News - April 2020
ALL LAKES CLOSED
The Angling Trust has announced that we must all do what is required of us by the Government, and work together to fight this pandemic.
Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS, so all of our lakes are now closed until further notice.
65 anglers spread across five lakes fished the Basingstoke Championships in September and managed to raise over £1,600 for St.Michael's Hospice. Teams from Adventure AS took the top two places on the day, with their "North" team finishing comfortably ahead of their "South" team by 57 points to 48, Kennet Ospreys were third a further point back on 47. As always the barbecue and raffle were very popular, generating a lot of the money raised for the charity. Best weights from each lake were Darren Wright's 67lb 13oz from Whitehouse, Steve Hunt's 49lb 8oz from Willow Pool, Darren Goddard with 43lb 2oz from New Barlows, Rob Carr with 39lb 8oz from Soke Road, and Robin Guppy's 26lb 8oz from Old Barlows,
This year's main Charity Match was fished on August 11th by 63 anglers from Railway, Camrose, Adventure and Stacey's Match Group (plus a few guests). Some good weights were recorded, but the important thing was that £2,127.31 was raised for the hospice.
The Teams of Four Charity match in June was fished across the four lakes with some good weights recorded and in this case £1,120 raised for the charity. The heaviest weight came off Soke Road, where Darren Brown put 123lb of carp on the scales.
Good Condition Tackle Recycling
If you have any very good condition gear too good to throw away, please bring it along to Tadley Angling or contact Keith. The tackle will either be redistributed to young anglers or sold by the shop in aid of the charity. Quite a few such items have recently been sold by Tadley Angling, which contributed over £300 to this year's charity takings.