News

At the end of last season we introduced more fish to the McDonald's side and we hope that this will improve the catch weights.  We have also erected a gabion wall so that the fish we have purchased cannot escape to the other lake which is fed naturally by the river.  This is looking a little new at the moment, but as vegetation starts to grow, it will blend in better with it's surroundings. It also serves another purpose which is to keep out rubbish and river silt from clogging up the lake.  There are culverts included in the wall to allow the river to enter and leave the lake.

 

A dip tank has been introduced and anglers must dip their nets in the tank before fishing.  This is a mandatory practice and we would urge all members to use the tank.

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​LEPTOSPIROSIS or WEIL'S DISEASE

 

We have been alerted to the fact that a rower using the River Soar has contracted leptospirosis (or Weil's disease).  This is of concern to everyone who uses the river (and subsequently our water which is open to the river) and we would urge all anglers to ensure that they wash their hands and equipment (nets etc) thoroughly before eating.  You should also ensure that any open wounds (scratches etc) are covered whilst fishing.

 

Weil's disease is spread by rats and we have always encouraged anglers to dispose of their rubbish properly.  We have made the decision that as we do not have a dedicated rubbish pick up, and as some anglers are not abiding by the rules, we have taken the rubbish bins away.  This may go some way to discourage the rats from making themselves at home. 

 

This means that as from now, all anglers must take their rubbish home with them.  This is in accordance with Rule 9 in the membership book.

 

About 90% of leptospirosis infections only cause mild symptoms, including:

-  a high temperature  (fever) of between 38C and 40C

-  chills

-  sudden headaches

-  nausea and vomiting

-  loss of appetite

-  muscle pain, particularly affecting the muscles in the calves and lower back

-  conjunctivitis

-  a short-lived rash

 

However, in some cases, more severe symptoms may develop, and everyone should be mindful that if they are starting to feel ill several days after having any of the above symptoms, they should alert their doctor immediately. 

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X-SPORT

We have negotiated a discount of 10% off everything, except bait, from X-Sport ( 'Army Surplus Fishing & Outdoor Warehouse') who are at Unit 58 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1AW.  You must produce your membership books to get this discount.  They are open Monday to Saturday 07.00 to 18.30 and Sunday 07.00 to 16.00 hrs.