposals raised on the running of the club.

One or two changes are already proposed for this year, which will hopefully make the fishing experience even more enjoyable for us all. We welcome everyone’s input so please let us know any topics that, you would like to see discussed at the meeting.

Let us have your suggestions over the next 7 days by replying to this email or posting a comment on the website; we can then circulate copies of the Agenda and confirm the date and time of the meeting to everyone in good time.

Hope to see you all at the meeting, the new season is just round the corner.

“SPRING IS COMING”

 

Match Rules Update

A copy for members who were not at the Willows Match last Sunday

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It is the responsibility of each angler to make themselves aware of the latest rules which can be found on the club website and on venue notice boards. Common sense should be exercised, to ensure that both the letter and the spirit of the rules are complied with. Where fishery rules are unclear or open to question, agreement amongst the match anglers at the event will be sought; ultimately the match official’s decision will be final. The club rules should be considered a basic platform for each match and not setting out to restrict an angler’s choice of; bait, method or style, prejudiciously or to supersede the fishery rules.

Club Rules

  • All members must make themselves available to assist the match official in the running of each event.
  • All peg and pool fees must be paid before the draw
  • Angler will draw their own peg – late arrivals will be drawn last; if necessary by the match official.
  • If there are fewer pegs available to the club, than anglers wanting to fish them, priority will be given to regular attendees.
  • Any angler claiming to have an unfishable peg may; at the discretion of the match official, be allowed to move to a fishable peg.
  • Floats, lines and weights etc. may enter the water before the start but no bait of any kind may be introduced.
  • Only one line and hook to be used at any one time.
  • Only barbless hooks to be used (no micro-barb or pinched down barbs)
  • Floating bait must not be introduced either as feed or on the hook. Anything that remains on the surface for longer than a few seconds is considered floating bait. Anglers must ensure that the bait they are using, is prepared and maintained in such a way that it meets these requirements.
  • If you leave your peg during the match, every effort must be made to prevent disturbance to other anglers and their swim, by keeping well back from the water’s edge etc.
  • The division line between swims is to be considered as, equal distance between the two pegs (either adjacent or across). Where there is a spare peg between anglers, then the line will considered to be up to the side of that platform nearest the angler.
  • Any fish caught that appears to be over 15lb, must be weighed immediately and returned; not kept in a Keepnet.
  • All fishing must stop immediately upon the whistle/ “all out”.
  • Anglers must alert the match official to any fish they are still playing at the end.
  • Any fish still not landed before the weigh in reaches them will not be counted.
  • Any angler considered by the match official, to be in breach of the rules will not be weighed in.
  • Match officials have the right to inspect angler’s equipment and bait to ensure compliance.
  • Any angler that repeatedly breaks the rules or whose behaviour is: in the view of the Club Officials; damaging the club, will not be permitted to fish future matches.
  • All club rules are open to review and amendment, by the membership at the club AGM.
  • Club official positions are open for election at the AGM, to any current member.

2017 Fishing Diary

To whet your appetite for the 2017 season here again is a list of the match venues booked; old favourites and some new ones to spice things up. We hope to see you all at Carneys on the 7th. New members are also welcome (click)

Date Venue Pool Draw
07 May 2017 Carneys Damsel 08:30
14 May 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
21 May 2017 (Possibly Willows) TBA 08:30
28 May 2017 Heronbrook New Canal 08:30
04 June 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
11 June 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
18 June 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
25 June 2017 Blake Hall Capricious 08:30
02 July 2017 Adbaston Pools st20oqh 08:30
09 July 2017 Slitting Mill Horns Pool 08:30
16 July 2017 Izaak Walton Canal Pool 08:30
23 July 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
30 July 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
06 August 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
13 August 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
20 August 2017 Heronbrook Island Pool 08:30
27 August 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 08:30
03 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
10 September 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
17 September 2017 Heronbrook Meadow 09:00
24 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
01 October 2017 Izaak Walton Chebsey 09:00
08 October 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 09:00
15 October 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
22 October 2017 Hanchurch Model Pool 09:00
29 October 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
05 November 2017 Blake Hall Blake Lake 09:00
12 November 2017 Blake Hall Silvers Match 09:00

 

30th August Change of Venue

Due to poor fishing at the venue booked the club has changed the match water for 30th August 2015. We will now be at Heronbrook Fishery Newcastle Road Slindon, Staffordshire ST21 6LX

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Rules of the fishery are fairly relaxed with all methods and most baits allowed, but noticeably require each angler to have Three keepnets in the water from the start.

Member who own more than three nets and are willing to lend out their spare ones; please make themselves known to anyone who needs an extra net; I have one spare one to lend out.

The fishery also requires us to reserve and commit to the numbers booked, so please confirm with Alan Duke whether you will be attending or not.

This is a well stocked fishery so should provide good fishing for all members.

Change of Venues for July Should See an Increase In Catches

After last weeks poor results; due partly to insufficient stocking levels at the water. RedHorses Ac have decided to change two of the match venues for July. The new venues; which are not currently featured in the match calendar, are in the process of being finalized .

One of the New Venues

We will have everything confirmed in the next day or two however and be able to give everyone the details this Sunday at Carneys (The Damsel pool at Carneys is fishing well at the moment).

40mph Winds & Broken Pole Sections

Perhaps a good reason why we wait until May to start our match fishing season

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With the recent good weather 6 Red Horse Anglers were lured into fishing another Pre-Season knock-up match this time at Carneys Fishery near Great Haywood.

Given the conditions catches were predictably low and (for some) losses high – with two members breaking pole sections.

But with Summer just around the corner our minds can turn to thoughts of bulging keepnets and the sun on our back as we get ready for 3rd May 2015 when we start our season proper.

If you would like to come along and fish a friendly match; for the satisfaction of a net full of fish and the chance of a small brown envelope; for your first match why not be our guest.

Contact either Adam Harborow on 07802 703087 or Neville Duke on 07872 986875 

Drawing the Golden Peg could be like winning the lottery

golden_peg-300x250Well, not quite but it will give all members the chance of scooping a decent prize pot. Because for 2015, RedHorses Anglers will be introducing the Golden Peg prize fund.

The angler who draws the Golden Peg at the start of the match and can finish in the top three places will win the “Golden Peg” prize pot.

If they are unable to, then the prize pot will roll-over to the following week, for an even bigger incentive to fish the next match.

Because as they say “You have to be in It to win It”

2014 Match Diary Released

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The 2014 Match Diary has now been finalized with a total of 27 matches booked on 10 different Pools.

This year sees a departure from previous Christmas events with the “Fur & Feather” match being staged as a “Silver Fish” contest at a top commercial fishery to round the season off.