Kings of Maidenhead closing
Blackwater access on Sunday 13th September
The club have been advised that Kings of Maidenhead are due to close in two weeks. They have some good stock to clear and are offering 30% discount.
Please note that access to the Blackwater will be restricted on Sunday, 13 September as both Nutbean Lane and Sandpit Lane will be closed between 9.30 and 11.30 am owing to the Swallowfield 10k run.
New River Fishery
One of the attractions of fishing is the mystery of not knowing what you are going to catch next. If you want to catch something different then Twyford is the club to join. Here are some of the unusual catches reported so far this season from club waters.
Kevin Maxwell caught a 20b 2oz
catfish from the new Lavells
venue on the River Loddon
). This is thought to be the first ever catfish from club waters.
Britain joined in the fun by landing a brown trout of 5lb
from the River Loddon
Steve Dunbar had a nice surprise when his luncheon meat was picked up by a personal best eel of 4lb 9oz
from St Pats (picture
Another venue – renowned for big barbel and hefty chub - joins the TDFC portfolio.
We are pleased to announce that we have secured the rights to a fine new stretch of the River Loddon for our members for the 2015/2016 season. The picturesque one mile-long beat near Hurst in Berkshire is renowned for large barbel to over 15lb and chub to 7lb plus.
The single-bank stretch, to be known as the Lavell’s fishery, will run from the Emmbrook’s confluence with the Loddon, downstream along the Hurst bank to the club’s existing Whistley Mill fishery. The club acquired the rights following an approach from a local conservation group, The Friends of Lavell’s Lake.
At the request of our “landlords”, fishing will be from pegged swims only in order to protect wildfowl nesting areas. Night fishing will be allowed.
TDFC chairman Ian Crook said: “Over the years this stretch has produced some stunning fish and its acquisition confirms us as the ‘must join’ club for anyone who wants to explore the best fishing the Lower Loddon has to offer.” “The Friends of Lavell’s Lake were keen for an association with a club they know will manage a fishery responsibly. Although relatively close to residential areas, the stretch is a haven for wildlife and we look forward to helping preserve it for anglers and nature lovers alike.” The upstream boundary will be the green foot bridge which crosses the Emmbrook, which is about 200 metres downstream of Sandford Lane bridge. Members are requested to use the existing club car park at Sandford Mill to access the new fishery.