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Letter From the Secretary

Dated 1st of December 2009

Hi everyone,
I hope your all getting out and catching a few.

ANGLING TRUST

Firstly, you will notice that there is a new logo on the club website. We are pleased to announce that the club are now members of the Angling Trust.

For those that don't know, the Angling Trust is a body that has been set up by the amalgamation of a number of angling organisations, to help promote and speak on behalf of anglers and fishing. If any of you have heard of the ACA (Anglers Conservation Association), they now come under the banner of the Angling Trust's 'Fish-Legal'.

Angling is a very fragmented organisation and this is probably our last chance to get a single voice for us fisherman. There are many benefits from been members of the AT not least the help, advice and legal clout should we be unluckier enough to suffer a pollution incident on one of our waters.

Please take a few moments to look at the Angling Trusts web site. Although its new and not fully functional yet, it will give you a good idea what the Angling Trust are all about.

http://www.anglingtrust.net/

NEW WATERS

The second bit of news I'd like to bring you is that after a long search, I'm pleased to announce that the club have secured the fishing rights on two new pools. Year round pool fishing is something the committee identified as missing from our portfolio of waters. Although these waters are only small, they are nicely mature and seem to be well stocked. The access is very good to the first pool and in dry weather it is possible to also drive to the second one.

The two pools are on a farm just outside Bridgnorth. Initially we were looking for a water a little closer to Kinver but sadly although we did look at a good many waters, none of them were workable. Some were very new, and simply a hole in the ground with no fish in them so the club would have had to stock them, others were just simply too expensive.

The pools we have taken on are stocked with a good mixture of coarse fish, including Carp to 20lbs, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Bream, Eels and Ide (Ide, for those that don't know (and I didn't) are a member of the Orfe family, that look a little like Roach, but with large eyes). Having fished one of the pools a few weeks ago, on a frosty Saturday morning, I caught a steady stream of Perch, Roach and Ide.

The club President Roger Oliver also fished one of the pools and again caught plenty of silvers. I have also disturbed better fish in the margins, while walking these pool. Please can anyone who fishes the waters report back to me, either by phone or email, their catches as the club would like to monitor the stocks and how the pools fish. The pools are 5-6ft deep and both have a island in them.

I will be sending out a newsletter to all members giving directions and rules for fishing the pool.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you all that we are guests while fishing on our waters and we should all behave accordingly. The new relationship with the owner of these pools is in the very earliest stage. It will mean that members will have to be on their best behaviour while fishing these waters or we may find that we loose them. Litter is one of the things the farmer has mentioned. If your fishing and there is litter about (including monofilament line), PLEASE REMOVE IT, regardless as to whether its yours or not. This should be the attitude every time we go fishing but sadly I see anglers rubbish on many venues I fish. OK, sermon over.

Please enjoy the fishing on all our waters. The Committee are still working on bringing more waters into the club at no extra cost to the members. The way we can afford new waters is by increasing the membership and cutting the running costs of the club, which is how we've managed to take on these two new pools. Please encourage friends and relations to join Kinver Freeliners and hopefully in the near future, I can bring more news of more waters.

Tight lines and an early Happy Christmas from me.

Steve Williams

Secretary

Archived Letters From the Secretary

Letter dated the 2nd of October 2009

Letter dated the 9th of July 2009

Letter dated the 8th of April 2009

Letter dated the 2nd of October 2008

Letter dated the 24th of June 2008

Letter dated the 8th of June 2008