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One for your diary

Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Jul 15 2017 13:09

Next years ZAC mini convention will be on sat 26th May 2018 at the United Services Club in March Cambs. More details to follow.

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Post by delboy » Sat Jul 15 2017 13:22

Will put it in my file-o-fax.........................................................But still remind me next year boy. :thumbs:

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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Jul 15 2017 13:52

Im sure i'll pop up on here to do just that.

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Post by davelumb » Sat Jul 15 2017 14:53

Christ Nev that's a bit early notice for me, I don't buy my diaries until February when they are going cheap.

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Post by Nige Johns » Sat Jul 15 2017 15:29

I'm sure they'll be a reminder in his new mag,......... oh hasn't he mentioned that :laughs:

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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Jul 15 2017 16:50

Nige Johns wrote:
I'm sure they'll be a reminder in his new mag,......... oh hasn't he mentioned that :laughs:
I can't honestly remember if i'd mentioned the mag..........................................

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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Dec 02 2017 14:54

Just reminding Lumby!!!

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Post by Neville Fickling » Fri Jan 12 2018 16:24

The theme of the May ZAC mini convention will be 50 years of zander fishing in the UK. The day will be devoted to zander fishing in the UK which really got started in 1968. There will of course be a mention of the introduction of zander and the fishing at Woburn and Claydon prior to 1968 but mostly it will be 1968 to the present day.

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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 11:25

Just a long shot here. Zander were first introduced into the Shoulder of Mutton Pond at Woburn in 1878. They were subsequently moved around to various places including Claydon in 1950. Anyone know if they are still present in Claydon or any other places nearby that has them?

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sat Mar 24 2018 11:29

1878?? Holy smoke I had no idea they had been over here that long!

I thought I read somewhere that the Woburn fish were a slightly different strain to the zander in our rivers, but I might be imagining that.

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Post by davelumb » Sat Mar 24 2018 11:46

Zander were still present in Claydon Middle Lake in 2008 - http://www.lbac.co.uk/gallery.htm

I caught a small one there, on a sprat head, in the '90s. :smile:

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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 12:07

thanks for that Dave. Mind you the kid with the 19 looks a bit suspect. Wat the Woburn zander are the ancestors of our present stock. Another stocking from sweden in 1960 to a pit at Mepal appears to have never moved.

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sat Mar 24 2018 12:15

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thanks for that Dave. Mind you the kid with the 19 looks a bit suspect. Wat the Woburn zander are the ancestors of our present stock. Another stocking from sweden in 1960 to a pit at Mepal appears to have never moved.
Thanks Neville. You have me scratching my head now though. I thought I knew Mepal fairly well. I cannot think of any pit there that ever held zeds?
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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 12:22

on the counter drain side upstream. I've driven past it recently and i couldn't see it.

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sat Mar 24 2018 12:34

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on the counter drain side upstream. I've driven past it recently and i couldn't see it.
Do you mean Pingles?
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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 12:44

no that's downstream. God I fished that a few times for very little!!!

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sat Mar 24 2018 16:20

Not sure where you mean then, but I am intrigued.
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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 16:28

stand on Mepal counter drain bridge look south then west.

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sat Mar 24 2018 16:55

Neville Fickling wrote:
stand on Mepal counter drain bridge look south then west.
I'll take a look next time I am out that way thanks Neville.
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Post by Neville Fickling » Sat Mar 24 2018 22:08

if its not there someones filled it in!

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Post by dropped_run » Sun Mar 25 2018 01:21

Off the 142 Nev? I'd heard rumours that it had had an ancient stocking of zander but I've never heard of anyone actually catching one :scratch:
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Post by delboy » Sun Mar 25 2018 09:27

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if its not there someones filled it in!
It was there just the other year,you cant miss it,I was talking to a carpangler on there who had fished it for years and he told me that there were zander in there...How come I cant send Wat a private message?

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Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 25 2018 09:44

Is this it through the trees in 2017?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.41128 ... 312!8i6656

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Post by delboy » Sun Mar 25 2018 13:38

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no that's downstream. God I fished that a few times for very little!!!
Myfirst trips to the fens were on pringles,straight from work on a friday night,just me and me dogs,happy days.the only other person i saw was mark barrett and his mates,i never had f**k all out of theireither,think i remember mark buying me some chips.

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delboy wrote:
Neville Fickling wrote:
if its not there someones filled it in!
It was there just the other year,you cant miss it,I was talking to a carpangler on there who had fished it for years and he told me that there were zander in there...How come I cant send Wat a private message?
I have disabled pms Delboy.

We are not talking Borrow pit are we? Opposite the bridge? ( Pearl Bridge I think I have heard it called) The only other pits around there that I am aware of are the Pits on Block Fen and Chatteris Aqua Sports on tother side of road.
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Post by delboy » Sun Mar 25 2018 14:41

Not them ones boy,fuckme when you turn off the road to drive down to pringles it is right behind you,i mean just a few yards,if you are coming from block fen instead of turning left for pringles turn right and its right there,it aint very big.,forgot the name of it

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Post by Wat Tyler » Sun Mar 25 2018 15:02

delboy wrote:
Not them ones boy,fuckme when you turn off the road to drive down to pringles it is right behind you,i mean just a few yards,if you are coming from block fen instead of turning left for pringles turn right and its right there,it aint very big.,forgot the name of it
I think I have just found it on Google Earth. I'll have a look sometime cheers. :thumbs:
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Post by Neville Fickling » Sun Mar 25 2018 16:38

as always lumby has spotted it!

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Post by Neville Fickling » Tue Mar 27 2018 07:24

I thought it was Pingles Pit not Pringles which are a type of crisp

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Post by Davidf74 » Thu Mar 29 2018 17:23

I believe it's called 'Swacks', contains some decent c##p.

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