Having received the latest offenders report from Martin Watson our Head Bailiff we have taken the decision to purchase an initial supply of unhooking mats as members are still being found without them on our waters. It is a requirement that members have with them and use an unhooking mat to protect our fish stocks. A 2lb carp costs us over £13 to replace and so you should be aware that it is essential part of your fishing kit. Once they arrive if you are found without one you will have the option to purchase one from Pete Merry for £10 or leave the water.
For the record if found without one it will still be recorded as a breaking of the rules but at least there should be no excuse going forward if you make the purchase. Any surplus from the sale of the mats will go to the stocking fund.