Due to the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in this year, the Committee have needed to introduce a few new Bye-laws. It is hoped that some will be short lived, but some may need ratification at the next AGM.
Due to continued trespassing Clancy have again stopped access to the Clancy bank via the gate by the toilet block, which is now permanently closed. The 2 swims at the South end of the Clancy bank can still be used, but access is only by anti-clockwise walking round the lake, past the club hut . It is hoped this will only be for a short while, until Clancy install a new gate at their main entrance, the point at which most trespassers and poachers are entering the site.
Due to the high demand for swims, all guest tickets have been suspended on all 3 lakes until further notice. It is hoped we will be able to reverse this suspension in October/November, so a further decision will be made later in the year.
The Rules for using a boat will be slightly changed, and will read: no more than 2 members in a boat with an another member as a watch out. All should wear life jackets and carry a portable phone. All 2 or 3 must be good swimmers. It will still be necessary to contact a committee member first, as in future our boats will be chained-up. This change is to allow certain work to be undertaken, mostly by committee members, in which only one person can be in the boat at that time.
The Covid 19 virus is still a major threat to us all, so many of the measures put in at the start of the new season will need to be continued. Please read the continuation of this piece on News Page 2.
There have been several reports of members having their bait and cold drinks stolen from the freezers around the lakes. This is a despicable act and will mean instant dismissal from the RCAS for anyone caught indulging in this practice. All bailiffs and the committee will be looking out for the culprits and members should do the same.
If this criminal action is not stopped, the committee will have no choice but to remove the freezers altogether from the site and with them the service of members keeping their frozen bait in good condition at the lakes.