Return to Match fishing
We have the go to resume matches from Monday 29th March. This means our first match will be on Sunday 4th April. PLEASE NOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL APPLIES SO WE WILL BE USING THE SAME FORMAT AS BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN. There will be a rolling draw FROM 8 am so you can go straight to your peg instead of gathering in large groups. Please do not follow the scales after you have weighed in. Payout will be using "clean money" provided by the club and money collected on the day will be quarantined until the following week.. So lets enjoy our matches and be sensible so as not to give anybody a reason to shut us down again.
Covid 19 update. No matches in Tier 4
The Tier restrictions increased on Boxing day with most of the remaining southern counties now in tier 4. This means although you can fish as individuals matches remain off until further notice. I have added the relevant information from the Angling trust website below.
IMPACTS ON ANGLING IN TIER 4
Match fishing update
Sun 20th December 2020. Following the announcement of new tiers and rules I have no choice but to suspend club matches until further notice. Although most GAS waters are in Waverley borough tier 2 and matches are still possible if all the strict criteria for running the is followed it is difficult to see how we can still follow the conditions for holding matches set out in a method statement we have to follow. I myself (Match Sec Roger Howe) am in tier 4 as are most members in the south east and are not allowed to move into lower tier areas. Individual fishing is still allowed but you must not leave or enter a tier 3 or 4 area to do so. We have know way of knowing how long the new situation will last but i will inform you when there is a change and we can resume again. If we all act responsibly hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. Have a good Christmas and new year but above all stay safe.