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River Stour fishing well
25 September 2023

Lovely day at Hanford Farm today for the Aldermaston Cup (2) club match.
River was in tip-top condition and produced a few good nets of roach, perch & chublets (very few minnows & gonks).
Jon Bass & Terry Dell both had the same weight of 10lb 11oz to share 2nd place.
Steve Sid Sudworth managed to pip them to 1st place with 13lb 8oz (a bonus 2lb perch made the difference πŸ˜‰).
Probably the best match weights from that section for a couple of years, well worth a visit.

River Works 1 Completed:
21 September 2023

Lovely day at Hanford Farm (river Stour) for the working party today.  Between the 8 of us, we managed to clear 15 swims & dig out a level clear 2mts sq area in all of them. ‘Massive’ thanks to those who came along to help, very much appreciated!  Managed to disturb a large wasps nest in one of the swims… it looked like Gary Biles & Graham had gone a round with Mike Tyson afterwards (stung under their eyes πŸ™) … they carried on grafting regardless!!! πŸ‘πŸΌ The day ended ‘wetting a line’ for an hour in peg 2 (upstream end) and it paid off for your membership secretary (Paul Haigh) who managed to bank a lovely Chub at around 3lb 8oz, see attached photo (using my gear I might add πŸ˜‰), I had a few roach & chublets on the waggler… a lovely end to a great day. It’s beautiful up there.. definitely worth a trip, but not this Sunday as it’s the first Autumn Club match on that section (very much looking forward to it 🎣). The ‘River Works 2’ session will be organised soon… still lots to do (& many hands make light w

β€˜River Works 1’ - Thursday 21st Sept @ 9am
15 September 2023

Good day folks....

Nice fishing weather for September, not too hot (now, that is), we hope you are making the most of it.

Anyway, its now the time of year that we start to do some bank/tree work on our rented stretches of the River Stour in preparation for its 'prime time' of the season (late Sept onwards). It was unfortunately neglected last year due to the amount of work/time committed to getting the new lakes up & running (still lots to do there as well).

Your committee apologise for that, but can assure you that we (with volunteer help.. hopefully) will do our very best to open up a fair few areas for those 'trotters' amongst us. The first work party will take place next Thursday 21st Sept from 9am at our Hanford Farm stretch.

If anyone out there would like to give us a hand, it would be very much appreciated. Its forecast to be a showery day so a light raincoat would be useful (it wont be cancelled).

Even if you are not a 'trotter', its a lovely section of the river, a few of us who will be there have fished it for many, many years & will be more than happy to give you some advice on where & how to hopefully land a few of its residents.

Please reply directly to this email & we can then provide more details if required.

Thank you very much, tight lines!

Steve, DDAS Sec'

Match at Harbour Bridge: 27/8/23
19 August 2023

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