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Match dates 2022-2023
Added on April 22, 2022

Here is the full fixture list for the 2022-2023 season.

 

Open Matches likely at Marsh farm on Weds from April to October mainly on Richardson Lake

See Calendar and notice boards for details


JULY

Sun 3rd

Wood lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm (SL3)

Wed 6th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 10th

R Wey Salgasson and upper common Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

wed 13th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 17th

Richardson lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30 (SL4)

wed 20th

Harris lake Open match Draw 9.30 fish 10-4pm

Sun 24th

Johnsons lake All lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30

wed 27th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 31st

Bramley Lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3,30pm (SL5)

AUG

Wed 2nd

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 7th

Chaley park big lake  match Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

wed 10th

Harris lake Open match Draw 9.30 fish 10-4pm

sun14th

Billhook lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30

wed 17th

Bramley Lake Draw 9am fish  fish 10-3,30pm

Sun 21st

Wood lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm (SL6)

Wed 24th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 28th

Charity Open Richardson lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30

SEPT

Sun 4th

R Wey Broadford Bridge draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Wed 7th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 11th

Broadwater lake silvers match Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (SL7)

wed 14th

Wood lake draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 18th

Harris lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm (SL8)

Wed 21st

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 25th

Richardson lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30 (WL1)

OCT

Sun 2nd

Chaley park big lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Wed 5th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 9th

Harris lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Wed 12th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 16th

Chaley park Small lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Wed 19th

Richardson Open match draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm

Sun 23rd

Richardson lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30 (WL2)

Sun 30th

Sumners Ribbon lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

NOV

Sun 6th

Billhook Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 13th

Sumners Ribbon lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Wed 16th

Wood lake Draw 9 am fish 10-3pm

Sun 20th

Sumners Match lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL3)

Sun 27th

NMG Pump station Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

DEC

Sun 4th

Wood lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL4)

Sun 11th

R Wey Lower common / Firs Bridge draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 18th

Christmas match Marsh farm Richardson (River if Frozen)

Sun 25th

No Match

JAN 023

Sun 1st

Wood lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 8th

Billhook Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 15th

Gold Valley Causeway Middle draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 22nd

Whatmore Farm Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL5)

Sun 29th

Willow park Small lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

FEB 023

Sun 5th

Sumners match lake All lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL6)

Sun 12th

Gold Valley Causeway Middle draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 19th

Wood lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL7)

Sun 26th

NMG Pump station Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

MAR 023

Sun 5th

Willow park Small lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 12th

Billhook Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 19th

Richardson lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm (WL8)

Sun 26th

NMG Pump station Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

APR 023

Sun 2nd

Billhook Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30

Sun 9th

NMG Pump station Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 16th

Willow park small lake draw 8.30 fish 10.3.30pm

Sun 23rd

Sumners Match lake draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Sun 30th

Bramley Work Party

MAY 023

Sun 7th

Sumners Ribbon lake draw 3-30 fish 10-3.30pm

Sun 14th

Willow park Middle lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Sun 21st

Bramley Work Party

Sun 28th

Richardson lake draw8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

JUN 023

Sun 4th

Bramley Work Party

Sun 11th

Wood Lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3pm

Sun 18th

Richardson lake Draw8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Sun 25th

Bramley Lake Draw 8.30 fish 10-3.30pm

Catch Reports
April 15th- Wood lake OPENS and Johnsons CLOSES
Added on April 07, 2022

April the 15th sees Wood Lake OPEN again for angling


Johnson's Lake CLOSES on the 15th and re-opens on the 16th of June.

 

 

Catch Reports
Alan Millington 1943-2022
Added on March 29, 2022

Obituary - Alan Millington – 1943-2022

Alan was born in Doncaster in January 1943.  Despite spending his adult life” down south” in leafy Surrey he never lost his identity as a Yorkshireman.   As a lad Alan fished Yorkshire waters sometimes venturing as far as Derbyshire, where the Derwent captured his imagination.   In 2020 when the world communicated only by zoom , Alan always chose a picture of the Derwent as his background.


Alan attended school in Doncaster and shone at maths.   His school was forward thinking for the time and advocated careers in science and technology.  A visit to the Distillers Company plant in Hull sparked an interest in engineering.  Alan applied for engineering courses at several universities but was undone by failing to pass his German O level.  At the time many universities insisted on a modern language pass to get in.   He was accepted by Battersea Technical College and left Doncaster for swinging London. 

Alan loved the freedom and spent his time studying, playing rugby, bridge and enjoying beer. He graduated with a BSC in 1965 and started to work with a London based chemical engineering company.  However he found office work boring and in 1966 returned to Battersea to start a PhD in distillation.   It was about this time that Battersea Technical College morphed into the University of Surrey and moved campus to Guildford.  In the final year of his PhD, Alan started part time lecturing and remained teaching at the University of Surrey for the next 53 years.  This made him the longest serving member of staff at the University, a record that will be hard to beat!

Alan moved to Godalming first as a warden in student lodgings at Manor House then moving to start a family up on Charterhouse Hill.   Teaching was one of Alan’s two great passions.  The other was angling.  Alan soon discovered the exceptional quality of fishing on offer in our part of England.   He enjoyed trout and coarse fishing in equal measure.   Alan was a natural teacher and regularly helped Dave Ewing and Andrew McKenzie with Godalming coaching sessions.  Coaches would meet at Dave’s for breakfast then head off to Busbridge or the River or Broadwater.  Alan often gave a lift to some of Dave Ewing’s many kids.  Young David and Ruth tell a story of Alan driving them along Summers Road waving his hands in the air chuckling “Look children, no hands!”  At the time they thought he used some sort of magic for they had never seen a car driven “no handed” before!

Alan gravitated to fisheries management where he could combine his science expertise and love of angling.  First as fisheries management officer at Farnham then taking over from George West at Godalming.  Alan was FMC secretary with the Society for 14 years brining considerable knowledge of fish biology and unparalleled expertise in water chemistry. Alan understood clearly the complex problem of nutrient storage in Broadwater, for example.  Alan oversaw the silt removal and island expansion works at the lake in 2002 and subsequent stock control operations both of which improved fishing for members.   He used this knowledge to great effect in meetings with Waverley Council when they were formulating their many variations of the Broadwater Plan. 

Alan also enjoyed the practical side of fisheries maintenance.  He took part enthusiastically in work parties.   Roger Howe tells a great story of a work party at Salgasson when Alan managed to sink one of the Society’s boats  by continuing to drive it forward with too much weight in the rear which was steadily taking on water.  Some say the words Yorkshireman and obstinate were heard that day but this may be idle rumour mongering.

Most of all Alan loved fishing and continued to do despite his later health problems.  He loved trout fishing at Dever Springs and Peperharrow.  On the coarse side he held a special affection for Broadwater where he spent many a day fishing with his precious Free Spirit light carp rods often accompanied by his daughter Beth.  His passion for the sport and knowledge of fisheries management will be greatly missed.

Alan Millington – 17th January 1943- 3rd march 2022

 

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