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The Canal and river Trust have launched a series on their website to celebrate the greatest anglers of all time. For those of you who fondly remember these guys or for younger anglers who never read about them in the press at the time, it might be of interest.
Follow this link to the new History and Heritage pages of their website to find out about the great anglers of all time and a fascinating insight into angling in the past http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/features/the-greatest-angler-of-all-time. They will be publishing a new angler each week for ten weeks along with historical photos and video clips. At the end of the series there will be a chance to vote on your favourite.
The annual help for heroes match takes place this Sunday 5th October on the Enborne Canal. If you are interested the meet and draw, and breakfast, are at the Lamb pub in Newbury at 7:30. Then its off to your peg for the match, then back to the Lamb for after match banter, and charity raffle with lots of prizes. £15 all in of which £10 goes to Help for Heroes. Breakfast is £3.75. Please book in with Dave Smith (01635 46285) or Ade Ager (01635 523022)
Its a great charity event and we would love to raise more money that last year for our heroes. If you can't spend the whole day fishing, you can still go to the Lamb for the raffle and a drink and help the charity that way.
Since the club introduced the new padlock and key access to the fisheries it has been widely welcomed as a positive step forward in protecting our waters from unauthorised access and safeguarding our fish. We wish to appeal to all members to make sure they lock up properly when arriving and leaving. The locks were designed to retain the key while unlocked for a good reason - to make sure it is locked to get the key out.
However there have been instances of the padlock being locked but not to the gate, leaving free access to the fishery. As a member these are your waters, paid for by your club, with your membership fee. Everyone has an interest to make sure they are locked so please check carefully when you take your key out of the lock, that the gate cannot be opened. The club will lock gates if found open.