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Hot Weather and Fish Care

FISH CARE With the blistering hot temperatures we are having recently please ensure you look after yourselves and the fish when out fishing. For the safety of the fish: It is important to remember that the water will be much warmer and warmer water means less...

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Paddlesworth Work Party 2018

The annual Paddlesworth work party took place over the weekend of 18th/19th/20th May. It was again expertly organised by Colin Luscombe and it was pleasing to see a record number of members turning out throughout the weekend to work on making improvements...

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Paddlesworth Road Closure – 21st May – 27th May

Paddlesworth Road will be closed from “The Cottage” to the the Bowling Green entrance from 21st May fro 6 days (including Saturday 26th) for repairs to the road. This means you will not be able to access the complex from the eastern end of Paddlesworth Road as you would if you drive through Snodland.

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How to prevent the spread of fish disease

It is understood that there has been a significant loss of fish at a fishery belonging to another club which is in close proximity to some of our own waters. We would like to take the opportunity to remind all members of the importance in preventing the spread of diseases.

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Kingfisher News – January 2018

The following charges will be applicable from 1st April 2018 when current coarse fishing memberships expire. Annual subscriptions must be received by 15th May 2018. It is permissible to add your 3rd Rod and Night Fishing options at a later date. We are pleased to record that a number of committee vacancies have been filled following our appeal in the last newsletter. 

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Mr Roger Heaton

Mr Roger Heaton We have been greatly saddened by the news of the passing of Mr. Roger Heaton our bailiff at Hoo for many years. Roger died on 21st December 2017 after a short illness. Roger was a past committee member and Life Member of KAPS and will be greatly missed...

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Update: Blue Green Algae – River Beult

The River Beult at Yalding reopens for fishing. The Environment Agency today have informed the club that the algal bloom on the River Beult at Yalding has dispersed enough for it to be non-toxic. Fishing can be now be resumed on the stretch, however, members should be...

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New club email address

Please note - the club's main email address has changed. The Supernet address as printed on membership cards is no longer active. From now on, all emails intended for the club secretary should be addressed to:-...

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The Environment Agency have warned us of an outbreak of Blue-green algae on our stretch of the River Beult at Yalding. The affected area is on the upper stretch above the sluice. The bloom can produce toxins which can kill wild animals, livestock and pets. They can...

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Red Letter Day For Jamie

We've been sent details of Red Letter day recently experienced by one happy member, Jamie Akehurst. I couldn't let this pass without sending it over to you. I've just got home (this was Sunday)from what only can be described as a red letter day in the carping world! I...

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MEMBERSHIP CHARGES FOR 2017/18  We are pleased to announce that a new arrangement for long-term fishing at Paddlesworth has been agreed. The downside is that an increase of the rent, which has been stable for a number of years, was part of this agreement. The increase...

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Fish welfare

The welfare of your fish should be at the front of your mind. We ask that you think carefully about how you want to photograph your catch. Here are some tips to help you: Set your camera up before you take the fish from the water. If you have a friend with you, they...

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Fishing near powerlines

Power Lines LOOK OUT ! – LOOK UP !  ADVICE ON SAFE FISHING NEAR OVERHEAD ELECTRIC POWER LINES Several people have died and others have been seriously injured whilst using carbon fibre rod and poles near overhead power lines. The following advice is designed to prevent...

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Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed  Heracleum mantegazzianum This summer there was a dramatic increase in the amount of Giant Hogweed growing in the Medway catchment. There were a number of very large plants on the River Beult at Yalding, more especially on the downstream section. The...

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Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis)

Weil's Disease (Leptospirosis) can be a serious risk to anglers and in some (rare) cases can be fatal. The following description is taken from another web site and is provided for the information of members. Many anglers are now using the alcohol based hand cleaning...

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If you are a current active member of KAPS and you would like to receive newsletters by email, please use the form to subscribe. You will be required to enter your membership number, so please have this to hand. Once you have submitted your request you will be sent an email which will ask you verify your email address but clicking the link in the email. Then your are all done.

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