January 2015

We, at Cadland Fishery, would like to wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our members, day anglers (Mopley) and visitors to our website.

The fishery has enjoyed a successful 2014 with a good number of season ticket holders, a full Bilcombes carp syndicate membership, lots of day tickets sold (Mopley) and a good number of visitors to our website (generating a lot of enquiries).

Our season ends at the end of April and renewal invites to existing members will go out in March with a news letter. Anyone not a season member (Mopley & Dark Lane) can phone me on my mobile number for an application form or pick one up at our local fishing tackle shop in Blackfield – NOBLES FISHING.

Anyone wishing to be added to the waiting list for Bilcombes Carp Syndicate, please phone to be added to the ever growing waiting list.

Some people have asked why we end all memberships at the same time (31st March) and not yearly from when they join. It is simply because we change the colour of the tickets and the locks/codes on a yearly basis. This makes it easier for our bailiffs to identify valid tickets and to stop members who have not rejoined gaining access to the lakes. You can join any time after April, it is just up to you to decide whether you will get your monies worth. I have had members joining as late as October and still had value for money until the end of the season.

The fees will remain the same for 2015 and will be looked at in 2016 when our new lake is added to the fishery.

For anyone thinking of visiting Mopley during the colder months of January and Feb, remember we have a large number of good size Perch to 4lb plus that make a trip worth while. Also check that the lake is NOT frozen before you purchase your ticket, but do purchase one before fishing.

Lastly, we have to repair a leak in the roadside bank at Mopley and therefore the lake will be closed for two weeks from MONDAY 5TH JANUARY until SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY 2015 to enable us to drop the water level and carry out the work. A notice will also be on the gate. Again, HAPPY NEW YEAR and tight lines for the coming season.

Albert Turner. Fishery Manager.