Be cute

Instead of putting signs up at our venues for matches we’ve now using the Match Fishing section on the website to show which pegs are allocated. Just click on Match Fishing and then peg allocation on the drop down menu on the evening prior to the match and all will be revealed. Whilst on the.. read more →

16 May 2022
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Why the new rule

Yes come May all members will have to have either an unhooking mat or cradle. Why the new rule some members ask as they don’t fish for carp. Maybe they need to tell the carp that as any bait in the water is libel to be picked up by any species that happens to come.. read more →

22 Apr 2022
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Spring is a comin

Longer daylight hours herald spring and our fish are starting to show in ever increasing numbers with members reporting good catches of both carp and silvers. The male bream are starting to develop spawning tubercles which should see them feed more prior to helping produce the next generation. The AGM saw a good turn out.. read more →

12 Mar 2022
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Busy Times

Although not all members fish during the winter its still all go running the club. On the match scene the winter league concluded with a cracking last round on the reservoir, read all about it  on the match results. Arrangements  are ongoing for the AGM and plans for the bankside repairs are on for Kingswood,.. read more →

09 Feb 2022
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Lets fish in peace

During the summer I was asked to attend Calf Heath reservoir where a family were fishing, but without the necessary fish welfare kit. They had been observed putting fish directly onto the ground as they did not have either an unhooking mat or cradle in breach of rules. I pointed this out to them and.. read more →

26 Dec 2021
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Clocks go back

Shorter days, cooler days but life goes on. This is the time of year we get unwelcome visits from cormorants which cause tremendous damage to our silverfish stocks. To help keep them at bay in previous years we have used gas powered bird scarers on both Kingswood and Calf Heath. After a good service they.. read more →

10 Nov 2021
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Scary month

What a month August proved to be with the problem at Calf heath reservoir. We lost quite a few carp and although there were plenty of bar room experts telling all and sundry what the cause was, the real experts CEFAS could not find the cause but did find what it wasn’t. KHV and Carp.. read more →

31 Aug 2021
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Teach em young

With the summer school holidays now in full swing, what to do with kids. What about taking them for a fishing session. Blackfords members are able to take an under 16 year old and show them what this fishing game is all about. Rule 3 allows any one child, at no charge, to fish at.. read more →

30 Jul 2021
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Extreme weather warning

With the summer now breaking temperature records all over the country just a reminder to take extra precautions when on the bankside. Keep covered where possible with caps etc or fish under brollies or bivvys, and keep well hydrated. This type of extreme heat is also not the best for our fish, as oxygen levels.. read more →

22 Jul 2021
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Warm weather does the trick

Now that all species have successfully spawned fishing should improve as they need to replace body mass before winter. All our waters have an abundance of fry so its a race against time to grow big enough to survive their first winter, biggest problem is to avoid the perch who gorge on this bounty each.. read more →

16 Jun 2021
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