At the end of last season we introduced more fish to the Match Lake and we hope that this will improve the catch weights. We have also erected a gabion wall to prevent any river detritus from entering our match lake. This is looking a little new at the moment, but as vegetation starts to grow, it will blend in better with it's surroundings. There are culverts included in the wall to allow flow.
A dip tank has been introduced and anglers must dip their nets in the tank before fishing. This is a mandatory practice.
LEPTOSPIROSIS or WEIL'S DISEASE
We have been alerted to the fact that a rower using the River Soar has contracted leptospirosis (or Weil's disease). This is of concern to everyone who uses the river (and subsequently our water which is open to the river) and we would urge all anglers to ensure that they wash their hands and equipment (nets etc) thoroughly before eating. You should also ensure that any open wounds (scratches etc) are covered whilst fishing.
Weil's disease is spread by rats and we have always encouraged anglers to dispose of their rubbish properly.
About 90% of leptospirosis infections only cause mild symptoms, including:
- a high temperature (fever) of between 38C and 40C
- sudden headaches
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of appetite
- muscle pain, particularly affecting the muscles in the calves and lower back
- a short-lived rash
However, in some cases, more severe symptoms may develop, and everyone should be mindful that if they are starting to feel ill several days after having any of the above symptoms, they should alert their doctor immediately.
We have negotiated a discount of 10% off everything, except bait, from X-Sport ( 'Army Surplus Fishing & Outdoor Warehouse') who are at Unit 58 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1AW. You must produce your membership books to get this discount. They are open Monday to Saturday 07.00 to 18.30 and Sunday 07.00 to 16.00 hrs.