New membership subs for the 2020 season

Pete & Elaine Merry would like to thank all the members for another fantastic season. Renewals are welcome from 1st February.

Please enclose your passport sized photograph for your latest renewal this will be put in your card by Elaine. Send your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope to the usual address:- Brookbank Farm, Bridge Lane, Blackden, CW4 8BX.

Pete & Elaine have increased the membership subs for the 2020 season to £65. Juniors will stay at the same price.

Since the club was first formed it has taken on extra waters, with extra rents, maintenance and fish stocks required, with further maintenance and fish stocking scheduled.

If you would like to join please tel Pete 07876 203010 or Elaine 07984 132017 and they will arrange it with you.

Covid 19 update 29.5.2020

Revised guidelines

For Freshwater Anglers

GETTING TO YOUR FISHING VENUE

You should travel to fishing venues on your own or with members of your household – abide by current guidelines on social distancing whilst fishing.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other people (unless members of your household) in line with government guidance.

FOLLOW TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Only travel based on what is allowed under current Government guidelines.

WHO YOU CAN FISH WITH

You can fish with members of your household or one person outside your household – stick to social distancing guidelines at all times.

MATCH FISHING

The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS agreed that the new Angling Trust best practice guidelines were ‘sensible’ and could now be issued as the basis for a safe resumption of match fishing in England from May 25th.

PEG SPACING

For match fishing, we favour leaving peg spacing to the common sense of match organisers. A 15 metre space would be preferable for pleasure fishing and it is the standard on our river matches but we recognise there are venues where this is impractical.

SHARING OF FISHING TACKLE

No sharing of fishing tackle or other items under current guidance. 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Do not leave home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and follow Government advice on self-isolation.

TACKLE SHOPS

The Angling Trust was unsuccessful in attempts to persuade the government to allow the reopening of tackle shops to coincide with the resumption of angling on May 13th. It now looks as iF they will be reopening on June 15th. Tackle shops are able to carry on trading by remote ordering (online, phone text or post).

CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING

Many clubs & fisheries are using booking systems. Check you are permitted to fish before travelling. Fishing without permission is illegal.

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE

Use hand sanitiser before and after touching locks, gates etc. Disposable gloves and use of face masks where appropriate are recommended.

READ CLUB / FISHERY NOTICES

Pay careful attention to club & fishery notices – if you are unsure speak to a venue for guidance. 

NIGHT FISHING

Following the government statement of May 13th 2020 and the accompanying guidelines from the DCMS, fishing at night in England is currently permissible.

USE OF KEEPNETS

Following the return of match fishing to the new COVID compliant best practice guidelines the Angling Trust has revised the overall guidance in respect of no longer discouraging the use of keepnets.

KAYAK & BOAT FISHING

Following government approval for water sports to resume, we can clarify that this includes solo boat and kayak fishing, and shared boat fishing on both sea and freshwater with a household member or one other person where social distancing can be maintained.

SHARING OF FISHING POSITIONS

No sharing of fishing positions / pegs except by members of the same household.

FISHING LICENCE

All freshwater anglers must be in possession of the relevant Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence.

CLOSE SEASON

Please remember that the coarse fishing close season for rivers and some stillwaters remains in place until June 16th.

JBAC UPDATE

In view of the change in guidance from the Angling Trust we are now allowing members to fish on adjacent pegs, you no longer need to leave a free space at either side of you. Please continue to a maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres when at any of our venues which are open.

Bailiffs apply our rules

Can I ask all members to please refresh themselves on the rules of the club in particular the rule that states:- Any member having been found guilty by the committee of bringing Jodrell Bank Angling Club into disrepute shall be instantly expelled without refund. This shall include but is not limited to confrontation with our bailiffs and water owners either face to face or via social media sites.

We have had reports of members being abusive to our bailiffs and this will not be tolerated – FINAL WARNING!

Database directory

Howard Orton has kindly offered to create and run a spreadsheet of members for Pete and Elaine so please, either text him on 07843 630663, or use our group Facebook page which is only visible to members to provide him the following details.

Full name and address and membership number 2020/21 season

Car registration number

Telephone number preferably mobile

This will greatly aid us in the administrative running of the club and we appreciate Howard’s help in this matter.

Kell Green Lane Pool opening 13.5.2020

We have decided to open this 16 stage pool from 13.5.2020 even though the stages have not yet been installed due to social distancing measures currently in force. Fishing is only allowed from the Southern bank of the pool and once stages have been installed this will be more obvious this is because the North bank has no shelf and so drops to 12 feet almost immediately.

It can be described as a snake lake with a wider section at one end which also has an Island to fish to. With depths of up to 12 feet, this pool was dug out last year by the landowner and was stocked by ourselves with fish to give an immediate impact.

We have stocked Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Crucian Carp, Tench, F1’s, Roach, Bream and Chub pictures of which you will have seen on Facebook previously.

The security gates for this water only open at 6a.m do not arrive before this time. If you arrive and they have not yet been opened, then the number has been posted on our Facebook Group page only ( as this is a closed group and not public )

From the A537 Chelford Road towards Chelford from Knutsford turn left at the Hall at Marthall on to Sandlebridge Lane, then after half a mile turn left into Pinfold Lane and then again after half a mile turn right into Kell Green Lane (Google mistakenly show this as Sandlebridge Lane again)

Sat Nav WA16 7SL will lead you to Kell Green Hall Farm on the left. On arrival turn left, right, left to navigate the containers to the North West corner of the yard. Then follow the left edge of the field on a track which runs 90 degrees right at the bottom, follow this to the end as this is the end you should access the pool from.

Covid 19 Update

WHEN WE FISH AGAIN – FRESHWATER

Current Guidance – Published 09/05/2020 Full details at – www.anglingtrust.net/covid19

ALL FRESHWATER ANGLERS MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF THE RELEVANT ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FISHING LICENCE

PHASE ONE

YOU SHOULD ONLY TRAVEL TO FISHING VENUES ON YOUR OWN OR WITH MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD & ABIDE BY CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING

MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF 15M FROM OTHER ANGLERS WHILST FISHING

ONLY TRAVEL BASED ON WHAT IS ALLOWED BY CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO FISH BEFORE TRAVELLING. MANY CLUBS & FISHERIES HAVE IMPLEMENTED BOOKING SYSTEMS. FISHING WITHOUT PERMISSION IS ILLEGAL

PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO CLUB & FISHERY NOTICES – IF UNSURE SPEAK TO A VENUE FOR GUIDANCE

USE HAND SANITISER BEFORE & AFTER TOUCHING LOCKS, GATES ETC HANDLED BY OTHER ANGLERS. DISPOSABLE GLOVES ARE RECOMMENDED

DO NOT LEAVE HOME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 & FOLLOW GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON ISOLATION

NO KEEPNETS OR COMPETITION FISHING – THE CURRENT ADVICE STILL PROHIBITS ORGANISED GATHERINGS OF ANY KIND

NO SHARING OF FISHING POSITIONS / PEGS EXCEPT BY MEMBERS OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD

NO SHARING OF FISHING TACKLE OR OTHER ITEMS

Orchard Farm Pool 11.5.2020

THIS POOL WILL NOT REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP TO FISH. THE OWNERS ARE CONSIDERING HOW IN THE FUTURE IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO OPEN AGAIN. IN THE MEANTIME STAY AWAY.

Orchard Farm Pool

We have been asked by Adam Brown of Orchard Farm to close this pool to fishing, with immediate effect, in order that they can protect themselves and their business in light of the Covid 19 Virus.

We fully understand their reasoning and support their decision. Notices have been installed at the entrance and exit of the car park at the entrance gate by the calf crates and on the island.

Thank you for your understanding.

Rudheath Pool

We are pleased to announce that this pool will be open to all members from 1st April 2020. See the Waters section for details.

Kell Green Lane Pool

As some of you already know this pool is currently being developed, having been recently dug by the owner, it is a virgin water and requires fish.

We have registered the water with the Environment Agency and obtained the relevant site permit to introduce fish. We have already begun the stocking process but it is some way off being ready, although we anticipate it will be ready in the spring of next year (2020).

We have so far stocked Crucian, Tench, F1’s, Common and Mirror Carp and ordered Roach, Bream, Perch and Chub. The stocked fish have been supplied by Sports and Leisure Fishery from whom we obtained the tench and crucians for Goldies and the silvers have now been supplied by Parsons Pools (formerly Fair Fisheries). Chub have been purchased from Furnace Mill Fisheries who supplied them by overnight courier.

It can generally be described as a snake lake with a wider section at one end which has an island to it. It is similar in that respect to Jimmies pool but is deeper ( up to 12 feet we think) and wider at the island end. It should therefore respond to all methods, float, pole and feeder.

Waiting list

We have received enquiries recently asking if new memberships will be available for the new season commencing 1st May 2020. As and when new waters become available to fish we review our membership limit and as such we will be able to accept more members this coming season than we did last year. An increase in numbers can be supported with both Kell Green Lane Pool and also Rudheath Pool likely to come on line this next year and having taken on Pewitt Hall Farm Pool last year. This will bring the number of waters available to fish to thirteen.

Please see the membership section for details of how to apply in person or by post.

We aim to reply to all contacts made via the website, however, on more than one occasion now the reply made has not been delivered due to an incorrect email address or blocking of our response.