All News
Maintenance Updates
Busbridge bridleway repair works May/June, some disturbance possible
Added on April 27, 2017
Surrey County Council and volunteers will be carrying out repairs to the dam and bridleway at the top end of Busbridge lake over the next few weeks starting sometime in May with the work possibly extending into June.  
 
Actual dates to still to be confirmed but the work is planned for weekday mornings.
 
The activity will not impact directly on fishing and no swims will be closed however, volunteers may park in our car park and members may experience some, hopefully minimal, disturbance.
 
If members have concerns during the works they should contact the Head Bailiff in the first instance.

   

Junior News
Junior Match - Hill Pond
Added on April 20, 2017

Junior Match - Hill Pond, April 15th 2017


What a brilliant match for the 6 who managed to attend! The 2016 U23 World Champion, Alex Clements, was once more in attendance to give our juniors some great instruction. Alex spent considerable time going round each junior and offering advice and instruction to help them catch more. In fact he even went so far as to set up young Tom Stratford-Tuke with his own pole, so he could better compete with the rest of the lads. We didn't tell Tom how much Alex's pole was worth, while he was fishing with it though!!!

Best of all on the day was our England Talent Pathway representative, Ethan Etherington who, despite a slow start steadily built up an unassailable lead with tench, crucians, roach and rudd coming to maggot over groundbait. Ethan finally weighed in over 20lb to finish 7lb clear of his nearest rival, Ben Barnett.

Ben had started like a train and must have worried Ethen (just a little!), but sport tailed off for him while Ethan's flourished. Ben still manage to put together a substantial 13lb+ made up of a similar catch to the winner. An encouraging performance from Daniel Casbon in his first season with us, saw him net over 12lb of tench, crucians roach and rudd. This was topped by his PB crucian of 1lb 11ozs. Well done Daniel. Tye Hackman finished 4th with a creditable 10lb which was made up a quite a few small tench, taken close in with sweetcorn.

Ethan Etherington 20-14-0
Ben Barnett 13-12-0
Daniel Casbon 12-2-0
Tye Hackman 10-0-0
James Buckley 9-6-0
Tom Stratford-Tuke 6-1-0

Junior Points League (JPL) after 2 rounds:
Ben Barnett 9pts
Ethan Etherington 5pts
James Buckley 4pts
Tom Stratford-Tuke 4pts
George Evans 3pts
Ben Gregoriades 1pt

We'll be showing the video taken at the match and also have some pictures of Alex during his teach-in, where he caught quite a few fish! This will be posted in the Media Zone very shortly.

The next match is the Kids 'n Dads on Richardson Lake, May 13th. Don't forget to book in!
Next JPL is June 17th on Harris Lake.

General Society News
Website updated 4th April: take a look a summary of the new Media Zone and the other changes
Added on April 06, 2017

There are three main changes to the website which are summarised below. In addition there are usability enhancements to make it easier for users to access key areas of the site such as the Calendar and All News amongst others.


1. Media Zone

Firstly the Media Zone is our new web section that is now open for business. This is an area for showing articles, photos and videos that will keep you informed about the Society and many things relating to it... like Fishery Management, instructional features, about our waters, members section, junior section, and hopefully more. All to help you catch a more fish and be engaged with Godalming Angling Society!
 
Material can be submitted by members/juniors, whether photo or video, and will be most welcome. All material needs to be forwarded to godalming.angling@gmail.com (Subject: Media Zone) with a brief description, e.g. date, place and explanation. Your submissions will be checked before placing within the Media Zone.
 
It is essential that videos are already uploaded onto YouTube and photos are of a suitable quality.

2. Latest News

The Latest News box on the Home page displays the latest seven 'all news' items. Click on an entry in the list and the associated news item is directly displayed. 

The Latest News box replaces the Latest Events box which was rarely used.

3. Godalming Angling Society logo

The recently designed new GAS logo is displayed for the first time on the website Home page.

 
Recent News
Busbridge bridleway repair works May/June, some disturbance possible
Added by Geoff Fisher on April 27, 2017
Junior Match - Hill Pond
Added by Dave Johnson on April 20, 2017
Website updated 4th April: take a look a summary of the new Media Zone and the other changes
Added by Geoff Fisher on April 06, 2017
Johnson's near record crucian
Added by Geoff Fisher on April 06, 2017
Member reminder: Johnson lake close season 15th April-15th June inclusive
Added by Geoff Fisher on April 06, 2017
Johnson's excellent early spring tench
Added by Geoff Fisher on April 05, 2017
Venue change to next match on 9th April
Added by Roger Howe on April 02, 2017
Open match on Harris Lake Sunday 2nd April
Added by Roger Howe on March 26, 2017
Member reminder: Busbridge lake close season 15th March-14th April inclusive with no access during this period
Added by Geoff Fisher on March 20, 2017
Richardson Lake
Added by Dave Johnson on March 20, 2017