Please read Chris’ message on Facebook explaining the steps taken to minimise Covid-19 transmission and the resulting new rules. These rules have been incorporated into the associated NUAC booking instructions.
Once you book at Hall Walk via our booking process you are classed as a Hall Walk member for the duration of your visit. Please remember that the NUAC committee have the right to terminate your NUAC membership if you are found to be in breach of fishery rules.
First an update regards situation following the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions.
Shallowbrook is now open for night fishing although NUAC members are still restricted to Snipe Lake.
Bridge Inn Fishery is now open and can be booked as per our website instructions (bookings no longer limited to 24 hours).
Snetterton Pits have confirmed they will not re-open until 16th June (so please renew your membership if you want to fish here).
Hall Walk are still closed while they wait for the fish to finish spawning and prepare the fishery to meet Covid-19 restrictions. Please follow us on Facebook to be notified when this fishery re-opens.
Please note that fisheries have had to reduce the number of pegs available so we cannot guarantee you will be able to fish even when making a booking. We appreciate that arriving at a fishery to find you cannot fish is frustrating but the restrictions fisheries must apply are there for people’s safety.
When fishing please follow fishery rules and please familiarise yourself with the Angling Trust guidance to ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones. Links to this guidance are now available on the website via each water currently open.
Additional to limiting the waters available to you, this public health emergency has had other impacts on the running of the club. May is usually about our Annual General Meeting (AGM), work at The Grove, and Renewals. Only Renewals are proceeding as normal, and I hope you are optimistic about prospects for our sport; it will help our planning hugely by renewing as soon as you can.
We will take a view around timing of the AGM; access to a venue & getting together is only part of it, and we need other face to face preparation ahead of Public Meetings recommencing.
AGM is a chance to record The Club's thanks to any of the Committee who have decided to relinquish their roles. This year we have three of our Committee stepping down;
Dave Shearing relinquishes his roles as Hickling & Snetterton Manager. Dave's the definition of a "proper" fisherman with his enthusiasm for all branches of the sport from boats on the Broads to Match Fishing. He has looked after our Hickling relationship for many years, obtained our past access to AlphaCraft,and more recently River Yare & Snetterton. He's ferreted out more prospects for us to check out than the rest of the Committee put together, and taken Minutes more than a few times as well.
Dave Crooks has appeared as "Web Wizard" on our Website for many, many years and was systematic behind the development of the tech behind our on-line presence.
Michael Stolworthy, who has managed our relationships with Hall Walk, The Bridge, and The Wensum (having brokered access to this stretch for us this time last year).
Hopefully a proper thank-you can be expressed in the not too-distant future.
Whilst the Club is really healthy, if the Committee changes above imply significant loss, that's very true. Our Committee is thin; more consultancy is being undertaken (and decisions made) by fewer of us; we need capacity to maintain & manage our successful, small club.
So if you feel you could help in keeping our Bookings responsive, help on the ground (The Grove), help in managing Fishery Owner relationships, or help in our administration - either as a Committee Member, or without the commitment of attending our meetings, please contact our Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any Committee Member for a chat.
Thank you for your ongoing support & co-operation.
Following the latest Government announcements regards Covid-19 restrictions we will be allowed to travel to a fishery and fish from tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May.
The Government is still mandating social distancing restrictions when people are outside the home and the Angling Trust have provided guidance to clubs and anglers as to what that means when fishing. The committee have reviewed this guidance and information supplied by our partner fisheries and can confirm that from tomorrow Snipe Lake at Shallowbrook will be open to NUAC members.
To help Shallowbrook manage numbers and maintain social distancing NUAC have chosen to restrict our members to Snipe Lake. This decision will be reviewed in the next week or two and you will be notified of any change as soon as possible.
Shallowbrook have imposed the following restrictions:
Fishing restricted to daytime from 8am until 7pm.
Please provide your own hand sanitiser.
Please observe all government social distancing requirements.
One fisherman per swim, unless 2 people from the same household want to fish.
No spectators or dogs at this present time.
These restrictions take precedent over existing fishery rules as stated at nuac.org.uk. Please continue to follow all the existing fishery rules where applicable. We recommend you follow Shallowbrook on Facebook to keep informed of further rule changes.
Regrettably The Grove will remain closed for the foreseeable future. A number of factors influenced this decision not least of which is its location within the grounds of a Care Home.
Hall Walk, Bridge Inn Fishery & Snetterton Pits also remain closed to our members at this time. We expect them to re-open in the next few weeks and we will communicate these changes to you as soon as we can. Please be patient while these fisheries take the necessary steps to minimise the risks posed by the Covid-19 virus; this work is necessary to ensure your safety when you return.
All our other venues remain closed due to the river close season and as such will be unavailable to 2019-20 permit holders (you will receive a renewal invite in the next 7 days).
In the meantime please familiarise yourself with the Angling Trust guidance to ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones when you do go fishing.
Keep safe and thank you for your ongoing support & co-operation,