Fishery key access update

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.

FINS goes digital!

The club has decided that FINS should be published on line as well as when you collect your permit. You can find it under "NAA Interactive > FINS magazine" or just click on the link here. Enjoy it while you are out fishing on those quiet evenings.

Forum users - club policy enforced

When the new forum was launched, the requirement to update your profile with your membership number and name as on your permit was stated on this website. This is a club policy because the forum is for members only, and those details enable bona fide members to be verified. Over the last few days the policy has been enforced and all accounts without those details have been disabled.

If you are a user of the forum all you need to do is to email the admin on the enquiries page, select the webmaster and state you want your account enabled. Make sure you include the forum username, your name (as on  your permit) and your membership number. It will then be restored in a couple of days.

Thank you for your support in sharing club information with only our members.

Important - Fishery access is changing

This message is important if you intend to fish promptly in the new season. Please pass it on to others who may not see it here, or who didn't pick it up from the AGM notice.

The club is soon going to replace the combination locks with keyed padlocks on our fisheries and the changeover will begin on the 13th June for the following few days. After a fishery is changed, you will need the key to access the fishery. This is important if you are fishing  and especially if doing a several day stint over June 13th because you might get in using the code, but could need a key to get out. If you hold a key for Aldermaston already, this will be replaced when you collect your permit.

The club is doing this to address several problems such as continuing lock damage, and the public learning our code.

The club advise that you collect your permit and new key before 13th June if you wish to start the season promptly. The outlets have been instructed to not issue a permit without a key, so bring the extra £5 for the key deposit when you go to collect your permit.

Water Quality Reporting

There is a new page on the website where the club is sharing water quality meaurements for all the lakes. Since 2012 the club is keeping measurements of water quality to monitor the trends in our fisheries, and the most recent records are shared in this section. It will help us to understand what is normal and what is unusual in the water conditions, should there be cause for concern.

This was begun following the low oxygen levels we experienced last year, and the EA didn't have any historic data to help us understand whether the issue was new or seasonal. By having our own records we can build up a picture of how our lakes change in the seasons, and how to respond to those changes. You can find them at http://www.newburyaa.org.uk/index.php/en/fisheries/water-quality-measurements