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Heath Lake now Closed…
5 December 2022

*** Heath Lake, Silverlake Estate ***
Just a reminder that Heath Lake will be closed for good from today, 5th December 2022. We will get on to the new lakes (Lysander and Lucy's Pool) on the north side of the estate early in the new year. There is still some landscaping work to do, the pegs to be built and all the fish to be moved from Heath to the new lakes.

Heath Lake has been a great asset to the club with the best match weights for a DDAS water (in excess of 150lb) achieved during matches there. Many have been put off visiting the lake due to the 500m walk from the car park and they will be pleased to know that the walk to the new lakes is much shorter. The estate plan to lower the water levels and turn the lake back into a wetland environment that it was long before the lake filled up. 

I'm sure those of you did fish it - enjoyed it. Here's hoping new lakes will bring the same enjoyment to you & those who couldn't walk the 600mtrs to it.. (the new ones still require a short walk but less than a third of what the Heath lake was.

Update on new lakes at Silverlake
1 December 2022

Silverlake – Heath Lake, Lysander Lake & Lucy’s Pool (IMPORTANT NOTICE)

Those of you following the progress of our new lakes on the Silverlake Estate will be aware that it has been beset by delays for various reasons, the major one being the Covid Pandemic. I won’t go into all the other reasons, suffice to say it has not been an easy journey, however we are nearly there. The new lakes, Lysander and Lucy’s Pool, are filling up nicely with the recent heavy rain following this summer’s drought, the pegs are being built and the finishing work being done to the car park and footpath. There are still plenty of other smaller jobs to do, fencing, gates, locks, signage, etc, but if everything goes to plan we should be fishing on the new lakes early next year. 

While some fish have already been stocked in the lakes the majority will come from Heath Lake on the estate. The lake will be electro fished by a professional company and the fish then transported across the estate to the new lakes. Any large Carp will go into Lucy’s Pool and everything else into Lysander. Once we have taken stock of what we have in the lakes we can make decisions on whether further restocking is required.

To enable Heath Lake to be electro fished and maximise the fish caught it will be partially drained first to corral the fish into a smaller area. To enable all this work to be carried out safely Heath Lake will be closed from Monday 5th December 2022, it will not be reopened. Once all the fish have been removed the lake will be returned to the “wetland” that it once was, to the benefit of the local wildlife. The gates will be permanently locked and all the DDAS signage removed. Look out further news on developments on the club website, our Facebook page and in the newsletters. 
Thank you.

 

 

Luckfield- Microchalk spreading - Sat 26th Nov
16 November 2022

'JOB DONE'

1 Tonne of microchalk spread at Luckfield Lake this morning. Many thanks to Chris, Bob, Will, Colin, Nick, Steve and myself for all the hard work and giving up their Saturday morning to help. 

We also widened the path near the bridge, patched up the peg 9 platform, spread wood chip on the slippery sections of path and trimmed back quite a few branches overhanging the path. An excellent job, well done chaps.

Gary (club Sec)

Fishing at Wool & Worgret from 1/11/22
31 October 2022

DDAS members are requested to read the 'Grayling Fishing Guidelines' in the members handbook (available to view on this website). 
You are also reminded to NOT photograph any Sea Trout or Salmon that you 'accidentally' catch while coarse fishing... they are to be returned to the water immediately after unhooking, we would also prefer that you do the same with any Grayling caught but understand that you might want a photo memory of a decent fish caught.

Don't forget that the Wool beat will be closed on Sunday 6th November for the club match, Worgret will be open as normal but be advised that the track leading down to the beat can be tricky for low wheelbase vehicles, it may be best to park in the area close to the top of the track and walk down.

Most importantly... ''stay safe'' the banks can be a bit tricky and uneven in places.  
Thank you!

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