We’ve created this rolling log to keep you up to date on the very latest news on the resumption of angling across ourwaters.
We have increased the number of night tickets available on Spinnaker and Hucklesbrook Lakes. With immediate effect, the tickets that are usually held by Ringwood Tackle are now available online. This is a temporary measure whilst the tackle shop is unable to open. As soon as Richard can return to his usual trading hours these tickets will revert to being held by him.
All club matches remain suspended until further notice and the Over 55s series scheduled for this summer has been cancelled. We appreciate this will diasppoint many but we have a duty of care to all our members, fisheries and fish stocks.
The lockdown is still very much in place and, although the Angling Trust has stated some matchescan occur if all aspects are carefully managed, the club have other concerns. With venues very busy we are aware that closing waters to allow a small bunch of anglers sole access would be unfair, especially as the age category for entry would prohibit the vast majority from taking part. Secondly, the recent hot spell has caused dissolved oxygen levels to drop at Wedgehill. Some roach have died (around 6-8) but O2 levels are down to around 40%. Keeping fish in marginal keepnets would be reckless. All keepnet use by pleasure anglers is currently prohibited under our KHV bio-security protocols.
Therefore, match anglers are being asked to do their bit to help all members continue to be able to access all waters. Our carp anglers spent the previous month having to book day sessions and are still only able to fish a limited number of nights. The game anglers are also missing their matches and the very popular coahing sessions we run every summer. All members cannot currently take guests or use exchange books.
Our primary aim at this time is to enable as many members to fish in as safe an environment as it is possible for us to create. We thanks all members for their assistance and patience at this time.
From Monday 1st June we ae no longer asking members to book tickets in advance for day angling on any waters. Thank you for your cooperation and patience over the previous 2 weeks. The temporary regulations remain in place for the booking of night tickets. These are under constant review and we hope to get back to the substantive system as soon as possible.
A limited number of tickets are now bookable for members to fish Spinnaker Lake during the day. Please book these on our booking page of the website.
The good news is that night fishing can officially continue, this means our interim ticketing policy will stay in place for the near future. Night tickets are bookable on Hucklesbrook, Spinnaker & Ibsley. Due to the high demand we are keeping day fishing at Hucklesbrook on the booking system and will be adding a small number of daytime tickets for Spinnaker also.
All are bookable by members on our website up to 2 days in advance. We ask night anglers to arrive after noon on the first day of their session & leave before noon on their final day. This ensures new arrivals have a good choice of swims. Day anglers can fish between the usual, listed times (see your map book/our website for details). All other fisheries (still waters and river game stretches) are open to fish as you please, providing you hold the relevant EA license. They haven’t been too busy, we only had 3 anglers at Wainsford today.
Please familiarise yourself with our COVID regulations before heading out (details below).
Many thanks for your patience as we tweak things to ensure all members have access to the venues they want to fish in a fair manner.
Our Chairman has recorded a message to all our members ahead of our stillwaters reopening on Wednesday. Please view it before heading on to any of our waters. It can be found here:
Please read the latest news and regulations on the resumption of angling here: