In the absence of a Fisheries Committee member, some members take it upon themselves to organise fishing outings to nearby fisheries, with other members and fishing friends. In previous years a small group have been Carp Fly fishing at a nearby Coarse fishing complex. We start in mid summer (when the hot weather makes it difficult for trout fishing) and fish through to early autumn. Last year was the same and a select group met up on two occasions to try our luck (and skill!). Due to the Coronavirus sweeping the UK, the Carp outings for Summer 2020 were cancelled.

Since writing this earlier in the Summer, I have decided that group outings are just too risky in the current disease pandemic. So, I will not be organising anything in the very near future and will await news of relaxing of restrictions.

Following on from the Carp Group, I have been having mixed results with  fly fishing for Pike fishing at my local club. However, I am considering pursuing this type of predator fishing early next year (2021). There are a couple of day ticket venues locally in Surrey which allow Pike Fly fishing.

Anyone interested is welcome to contact me (details below). Of course social distancing will still need to be practised and the netting of one’s own fish.

Normal rules for Pike fishing include the use of a large net and a weighing mat*. A protective set of gloves*, hook removing pliers* and a large set of weighing scales are also useful! *These items may be mandatory in some fisheries.