Langport & District Angling Association
Langport & District Angling Association

June 2024 News

New River Season

The new river season has now started and you can fish the River Parrett once more.

If you have never fished a river before, it's worth giving it a try.

There is usually very little flow at this time of year. The river is quite deep, typically up to about 10 feet. The banks can be high above the water although there are sections where the bank is nearly at water level as you can see from the photo above near Combe Lake.

All the usual species can be found in the river including carp and a few barbel.

With a pint of maggots you can soon put a nice net of roach, rudd, perch and skimmers together.

New Season Tickets now on sale!

2024/25 Season tickets are now on sale from our outlets. They are valid from the 1st June 2024 until May 31st 2025.

 

Day tickets will be valid from 16th June for river use only.

 

We are pleased to announce that the TackleUK retail shop in Yeovil are selling our tickets once more.

TackleUK Retail Store re-opens

TackleUK Retail Store in Forest Hill, Yeovil re-opened on the 15th March.

The shop has had a facelift and will again supply live baits.

 

The shop is open 08:30 to 17:30, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Closed Sunday and Monday.

 

You can still order online and collect from their warehouse if you wish to.

Closed Season

The River Parrett is now closed to anglers until Sunday 16th June 2024 when it re-opens with the start of the new river season.

Coombe Lake

Our lake is now open again after the winter break.

Extensive work has been carried out by the tree surgeons to tidy up some of the trees.

Sport will probably be slow to start with due to the low water temperature and clarity.

Rod Bag found

Wednesday 6th December.

A rod bag containing made-up rods and reels has been found on the bank, submerged in water, on Cocklemoor in Langport.

If you have lost it, please contact me.

David Jolly, Club Secretary.

Match Organiser

There is currently a vacancy for a Match Organiser. If anyone is interested in organising matches on the River Parrett, please contact us.

Boilies

An angler was caught recently fishing boilies at Combe Lake. They are not permitted in the lake. If you want to fish with boilies, find a lake somewhere else that allows their use. Please read and comply with all rules in the Season Ticket, otherwise you will be asked to leave the lake.

Disabled Fishing Platforms Update

Cocklemoor

Huish Bridge

 

The new replacement fishing platforms for disabled anglers have finally been completed. These have been provided by the River Project initiative organised by Langport Town Council.

The original platforms at the top of Cocklemoor were removed to make way for the boating pontoon.

The new platforms are now a little further down Cocklemoor, opposite Stacey's Court car park.

​In addition, there is also a new disabled anglers' fishing platform at Huish Bridge at the upstream end of Langport.

 

I know even able-bodied anglers will want to fish from these platforms, at times, but if a disabled angler arrives to fish, please vacate the platform for them without argument!

New Angling Trust Website!

The Angling Trust have created a new website with all sorts of videos and information to entertain us during the coronavirus lockdown.

 

See www.fishingbuzz.co.uk

Somerset Levels Angling Club (SLAC) Maps

I've put the maps of the SLAC waters on the Club Waters page.

Contact us today!

If you have any queries  please contact me:

 

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/langportaa

 

Email:

LDAAClubSecretary@gmail.com

 

 

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