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fault, but with the club’s hands tied by EA rules over the cost of removal, or at least keeping the population down, I can’t see any answer but to leave. How many other clubs have members leaving for the same reason? Andy Wing, via email.
I READ the comments about ways for angling clubs to attract members. I think that angling clubs do a great deal already, and the excellent clubs continue to thrive through a willing participant membership. If the waters are poor or the facilities are found to be lacking, anglers will soon vote with their feet. Paul Martin, via Facebook.
Best for value
WHEN you use commercial
fisheries with well-kept banks, tackle shops, mains toilets and showers… then you compare that with angling clubs with just waters where there is little or no maintenance. However, some anglers do need to look at themselves and consider whether angling club fees are in fact extremely cheap compared with the annual costs for commercials, with all the facilities!
Brian Morgan, via Facebook.
Hello, halloween fish!
I THOUGHT Mail readers may like to see these photos (below). During a day when I couldn’t get on the bank to catch a barbel, I carved one instead. As with most barbel, it came to life as the sun went down.
Rob Waters, Egham, Surrey. MAINSTREAM
SEVERN fans should watch Sunday’s back-to-back re-runs of when Matt Hayes took cameras to the upper reaches of this mighty river. Matt’s on every morning, of course. Always entertaining, but surely it’s time for Quest to mix it up? QUEST, SUN, 6AM.