KAPS News

All the latest news, articles and information.
 
Rugby Lake Swim closure

Rugby Lake Swim closure

Please be advised that the Beaches Swim on Rugby is closed until further notice. This decision has been taken to close the swim in the interest of fish welfare. A large clump of floating reeds and the Lilly Pads have made it impossible to fish this swim without the...

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Gravel Extraction at Hoo, August 2019

Gravel Extraction at Hoo, August 2019

At a recent meeting with Tarmac Aggregates it was confirmed that the next phase of the extraction will be the field to the north of the Heaton Lake, just across the horse field. Gravel extraction has already started and will be to a depth of 5 metres. Given our recent...

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Gary Bush (Bush Man) R.I.P.

Gary Bush (Bush Man) R.I.P.

Awful news that Gary Bush aka (Bushman!) has tragically been taken to the carp gods in the sky. A well known, well respected and well liked long term KAPS member. One of the best and loved by many, our hearts go out to his dear family, especially to his wife and young...

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Christine banks 44lb Pollard Mirror

Christine banks 44lb Pollard Mirror

Adam Beavan sent us this fantastic picture of a 44lb Mirror caught on the 14/05/19 by his mum Christine. "She was fishing Pollard for 2 nights with my dad and backed this up with a 32lber too (plus a few bream of course). It'd be great if we could get her picture on...

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Something very special…

Something very special…

Good afternoon chaps. Caught on Saturday 9th March 2019.20.08 lbs from Heaton lake, Hoo. Unbelievably, I caught this old croc whilst fishing for carp. I was fishing very tight lines and locked up tight against the reeds in the willows swim. Using a running inline lead...

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Kingfisher News – January 2019

Kingfisher News – January 2019

The Heaton Lake We have great pleasure in announcing that the main, large lake at Hoo will in future be known as The Heaton Lake in memory of the late Mr Roger Heaton who was bailiff at Hoo for many years before his untimely passing in December 2017. Paddlesworth Work...

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Tree maintenance at Boughton

Tree maintenance at Boughton

The landowners at Boughton Monchelsea will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the trees surrounding the Leg of Mutton Lake during the coming weeks. The Heron Lake, which is closer to the parking area, will be unaffected.

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Hoo, The Cut – Fish Rescue

Hoo, The Cut – Fish Rescue

Water levels on The Cut continued to fall throughout August and it eventually became necessary to transfer the majority of the fish to the other two lakes. This was carried out by the Environment Agency on Saturday 18th August 2018. The operation went very smoothly...

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The Cut, Hoo – Update

The Cut, Hoo – Update

Low water levels on the Hoo peninsula, whether caused by quarrying or climatic conditions, have caused a significant drop in the water level on The Cut at Hoo. The Environment Agency's fisheries team have visited the site with a view to a possible transfer of fish to...

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Hoo Cut – Closed Until Further Notice

Hoo Cut – Closed Until Further Notice

Please note that in the interest of fish welfare it is has been necessary to temporarily close The Cut at Hoo (the long thin lake which is located near the bottom end of the main lake) due to very low water levels. The club is continuing to monitor the water levels...

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Hot Weather and Fish Care

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

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 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

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

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

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:- info@kapscoarse.co.uk

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