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NEWBURY ANGLING ASSOCIATION

Founded 1878

ISSUE No 24 JUNE 2016

A Fitting Tribute to Bob Warwick Crocks of Gold

In go the ‘hedgehog’ fish retreats I cannot believe that it is over a year now since Bob Warwick passed away. However what a fantastic tribute to Bob we now have. Everybody is looking forward to the opening of Warwicks Lake on June 16. It will be the culmination of a great deal of work, effort and development . When the idea to create a new fishery was first discussed with Martin Salter (The National Campaigns Coordinator for The Anglers Trust) we could feel the enthusiasm building up amongst the committee and club members, to a point where we knew it had to go ahead!

Fish removal after stunning


So much has happened since then. A health check was done on the resident fish and the Lake drained by the Environment Agency .The resident silver fish were transferred to Alders and the carp transferred to Bell Wood accordingly. The lake was then allowed to refill stabilise naturally over the following weeks until the stage for the introduction of Lilies taken from Alders Lake, as well as special combination of man- made submerged fish safety areas. The new crucians supplied by the Environment Agency were successfully introduced in November 2015 followed by suitable anti-Cormorant tape stretched across the lake to try and deter predation. Predation is one of the most concerning issues facing our sport and with the escalating cost of fish stock, clubs require the necessary support from the various conservation agencies. Will we achieve this situation, only time will tell but I do not intend to hold my breath? For myself this is probably the most exciting NAA project that I have been involved with and I am sure that the fishery will go from strength to strength and become that special environment that so many members have craved for that will take them back to their fishing childhood.

Editor

The Environment Agency drain the lake

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Contents

Editor’s Note The installation of Bob's bench was celebrated on March 5th at Warwick's Lake by Bob and Bryan's family, it was a very nice occasion indeed, full story on the back page. I am sad to say that we have experienced litter again around several of the venues, this is not to be tolerated so can the culprits please take it home with them in the future. The venues have looked fantastic during the season and I would like to give a big thank you to Nigel and his work party team. If you would like to help please contact him as work is done most weekends.

A Fitting Tribute to Bob Warwick

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A Lot Has Happened Since Then

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Editor’s Note: Contents

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In They Go

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Chairman’s Message

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AGM Report: Alders Update

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Crucian Project - Martin Salter

Very disappointing to see that yet again specimen entries for a number of species have not been received so can I ask that we all try a bit harder in the coming season. Excellent to hear that controlled carp stocking can now take place within the Widmead lakes and that catches of Grayling have once again been reported from the main river at Colthrop.

Over 80s Matches

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Christmas Match

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Match Scene

Have a great new season and let's hope the new Crucian fishery is a great success. Tight Lines

Keith Moores (Editor)

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Picture Gallery

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Working Parties

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Out and About

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AGM & Trophy Winners

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A Great Family Occasion

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Lilly removal from Alders ready for replanting into Warwicks Water 3

7/8/9/10


In They Go! Wow! What a day to celebrate as over 1800 bars of gold supplied by the Environment Agency go into the lake, helped by willing volunteers including Ken, Mervyn and David. Here are some great pictures taken on the day. Stocking the fish and timing it with the right weather conditions made the arrangements so much easier and on time. Tench should be joining the Crucians as soon as possible to complete the new fishery. We are very much hoping that our feathered friends haven't dined to prolifically since their introduction. Fill your boots this June Tight Lines !!

Warwicks Fish Stocking Gallery

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Chairman’s Message Thanks to all of you who have renewed your membership and a warm welcome to our new members who I am sure will very quickly appreciate the varied waters and fishing that NAA have to offer. Our working parties continue to keep the fishery in excellent condition and their efforts cannot be under estimated. Last year we had a visit from the KVFA, a group which included a number of local estate managers. The comments they made having walked round our waters were particularity pleasing from people who manage fisheries as a profession. The Warwicks Water Crucian project is close to being ready for members to fish. 1800 crucians have been stocked into the water & tench will be introduced shortly. This will be a fitting tribute to Bob Warwick and includes a bench which has been erected in his memory. The water will reopen in June starting with an Over 70s Match. We shall be inviting members of Bob's family to attend the re-opening of the water which of course is named after him. Predators continue to be a problem, cormorants, crayfish, mink & otters. Other than very expensive fencing there is not much we can do regarding otters. We do have a licence to control cormorants and have 150 crayfish pots and a number of mink traps. We will never eliminate these predators but it is important we endeavour to control numbers. We are always looking for working party members and bailiffs. It is not by accident that the waters look the way they do and bailifing is an important aspect of the management of the association to ensure we provide a safe environment for everyone to enjoy our waters. If you are able to help us with either of these areas please contact any committee member. It just leaves me to wish you all a successful and productive seasons’ fishing in an Association which I believe offers some of the best variety of fishing in the south of England.

David Marshall

Kevin Richardson with a 15lb pike from the canal at Enborne. Caught in a Buckingham Cup match the fish won him the Ben Smith Pike Trophy. Kevin also won the Buckingham Cup pike series and the Vicky Prater Pike Trophy.

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AGM Report REPORT OF THE 136th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 21ST APRIL AT NEWBURY RUGBY CLUB. The Chairman welcomed 58 members to the meeting and gave a summary of the committees activities over the previous year which included the conversion of Warwicks Water into a crucian carp dominated fishery. This lake has been dedicated to Bob Warwick, a long term committee member and trustee of NAA, by the erection of a memorial bench. Work was carried out with the help of the Angling Trust and Environment Agency who also provided the pure strain of crucian carp. The lake will be re-opened by an inaugural Over 70's Match which Bob always supported. It was also announced that Clark Ayling, again a long term committee member and previous Chairman, had been appointed as a Trustee to replace Mr Warwick. The Associations activities to combat predation by crayfish, cormorants and mink were also highlighted as well as the problems with otters. It was also announced that some stocking of the lakes would go ahead during the coming year now that an agreement had been reached with management of the SSSI. Thanks were extended to all those who made NAA a success including, tackle shops, those that attend working parties and carry out the essential maintenance around the fisheries, sit on other supportive committees and serve as officers of the Association. Thanks were also extended to committee members who were standing down this year. In an attempt to boost income and membership numbers proposals for an increase in subscriptions rates and also a change to the nomination procedure for Associate membership, as notified to the members, was tabled by the committee which after some discussion was approved by the meeting. The formal part of the meeting was concluded by a vote to appoint 7 committee members from the 8 proposed from the committee and the floor. After a short break the trophies were presented by Mr Dixon, the Vice President and a trustee. Among the trophy winners was Mr D. Chandler who was Club Champion by winning the 10 Match series.

A New Season for Alders Well, could this be the year for Alders to fully reach the expectancy level of a quality silver fish venue at long last? Since the water was drained and restocked some years ago and more recently stocked with chub, roach, and a few tench, the fishing has been extremely poor and everything that has subsequently been tried to rectify the situation has failed. We have now taken away the anti-predatory ropes and

fence as well as preparing for further restocking. A minimum of 100 bream up to the weight of 2lb plus will be introduced shortly. We are hopeful that the changes will be for the better and that the hard work done by Nigel and his team will m o re t h a n m a ke u p fo r a l l t h e p rev i o u s disappointment. Let's hope its Tight Lines! This season. 6


Predation Problems Anyone who has fished in the Kennet Valley for the last 30 years will have their own stories to tell about the impacts of predation on our fisheries. Cormorant numbers have increased dramatically and the presence of invasive species like the spawn munching signal crayfish and American mink have seriously reduced the ability of some species to recruit successfully. Whilst wildlife groups have welcomed the return of the otter to most catchments in the UK, many anglers are less enthusiastic for obvious reasons. However, if anybody thinks it is in the interest of angling to be publicly calling for a cull of one the best loved and most highly protected of British mammals then I would respectfully suggest they need a reality check. Like it or not the otters were there before us - in fact their disappearance was only a temporary phenomenon - and we just have to learn to live with them again and to manage our fisheries accordingly. Whilst I don't wish to minimise the effects of excessive predation I'm not one of the gloom and doom merchants as there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our fishing. Despite the best efforts of the cormorants, dace and grayling are making a real comeback at the moment and the Thames is alive with roach. There are encouraging signs of a chub revival with lots of chublets now showing on many local rivers and I don't think the perch fishing has ever been as good as it is right now. Granted the barbel fishing is a shadow of what it was, but I think low flows and a lack of recruitment are as much to blame as otters.

Despite the presence of cormorants the dace are making a comeback on the Kennet

There's even a few big roach about if you know where to look and plenty of small ones on the Thames

I've been asked to set out the Angling Trust's position on predation and I hope you find the following to be useful.

The Angling Trust and Predation

The Angling Trust recognises that there is a serious problem with predation of fish by cormorants, goosanders and otters, as well as invasive non-native species such as mink and signal crayfish, on many still water fisheries and rivers. Predation is natural, but on rivers which are suffering from pollution, low flows, habitat damage and invasive non-native species, it can have a devastating impact on fish stocks. Stillwater fisheries are particularly vulnerable to predation, particularly those with specimen fish that are highly valuable. Action to manage this problem is required, and the Angling Trust has made significant progress in some areas. However, wildlife management is a very delicate political issue and the Angling Trust has a very serious duty to protect the reputation of angling in the public eye. Any demands the Trust makes of government must be realistic, achievable and not significantly damaging to the reputation of angling. Cormorants and Goosanders The Angling Trust concluded negotiations with the Government two years ago on the implementation of new measures to improve the protection of vulnerable fish stocks from predation by cormorants and goosanders. The Trust campaigned for more than three years for a change to the current bureaucratic and ineffective licensing regime that governs the lethal control of these birds, which can eat between 1 and 2 lbs of fish every 7


day, collectively more than 1,000 tonnes every winter. These new measures include: ? The funding of two fisheries management advisors (FMAs), employed by the Angling Trust from April 2014, to help angling clubs and fishery owners reduce predation, to co-ordinate applications for licences across catchments and to gather better evidence about the number of birds in each catchment; ? A commitment by the government to review the existing national limit on the number of cormorants that can be shot each year in light of evidence gathered by the FMAs from each catchment in 2014 and 2015; ? A simplification of the licence application form to make it easier for fishery managers to apply to control cormorants and goosanders; ? A removal of monthly limits within an annual licence; ? Extension of the control season to May at times of low flow when salmon and sea trout smolt migrations are particularly vulnerable; ? Agreement to increase the national limit for cormorant controls to the emergency level of 3,000 (from 2,000 last year) if the need can be demonstrated. The Trust pressed for adding cormorants to the general shooting licence (along with pigeons, crows, magpies etc.), subject to an annual review to ensure the conservation status of the birds was not threatened, but the Government resisted this. However, the Trust is now satisfied that the new arrangements are making a significant difference to protecting fisheries from unsustainable predation, following a commitment from Ministers in a recent letter to the Trust that they will review the national licence limits should demand from the catchments prove this to be necessary. Signal Crayfish Signal Crayfish are an invasive non-native species. They burrow into banks and predate on invertebrates, fish eggs, fish and vegetation. They are fast breeders and rapidly colonise new waters. The Angling Trust and CEFAS (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) have joined forces to trial a number of methods to find the most effective way of reducing signal crayfish numbers and their impacts on our aquatic wildlife. The Defra-funded project is supported by an army of volunteers from angling clubs and others with an interest in the conservation of their local rivers, lakes and canals. The volunteers are supported by CEFAS scientists who will analyse the results of the study. The aim is to produce a guide to water managers on the most efficient way of reducing signal crayfish numbers. The study will also provide some useful insights into the challenges and opportunities posed by different angling venues, including public access and mixed-use waters. The work is also being supported by the Environment Agency and Natural England with further investigations underway to look at alternative methods of control such as male sterilisation. American Mink The American Mink is a small predator, which hunts both on land and in water. They are often mistaken for otters, but are in fact much smaller. Mink fur is dark brown and they have a white chin and lower jaw. Fish that have been killed by mink are sometimes assumed to have been killed by otters. Mink escaped from fur farms in the UK in the 1950s and quickly became established in the wild. They kill fish, amphibians, rodents and birds. They are very destructive to several of our native species, but none so high profile as the water vole. Although the water vole has evolved with a natural suite of predators (ranging from herons to otters) none of these have the same capabilities of American mink. What makes mink different is the fact they can both swim and run extremely quickly, following the voles in and out of the water. Female and juvenile mink are also small enough to fit into the water vole's burrow, so the vole has no chance of escape. A 8


female mink with young to feed is capable of killing all water voles found on a 1.5km stretch of riverbank, in a single breeding season. There are numerous local schemes run by wildlife organisations to control mink numbers and the Angling Trust encourages all angling clubs and fisheries to consider taking part in these schemes to control mink predation. Otters The Angling Trust welcomes the Predation Action Group's publication 'The Big Picture' because it is a useful collation of the many reports of damage to fisheries from predation and confirms once again that there is a serious problem with predation, including by otters, on many still water fisheries and some rivers. Otter numbers have recovered successfully following the banning of the pesticide DDT and a programme of releasing captive-bred otters in the 1980s and early 1990s. There is no evidence of any authorised releases since 1999. The Angling Trust has set out an action plan to address the problem of otter predation. The Trust has called for: ? An increase in the funding made available from the Environment Agency for fencing of still waters, and for it to be made available to club and syndicate waters - now being delivered through the new Angling Improvement Fund, funded by the rod licence and distributed by the Angling Trust ? The restoration of river ecosystems which can support healthy populations of fish that can withstand predation. Nearly 75% of rivers are failing to reach good ecological status and many of these are failing because of poor fish populations. ? Investment in research into methods for deterring otters from still water fisheries where fencing is not feasible. Current methods are not effective.

Otters can cause a lot of damage but we have to learn to live with them.

? Recognition by government agencies that reintroductions of otters were misguided and mismanaged, and that lessons must be learned for any future release programmes for other species. ? Acceptance from the government that ecosystems should be restored from the bottom up, rather than the top down. This means restoring river flows, tackling pollution and re- creating healthy habitat, rather than introducing top level predators and/or building otter holts to encourage them to live in a particular site. ? An end to the release of rehabilitated otters which have been injured fighting with other otters, or on the roads. It is thought that these otters have less fear of humans and can cause greater damage to fisheries. They are also highly likely to fight with other otters when they are released into their territories. ? Defra and the Environment Agency to accept that there is a serious problem from otter predation on many still-waters and some rivers and that the recovery of otters has now been successful. ? Defra and the Environment Agency to stop referring to otter numbers as evidence of successful restoration of river systems when the majority of rivers are failing to reach good ecological status and many fish populations are severely depleted. In summary, we want see a return to a proper balance between predator and prey and would love to see the 9


eradication of invasive species like mink and signal crayfish along with the ability to reduce cormorant numbers to sustainable levels. We've made some progress as you can see but there's still a long way to go.

Martin Salter National Campaigns Co-ordinator Angling Trust The Angling Trust has spent a huge amount of time and effort campaigning to get a better licensing system for cormorant controls and it's great that Newbury AA are part of the new Kennet Valley Area Licence.

Over 80s Matches This season the Committee agreed to a small Championship for the over 80s to run in tandem with the Over 70s. So Alec is the first winner. Congratulations my friend.

W. Dixon

Pts 10 9 8 7

Dobsons K. North A. Pearce E. Goswell W. Dixon G. Goodliff

Pts 10 9 8 7 6

Dobsons A. Pearce E. Goswell W. Dixon G. Goodliff K. North

The Christmas Match This annual match took place on 13th December. The morning started with a good breakfast of bacon butties and coffee at the Lamb Pub in Enborne Road followed by the draw. The 14 participants had the choice of venues between the river at Speen Moors and the canal. More members chose the canal but a few who like to see a float moving through chose the river. The weather on the day was kind with the rain stopping directly after breakfast and giving us a dry mild day At the weigh in Ade Ager won on the canal and overall with nine perch for 17 lb 14 oz and Carl Godfrey won on the river with 5lb 9 oz but most Ade Ager (right), the match organiser and the overall importantly everyone weighed in. winner presenting Carl Godfrey, the winner on the river Back to the Lamb for a choice of Shepherd's pie, cauliflower cheese, pasta bake and a curry for hot with his prize hamper. food intermingled with the usual cool stories of the one that got away. This was followed by the presentations. Not only did the winners receive hampers but all 14 participants received really good prizes of booze or chocolates. You must agree that all this and lots of banter is an absolute bargain for a match fee of ÂŁ7.50. The only disappointment was the poor turnout compared to a few years ago when up to 40 fished this match. What would it take to get you out on this day? Let the committee know what changes you would like.

Ken Hunt 10


The Match Scene Club Championship The Club Championship this season has revolved around one man, Dave Chandler. Only 10 matches in the series of 12 count towards the title. With his 10 Dave did not finish outside the top 6 in any match which, for those of us chasing him, is a frightening statistic. A year of exceptional fishing aided by some favourable draws, has seen him romp away with the title. Ade Ager and Dave Smith were left to fight for the minor placings provided Richard Wiggins did not have a successful last day. As it turned out Richard did not draw well and Ade's injured shoulder allowed Dave to creep into 2nd by virtue of matches won. For the second year running the pack chasing the winner were grateful that Steve Myers did not fish all of the matches because he also nearly always finished in the top 6 each match. Match Number

Best 10

Name Dave Chandler Ade Ager

1 14 12

2 14 8

3 10 6

4 11 14

5 6 15

6 13 11

7 13 7

8 15 12

9 14 0

10 6 14

11 11 10

12 15 9

Total 130 112

Dave Smith Richard Wiggins Les Durnford Brian Cripps Steve Myers John Cox

4 0 15 13 11 7

13 15 5

15 9

15 7 10 13

7 13 5 9

14 5 9 15 8

0 10 12 11

14 13 0 0 12 9

10 0 12 7 11 13

112 102 98 83 97

14

9 13 12 0 15 11

8 9 13 12 15

5

7 8 5 3 11 13

0 14 8

7

8

95

Over 60s Series With the start of Spring we see the end of another match season for NAA. The over 60s series last season produced some good results from the regulars. The season started well for Merv Burrows who weighed 8-13-0 from peg 7 on Dobsons for a match win. Steve Thame then showed his intentions with 2 successive wins, the first with a mixed bag from Enborne Canal of 8-6-0 then peg 34 on Willows saw him weigh 18-12-0 of Carp. It was then the turn of Steve Myers to win the next 2 matches. Firstly peg 35 on Knotts saw him net 13-4-0 and then Avington Canal gave him a mixed bag for 7-2-0. During this time Brian Cripps had been putting some good performances together with 2nds and 3rds but it was in late September on Alders, which had fished hard all season, that he managed just 1-14-0 for a hard earned win. He then finished the season in style to win the last match on Avington with a fine 8-9-0. With only 6 matches counting for the title positions 2 to 8 were very close so Brians total of 54 points shows what a consistently good season he had. Match Number

Name Brian Cripps Dave Smith

1 9 7

2 8 7

3 3 7

4 0 9

5 8 4

Steve Thame Keith Payne Richard Wiggins Mervyn Burrows Steve Myers Henry Sadler

6 0 0 10 0 0

10 3

10 8 0 3

8 0 8 5 10 4

3 8 6 5 10 4

6

6

11

6 9 10 7 6 3 0

7 5 8 6 4 9 7

Points Best 6

8 10 8

9 5

10 10 5

Total 67 65

Total 54 49

0

10 8 9 7 6 4

3 6 9 5 7 8

50 46 47 53 42

47 43 43 42 42

48

40

5 6 9 4


Over 70s Series The Championship started at Alders on a warm day but with a strong wind. Stuart Dyer won with a single Perch at a weight of 2lb 4oz, Ken North second with 10oz, and equal third were George Goodliff, Eric Goswell, Henry Sadler and George Wootton with 7oz each. Our July match on Willows started with light rain falling, but Ken Hunt led the field catching a mirror of 10lb 5oz. Jim Knott was second and Eric Goswell third. August on Dobsons was a dull day also, but Ken Hunt hit the scales with a magnificent carp of 23lb as part of a winning catch of 43lb 14oz. K North and Alec Pearce came second and third respectively.Knotts Lake our forth venue, was fished under a clear sky and came up trumps for S Dyer, including a perch of 2lb 2oz.G Wootton was second followed by A Pearce. Our final match was changed from Alders to Willows because of low weights caught previously at our June opener. What a mistake, as under a northerly wind Ken Hunt caught 1oz and S Dyer just 2oz, and they were the only ones to catch. So we have a final Champion, well done Stuart!

S. Dyer K. Hunt E. Goswell G. Wootton K. North B. Taylor A. Pearce J. Knott H. Sadler

Alders 10 8 8 9 4 2 2 8

Willows 6 10 8

Dobsons 10 5 4 9

7 8 9

Knotts 10

Willows 10 9

7 9 2 7 8 4

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Total Points 36 29 28 21 20 18 18 15 14

Picture Gallery

Picture K. Hunt Huge Predator Seen Over Newbury, (Above Warwick's Water). 12


Working Parties Maintaining our lakes and rivers has never been more important, particularly as the club has received some criticism recently for what seems to be a decline in fish numbers. However, let's be positive, how many clubs offer the quality fishing environment that Newbury Angling Association does? All of us have become very reliant on a small number of hard working individuals over the years who avidly give up their own time often during the week as well as most weekends, to provide excellent and safe facilities for all of us to enjoy. To keep on top of so many river and canal stretches as well as lakes has become harder than ever with floods, high winds and tree falling having been experienced in recent years. We are very fortunate to have qualified helpers with skills that cover most requirements but more help is always required. Nigel Westall the Fisheries Manager is always looking for volunteers, find his number on the permit and give him a ring. The club has supplied all the working machinery that a working party needs and they are always prepared to train people if required, so there may be a chance of learning a new skill also. A number of jobs are sub contracted out of course as they are very much specialised, but the committee and nominated individuals usually oversee the project as well as Nigel. Just recently the Middle Ditch has received much attention by the team so give it a fish it may turn up some surprising results. On a personal note I would very much like to thank the hard working teams on behalf of our whole membership so well done guys!

Keith Moores

(Editor)

A big clean up job at the Middle Ditch Widmead.

Nigel Heading up the team at Knotts Lake

Tree fall tidy up at Knotts Lake

A major tree clearance by the river team at Brimpton on the River Kennet 13


Out & About You may recall that last year I highlighted a number of fisheries that many of us fail to use probably through habit or indeed a lack of adventure. So here are two additional super river venues which are very much worth having a crack at. Brimpton Offers a choice for all discerning river anglers that like to get into the wild and choose from a huge number of different swims. Barbel, chub, roach and dace are regularly caught however it is not an easy fishery, you do have to sometimes put in the hours, but the quality of fish caught are usually worth the weight. There is good parking on the right just before the brick road bridge crossing the river and stream. Go and Catch them! Aldermaston If you are looking for a venue that is seldom fished and envelops you in the countryside alongside Deer and other wild animals, this fishery might be for you. Easy parking alongside the long stretch of river can be found. Just go through the metal gate on the left, past the Butt Inn and drive to the end of the track and you are there. The river is highlighted by so many different features which offers loads of potential. Barbel, chub and most river species can be caught, however, our Signal friends can be a problem whilst bottom fishing. Give it a go!

Aldershot meets the Kennet at Brimpton

Peg 1 at Brimpton

Two of the many swims at Aldemaston 14


2015/2016 Trophy & Cup Winners

Club Champion Shield Runner up Third place Ladies Champion Runner up Junior Champion Runner up Rover Trophy Runner up Twilight Trophy Club Specimen Cup Graham Swait Cup C.R. Sutton Trophy Mary Newman Cup Sam Buxey Memorial Trophy Keith Scrivener Memorial Trophy Col. Maxwell Trophy Dick Taylor Trophy(Christmas) Bernard Pallet Roach Cup Reg Ashton Barbel Trophy Reg Davis Perch Trophy Alan Betts Carp Trophy Buckingham Pike Cup Match Carp Cup Ben Smith Trophy Vicky Prater Pike Trophy Seton Trophy Silver Trees Trophy NWN Bream Trophy New Year’s Day Shield Crownmead Shield/Norman Unwin Trophy Field & Stream Veterans Trophy Ladies Christmas Match Trophy Junior Christmas Match Trophy Summer Pairs Winter Pairs Committee Trophy John Major Schools Trophy Over 70s Trophy Committee Darts Trophy Barrie Page Chub Trophy

D. Chandler D. Smith A. Ager No Winner No Winner No Winner No Winner No Winner No Winner No Winner R. Wiggins L. Bull R. Wiggins No Winner S. Myers H. Sadler L. Durnford A. Ager R. Durnford No Winner A. Ager K. Hunt K. Richardson K. Hunt K. Richardson K. Richardson No Winner D. Chandler S. Myers S. Myers D. Smith B. Cripps No Winner No Winner M. Tarrant/A. Ager H. Sadler/ D. Smith B. Pallett No Winner S. Dyer D. Lane R. Wiggins

NAA Club Championship Dave Chandler Club Champion Silver Trees Trophy

Richard Wiggins Club Specimen Cup C R Sutton Cup Barrie Page Chub Trophy

Kevin Richardson Vicky Prater Pike Trophy Ben Smith Trophy Buckingham Pike Cup

Ade Ager Dick Taylor Trophy Reg Davies Perch Trophy

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A Great Family Occasion The day after the first anniversary of Bob Warwick's death a bench to recognise Bob's contributions to NAA was dedicated, fittingly at Warwick's Water. The commemorative plaque on the bench also recognises Bob's best mate Bryan Canning (Gaffer) who passed away in 2013. The two were inseparable when they were young and many stories about their exploits were exchanged between NAA members and guests attending. Bob’s widow June and their sons Lewis and Ashley, Bob’s brother Martin and Bryan's widow Wendy with her daughter Julie led the group of families and friends who attended.

Photo Left - Bob & Bryan In Their Teens

The Plaque On The Bench

June With Her Sons Lewis And Ashley

Wendy With Her Daughter Julie

Family And Friends Of Bob - Bob's brother seated left 16

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