The Closed Season is now in force from Friday 15th March until Saturday 15th June inclusive.
This means you cannot fish any rivers again until Sunday 16th June.
You can fish Combe Lake as we don't operate a closed season on it.
The Environment Agency have just informed us that the fishing platforms on Cocklemoor in Langport are considered to have deteriorated to a point where they are no longer safe for anglers.
They are going to tape them off to prevent them being used.
Please do not step onto either of the fishing platforms.
Langport Town Council, as part of their plans for developing the River Parrett as a useful amenity for Langport, are proposing to erect new fishing platforms further downstream from the current platforms (which will be removed to make way for a boating pontoon). This is due to be carried out this year.
I've put the maps of the SLAC waters on the Club Waters page.
The Environment Agency (EA) are now consulting on the future of the statutory river coarse fishing close season in England which currently runs from 15th March to 15th June inclusive.
If you fish rivers, this is your chance to give them your opinion or submit evidence to support the case to retain, change or remove the close season. They would like to hear from as many anglers as possible.
The EA want to better understand the risks and benefits associated with any change and the potential impacts on fish stocks, angling and other wildlife.
The consultation is open now and the closing date for responses is 11th March.
The consultation can be found at:
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).