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GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

FrankBagley

FrankBagley
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Joined: January 21, 2016

We turned up at Pensham 1-2-3 on the 5th Sept. 2020 with a turnout of sixteen, the two guys pegging out found 10 fishable pegs in the three meadows, the others were totally overgrown. They walked upstream into meadow 4 and found two safe platforms. We had put our gear back in the cars and the guys walked back through the length to collect the pegs.
Luckily we had our own stretch to transfer to and we managed to complete our match starting an hour late.
Any other business providing this kind of service would have been bankrupt by now.
If the stretch is un-fishable let the clubs know, it's almost as if disappointing your customers has become the norm.
Seriously Pissed off.

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Posted on September 6, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Richwills66

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Joined: July 8, 2020

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

Shocking mate...waste of money

Posted on September 6, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Richwills66

Richwills66
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Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

They dont give a toss

Posted on September 6, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Goldenhand

Goldenhand
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Joined: May 31, 2015

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

Our club booked Pershore L/B we only managed to find 9 fishable pegs on the whole stretch 7 pegs from the bridge to the gut then 2 pegs above three of our members opted to go home very depressing after travelling all that way needs sorting

Posted on September 6, 2020 at 10:59 AM

DavidH

DavidH
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Joined: August 23, 2015

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

Seriously the club needs to look at getting rid of the waters that are not fishable. Concentrate on the venues the club owns.

If more venues had pegs like fladbury surely that can only be good for the clubs income and the anglers fishing the venues.

The work party lads do a great job but I feel with the number of venues its just to much for them

So whats the answer reduce venues? put subs up and employ contractors? Get as many volunteers in the close season to smash out some of the venues?

Be nice if this could be brought up at the AGM or John Williams could give us the clubs take on the situation and how thing stand.

Just a thought maybe the where to fish venues could be updated yearly with the number of good fishing pegs or the works party sheets could have some information regarding number of pegs just a thought.

atb Dave

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 8:14 PM

RiverNovice

RiverNovice
Total Posts: 152
Joined: August 21, 2018

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

If the BAA cant get volunteers for work party's .Then maybe one solution would be to offer free membership for the following season ?

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 8:41 PM

Chrissywale

Chrissywale
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Joined: April 16, 2019

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

Ok so I’m an older member now but remember the days when the BAA annual had 4000 river entries and 1000 canal entries and you struggled to get a ticket?.
Pegs were always cut out and some were a little dicey but for a club match of around 30 pegs you were allocated perhaps 1 meadow but was never a real problem getting them in.
Truth is river fishing is on its last legs, so is club match fishing(how many compared to 40 years ago?), younger anglers would now rather go fish a hole in the ground stuffed with tame carp, and the demise of local pubs mean the majority of of small clubs have disappeared, and I suggest it was the number of small clubs fishing matches which kept the venues fishable.
I live in the Pershore area now and my local BAA stretch has around 6 fishable pegs in a stretch of almost half a mile!, I, along with other local members clear these annually to fish.
I’m sure that the time is fast approaching when the BAA will need to take a long look at the viability of keeping these fisheries, and look more to purchasing more venues.
Like many others I don’t have many answers, but I have plenty of opinions.

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM

stewpar

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Joined: May 3, 2016

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

What do other members think about baa advertising for contractors to aid in bank clearing/maintenance, Would you be prepared to pay more for your membership to support such a scheme?

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM

john_williams

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Total Posts: 67
Joined: February 13, 2015

Re: GirlingAS Pensham 1-2-3 Match - Farce

The days of amateur volunteers doing bank clearing without proper qualified supervision are gone. Health & Safety legislation rules that out. The BAA is looking to get this work done by employing contractors. Yes it will be costly and it will take time to catch up on the backlog, but at least we will no longer be open to the charge of "not giving a toss".

Posted on September 9, 2020 at 11:02 AM

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