Over the course of a year, we arrange maintenance parties at various venues to carry out work to enable members to fish in safety and comfort. This work is nothing too strenuous, trimming back the bankside undergrowth, strimming, taking off the odd branch and weed clearing where required.
Every season we ask the members to help by giving a little of their time if they can spare it. Sadly, most years we get very little response and the usual 6 or 7 bodies, mainly made up of Committee members and match fishermen, do as much as they can under the circumstances.
We would really appreciate seeing a few new faces helping out. We generally meet at the venue on a Sunday morning and
spend about 3 or 4 hours on maintenance, doing as much or as little as one can. Members don't have to come to every one, just any that they fancy. The time they spend is up to them, even an hour
would help tremendously. It's generally quite enjoyable, obviously there's a good deal of "fishing talk" taking place and it gives one the opportunity of meeting other members and maybe learning more
about a particular venue.
If you want your favourite water to be comfortable, safe and easy to fish, try and help if you can. The planned dates for this year will be listed in the 2017 club membership booklet and are as follows:
16th April at Curls Farm, 28th May at Iron Bridge downstream
and 11th June on the Pevensey Haven.
The first session in 2016 was held on Sunday 10th April, at Cinderford Pond, which had become a little overgrown over the years, when the few members attending managed to clear and create some 15 swims around the pond, making it accessible for all.
WORK PARTY, CURLS FARM
Sunday 26th April 2015
There was a good attendance for the work party at Curls Farm, despite the absence of one or two regulars, due to over indulgence at the Social & Prize Giving the evening before and it was nice to see several new faces turning out to add their help. Much of the branches and bushes in and over the water have now been cut back and removed with many swimfeeders and metres of line retrieved from their entanglement in the far bank vegetation.
Members Alan Law, Alan Woods and helpers have been continuing with the work in renovating the pitches at Curls Farm.
Over the course of the year, some Association members have been busy at Curls Farm, repairing & improving the swims to make access easier & safer & make conditions more comfortable. It is hoped to continue the work through next year.
The Association stalwarts have been out & about during the spring, working at Marle Green & Curls Farm, & removing weed & rushes on the Wallers & Pevensey Havens. Sadly, the work is left to the usual half dozen or so guys who do so every year, with more members helping, much more could be achieved.