Langport & District Angling Association
Langport & District Angling Association

November 2022 News

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.

Combe Lake Winter Closure

Combe Lake is now closed to allow maintenance work to be carried out during the winter.

The Lake re-opens on 1st March 2023.

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.

Combe Lake tree management

The tree surgeons were in for a few days in January to take down the dead willows on the east side of the lake. It is thought that the trees were killed by Honey Fungus. Some adjacent willows were also removed before the fungus spread to them.

The smaller foliage from the trees was chipped and spread on the path and bank.

Coronavirus Update

See the Angling Trust website for their latest statement about the easing of the lockdown and restrictions.

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

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!!!

Somerset Levels Angling Club (SLAC) Maps

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

Langport River Project

Langport Town Council want to develop the River Parrett as a tourist resource to bring more people into the town, through boating and improvements to the riverside, to generate more income for the town.

 

The slipway below Black Bridge has been restored by British Waterways volunteers, with further work planned to rebuild the lower end of it when the water level is low again in the winter.

 

The car park at Black Bridge has now been refurbished and is much better to park on.

 

The path between Huish Bridge and Cocklemoor has also been refurbished with a gravel surface.

 

Information boards, benches, picnic tables and solar lighting, to name just a few things have been installed.

 

Pontoons have been installed at Cocklemoor, Black Bridge and Muchelney for boaters to use. These will be removed for maintenance and storage during the winter.

 

Funding of over £200,000 has been acquired. Completion was planned to be March 2020 but with the weather so far this year and the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline was extended.

Contact us today!

If you have any queries  please contact me:

 

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/langportaa

 

Email:

LDAAClubSecretary@gmail.com

 

 

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