Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of 6th July 2005

 

Members present                             39

Committee members present         10

 

New Members

 

Six new members were unanimously approved for membership:

  • D Brown (450)
  • P Wilkinson (453)
  • I F Amos (454)
  • R Fox (455)
  • D A Pegg (457)
  • O Thomason (436)

 

Obituary

 

The death of Mr D J Carruthers was reported and the meeting had a one-minute silence as a mark of respect.

 

Apologies

 

Apologies were received from:

  • B Thompson
  • M Wakelin
  • P Barnes
  • G Long

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted, with no matters arising.

 

Proposed       Dennis Stone

Seconded      David Pell

 

Committee Resume

 

The following points were reported from Committee meeting of the 22nd of June 2005:

  • South Muskham Parish Council had written a letter of concern about the work stopping at Muskham Lake, obviously having missed the recommencement of work on May 9th.  The Secretary had offered to talk to the Council at its next meeting
  • The Society was unable to provide names of potential proposers and seconders to prospective members because of data protection and privacy
  • No new members would be admitted after the end of September in the current year.
  • Muskham Lake construction was almost finished, but further quantities of topsoil had been required
  • Approval for bridge repairs at the Finger Ponds was given
  • The question of damage to tress at the lake by animals, poor quality stock and poor maintenance was under investigation.

 

The Secretary apologised for not having the minutes of the 1st June meeting with him and promised to provide the resume at the next meeting.

 

Correspondence

The following correspondence was read out:

  • Mr D J Hopkins asked permission for his son, Ryan Hopkins, to be allowed to fish during the holidays with his uncle, Reg Hopkins. This was approved on a proposal from Ernie Jolly, seconded by Dennis Stone
  • Andre Rogulski had written in to thank Peter Olko and David Vere for their help during the Skylarks fortnight. Thanks were also given to Bernard Thompson for sourcing the new venue of Peacock Lake and to the NPS for supplying umbrellas.
  • John Pauley had written in to thank members for supporting the sponsorship of his Honorary Life Membership
  • Bob Swinscoe resigned from the Committee and the Secretary thanked him for his contribution

 

The following bills were submitted for approval:

 

Payee Description Amount (£)
Speedy Space Ltd. Container hire at Muskham Lake

56.40

Newark and Sherwood District Planning Planning application for Portakabin at Muskham Lake

265.00

Northern Plant Supplies Construction work and landscaping for Muskham lake

38187.50

Petty cash Postage, petrol, NPS competition entry, strimmer and wheelbarrow repairs

41.10

Countryside Alliance Membership subscription

40.00

Jungle Busters Maintenance of competition pegs

180.00

Car park and access

1000.00

Speedy Space Ltd. Container hire at Muskham Lake

70.50

Harold Wilson Insurances Insurance (directors and officers)

753.69

A & V Squires Plant Co. Ltd. Haulage (for materials for Muskham Lake)

5493.20

A A Farrar Petrol telephone calls, bailiffs meeting, prizes for juvenile competition

286.71

Jackson Building Centres Ltd. Locks and keys

1287.52

Total

47661.62

 

Approved on a proposal from:

Proposed       Frank Voysey

Seconded      Frank Welch

 

Correspondence approved, with no matters arising.

Proposed       Joe Anderson Junior

Seconded      David Stanford

 

Muskham Lake Report

 

Dennis Stone reported that trout fishing had eased off, due to the hot weather and the start of the river season. Early morning or late evening seemed to be the best times. About half the returns were nils, but the rod average stood at 4.1.

 

Lots of carp had been coming out, with top rod being Alan Morton with a total of 161 fish for 1347lbs 10oz.

 

Report accepted on a proposal from:

Proposed       John Cook

Seconded      David Stanford

 

Competition Reports

 

Joe Anderson Junior gave his report for the Averham Trophy, which was held on June the 19th. Despite the hot weather and low water, it was nice to see most species being caught along the whole stretch. The winner was Dan Archer with a barbel of 9lb 15oz. The only negative to the day was the low turnout – 6 less than last year.

 

Report accepted on a proposal from:

Proposed       D Hopkins

Seconded      Mick Jackson

 

Bailiffs Reports

 

Ernie Jolly reported 3 separate night poaching incidents on 2 days – the 19th of June and the 24th June. In one of the incidents a gate had been lifted off its hinges. John Cook offered to weld the gates on if needed. On the subject of photos in NPS books, Ernie Jolly remarked that was only 1 standard and that it applied equally to all. Bill Morris reported a boat – number 58536 – with anglers in it going upstream. Keith Barker explained that poaching was a criminal act and details including car numbers should be given to the police. The Secretary explained that the Committee was conducting a review of bailiffing.

 

Bailiff No. of visits to water
P Robinson 28
R Lowe 39 (river and lake)
J Phillips 5
I Firkins No report received
I Scott No report received
L Cooper No report received

 

Working Party Reports

 

There were no working party reports

 

Any Other Business

 

  • Michael Whalvin was presented with his bottle of spirits from the Survey raffle
  • Alan Wakelin passed on regards from Bill Hill and asked for donations for the raffle for the Juniors match
  • Bill Blake explained that, on the subject of night fishing, he was concerned about Ernie Jolly’s safety
  • Bill Morris said that he had seen a boat with anglers spinning for pike. The number was 58536

 

Meeting was closed at 9.30pm.

 

Next Meeting

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2005