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An update of the improvment work on Summit

Thursday 22nd Adam, Tony, Frank and Stephen spent a very hot evening digging the Iris plants from the fields adjacent to the canal and bagging them up in special bags ready for them to be planted into the canal the day after, approx. 50 bags where made up and to put that in to concept there are between 3/5 plants in each bag and would cost well over £1000 to purchase.

Friday 23rd the lads and the CRT planted 50 bags of flag iris and 16 sapling willow trees to the far bank of the length.

It has added immediate impact on the length and looks great, hopefully they will all take and grow and spread well over the coming years.

Adam Jagger Canal Committee secretary said “off myself and Tony a massive thank you to Stephen Svejnoha and Frank Zac for coming and helping dig the iris on Thursday evening and again to Stephen for driving back over again today(Fri 23rd) and helping with the planting and more good news in that the CRT and Jodie Weathers team have given their support for future canal improvement works which is fantastic news so I'd like to say to Jodie thanks so much for everything you have done for us and your support for what we are trying to achieve.

Check out the gallery for more pictures.

Canal Improvment Program

Todmorden Angling Society are committed to improving all our waters and this includes the Rochdale Canal.

On Thursday 25/5/17 The Canal and Rivers Trust sent a team to work along side a work party orginised by the Canal Committee to work on the Summit Length to try and improve the fish habitat, the day went well in some very hot conditions, but there is still more to do and the CRT have agreed to give us use of their equipment and a couple of bodies to plant some iris that is growing close by if we can get permission off the land owner to take it.
Adam Jagger our Canal Committee secretary said "They (CRT) have spent £2000 on today for us and them giving us their support going forward is brilliant for the club".

Check out the gallery for some pictures.

Canal and Rivers Trust statemant

"The angling club run regular matches on this pound, but they noticed that their catches predominantly adult fish, but with very few juvenile fish being caught. Working together, we came up with a plan to improve the habitat for the fish, provide spawning habitat and cover for them. Volunteers from the club and Canal & River Trust staff had a successful day hammering in stakes and installing the pre-planted coir rolls. The club also have plans to continue with the environmental enhancements work, which not only help the fish, but have wider benefits to the canal corridor."

 

2017 Fish Stocking pt.2

The final delivery of fish arrived Monday 10th April with waters stocked as follows;

Grove Lodge.
1-2lb Carp -75lb.
A few Perch around 4oz
6"-8" Bream -100
F1 Carp 3"-4" -500.

Ramsden Wood Fishery.
1-2lb Carp -50lb.
Bream 6"-8" -100
Tench 6"-8" -30
F1 Carp 4"-6" -400
Mirror Carp 4"-6" -120

New Mill Dam.
1-2lb Carp -125lb.
F1 Carp 3"-4" -500

Cliviger Bottom Pond.
3"-4" F1 Carp -300
50lb Roach.

Portsmouth Reservoir -135lb Roach.

2017 Fish Stocking

Over the last few days the club have continued its commitment to keeping our waters the best club waters around, stocking all our still waters* and also some canal sections so whether you prefer fishing a still water or the local canal this is the club for you! See the gallery for the pictures. Details below.

The Stillwater’s received Carp as follows.

Cliviger Bottom Pond - 59lb Carp plus 150 6"-8" Carp

Cliviger Top Pond - 452lb Carp

Portsmouth Reservoir - 499lb Carp

Ramsden Wood Fishery -248 6"-8" Carp

Croft Fishery - 532lb Carp

Town House Fishery- 502lb Carp.

The Rochdale Canal was stocked with new fish to replace fish lost to the Boxing Day floods.-thanks to a grant received from the Calderdale Community Foundation Flood Fund the Canal and Rivers Trust and the club. The canal received 950lb of Roach (4"-10"), 270lb Bream (8oz to 2lb), 150lb Carp (8oz to 2lb), 40lb Tench (6"-8") and 380 small Perch. White House, Summit, Gasworks/Woodhouse sections were stocked.

*the club decided not to stock Grove Lodge till we sort out the problems with the silt/gravel build up that was washed in, and we have more fish on order for Ramsden Wood and New Mill Dam watch this space for more info.

The Barber of Todmorden!!

Love him or Loath him, Ray Barber has been a member of the club for approaching 60 years and for the past 36 years our Secretary and the work he has done for the club and continues to do goes unnoticed by most but he works tirelessly for the benefit of society whether its finding grants to improve and develop our waters or sourcing the best deals for fish to stock waters or chasing the council or building developers and working with fish legal and the angling trust one thing is for sure it’s all for the good of the society and its future. It’s safe to say he has had a few run ins with people over the years while doing this and he’s certainly well know not only locally but nationally too and one such person that had heard about Ray was John Ellis National fisheries and angling manager, and he even wrote a great article about him…that can be found here!!

 

Grove Lodge Carpark

With immediate effect two portacabins are to be placed on the car park by contractors who are working in the area rebuilding a wall.
The contractors are FW Sherratt Ltd. and the site contact is Dave Gammon on 07802 468085. Two cabins will be on the car park-but there will still be room for a couple of anglers cars. The work will extend until April 24th. Any damage to fencing or car park surface will be made good on completion of the works.

Croft/TownHouse Carpark Application

The consultation period has just started  with the application to be decided by March 6th.2017.

A template letter of support has been produced and sent out to most of our tackle shop outlets for members (and supporters) to complete individually.

Please complete one of these letters of support for this project to build a 15 space car park at the top of the hill on Croft and a 10 space car park on the left hand side of the pathway as you walk down to Town House just before the final entrance gate.

The completed letters of support will be posted to Rochdale M.B.C. for you it will not even cost you a stamp! You can take it home and post yourself if you choose.
These letters will be available for completion within the next couple of days and MUST be returned to Rochdale Planning Dept by the end of February at latest. Or you can click the link below and download your own and send it off if you are unable to get to your local tackle shop!

Planning application-letter of support template 2017

Grove Lodge

The Environment Agency will be coming to Grove to do a Bathametric Survey of the bottom of the lodge on Thursday January 26th at 10am. This will plot the depths of the lodge which will give a good indication of how far into the lodge the silt has spread.
The Environment Agency will then carry out a fish survey out on Monday March 6th. commencing at 10am on site.

2017 Stocking

The stock fish have been ordered for all waters and are expected around mid March watch this space for more details!!

 

Jan 2017 !!

The 2016 Todmorden Angling Society Licences have now expired and a new(2017) licence is required before you fish any of our waters in 2017.
Please purchase your new licence before you go fishing.
If you are caught fishing any of our waters without a new licence you will be asked to leave and refused membership for this year.
Day Tickets are available for Grove Lodge,Cliviger Fishponds and the Rochdale Canal. The cost is £5 in advance -BEFORE fishing.
Day tickets are available from most of our tackle shop outlets.If you are caught fishing without a day ticket -you will be charged double on the bank.

A Look Back In History

One of our members came accross this picture on an online facebook page, a team photo from the mid 1970's of our national angling championship team!!

Tod 1970's national champ team

If anyone has any info or pictures from the past feel free to share on our Facebook page or email us at todmorden.as@outlook.com

KEEP NET AND STINK BAG BAN

Due to two KHV outbreaks within 30 miles of Todmorden Angling Society waters it has been decided by the committee to implement a keep net and stink bag ban on all still waters. (this ban does not affect the canal)

Anyone caught using a keep net or with a stink bag will have their licence removed and receive a life time ban from the society. The club asks all our members to keep there eyes open and if they see anyone disobeying this ban please contact poaching officer Dave Dempsey 07880823630 or any club officail and they can get somone out ASAP to deal with them.

This does not affect matches, however, measures have been put in place with the match anglers to ensure there is no chance of contamination.

TAS does not have any waters affected by the KHV virus and we'd like to keep it that way. This decision has been taken to protect the fish stocks and stop the spread of disease.

We hope you understand.

The Committee

 

KHV(Koi herpesvirus)

What is KHV?

KHV is a viral disease of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and all its varieties - such as mirror, leather, ghost, koi etc. The disease occurs at higher water temperatures (16˚C+), is highly contagious and may cause up to 100% mortality. Infected fish shed the virus in faeces, urine, and mucus from the gills and skin. The disease is transmitted by fish to fish contact, and also via angling equipment and contaminated water.

What can we do??

As anglers, we all have a responsibility to stop the spread of diseases between venues, and you can prevent the spread of things such as KHV simply by allowing your nets and stink bags to dry out properly in sunlight. Peg them out, give then a quick squirt of disinfectant, then rinse in fresh water and leave to dry.

By coincidence, today(20/7/06) there has been a closure of a lake in Bradford....

Without naming the fishery, it has been closed due to a high mortality rate, the EA are waiting to see if this is a KHV case, which it seems to be. If it isn't then it could be a severe bacterial outbreak.

In any case we can't stress strongly enough the need to treat your nets properly between fishing sessions.

Summary

  • KHV affects all varieties of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) including varieties such as mirror, leather, koi and ghost koi
  • KHV outbreaks occur at temperatures over 16°C and cause large scale mortalities up to 100%
  • Clinical signs include lethargic or erratic behaviour, loss of mucus and sunken eyes. Gills often have dead patches which look pale or rotten.
  • As there is no treatment, it can cause serious economic losses in coarse fisheries
  • Don’t hesitate: it is a notifiable disease in the UK and you have a legal obligation to report any suspicion of a KHV outbreak either contact someone from the club or environment agency.

 

Cormorant Lines.

The lines and wires accross our waters are there to try and provent preditory birds from landing to protect our fish stock, anyone found tampering or removing them will have there licence taken and asked to appear at the next committee meeting.

 

Cormorants/Goosanders

We are trying to establish the actual damage Cormorants and Goosanders are causing to our fisheries.
Can members please post on the forum or here -types of birds present, which water and numbers of birds with time/date?
Can members also please take photos to prove what they are saying-i.e. take photos as well.
If possible video Cormorants flying over our waters.
Please send Dave Dempsey photos/videos by e-mail or text 07880-823630 e-mail david.caffeshop@gmail.com
Will matchmen and pleasure anglers take photos of damaged fish caught -and e-mail to Dave.

Grove Lodge -Fire on Calderbrook Road May 2012

For the information of members. Fish Legal have reached a settlement of our claim against Multiroof Building Products Ltd. with the insurers of the Mill on Calderbrook Road which set fire in May 2012 and was quite dramatic-complete with explosions! There were large tanks of solvent on the site which exploded-some of the solvent finding it’s way into the watercourse which feeds Grove Lodge-and a category 2 pollution occurred killing quite a lot of the fish stocks.
We restocked in winter 2012-3 and again in winter 2013-4 and the fishery seems to have recovered quite well.
Further details can be obtained by attending our A.G.M. in November.

 

Up coming Events

*****Canal Work Party******

The club are looking for volunteers to help the canal committee with the continued work on the Summit length.

We need volunteers for the evening of Thursday 22nd 5:30pm to help dig the Iris plants from the fields adjacent to the summit length near to the new path that cuts through from off Todmorden Road next to the houses across from the new café.

Then on Friday 23rd meeting at the summit pub at 10:00am we will be planting the Iris with the help of the Canal and Rivers Trust so we need as many volunteers as possible.

For any more details contact Adam Jagger (Canal secretary) 07964 992136 apj1977@icloud.com

 

*****Club Away Match Date Change*****

The match at Hall Lane fishery this Saturday(17/6/17) has been changed to Sunday the 2nd July.
Let Chris Lett know ASAP if you would like to book on.

Tuesday Night Matches

06-06-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
13-06-17 Tuesday  TOWNHOUSE   
20-06-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
27-06-17 Tuesday  TOWNHOUSE   
04-07-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
11-07-17 Tuesday  TOWNHOUSE   
18-07-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
25-07-17 Tuesday  TOWNHOUSE   
01-08-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
08-08-17 Tuesday  TOWNHOUSE   
15-08-17 Tuesday  CROFT   
22-08-17 Tuesday  CROFT
28-08-17 MONDAY CROFT – Tuesday Night Final 

 

Club Matches June-Aug

04-06-17  TOWNHOUSE  CLUB MATCH 8 
11-06-17  CROFT  CLUB MATCH 9 
17-06-17 SATURDAY  HALL LANE – GWENS CLUB MATCH 10 (now 2nd July)
25-06-17  TOWNHOUSE  CLUB MATCH 11 
09-07-16  CROFT  CLUB MATCH 12 
23-07-17  TOWNHOUSE  CLUB MATCH 13 
29-07-17 SATURDAY  PARTRIDGE (SPEY & RIBBON) CLUB MATCH 14 
26-08-17 SATURDAY  BRADSHAWS (LAKE 4) CLUB MATCH 15 
28-08-17 MONDAY  CROFT – Tuesday Night Final

Club Championship and match details

Knock – Up matches – £11.00 pools, £1 pegging fee still applies. Croft pegs reserved for match 11 to 25. Townhouse pegs reserved for match 1 to 17, all other pegs are available to pleasure anglers. Townhouse Knock‐up matches will be pole only matches.

Club Championship – Best 15 results count
Pay‐out Club Championship Matches
Pools £15.00, from this a £1 pegging fee will be taken. £1 to the Golden peg up to a maximum of £200.00, £1 to the Club Championship, and £3 for section pay‐outs. There will be two sections and the collective money split between both sections. £9 will be paid out to 1st, 2nd & 3rd split 50% 30% 20% for 10 or more anglers, less than 10 the money will be split 60% 40%.
Draw time will be 9am Fish 10am to 3pm (organiser’s discretion)

To book on any of these matches contact Chris Lett-07818444543

 

Committee Meetings 2017..

Wednesday February 1st.
Wednesday March 1st.
Wednesday April 5th. Now March 29th.
Wednesday May 3rd.
Wednesday June 7th.  Cancelled
Wednesday July 5th.
Wednesday August 9th.
Wednesday September 6th.
Wednesday October 4th.
Wednesday November 1st.(Plus matches decided for 2018)
Wednesday November 8th (A.G.M.)
Wednesday December 6th.