Following the Government statement of 23 March and the subsequent Angling Trust advice, all Eaton Flyfishers’ waters are closed to fishing with immediate effect until further notice. Please follow government advice during this difficult period.
Advise from the Angling Trust –
“We must all do what is required of us by the Government for the benefit of our own health and that of our communities, we should therefore refrain from fishing and work together to fight this pandemic and save lives.
On 23 March 2020 the UK Government changed from offering advice and guidance to enforcing restrictions on activity to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus – in particular to reduce the impact on the NHS and protect our most vulnerable.
These restrictions are as follows:
- shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
- one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
- any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
- travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
These are the only reasons you should leave your home.
What isn’t clear from the statement is whether fishing is an allowed form of exercise.
We will seek clarification from Sport England and other Government bodies to understand this detail and will update this page as soon as we know more.
Until we have further clarification we must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic.”
Our application to stock female triploid Rainbow Trout in the river has been turned down by the Environment Agency. Although some rivers are allowed to stock rainbows. No new permits are been issued at this time.
2020 Trout season begins
Fourteen members turned out for the guided walk of the new beat led by Paul Frith (Chairman). Everyone was very impressed by the new beat.
7.00pm Membership renewal and E.G.M starts at 6.50 pm at the Cheshire Tavern, Congleton (upstairs room). Meeting has been moved to the Unicorn on Holmes Chapel Road. (by West Heath shops)
Membership Renewal evening is booked for Wednesday 12th February at 7pm at Cheshire Tavern, Congleton (upstairs room).
Fees have increased to £150 this year as we have taken on the new stretch at Swettenham – if you can try to attend on the 12th Feb, we can show you photos and provide more details of the new stretch.
3 February 2020
The new beat at Swettenham will be open for fishing from the beginning of the trout season (15 March 2020)
Trout season is from March 15th to September 30th inclusive.
Grayling season is from 16th June to 14th March inclusive