Bishops Waltham Parish Fishing Club

Membership for new season now open and work continues on the eel pass

Membership applications for the new season are now open

Membership applications for the 2024-25 season are now open. The membership year runs from mid-June. If you would like to join or renew membership applications can be made by downloading a membership form from our website http://www.bwpfc.org.uk

Eel Pass

Work is still proceeding, the shuttering has been removed but the outlet has been blocked for the present. At the time of writing it is anticipated a further 2 weeks before completion, to mid-May. The position of the pass had to be moved approx 4 metres as the proposed position was directly over the old medieval sluice gate.

Tree Removal

The Parish Council were informed of a number of fallen trees to which their tree surgeons Jack Tosdevine of JTTS Tree Contractors Ltd came and removed said trees. There will probably be more to remove over the coming months especially if we continue to get strong winds and gales.

Pond update

The water level is still high with a number of swims flooded. Solar panels have been cleaned and the aerator is back in operation. Weed is continuing to grow due to the clear water.

Treatment of the pond using a dye which blocks the light and stops photosynthesis is not possible until the water stops flowing. Fishing is picking up with Bream up to 1lb plus and some large Perch being taken.

June and July activities

The match calendar, suspended earlier last year until further notice, remained abandoned until the end of the season. A new match calendar has been created for the 2024-2025 season. Matches were suspended until Station Road reopens but it may be possible to agree access for the new season. See the club's website www.bwpfc.org.uk for the latest information. Work parties are scheduled and will be critical to complete the work that was agreed with the Environment Agency.

Joining the Club

If you are interested in joining the club applications can be made by downloading a membership form from the website and contacting Roland Palmer at membsec@bwpfc.org.uk, who is also acting temporarily as membership secretary. The membership year runs from mid-June. Membership applications for the 2024-25 season re-opened in May, further details will be on the club website http://www.bwpfc.org.uk.

Membership is open to anyone who lives in Bishops Waltham, plus a number of Associate membership places (for those living outside the Parish). Priority is given to Parish membership (especially juniors), but anyone living outside of the Parish wishing to join can request an Associate Membership place if spaces are available.

Club web site

For more information about the club and its activities, the club's web site can be found at: www.bwpfc.org.uk

Roland Palmer and Barry Jerome