Melton Angling Centre, 15 Mill Street, Melton
Mowbray, Leics. LE13 1AY is offering 5% discount on all non-promotional tackle (excludes live bait i.e. maggots, casters and
worms) when you show your club card.
Secretery's Renewel Letter
Asfordby and Melton Society Of Anglers
63 Victoria Street,
At long last after two years of meetings, phone calls, numerous letters,
emails, and legalities our club has a new home.
You may recall this time last year a planning application had been
submitted to the local council and we were hoping to start excavating as soon as possible. Well things didn’t quite
go to plan, the new owner of Lake View House (nothing to do with the fishery) objected very strongly to our plans. This caused
a considerable delay and whilst his objections were finally over ruled by the council there was obviously going to be a problem.Fortunately for us the fishery owner came up with
a solution. We gave up on the Stock pond lake and instead took over Pool lake, (now called the Club Lake) complete with all
of its fish stocks. This is the first lake on the left as you enter the fishery complex and is for club members only. The
fish we had stocked into the Stock pond have been recovered and put into our lake along with an additional stocking of Crucian
The working parties have been busy over the last few weeks repairing
and refitting platforms. Overhanging trees and shrubs have been cut back and tidied, the lakeside paths are being realigned
and re-laid where required. Some of the cost of this work is being paid for thanks to a grant awarded by Leicestershire and
Early catch reports have been promising with some good mixed bags up to 35lb being reported. The first few
matches were slightly disappointing during the winter months but weights are showing a steady improvement now that the warmer
weather is here.
The lake is
not an out and out carp pool, there is a large stock of silver fish to go for including reputedly some big barbel.
More good news is no increase in membership prices. Adults still pay £40 a year while juniors and senior
citizens only pay £20. Great value for a full years fishing at one of the East Midlands premier fisheries. Don’t
forget that your membership card also gets you 5% discount at Melton Angling (terms and conditions apply)
Membership renewal follows the usual format. Just
return your membership card along with the appropriate fee and SAE to membership secretary Steve Barnard at the address on
the card. For a very limited period
the three year qualifying period has been suspended so any one joining at the moment will get instant access to all lakes
at Lakeview. This offer is only available for a short time so if you know of anyone thinking of joining, let them know and
tell them to get in quick!
This years AGM was a quiet one. All club officials
were re-elected. So that means I’m here for another year to deal with any general enquiries while the man for any match
or competition queries is Paul Clifton (01664 854710)
Next years AGM is moving from its traditional Sunday morning slot to a Monday evening so that none of us
have to miss out on fishing time.
Hope to meet many of you on the lakeside and wishing
you a successful year,