There is now a new gate at the bottom of Sandpit Lane from the A4 access to Speen Moors, which has a NAA padlock in the chain. If you are used to fishing Speen Moors and not taking you key please be aware you will need it from now on. Please remember to lock it behind you.
The metal poles and wooden posts, and the metal fencing will be removed from Alders this week. I am expecting contractors to be using a boat to pull the posts out vertically. This may take place as soon as Monday 11th January. Apologies for the short notice, the water will not be closed but obviously might be slightly disturbed and access to lower a boat in will be needed near the car park.
It is with great sadness that we have to pass on the sad news that Bob Warwick has recently passed away. Bob was a great ambassador for NAA and had been a committee member, Officer and Trustee for many years and was well known by many members. He was a very active committee member and worked tirelessly for NAA even when battling illness and will have the legacy of the crucian project on the water that bears his name. He will be sadly missed by us all and our thoughts are with his wife June and his family at this sad time.
The 2016 copy of FINS has now been put onlie for you to read while out and about. You can find it on this site at "NAA Interactive > FINS magazine" or just click on the link here. Enjoy it while you are out fishing on those quiet evenings.
Since the club introduced the new padlock and key access to the fisheries it has been widely welcomed as a positive step forward in protecting our waters from unauthorised access and safeguarding our fish. We wish to appeal to all members to make sure they lock up properly when arriving and leaving. The locks were designed to retain the key while unlocked for a good reason - to make sure it is locked to get the key out.
However there have been instances of the padlock being locked but not to the gate, leaving free access to the fishery. As a member these are your waters, paid for by your club, with your membership fee. Everyone has an interest to make sure they are locked so please check carefully when you take your key out of the lock, that the gate cannot be opened. The club will lock gates if found open.