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HARWICH ANGLING CLUB IS SITUATED IN THE NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF ESSEX

We have a 3.5 acre mixed fishery lake in the village of Bradfield.

HAC 2019 AGM

The club's 2019 AGM wil be on the 9th April at the United Services Club, Barrack Lane, Dovercourt, CO12 3NS. The meeting will commence at 8pm.


DOCK RIVER

It is with regret that The Committee have come to the conclusion the Dock River is no longer viable as a club water. The committee and some members have spent a considerable amount of time and effort over the last few years trying to keep the C & B pegs clear of weed and fishable. The Environment Agency took Dock River off of their maintenance schedule about 5 years ago, this has allowed the weed to grow unchecked. Downstream of the “willows” the river is totally blocked all the way to the first A120 bridge, this has restricted the flow and consequently our section has silted up and is now only about 18” deep. The Riparian land owners have by law a duty to keep their bank to the mid-point of the river clear of weed so the water flows and the fish can move throughout the river, this does not seem to have been enforced by the EA.
There was a massive fish kill in the summer of 2017, the EA did put some aerators in the river as the dissolved oxygen levels were very low. When the oxygen levels recovered the EA put 3000 small fish into the river. However, 2 committee members have been fishing the river all autumn and winter, both for silver fish and pike without a single bite. The EA have carried out an electro fishing survey and only found 2 small fish. The club chairman has sent a detailed letter to the EA expressing the clubs concern about the current state of the river, the reply he received basically comes to the conclusion that the river is no longer a viable fishery.
The chairman and the secretary are continuing to have discussions with the EA, they have offered the possibility of fishing a section of another river.


NEW GATE AND CAR PARK AT BRADFIELD LAKE

The farmer has installed a gate and made a hard standing car park. Please only park on the hard standing, the grass areas are very soft.

Car Park 1 February 2019. Car Park 2 February 2019.

HALF PRICE MEMBERSHIP OFFER

HALF PRICE MEMBERSHIP OFFER

Click on above link to see offer



THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Please click on the link below to read the Clubs General Data Protection Regulation statement.

GDPR STATEMENT

WEDNESDAY EVENING MATCHES

The results are on the club matches page.


NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

The new application form in now available by selecting the APPLY page.

If you are renewing your membership and none of your personnal details, including your car's details have changed, you do not need to complete a new membership form. Just send your existing membership card and payment to the Membership Secretary.


LITTER

Please do not leave litter on club waters, take it home.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Health and Safety Document

Members please read the club’s new Health & Safety document; Peter Standing has produced this document as part of the Angling Trust and our insurance company’s latest requirements.


Request from webmaster@harwichac.org.uk

If any members have photos of catches made this year can the please sent them to me along with the location, date, bait used and any other useful information as I am up dating the web site Gallery, as many of the current photos on the Gallery are very old.


A new itemised email is on the New Catches Report link below, just fill in the details next to the items, this link works with both computers and Smart Phones etc.

CATCH REPORT EMAIL

 


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LASTEST CATCH REPORTS

Bradfield Lake

The lake is fishing well for carp & silver fish.

Duncan Wrigley Big Roach 5-3-2019

Duncan said it was 14-15inches long and must have been over a pound, I thought it was a small carp or crucial the way it fought!


Duncan Wrigley 11lb 12oz Carp 23-2-2019.

Late afternoon on 23rd February using 3lb line to a 16 hook double red maggots, telescopic rod! Duncan caught this 11lb 12oz Common Carp, thanks to Steve Longley for netting Carp and taking the photo.


Kieran Merrit Common Carp 20-2-2019t.

Kieran and Tony Merritt went to Bradfield lake on Wednesday 20th February, Kieran caught this nice looking common as they were beginning to pack up. They didn't weigh it, but it was around 5 - 6lb probably, caught on a pop-up boilie. .


Duncan Wrigley Bream December 2018. Duncan Wrigley Carp December 2018.

Bream and Carp caught in late December 2018 by Duncan Wrigley.


Graeme Peck Crucian Carp 16-9-2018.

Graeme Peck was float fishing with his Dad on Saturday for silver fish, so this was a surprise to say the least!
Caught using a float, with 5lb line, a size 12 hook and a single red maggot. From the damn side of the lake.


Paul Southgate 23lb 15-6-2018.

Paul Southgate with a 23lb Mirror Carp caught a boilie from the dam wall on 15-6-2018


Bill Broadley 10lb Carp 13-5-2018

Bill Broadley with a 10lb Carp caught on 13-5-2018