Founded in 1924

Welcome

Colchester Piscatorial Society is one of Colchester's longest established fishing clubs. Our aim is to provide top quality angling to the residents of Colchester and the surrounding areas. We have many waters in the Colchester area, all with a large stock of beautifully conditioned fish and set within exceptionally well kept grounds.

Good result on the river match last weekend, top weight being over 18lb, with a close 2nd and 3rd with nets just over 13lb. Well done to Kim Naish on his
Roach 1lb 6oz.

Our Waters

The Buckbricks complex - Ardleigh
The Langham complex - Langham
Pondhouse - Boxted
Glebe farm - Langham
The river Stour - Boxted Dedham

Langham 3                                     Langham 1

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Bucksbricks 1                      Buckbricks 2

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Please send your photos, stories or queries to shaunvancps@gmail.com

NOTICE

MISSING- A Rack head has been removed from Bucbricks 2. Please return this ASAP

Dont forget the new clothing is now available.

Boat match on the 8th is fully booked, hopefully be a good day for all lucky enough to get a space. With the contiuing sucess of the sea session more Boats and Matches will hopefully be arrange in the furture. 


Well done to Dave Pilsworth who won the Wilf Tolhurst match

BIG THANK YOU to those who came to help on work party.



 CRAYFISH TRAPS ONLY LICIENCED TRAPS ARE TO BE USED, THESE ARE ISSUED AND MONITORED BY THE EA, ANYONE CAUGHT USING TRAPS WILL BE PROSECUTED BY THE EA

New photos  uploaded, dont forget to send your photos in. See some of the fish caught in the first boat match this year over 60 fish caught! More photos please 

Work Parties will be on going this year on the first Sunday in the month when possible. Location and dates will be on Work party page. 

There could also be work done on waters at other times, we will try not to interfer with your fishing. Please understand this is voluntary work so done when people have time.

Please be aware of roped off swims at Pondhouse, these are closed due to bank erosion which will be sorted towards end of the year. Pently of other fishable swims. 




The Closed Season no longer applies to Langham Ponds 1,2&3 and Buckbricks 1,2&3.

Pondhouse, Glebe Farm and ALL the CPS stretches of the River Stour will still have a CLOSED season.

No keepnets allowed on any CPS waters during the closed season.

Unhooking Mats must be used at ALL times


 

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES



    ALL BUCBRICKS LAKES ARE OPEN

       LANGHAM WILL BE OPEN FROM
     FRIDAY 22ND OF MAY FROM 10AM
     

                                                                       
               



                                                                                                    CORONAVIRIS UPDATED

THANK YOU for all your patience during these strange times. 

We have finally managed to get all Bucbricks and Langham lakes open again. Please make sure you follow all set guide lines whilst on the waters.

On behalf of the committee and the membership i would like to thank all those working hard to get us back on the bank

Tightlines and Please stay safe

  Mick Barwood Chairman
 

ALL WORK PARTIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDE LINES 



ALSO GLEBE FARM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                                                              

WEBSITE We are currently building a new website which we hope to have live in next 4-6 weeks. We would like some new pictures to add to this site, so please email (shaunvancps@gmail.com)  any you have from your days on the bank or on the boat etc  

We have been donated around 3500 roach and rudd from the EA which have been put into Glebe.

PIKE MATCH Has been cancelled this year due to weather and conditions.

Beach Match 29th at St Osyth meet at 1pm fish 2pm- 7pm  CANCELLED  DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDE LINES

Barry Took has won the Ollivant this year with a total weight of just over 42lb,second was Gavin Leeks with 22lb 13oz.



PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF INCREASING WATER LEVELS THIS TIME OF YEAR. The river is very high at the moment and with all the rain banks and paths maybe slippery. 

 
WORK PARTY 

ALL WORK PARTIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDE LINES

BB3  We are aiming to change the steps into the lake PLEASE be aware this could cause slight disruption whilst being done. KEEP AN EYE ON HERE FOR UPDATES




Have put dates etc in for work parties this year, as you will see these are every other Sunday from the 15 th March up until June.Depending on how we get on with weather etc we may have other work parties in between. Will keep dates updated on website and the Work Party Whats app group. Please message me if you wish to be added to the group. 07493104944


NEW CPS Clothing Images of some of the clothing in gallery.  

There is now a gate up at Blackbarn car park, you will see 2 padlocks, smaller one is the CPS lock, please make sure when locking gate it locked padlock to padlock

EXTRA BOATS

Due a big increase of interest in the sea session Mark and Barry have managed to arrange a couple of extra trips to help accommodate more people. Please see fixture list. As before Mark will take bookings a month before each boat, but again be quick because places are limted to a first come first severed basis

Please when parking a Langham could you make sure we are able to gain access to container and rack with materials in at ALL times. 

No fires on any waters







 

BB2 Parking

When parking at BB2 please park at right angles to the fence to allow more cars to park there.

BEWARE.

Buckbricks 1. Pegs 1 to 5 are not in use at present due to low water levels and danger of quicksand. DO NOT WADE IN BB1.

Please Note

Please can all anglers ensure that their keepnets and landing nets are thoroughly dried prior to fishing any club waters to eliminate the chance of contamination between waters. Thank you for your co-operation.

SPECIMEN FISH 2018/19

How about adding your name to this list with your best catches of the year. Just fill in a Specimen fish form and either send it to me via Email or hand it to a committee member. Most committee members should have these forms.

FRESHWATER

BREAM            M.Connor                   10lb 4oz

BREAM            J Dodshon                   6lb 13oz

CATFISH         A.Lusher (junior)        38lb 6oz    (non club water)

CARP              M.Connor                    29lb 3oz 

Common Carp        A.Lusher              31lb (largest recorded fish caught on club water)

COMMON CARP   Simon Haywood   22lb 15oz  (non club water)

CRUCIAN CARP   S.Meadows     2lb 8oz               

CHUB      

EEL                        L.Larkin            3lb    (non club water) (Lady)                               

PERCH                  C.Moore           2lb 8oz             

PIKE                        

ROACH                 C.Moore           1lb 10oz

RUDD                

TENCH                  M.Barwood       5lb 12oz


TENCH                  A.Barwood        4lb 1oz  (Lady)  

TENCH                  S.Vandersteen  8lb 6oz     

SALTWATER

COD                     S.Meadows      2lb 4oz

DAB                      

SMOOTH HOUND (Starry)      P.Oliver    11lb 4oz

SMOOTH HOUND (Common) P.Oliver    10lb 4oz

STING RAY               

THORNBACK RAY  C.Oliver     12lb 10oz  (boat)

THORNBACK RAY   M.Sessions   12lb    (beach)

TUB GURNARD

WHITING                  B.Took        1lb 4oz     


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

GOOD NEWS ALL BUCBRICKS LAKES ARE NOW OPEN
There will be LIMITED swims so we running a booking on system.
Please text 07775501125 to Book on B1 ( Lake in front of George Hall)
and 07979620127 book on B2 & B3  and wait for a conformation text to confirm your booking. 
You must follow guidelines which will be on posters around the lakes and YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN HAND SANITIZER.

LANGHAM PONDS WILL BE OPEN FROM 10AM FRIDAY 22ND Again you have to book on please text 07881374412 BETWEEN 8AM- 9PM to book a space and wait for a conformation text to confirm your booking. DO NOT GO FISHING WITHOUT COMFORMATION TEXT
You must follow guidelines which will be on posters around the lakes and YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN HAND SANITIZER AND OR GLOVES TO HANDLE LOCKS. Limited spaces on each lake 8 on Langham 1 and 4 on Langham 3. 
You can fish for a maxiuim 48hrs and off for 24hrs before returning. IF YOUR DOING A NIGHT THEN YOU CAN FISH FROM 10AM AND MUST BE OFF BY 10AM ON YOUR LAST DAY
YOU MUST PARK IN DESIGNATED SPACES. 
Sorry its taken a while but as you can see a lot of red to get through

                          ENJOY AND STAY SAFE


We NEED to get this right so we can keep fishing
Hope you all understand hope to see you on the bank safe and well
Thanks CPS

Subscriptions now due:- Please send your membership card by post with a stamped self addressed envelope along with appropriate fee to
 
Membership Secretary
3 Audley Road
Colchester
Essex
CO3 3TY 


EVENTS



MATCHES

Come join our freshwater match scene for friendly competition, bankside banter and maybe the spoils. Upcoming matches will be posted here weekly. To enter please call the Freshwater Match Secretary on 07751154016

FRESHWATER

Please see fixture list on Match and Results page

 


SALTWATER     To book your place please text Mark on 07770432947 

There will be no Club sudsidy for the boats. You must book 4 weeks inadvance to secure your place. The boats skipper will fill vacany spaces after that. 


Beach Match Marth 15th at St Ostyh fish 2pm 7pm

BEACH MATCH UPDATE Maximum 2 Rods with 2 hooks per rod. Spare traces can be baited up ready. But maximum of 4 hooks in the water at any one time.

 

BAILIFFS

The CPS now has inclub bailiffs that will patrol all waters from now on. So dont forget you club membership card, rod licence and carpark sticker. They will also be on the look out for anyone who should not be on the CPS waters and importantly LITTER. The Bailiffs are:

Shaun Vandersteen

Ian Lusher

Myles Quinlan

Kim Naish

Keith Nixon

There is also a new EA Bailift Tom Baird who will checking lakes and river, please make sure you carry membership and Rod Licence at all times. 

PARKING

PLEASE ONLY USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ON ALL WATERS.

YOU MUST NOT DRIVE DOWN THE HILL TO THE LAKE AT GLEBE FARM. YOU RISK GETTING STUCK AND MAY BE CHARGED TO RECOVER YOUR VEHICLE.

News Flash

Our Membership is now open for the 2020-21 season so if you are looking to become a member print off the application form and send it in to us, these forms can also be found at local tackle shops including Wass's ,  Angling Direct, Radcliffs and Harwich Rd.

EXTRA BOATS FOR YOU SEA  ANGLIERS ARRANGED plus EXTRA BEACH MATCHES IN THE NEW YEAR

Big thank you for your support in getting this session back up and running

WORK PARTIES

 Do you like to fish comfortably and safely? Then come join our working parties and help keep it that way. Venues and dates can be found on the work parties page. Help is always appreciated. 2020 Dated, member who does the most work parties will be given a CPS Hoodie kindly donated by Barry