Reminder for members that if you wish to take a non-member as a guest on one of our waters, then you should contact Elaine to arrange to collect the ticket (£5) at Brookbank in advance. This has been the case since 2018.
You must accompany your guest when they are fishing and remain responsible for their compliance with our rules.
We have recently had water testing at this pool which revealed a high ammonia content. This is quite serious and if we do not take urgent action we could be faced with a big fish kill.
With certain corrective measures we will be able to lower the concentration and resume fishing. This includes dropping the water level, removing fish stocks if there are too many, planting of margin and other aquatic plants which will absorb the ammonia and refreshing the water from the brook.
This could take some time to get right,with ongoing water testing at each stage to ensure the success of the measures, so, although a number of you love to fish this water, please bear with us as it is likely to fish better after this work is done.
Update 25th August. Following another test this water still has a high ammonia content and so we are attempting to treat it further with friendly bacteria to re-establish the nitrogen cycle. As such it remains closed. Once treated we will test it again after a month to check on progress.
Update November 2021 – Fishing is allowed again on this pool, however, the problem has not gone away. We ask you to test fish and report your catches or lack there of. We are most interested in silver fish catches as we know the larger carp have a greater degree of tolerance to the ammonia. Please also moderate any feed as we do not wish to make the problem worse.
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.
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!
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.
We opened this 16 stage pool on 13.5.2020 even though the stages had not been installed due to social distancing measures in force. Stages have since been added to provide fishing from the Southern bank of the pool, and one stage has been installed on the North bank, next to the car park, specifically for any disabled angler who is not able to walk round to the South side.
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.
We are delighted to announce that we have been offered a stretch of the River Goyt at Stockport, having been approached by Offerton Cricket Club via two of our existing members.
This will be part of our portfolio from the 1st February 2019 albeit there will be some work required to provide access to swims which has not yet been undertaken.
Access to the stretch is from the Offerton Cricket Club Car Park at the bottom of quite a steep drive and the gate at the top is secured with a combination padlock. Anyone wishing to fish this water should phone Pete Merry to obtain the number in advance. YOU MUST LOCK UP BEHIND YOURSELF ON ENTRY & EXIT AND ALWAYS DISPLAY YOUR JBAC CAR STICKER.
There are known to be double figure barbel in the River Goyt, large chub, roach , dace perch and gudgeon.