KAPS News

All the latest news, articles and information.
 
Ulcombe – Parking

Ulcombe – Parking

Over the next few weeks there will be a short closure of the main car park at Ulcombe while  maintenance work is carried out on the jetty. There will be a notice on the main gate directing you to the secondary car park on the Headcorn side of the farmhouse.

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Mr Charles Hilder

The Society has been shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the death of Mr Charles Hilder. Although the exact circumstances surrounding Charlie’s death are unclear we believe that Charlie died after a confrontation with poachers. At this stage we would like to pass...

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Kingfisher News – March 2020

Kingfisher News – March 2020

Postponement of A.G.M and Work Party Weekend With the current Coronavirus emergency unlikely to get any better for the next few months we have been forced to postpone the Annual General Meeting planned for 7th May 2020 until later in the year. A replacement date will...

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Mr Alan Corby

The Society has been greatly saddened to learn of the sudden passing away of Mr Alan Corby. Alan had served on the Kingfisher committee and in numerous other roles over many, many years. He had been an ever-present on the Society’s match scene and will be sorely...

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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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