Change of address:
Please note that any change of address must be sent to Les Jones by letter. Email and text messages will not be accepted.
Nazeing, Coopers, Taylors and Hunters Hall all looking in top condition. Big thanks to all the lads working on the lakes. We all expect to be able to turn up and fish and that wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for your time and effort. Thanks again on behalf of everyone who fishes there. Also had a few good reports on catches so please let our recorder know and we hope to see you all as soon as our general meetings can resume again.
For the benefit of new members (and old). These rules are not currently in the rule book, which will be updated next season.
Green Lane is a LVRP water, therefore the use of any nut baits is banned.
Baitboats are not permitted on any ACAS water.
Finally, if you leave your swim, your rods must be out of the water. Members found off of their rods will be banned.
Entrance to Kings Weir fishery has now changed from key to key card. Members with keys will be required to exchange them for a key card at the house. The car park currently remains accessible without a key card.
Box End Farm
When fishing at Box End the wooden five bar gate you have to go through to approach the river has a combination padlock. The code is 1886. Please drive on the long grass and try to avoid the running track.
Fishery Updates 6 July 2020
The large willow that had come down on the Rib has now been removed and the car park and Adam's Meadow is now accessible.
The lea at Hertford Football Ground downstream of the bridge is now accessible with swims fishable. The council will shortly remove the tree which has fallen across the river.
Due to fisheries having been closed as a result of covid-19, any member who has unused guest tickets as at 31 May is welcome to use them for the remainder of 2020.
Members are reminded that guests tickets should be filled in before the start of your session. Failure to comply with this rule will result in an automatic 3 month ban for the ACAS member from all ACAS fisheries.
Members are also reminded to carry their club card and photo ID with them on club waters.
Message from Bob Fox of the ACAS Committee
I’m sure most of you know because of the COVID-19 pandemic that our AGM had to be cancelled this year and all meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. In line with government guidelines our lakes had been closed for fishing until further notice. At this stage we are happy for members to walk the waters for their daily exercise but please stick to the social distancing guidelines.
This year, our chairman Andy Ingram decided to stand down however we were unable to vote on the election of officers for the coming year as normal. As the vice chairman, I have stood up and taken over the chairman’s position with Charlie Christian taking the vice chair role. I would like to thank Andy for everything he has done for the last two years and hope to see him involved in the ACAS in the future.
This year, we have a new committee members and I would like to welcome Gary Davis who currently helps with the Carpark Lake at Nazeing. All other officers have agreed to stand as per last year.
While there have been a number of small maintenance jobs carried out on our fisheries so far in 2020, there will be no official working parties until further notice. There will also be no club meetings, social events or official ACAS matches until further notice. Hopefully we will be able to reinstate these as soon as it is safe to do so.
Although angling is has now been allowed by the government during lockdown, the Committee have decided to not re-open Green Lane or Coopers until June 1st (subject to spawning). This is taking into account the welfare of the very valuable fish stocks and the Safety of the ACAS membership. We ask for your patience and understanding at this time. Taylors Lake and Hunters Hall will now be open to angling again from Wednesday 13th. We believe the Turnford Consortium and Fishers Green Consortium lakes are opening on Wednesday the 13th.
There will be some restrictions and new temporary rules put in place and these will be circulated and posted on the gates of the various fisheries. Also, please remember fish spawning times could be a deciding factor on the re-opening dates at both Green Lane and Coopers.
Temporary rules - Covid-19
All government social distancing rules must be adhered to. Please do not go closer than two metres to another angler.
ALL anglers must carry disinfectant wipes and must clean the lock and any areas of the gates touched after use.