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No fishing on any stretches of the river Blackbourn normally available to be fished by Ixworth Angling Club Members

 IXWORTH ANGLING CLUB IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FISHING IS PERMITTED TO TAKE PLACE FROM WEDNESDAY  6TH JANUARY 2021 UNTIL THE END OF MARCH 2021 AS PER LATEST GOVERMENT  LOCKDOWN RULES THAT CAME INTO FORCE FROM MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT   SAD NEWS I KNOW FOR ALL MEMBERS BUT HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO FISHING THE RIVER AS SOON AS COVID INFECTIONS HAVE DROPPED TO ACCEPTABLE LOWER LEVELS.
Instructions to be followed by all members when the new season starts on the 16th June 2020. 1/ Entrance to the Match Stretch is to be via the steel entrance gate at the Roundhouse end only. Members must not attempt to enter via the locked gated and fenced entrance at the Hemp Yard Bridge end of this section. 2/ Members must fish in accordance with the relevant guidelines detailed below. As and when current government guidelines are revised and/or relaxed further in the future please ensure these are followed at all times when fishing along the river. i) Only travel to our fishing sections on your own or with members of your household. ii) Fish with members of your household or one person outside your household - but stick to social distancing guidelines. iii) Where possible, maintain a distance of 15 metres from other  anglers whilst fishing. iv) Use hand sanitiser before and after touching gates handled by other angler v) Do not leave home if you have any symptoms of Covi

Ixworth Angling Club - Renewing your membership or joining club for the first time

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Steps to be taken by all existing or potential new members to ensure compliance with the latest government corona virus guidelines 1/ Please contact our Membership Secretary Owen Holder by telephone  on 01359 408073 to agree a time acceptable but not before the 1st June 2020. If you have not joined the club before please ensure you provide details of your age so that Owen can advise you of the membership fee required 2/ Knock on door of his house and then step back at least 2 metres away from the door. On opening the door Owen will place a plastic box on the doorstop and step back inside and close the door. This will contain a club Joining Card that must be fully completed by yourself. 3/ Pick up the box and place your completed Joining Card, Membership Book, current Rod Licence and membership fee inside and return box to his doorstep. 4/ Knock on the door and step back again at least 2 metres away from the door. Owen will pick up the box and close the d
Ixworth Angling Club will be holding a Junior members only fishing match on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Peg Draw at the Roundhouse at 10-30am, fish from 11am to 3pm. Entry is free to all junior members of the club. There will be a trophy awarded to the junior member landing the best catch. in weigh terms. Members of the Committee and, hopefully, other adult members will be on hand to provide help and guidance to the junior members in terms of fishing method, setting up the tackle rig etc to ensure all taking part have the best chance of catching a good number of fish from their drawn swim. Spare keep nets and landing nets will be available to loan for the match if required. If you would like to take part please contact myself as soon as possible and not later than Thursday 20th February. We are hoping that this match will be well supported by the junior members and that further matches can be arranged including a match at a still water lake. Please note that in the event that
Ixworth Angling Club held the Greyhound Annual Christmas Charity Match on Sunday 24th November 2019 17 members and guests took part including 6 junior members. The match was won by Ivan Frost with a winning weight of 4lb 9 ounces. Second place went to Angie Burrows with a weight of 1lb 2 ounces, third place to guest Andy with a weight of 4 and a half ounces and fourth place to Chris Oakley with a eight of 3 ounces. After the match everyone taking part plus friends, parents and relatives enjoyed a buffet lunch laid on by Colin and Sue Pearce at the Greyhound pub which was clearly much appreciated and particularly by those who took part in the match that was fished in dry but far from warm weather conditions. The winner of the match was presented with the trophy by Colin Pearce of the Greyhound who kindly donated this annual trophy to the club for this annual charity match. After the trophy presentation a grand Raffle was held and thanks to the generous donations of raffle prizes by
Update on Charity Fishing Match Sunday 24th November 2019 It has been decided to raise monies this year for the West Suffolk Hospital Breast Cancer Fund. If you are taking part in the match and would like to help our fundraising efforts by seeking sponsors for your efforts on the day please print out the Sponsorship Sheet below.   IXWORTH ANGLING CLUB     ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY MATCH      SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2019 SPONSORSHIP FORM            ALL MONIES RAISED WILL GO TO THE WEST SUFFOLK HOSPITAL BREAST CANCER FUND Member/Guest taking part- Sponsor's name Amount Received Sponsor's name Amount Received
The Greyhound Annual Christmas Charity Match Sunday 24th November 2019 This year we are holding the match much earlier than normally in the hope that more members will be able to take part. The weather hopefully will be dry and not too cold. All members and guests are most welcome to enter and there will be a special prize for the junior member catching the highest weight catch. Of course they could also win the trophy to keep for a year if they catch a larger weight than any other member or guest taking part in the match. Entry Fee for Senior members and Guests £5, ( Juniors £3 ), optional pool. Peg Draw at the Roundhouse at 10-15AM, fish from 11AM to 3PM.Please book your entry in advance by contacting the Chairman tel 01359 232038, or the Match Secretary Angie Burrows tel 01359 250008by Friday 22nd November. After the match everyone taking part, including family and friends , is invited to join us at the Greyhound Pub from 4-4-30PM for a buffet lunch. The club provides the lun