This is the second time a fire has been started at Harpers Ponds, We will be fitting covert cctv camera’s and take action against anyone found lighting fires in the future.
The Trustees and committee are looking into how other associations and companies are dealing with this problem and will keep the club running until somthing can be sorted.
Essential repairs have been carried out, on the platform / walkway at Harpers, replacing rotten timbers and supports. Thanks go to Chris for his expertise, and Roly, Duncan and Bill for the labouring.
Well after a visit to Lime Kilns It was found to be covered with rubbish,
empty drink cans a other rubbish from anglers fishing over the weekend.
Any one found to leave rubbish can be banned from the club,
so take notice people.
I have asked bailiff's to do extra patrols and report any person with litter around the area being fished by the club member.
Update on the basin
As many of you will be aware, Exeter City Council has stopped the pastime of fishing in the canal basin. Previously, in partnership with the council, we have provided bailiff duties on not only the leased section, but also along the so called ' free stretch ' including the canal basin. So when the council proposed transferring the fishing rights for this part of the canal to our club, it seemed the sensible thing to do. However, during the following lease renewal negotiations the canal basin was removed, without obvious reason, and satisfactory explanation from the lease agreement. Since fishing in the canal basin has taken place for longer than many of us can remember. We as a club, and individual members, have campaigned long and hard, petitioning numerous individuals, including our local MP, to have this facility reinstated.
The good news is that the council has now contacted the club, with a view to re-instating fishing in the basin. It is however, unlikely that access to fish in the basin will be exactly as before.
As from today keepnets allowed
for silver fish on club waters.
NO keep nets at Harpers Ponds.
Please note we can now sell you a licence online,
here is the link for when you need to get a membership.
All club waters will be open from Wednesday 13th May 2020
Please note you must be 15Mtrs from the next person fishing.
Club membership and Your EA rod licence
will be checked by club officials.
RESTOCKING OF THE RIVER CULM
The Environment Agency have carried out a second restocking of the river Culm. 3000 Dace, 3000 Roach and 2000 Chubb were introduced
on the 21/01/2020 at two locations.
CHANGES TO OUR WATERS - Exeter Canal
The club has successfully negotiated this additional water into our new lease. The length of the canal, from the city basin lock gates to double locks. Anyone wishing to fish this stretch, must have a current club permit.
CHANGES TO OUR WATERS - River EXE
In addition to our course fishing rights, we now have 13 Salmon beats on the river Exe. These can only be fished during the open Salmon season. Anyone wishing to fish these beats will need to have a current club permit, available from any of our agencies. Plus an annual salmon ( £5 ) permit, available from the Head Bailiff, 4 Diamond Road, Exeter, EX2 8DN. Enclosing a passport sized signed photo, a photo copy of your membership ticket, a cheque and a stamped addressed envelope.
ATTENTION ANGLERS GOING TO FISH AT FENECK
Due to on going improvements to the access lane to Feneck ponds,
the lane is currently very wet and muddy. Extreme care should be taken,
even if you are using a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
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