Langport & District Angling Association
Langport & District Angling Association

February 2024 News

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024 - Date Change

The date for this year's AGM has had to be changed from the date in the season ticket to Thursday 4th April 2024.

This is due to Easter Monday falling on 1st April and the AGM venue, the Langport Arms Hotel, not opening on Monday evenings.

We look forward to members attending the AGM which starts at 7.30pm.

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.

Tackleuk Retail Store closed

Tackleuk Retail Store in Forest Hill, Yeovil has now closed down. Tackleuk will now concentrate on their online mail order business. However, they are setting up a 'Click & Collect' service so that local customers can order online and then collect from their warehouse. They have said that they are looking to expand this in the coming months with dedicated order points so you can order and collect at the same time.

 

The nearest supplier now for live baits e.g. maggots, casters etc. will be the Viaduct Fisheries at Somerton.

 

Fishing on the River Parrett

If you have never fished rivers before, try fishing the Parrett this season. There's loads of fish along the whole length (about 7 miles if you include the SLAC waters) and you will have it all to yourself; you probably won't see another angler all day. It really can be peaceful fishing out in the countryside! Give it a go!!!

Season Tickets

 See the website for details of where you can purchase them. Prices are still the same as last season.

The tickets now start on the 1st June 2023 and end on the 31st May 2024.

Francis Deacon

With much sadness, we have to announce the passing of our dear friend, fellow angler and club member, Francis. He was a Life Member of the club and a past committee member, who loved fishing the River Parrett with his seven metre whip, with maggot and hemp, for roach.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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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