Salford Friendly Anglers News Update Jan 2012
Our Christmas doo at the Kings Arms was well attended
Fish of the Year Competition was a head to head between Paul Carr with this superb 20lb Pike from the lower river, and Nick Carter with a cracking brownie of 6lb from the upper river.
A show of hands decided the result with Paul Carrs pike edging it by a single vote – well done to Paul who was awarded the Major Peer Groves plaque for his achievement.
Which was followed up with an anglers call my bluff – where each angler had to stand up and tell a true or false story – then be judged by a show of hands to see if it was the truth or porkies being told. Dr Adam Moolna was the best storyteller of the evening bamboozling us all with stories about BULL-sharks in the Seychelles. After looking at the photos of the evening its blindingly obvious that Adams body language was giving the game away – but most were suffering the effects of the real ale and never noticed.
A good evening was had by all – and this is an evening which we hope will become an annual event.
On the Drinkwater Park project see http://salfordfriendlyanglers.blogspot.com/2011/11/drinkwater-park-restoration-plan.html
The EA have delivered the clay – and a week later the Forestry Commission have had a digger on site to re-build the dam wall at the far end of the lake. It took 3 days for normal water levels to be restored.
We have been given some Siltex and some hessian sacks by the EA – and the club has more siltex on order to be delivered in February.
Prior to the spreading of the Siltex we are going to hold a work party to rake out some of the excess pondweed in the main part of the lake so that the siltex reaches the lakes silt layers rather than sits on top of a layer of weed.
We intend to hold the first of these weed raking sessions at 9am this Saturday the 7th January 2012.
Anyone who would like to come and lend a hand will be welcome. A rake or waders will be useful but not an essential requirement as we have a couple of weed rakes and ropes for members to use from the bank.
Later in the day – a few of us will be fishing for silvers on Kingfisher – again your welcome to come along and join us or just pop along and say hello.
Lastly – our next meeting which will be our AGM will be held
Wednesday the 15th February 2012
All club officers will be up for re-election – Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. A financial report will be available for all members to view on the night.