23rd January - Ian Lusher
Good news all waters now open.
Stay safe

18th January - Ian Lusher
As Head Bailiff, I would like to increase the number of Bailiffs this year, so call upon our Members to consider if they would like to volunteer in becoming a Bailiff.
After a 3 month trial period, there are some benefits to you going forward
in respect of Membership fees.
If any one is interested please contact me on 07881 374412 between 8am and 6pm.

17th January - Ian Lusher
Hello All
Due to an incident in November's Lockdown, the Club Bailiffs will be out and about more. They will be checking on Membership Cards and Rod Licences and are now required to take photos, so please do not be offended by this, it is help the Club in case there are any incidents in the future. Some may even be carrying body cameras.

Also, please send in your photos via our website 'contact us' page of any catches when your out on the bank, we would love to see and share them with all Members.
Tight lines and stay safe

15th January - Shaun Vandersteen
Please be advised we have had to close Langham Complex today until further notice. It's totally flooded. Stratford is also closed from today as it's flooded too but if we have no rain in next couple of days it should be ok by Monday.

13th January - Shaun Vandersteen
Please be advised that all Langham lakes are closed for fishing this Sunday 17th January owing to Landowner maintenance. River at Langham Flume side before lake gates is ok to fish

8th January - Cliff Sturley
Please be advised that the Pike Match scheduled in February has been cancelled. Furthermore, round 2 of the Croydon Cup has also been cancelled. This means this trophy will not be awarded for this season.

7th January - Ian Lusher

Hello all 

Really good news

The angling trust has just announced that we are allowed to go fishing again from today. Note though, no night fishing or match fishing allowed.

Please open the link below to read their announcement and please follow these angling trust guidelines

Tight lines and stay safe everyone.

5th January - Ian Lusher
Unfortunately, under Lockdown measures, we are unable to go fishing from midnight tonight, until further notice.
Please see below the link to the Angling Trust announcement tonight.

It is imperative all members abide by this announcement.

4th January - Ian Lusher

Evening all 

After the pm's announcement tonight the club is awaiting guidance from the Anglian Trust as to our next move to see if we are able to carry on fishing as soon as we know anything we will update facebook website etc 

Tight lines and stay safe

3rd January - Ian Lusher
I have been to Langham today and pleased to say the water has now dropped enough in order for us to open the complex for fishing with immediate effect. Stay safe.

3rd January - Mark White
Owing to COVID the sea trip on the 10th January 2021 has been postponed until the 16th May 2021

2nd January - Cliff Sturley
Stratford now fishable but wet under foot.
Take care!

29th December - CPS Committee
Unfortunately we announce that
Donny Ralph, a lifetime member and great CPS character, sadly passed away today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

26th December - Shaun Vandersteen

Please be advised our Langham complex is totally flooded out and with more rain forecast we don't expect it to clear for at least another week or two, therefore it's closed until further notice. Also our Stratford river stretch is totally flooded out too so fishing is unlikely down there until a week's time.

24th December - Shaun Vandersteen
The Landowner of Glebe Farm has informed us that it will not be accessable for fishing on the 28th December. If anyone is night fishing on the 27th, then you must please leave no later than 8am on the 28th.

20th December - Ian Lusher
Good news, Langham complex is now open from today. It's still very wet under foot so please do not overload trollies etc as you may get stuck. Take care too as it's very slippery so don't venture too near river or lake banks. Keep safe.
Also a reminder that the EA are about on our waters so please make sure you have your rod licence and membership cards with you at all times. CPS Bailiffs are now required to take photos of both on their round of checks, please support.

17th December - Cliff Sturley
Please see our new video on CPS River Stretches page on this website. If you wish to hear background music whilst viewing just click on video and deselect mute option. Good option!
Although some editing and music was required can I say a massive thank you to member Keith Nixon and his son for providing the excellent drone footage and the time it took. It is hoped we can complete the same for our lakes some time next year. Enjoy 😊

15th December - Cliff Sturley
Hi Everyone.
On the 28th October I sent a message to kindly ask all members to start to subscribe to our Website, so in the future we can alert you all of any urgent messages by email (like recently Langham Complex is closed) plus a lot more.
Thank you to all those that have done so, so far.

I know not everyone looks at our website Members News Feed weekly, as recommended, but to give you an example recently, not everyone knew about Keep Net bans (which has since been lifted)
Had they viewed the website they would have known.
However, if we have a members emailing list, most of you would have known as we would have sent an email to you as soon as it was announced, as well as putting it on our website for those that do not have access to email.

Going forward, we would potentially start to use this medium for membership renewals and reminders plus more, saving the Society costs which ultimately goes towards keeping Membership fees down.

Please can I remind members and Committee Members to start to subscribe asap (see how to 28th October message) We have circa 400 Members and only 25 Subscribed so far.
Thank you

14th December - Shaun Vandersteen
Unfortunately, Langham Complex is still flooded and do not see us reopening this water for least another week. Will update everyone once we can re-open

11th December - Ian Lusher
Please be advised our Langham complex still remains closed owing to flooding. Next update on Monday 14th December

6th December - CPS Committee
Dear all members.
Following our continued investigations and communications with the EA, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to remove, with immediate effect, the ban of keep nets. We know this has caused a lot of unhappiness whilst they were banned, but really do appreciate your support and understanding whilst we are sorting this alleged breach of covid rules out by some members whilst in lockdown.

5th December - Ian Lusher
Please be advised we have had to close our Langham complex with immediate affect owing to severe flooding.

2nd December - Mick Barwood

With the current lockdown rules coming to an end at midnight tonight, I am pleased to say, that having previously removed the rule of 6 Anglers only at each lake, we can now adopt the new regulatiions of rule of 6 outside from 2 on all our waters, effective from the 3rd December.
We are now guided by the tier 2 system rules and regulations, so please make sure you are familiar with them going forward.

Please also remember to remain socially distanced from anyone on all our waters that are not from your household, or support bubble, as the EA are patrolling our waters.

1st December - CPS Committee

Under the current Government Rules & Regulations regarding COVID19, NO Matches can take place, either Club Matches or Private Matches.
This is also a rule in place by the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust, all of which the Club comes under.

Unfortunately, on November 22nd under lockdown, a Private gathering took place at Bucbricks 2.
This was reported by 2 other Anglers to the Environment Agency who were enraged at such behaviour under Covid regulations. This behaviour can lead up to a £10,000 Fine.

In turn, the Environment Agency have instructed the Club to put in a TOTAL KEEPNET BAN on ALL our waters and will be monitoring all our waters from now on.

They have also instructed us to take disciplinary action to those concerned. This will be dealt with by the Committee.

We understand this keepnet ban has caused much annoyance to many of our Members, but this is an Environment Agency directive and not CPS.

Please keep well and stay safe under the present lockdown conditions.

1st December - Shaun Vandersteen

Please be advised that tree surgeons are working down at our Langham complex this week. Please be careful and courteous if they need you to move swim for a while for safety reasons. Thank you

27th November - Mick Barwood

Please be advised that all postponed Freshwater matches in November this year and those matches scheduled in December are now cancelled. The Croydon Cup 2nd Round may be rescheduled before the 14th March next year subject to committee meeting approval. Next year's Pike Match still goes ahead.

25th November - Mick Barwood

Following our dialogue with the EA, we are pleased to say we can now lift the restriction of 6 per lake with immediate effect, so long as we all ensure we hold a strict rule of two going forward and no keep nets are used on any water. Even with the new guidelines from the 2nd December coming into force that it can be 6, there is no need for us to adopt this as it's too risky for us to face a potential £10k fine. Let's all enjoy fishing in lock down conditions doing what we were all doing, just without keep nets.

Many thanks for your understanding.

24th November - Mick Barwood

Unfortunately, and with immediate effect, we are having to restrict the numbers on all lakes and suspend the use of keep nets until further notice! 

The EA and Essex/Suffolk Police are visiting waters to check for any signs of social angling gatherings taking place or any matches or 'unauthorised' matches. This comes with a £10,000 if caught.

We won’t be running a booking system (apart from Langham, which nights are still by booking only)

All our Lakes are now restricted to 6 anglers/households.

If from the same household, ie husband/wife, father/son, etc. this could then be more than 6.

Notices will be put up on the gates on each lake explaining this. Basically, if you turn up and 6 are fishing, all from different households, unfortunately you will be unable to fish there.

Restrictions on numbers do not apply to our Rivers.

Additionally, under no circumstances are keep nets to be used. By not using keep nets helps protect us all from being accused of any matches, or 'unauthorised' matches taking place.

Thank you all for your kind cooperation

23rd November - Cliff Sturley

With just under two weeks to go regarding the current lockdown, please can I remind everyone of our communication here on News Feed page dated the 4th November regarding the rule of 2.

Here is our communication once more -

The Angling Trust has issued initial guidance and say they will publish formal guidelines following further consultation with Sport England and the DCMS.

The Trust state "the regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us."

So to all Members, we can continue fishing as per above rules published until further notice. Please can we all ensure we keep to this rule of 2 to protect us being able to enjoy time fishing during lockdown. Thank you.

Unfortunately, fishing matches are all suspended until further notice`

14th November - Cliff Sturley
Member Paul Clemens, as asked if all members are aware of the National Line Recycle Scheme. Anyone interested can visit their Website

12th November - Cliff Sturley
Please be aware that a scammer is emailing in the name of our Chairman Mick Barwood. It appears to come from Mick, but if you look at the email address in details section, it's not Mick and you all know what Mick's email address is !!. This email is phishing for you to buy stuff for him and will reimburse you later. Then by you sending bank details etc. for reimbursement he's got you.
Mick would not ever do this as I'm sure you all know but be on guard. If you do get such an email just report as spam and do not open any links or attachments.

6th November - Mark White

Please note that the Xmas Boat Trophy match has been cancelled due to lockdown restrictions

4th November - Cliff Sturley

The Angling Trust has issued initial guidance and say they will publish formal guidelines following further consultation with Sport England and the DCMS.

The Trust state "the regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us."

So to all Members, we can continue fishing as per above rules published until further notice. Please can we all ensure we keep to this rule of 2 to protect us being able to enjoy time fishing during lockdown. Thank you.

Unfortunately, fishing matches are all suspended until further notice`

3rd November - Cliff Sturley

We are awaiting Government Guidelines on whether we will be allowed to fish from Thursday. As soon as we are advised, we will let you know here.

30th October - Shaun Vandersteen


Please can I remind all members that all vehicles are to be parked in car park to the left after the gate. No vehicles allowed past the horse track.

28th October - Cliff Sturley

Could I ask all Members that have not yet discovered how to subscribe to our website, to now start to do so please, so that we can start to build up a messaging database, for CPS use only.

This is our future way forward on communications etc. and by subscribing, (those that are able to) CPS will then be able to contact everyone by email all at the same time, with no postal charges.

To subscribe, please go to our CPS website home page, preferably on a laptop or computer. On the left hand side, above the envelope and phone icons, you will see the head and shoulder silhouette. Enter here and complete the details.
You are then subscribed. You can request to be unsubscribed in the future at any time.
Thank you

12th October - Shaun Vandersteen

Please can I remind all Members that you must text the Bailiff whose number is detailed on the first gate on the Langham Complex, when you arrive and again when you leave. It is also detailed in this News Feed Page earlier. This applies to everyone regardless of where you are going fish, lake or river, or just having a walk around. An incident recently was reported to the Police and Land Owners so additional checks are in place by all. Thank you for co-operation.

25th September - Mick Barwood

Please can I remind all members that you MUST display your CPS Car Park badge in your vehicle. It has always been a Society Rule and is just as important as taking your Membership Card and Rod Licence with you.

Furthermore, with security on our waters at high alert at the moment, it has never been more important to do so to help identify unauthorised visitors, so it will not be tolerated by our Bailiffs to accept that you have forgotten it. It will reported back.

Thank you for your kind co-operation and trust you are all able to help us protect our waters and welcome member feedback of such vehicles without these badges as Shaun as communicated earlier. Bailiffs can not cover all waters 24/7, we all need to be vigilant.

25th September - Shaun Vandersteen

Hi all 

If anyone see's any suspicious activity on any CPS waters please contact us either by phone or through this website's contact us page asap. 

Please also report it to the Police and the EA incident line number which is 0800 807060 and get a incident reference number. 

A longline for poaching was found today on the Glebe and we need everyone's help to try and catch the culprits and to put a stop to this.

Also, if everyone could let us know of any vehicle parked in our car parks or outside our entrance gates that have no CPS car park badge displayed please.

Please take a note of the make, model and reg number. It's colour and the date and time parked there. If possible a picture too.

Many thanks

23rd September - Shaun Vandersteen

There has been new fences and gates put up very recently at Stratford Mill and Black Barn stretch by the Landowner.

29th August - Ian Lusher

Please be advised that Langham Ponds complex has been able to get a relaxation on DAY fishing only. No need to book on but we still need to know who has been fishing everyday for Track and Trace purposes.
So instead, you now need to text me on 07881 374412 with the time you arrived and the time when you left along with your name and membership number.
If you can't text then telephone 01206 548595 between 0900 - 1700hrs leaving the same information.
Failure to do so jeopardises us all so please make sure you adhere to these new rules otherwise the committee will have no alternative to take some unpopular action.  Night fishing still remains a strict book on system direct with me before you attend. Thanks for your cooperation.

18th August - Shaun Vandersteen

Please can I ask all Members to not touch any of our Crayfish Traps - Thank you
Also, it is extremely important for you to carry your Membership Card and a valid Rod Licence with you when fishing. There has been a significant step up of water patrols, not only by our own Bailiffs. Anyone found fishing without these on them will be asked to stop fishing and leave. If its the EA it could result in a severe fine, if you fail to later provide a valid Rod Licence.
Please respect such requests to leave without any confrontation, even though you may have genuinely forgot for some reason, but its only you that has caused this action to be taken, no-one else. 

1st August - Mark White

Please be advised that the Saltwater Match Fixtures have been rescheduled. The boat skipper had forgotten to put them in his diary. Check out the new dates and a kind reminder it's a maximum 8 per boat.