Secretary’s Blog – November 2023
After a superb September of matches, October and November caused problems with match cancellations and venue transfers.
With regret I have to inform you that after seven productive years on the Committee Brian and H. have decided to leave the committee at the end of 2023. Within that seven year period we revamped the fishery, went through Land Registry and doubled the membership. The Chairman thanked them for their support.
The Secretary and Treasure are asking for nominations which will be voted for at the January 2024 AGM on the 24th January. Nominations will be accepted by the Secretary up to a week before the AGM (17th January) and only votes from full members present at the AGM will be accepted.
The Bournville booking was switched from the 11th to the 18th and cancelled twice. Each time the river was up and bank clearing had to wait. The new date of the 25th went ahead after finally clearing the pegs the previous Thursday morning, returns were poor.
We currently have 39 Full Members, 14 Associate Members and 1 Junior Member, that’s record membership and an indication of how well the Society is progressing.
Environmental Agency Invitation.
Andy and myself were booked into the Environment Agency’s two day Fisheries Management Course on the 11th and 12th of November, but the Secretary had to decline late to run the 10th Aggregate match. Andy found the course interesting and useful.
Match Results in November 2023
Scramble LPF Spring -Cancelled
Tenth Agg, Fladbury - switched to the BewdleyAC Droitwich Canal - Nick 7-3-0, Andy Lacey 6-6-0, Steve Cox 3-14-0
Third WL Br. 40-41 - Andy Lacey 3-13-0, Keith Kite 2-6-0, Nick Cullis 2-3-0.
Scramble at Riddings - Cancelled
Fourth WL at Fladbury, Steve Cox 3-5-0, Gary Buzzard 2-1-0, H. Potter 1-11-0.
November Match Talk
The Tenth Aggregate rearranged very late on the Droitwich Canal went well with over 30lb of fish caught.
The Bridge 42 match was difficult with few bites but Andy on the end peg found quality Roach to 1-9-0.
The fourth WL match fished on a very cold day produced only Chub.
Aggregate Series Winner
With a 13 point lead all Andy (Lacey) had to do was turn up on the day. Finishing the Series with 17point lead. Well done Andy.
Winter League Leaders
After 3 of 5 matches (first one cancelled) Andy is on 6 and H & Frank on 8 points with two Fladbury December matches to go.
Matches to look forward to in December 2023
Fourth WL 2/12/23 Fladbury
Fifth WL 16/12/23 Fladbury
Xmas Open 30/12/23 Fladbury