Gipping Angling Preservation Society
Gipping Angling Preservation Society


Message from the Chairman

Welcome to this month’s newsletter….apologies for being late, I’m sure you all realise how busy we are at the moment. I have included my AGM address for those of you which could not attend.

May I welcome to the club our new President, Richard Watson and our new Secretary, Andrew Wingfield. I hope you will join me in thanking them for taking on the jobs and for their efforts so far. Also joining them on the committee are George Rodwell who is Junior Secretary, Stacy Bird who is maintaining the website, Robbie Beecroft and Ryan Baker joining Roly Pipe, J Rozier and Ian Wood.

As you can see from my speech I have asked for tolerance at Alderson, sadly one month in we have had the normal niggly problems with some members breaking rules. This will not be tolerated and I remind members that the two rod rule is in force. Please respect the person in the next swim. The committee are looking at ways at Alderson for a more permanent solution.

Causeway Lake opens for fishing on 16 June ie the river season this year as an experiment, the gates will open at 4pm on Wednesday 15 June with a draw for swims at 5.30 pm. I will be running this and if anybody wants to give me a ring on 07799701205 between 8am and 9pm please feel free. If anybody is found down Causeway before that time they will not go in the draw and will appear before the committee.

May I also remind members who have dogs to keep them under control at all times. We have had complaints again. This is something we are looking into.

The river season starts on the 16 June, and I would like to clarify that the society no longer control the stretch from the stile at Fletchers Meadow to the stretch behind the sugar beet running down to the railway bridge. The GAPS signs have been taken down on this stretch. Having said that we still control Shamford, Bramford, Fletchers Meadow, Sproughton and Elton Water bank – all have specimen fish.
I shall be starting the season off on Causeway Lake in search of big Bream.

Tight lines for the new seasons
P Pollard – Chairman GAPs


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