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You will see these signs on some of our beats, please follow the instructions on cleaning your fishing equipment. This is important to stop the spread of invasive species in our rivers.
Many thanks for your support.
Trevor Walker (Chairman)
Please be warned that Hemlock, a very nasty plant, is growing on Beats 12 and 13 (on the south bank bend just before the gauging station). This plant stands at 6 foot tall and both the Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust have confirmed the plant as Hemlock from photographs taken by our Chairman, Trevor Walker.
The stem of the plant has purplish brown blotches and this is the best way of identifying it.
The sap is particularly toxic if it comes into contact with the skin so do not attempt to cut it down! The farmer is investigating ways of eradicating the plants but in the meantime please be aware, alert and careful.
Following restrictions on outdoor activities being relaxed by HM Government, at last we can wet a line on one of our favourite Guash or Welland beats, hopefully this is timed for a fantastic mayfly season.
In line with the Angling Trust’s guidance following the relaxing of restrictions, please adhere to the following when fishing all club waters.
- Fish as locally as possible and travel alone to your chosen venue.
- Where possible sanitise hands before and after handling gates, styles or any item another member of the public will have or will come into contact with and try and wear gloves.
- Maintain social distancing at all times and fish at least 15 meters from another angler.
- Display a club car sticker in your car, if this is not available please put a note on your dashboard stating you are a GFC member, this will ensure other members know you are fishing the beat and should be prepared to take the appropriate distancing precautions .
A number of our riparian owners have emphasised that government guidelines must be respected.
Also please be aware that Churchill Security are patrolling the Lower Welland randomly in an effort to deter poachers, so please carry your current club badge and rod license.
Graham Cornish’s 2001 publication, 100 Years of Fishing the River Gwash, is now available to read on the site.