VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB


Welcome to the News and Notices Page

Members are advised to scroll down the page to find the latest news on various items

******VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE******

WE HAVE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM THE OWNER OF MADELEY MANOR REGARDING THE FINDING OF HUMAN WASTE, TOGETHER WITH TOILET PAPER, LET AROUND THE LAKE. WHILST IT IS APPRECIATED THAT ALL OF US HAVE NATURAL BODILY FUNCTIONS, THERE IS NO NEED TO LEAVE THE PRODUCTS ON VIEW.

MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO BE MORE DILIGENT AND TO HAVE SOME THOUGHT BEFORE ANY ACTION IS TAKEN, DOG OWNERS HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PETS, SO WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES. THERE IS ALSO A GROWING AMOUNT OF LITTER BEING LEFT AROUND THE PEGS AND IN AND UNDER BUSHES, PLEASE TAKE THE RUBBISH HOME WITH YOU.

***PLEASE SEE CLUB RULE PAGE - RULE NUMBER 3***

THE 'MANOR' IS THE ONLY LAKE ON WHICH NIGHT FISHING IS ALLOWED, AND WE COULD LOOSE THIS ADVANTAGE, IF THE PRACTICE CONTINUES, AND, WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD FOLLOW!!!!!

 

NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 8.00PM

AT THE VICTORIA, 62 KING STREET, NEWCASTLE -UNDER-LYME

HERE ARE OPENINGS FOR NEW MEMBERSHIPS IN 2014, AND WE WOULD ASK CURRENT MEMBERS TO ASK THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND WORKMATES IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING MEMBERS

MEMBERSHIP CARDS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THIS MEETING

 

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR PARK AT BAR HILL TOP POOLS HAS BEEN LEVELLED AND RE-SURFACED

FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, THERE WILL BE A CHANGE IN SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2014 -

Senior Members: £45.00

OAP/Disabled/Ladies/Sudents: £35.00

Student Membership (for people in Full Time Education, between the ages of 16 and 21) - Proof will be needed when obtaining a Club Card 

Juniors: 11 - 16 Years £10.00 Juniors Under 11: FREE

Junior Membership is restricted to Relatives of Senior or Consessionary Members, i.e Sons/Daughters; Nephews/Neices; Grandsons/Grandaughters; Brothers/Sisters

They must always be accompanied by a Senior or Consessionary Member

LIFE MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO MAKE AN ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION OF £30.00 PER ANNUM AS FROM 2014

Details of how to obtain your 2014 Club Membership Card are listed  further down the page, together with details of the Monthly Meeting Dates, and the Meeting Venue.

MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT, AT MADELEY MANOR, THEY ARE ALLOWED ON THE WATER SIDE FOR THE PURPOSE OF FISHING ONLY, OR AT AN ORGANISED WORKING PARTY.

MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED JUST TO WALK THE LAKESIDE WITH THEIR FAMILY'S OR PETS. THIS IS A RULE IMPOSED BY THE OWNER AND NOT THE ANGLING CLUB, AND WE MUST RESPECT HIS WISHES. THE ONLY AREA THAT IS CLASSED AS A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IS ON THE DAM WALL AS THIS IS PART OF A FOOTPATH, ELSEWHERE ON THE LAKE IS PRIVATE LAND AND IS RESTRICTED TO CURRENT CARD CARRYING MEMBERS AND ONLY FOR ACTUALLY FISHING THE WATER

THERE WILL BE ORGANISED WORKING PARTY'S DURING 2014

ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL OF THESE

WORK PARTY DATES 2014

DATES AND TIMES WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING - PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION


CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS 2014

Members are asked to note that the venue for the Monthly Club Meetings, is is The Victoria,62 King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Meetings commence at 8.00pm.

The Victoria is situated between the Sandy Lane/Albert Street Traffic Lights, and The Borough Arms Hotel, on King Street

Meeting Dates: 2014

Wednesday January 22nd 2014

Wednesday February 19th 2014 

Wednesday March 19th 2014

Wednesday April 23rd 2014

Wednesday May 21st 2014

Wednesday June 23rd 2014

Wednesday July 23rd 2014

Wednesday August 20th 2014

Wednesday September 17th 2014

Wednesday October 22nd 2014

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday November 13th 2014, Venue to be advised.

Wednesday December 10th 2014

Membership Cards for 2014 will be available from the following sources. Firstly,  from the Club Match Secretary, Steve Bate, on Monday & Tuesday Evenings from 6.00 - 8.30pm, at The Victoria, 62 King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme during January, and up to Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of February. 

Dates are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday January 6th & 7th

Monday & Tuesday January 13th & 14th

Monday & Tuesday January 20th & 21st ALSO Wednesday January 22nd at the Monthly Club Meeting

Monday & Tuesday January 27th & 28th

Monday & Tuesday February 3rd & 4th 

Monday & Tuesday February 10th & 11th

Monday & Tuesday February 17th & 18th ALSO Wednesday February 19th at the Monthly Club Meeting

And, finally Monday & Tuesday February 24th & 25th

Or after these dates, by post from the Club Secretary, Barry Simpson, with a stamped addressed envelope, and details of address, including post code, landline & mobile numbers, and e-mail address if possible There is an Application Form on another page on the website.

We would ask that, when paying by cheque, the cheque is made out to "Victoria Angling Club", and would you write your Name, Address, and Post Code, on the reverse of the cheque, especially when the cheque is not from the account of the Club Member, please? (i.e. where someone is paying the subscription fee on your behalf)

 

Keele University Lakes: 

As some you may know, the lakes and ponds at Keele University are undergoing major works to bring them, and the surrounding area, back to their former glory. The scheme is costing a vast amount of money, and the intention is to allow fishing on the lakes, as used to happen in the past.

I am pleased to announce that, the Victoria Angling Club, through negotiation, and with the help of one of our Committee Members, Dr Sarah Taylor, of the University Ecology Department, have been given the first option on taking over the waters once the work has been completed.

This will not be immediate, as the work is expected to take some 12 - 18 months to complete. However, we do have first choice, and are in front of a number of larger Angling Clubs, who have also shown interest in the project. As developements move on, we will keep you all informed. So, watch this space!!!!!! 

Water News:

Madeley Manor:

There is a new recruit to the 'Lake Police' on the Manor. The owners neighbour, whose name is Chris Condliffe, and his wife, Jessica, who have written permission from the owner to walk their dogs and shoot on the land. He is 6ft 6" tall, with two Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a gun, and will shift off kids, and it seems to do the trick.

Also PC Bridgett, of Madeley Police, has been notified about the renewed partying, and will start patrolling on Friday and Saturday nights. He has also been told that they are lighting fires, which could be dangerous in the dry weather, if we have any!


BAR HILL TOP POOLS:

We have now been granted permission to put a combination lock on the entrance gate to Bar Hill Top Pools, and the gate will be locked as from FRIDAY 19th MARCH 2010. If you have not already received either an e-mail or a text, giving you the combination number, please contact any of the numbers shown below.

Members are requested to close and lock the gate after entry, as well as when leaving the Top Pools.

Steve Bate - Match Secretary:          07919 885790 Mobile

Barry Simpson - Club Secretary:       07877 624903 Mobile

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS

IT HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF INCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY AT BAR HILL TOP POOLS OF TRESPASSERS BEING FOUND ON THE WATERS WITH GUNS, AND HAVE BEEN SHOOTING AT BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT MOVES.

MEMBERS ARE ASKED, THAT IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN THIS POSITION, NOT TO APPROACH THE OFFENDERS, BUT, IF YOU HAVE A MOBILE PHONE, RING THE POLICE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT AS "ARMED TRESSPASS, AND THAT SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED". I AM RELIABLY INFORMED BY OUR CLUB PRESIDENT, MR JIM TAYLOR, THAT THIS WILL RESULT IN A FIREARMS TEAM BEING DEPLOYED, AND, IF ARRESTED, THE MISCREANTS WILL FACE A CUSTODIAL SENTENCE.

The local Rural Police Officer is: PCSO 8870 Jonathon Cartwright, Madeley/Rural Officer

Tel: (Direct line): 03001232345 Staffordshire Police: 03001234455

Would Members please add these numbers to their mobile telephone lists for use if necessary


 

 

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