The January edition of Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine includes an article about fishing on the River Parrett at the footbridge at Oath.
Local club, Stoke Angling Association, invited me to attend a presentation, at the Oncology Department at Yeovil District
Hospital, of a cheque for £525.
The money was raised by Stoke through their matches during the year; we fished two matches with them, contributing through our match fees. We also made a donation to their fund from our 2017 Christmas & Memorial match.
Pictured: Myself, Derek Goad (Stoke AA), Oncology Department Staff and Chris White (Stoke AA Chairman).
The work to add smaller-mesh fencing wire to the existing otter fence has now been completed.
The otter did get in again under one of the gates in the fence. This has now been fixed and we don't expect him to find his way in again. Regular checks will be made on the fence to maintain its effectiveness.