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Club AGM APRIL 17TH 2014. 8 pm. At Stoke village hall.

Membership applications and renewals.

Angling Club (S.A.C) is a small club of about 50 members, with new membership accepted only from persons resident in the area of the peninsula of Hoo. (Previously Stoke only)

Stoke lakes are situated between farmland and the Medway marshes, consisting of three lakes, at Middle Stoke. The first Lake, referred to as the Delf, is an L shaped lake, with deeper margins and raised middle areas. This lake is the Farm’s primary source of irrigation for the surrounding land, resulting in variable water levels in the warmer months, at times unfishable. {Notices will advise members of this lake’s closure to fishing, if necessary}.

Further on from the Delf are two ”stock ponds”; this area is designated as part of a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Both ponds are naturally weeded, with established reed beds, populated by a wide variety of wildlife.

Working in conjunction with The Environment Agency, the club plans to reduce the crowding of reeds and control weed growth, to open up the waters and provide a more balanced habitat for the inhabitants of these ponds, and provide better area for fishing.

All the lakes have a large population of Rudd and a good head of Carp averaging from 6lbs-10lbs, appealing to the pleasure angler, with a few 20′s to add to the excitement. Chub to 1 ½ lbs, and eels, are the only predatory fish present.