To all SADAC members.
In the light of the Government’s easing of restrictions and in line with the PM’s guidance that we must all now take personal responsibility for maintaining distance and for personal hygiene practice we are putting the return books back in to use from Saturday July 4th.
The electronic returns will be withdrawn and we will revert to our original practice of signing in and out of beats and recording catches in the books which is a mandatory club requirement.
Sanitise before and after handling books, boxes, pens, locks and gates.
All members must carry the means to sanitise their hands.
This will allow our bailiffs and staff to know who is on each beat and will enable the membership book and other checks.
As of the 1st July 2020 night fishing will be allowed at Petersfinger Lakes within current club guidelines and rules. This will be monitored and assessed over the coming months.
Keepnets, these will not be allowed for now at Petersfinger, because we are continuing to assess the lakes health and the presence of a notifiable / Category 2 parasite that’s present in the fishery: Ergasilus briani However, we will be constantly assessing the feasibility of their use and may introduce them again for the autumn when the risk of transfer across venues is reduced slightly.
There have been a few catches filtering through the grapevine, please remember to fill out online returns until the books are reinstated (see above) at the coarse venues and to send any Carp caught for all lakes through the Coarse Fish Census under the Projects tab of the website, this will enable us to have a clearer picture of the stocks in all our lakes that will not be possible with netting alone.
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