Blunham & District Angling Club Open Report
Fishing recommenced in March and with all the cold weather the going has been tough. Despite this the rumour that DC had lost all its carp in the floods has been put to the sword with some big fish to 40Lbs coming out and many caught at 30 plus. The fish have packed on weight through natural feeding on bloodworm and are in excellent condition. Is fishing easy no challenging at best with high cold water levels and often freezing nights. Halls Pit has produced some very good fish and has proved a good venue for the enterprising angler. All our lakes need to warm up to really get going and weed growth to start up. The track to Daisleys is still under water although the levels are receding.
Membership costs for this coming season will see an increase to £80 Full, £40 Seniors, £15 Junior (12-16) key £10. The club has a lot of expense in repairs to tracks, bank clearance, reinforcing DC Otter Fence and some stocking. Although we are not for profit money is needed to provide fishery improvements and in these days contractors are the best way forward when required.
Dovecote Lake will have a new 48 hour rule on and 72 hour no return. Given the popularity of the lake we want as many persons as possible to get a reasonable chance to fish here.
The Ouse known as Davisons is now not available on our ticket as it has been turned over to Gravel Extraction. We hope to get it back when extraction has been completed. The Gt Ouse at Oakley the owners now keep the auto farm gate permanently closed other than for their own use and so we have lost the farm side. The stretch opposite the church is still available along with the weir.