18th October - Cliff Sturley

Congratulations to John Popkin who has won the Wilf Tolhurst Memorial Trophy. Following a very difficult days fishing in Rd 2 at Black Barn yesterday, John managed to bag a few to add to his 1st round weight and subsequent win overall.
Roy Moore came 2nd on the day, followed by Angela Barwood in 3rd.

Ann Tolhurst was in attendance and Mick Barwood presented her with a cheque from our Society for £350 in aid of Charity - EACH.
Ann also made the presentation of the trophy to John Popkin.
Photo taken can be found in our Members Photo Gallery under 'General'

Result of combined Rounds of the Wilf Tolhurst Memorial
1st - John Popkin - 4lb 10oz
2nd - Angela Barwood - 2lb 8oz 1d
3rd Gareth Hicks - 2lb 6oz

11th October - Cliff Sturley
The Black Barn stretch of the river will be closed from sunrise to approximately 3pm this coming Sunday 17th October. The 2nd round match for the Wilf Tolhurst Trophy taking place.
Please let me know by Thursday evening latest if you would like to fish this match. John Popkin in the lead from round 1 with 3lb 9oz. Entry fee £10 charity donation to EACH 

11th October - Mark White.
Saltwater matches results held on the 10th October. Lots of nice Bass caught - see picture on our Photo Gallery.

CO-OP cup - heaviest fish wins
1st B Took 5-8-0
2nd S Putman 4-15-0

1st round of Olivant Cup - total weight
1st G Leeks 16-3-0
2nd S Putman 14-6-0
3rd B Took 13-6-0

8th October - Cliff Sturley

Please be advised that the fishing match at the Glebe this coming Sunday 10th October has been postponed.

The match will be rescheduled in the coming weeks.

28th September - Shaun Vandersteen

Dear members.

A work party will be at Glebe Farm this Sunday morning 3rd October for a short while carrying out some general tidying up and maintenance. Members can still fish.

Regards Shaun

27th September - Cliff Sturley

Attention all members. Has anyone left a landing net pole at Pond House? If so please text 07775 501125 with your telephone number and I will get back to you.

Also has anyone found a blue water bottle in the car park at Pond House as a member has reported this lost there yesterday?

27th September - Cliff Sturley

Congratulations to Katie Burgess on winning the Juniors competition on Sunday with a weight of 11lb 6oz. Runner up was Anya Lusher with 2lb 6oz. 4 fished the match.

Combining the 2 Junior Rounds resulted in Katie Burgess winning the Junior Trophy with a total weight of 21lb 4oz with Anya Lusher runner up with 16lb 11oz. Congratulations to Katie.

24th September -  Barry Took
Please be advised that strimming work will be taking place along the river behind Langham 1over the next few days. Thanks Barry

21st September - Cliff Sturley
A note to all members that Pond House will be closed this coming Sunday 26th September, from sunrise to around 2pm for the rescheduled round 2 Juniors match.

19th September - Cliff Sturley

Great day at our Black Barn river stretch today with the weather holding up for the committee match.

8 fished the match.

Winner was John Popkin with a total of 4lb 2oz of silver's with a nice 9oz Roach.

2nd was Gareth Hicks with 2lb 14oz and third was Ian Lusher with 1lb 7oz

17th September - Cliff Sturley
Just a reminder to all members that the Black Barn river stretch will be closed from sunrise to around 3pm this Sunday 19th September for a scheduled fishing match.

12th September - Cliff Sturley

Congratulations to Anya Lusher today winning the Barwood Ladies and Junior girls competition at Langham 3 with a total weight of 2lb 5oz. Very tough fishing in the heat today.

Runner up was Angela Barwood with 4oz.

10th September - Cliff Sturley
Just a reminder to all members that Langham 3 will be closed from sunrise to around 2pm this Sunday 12th September for scheduled fishing match.

4th September - Shaun Vandersteen

Notice to all members. The main bridge across the stream to Langham Lakes will be out of use tomorrow Sunday 5th September.

Work is being carried out to enhance the bridge with composite decking. Please use the other bridge closest to the main river to access the lakes. Thank you Shaun.

1st September - Cliff Sturley
Owing to significant weed build up in Langham 1 the Barwood Ladies and Junior Girls match on the 12th September has been moved to Langham 3 

31st August - Mark White
Unfortunately I have had to cancel the sea boat trip on the 26th September.

29th August - Cliff Sturley

A great family pairs competition today at Pond House.

Winner was Archie and Lee Boorman with a total weight of 20lb 7oz to take the trophy.

Runner up was George and John Popkin with 15lb 4oz.

26th August - Shaun Vandersteen

Please note that I will be at Langham 1 this Monday morning 30th August carrying out some general maintenance work. If you're fishing please try to ignore me but it's work that's needed. I'm off work that day so have got some time to get it done.

Thanks for your understanding.

23rd August - Cliff Sturley
A reminder to all members that Pond House will be closed this coming Sunday 29th August from sunrise to 2pm for the scheduled Family Pairs Match.
Any further entries by this Thursday evening please.

12th August - Barry Took

Dear Members

We have put crayfish traps at bb2 and bb3 today. Please can we politely ask you all not to interfere with or touch these traps. It doesn't affect your fishing at all but we need to reduce these guys from our waters.

Thanks for kind assistance.

Regards Barry Took

11th August - Shaun Vandersteen

I am pleased to inform you all that following a meeting today with SRC, who control the Bucbricks complex, they have agreed to help with developing car parks on both B1 and B2/3

B1 will be happening sooner rather than later as this is a priority.

B2/3 will be in the next 12-18 months.

We have also been given the ok to redevelop the field side at BB2 as we wish and we can also put a port a loo in the grounds of B2 at some stage in the future.

SRC have also instructed their HGV fleet not to park in any allotted CPS parking zones. If you encounter this  happening, take the reg number and let me know please.

10th August - Cliff Sturley

The Juniors Rd 2 match at Pond House has been rescheduled for the 26th September 2021.

Please see the fixtures list on our website for more details.

Also, a reminder to register for the family pairs match at Pond House on Sunday 29th August.

Grandparent or Parent plus a family Junior to pair up and both fish from the same swim. Should be a good experience for our Juniors to enjoy as well as the adults.

Give me a call on 07775 501125 to enter.

8th August - Cliff Sturley
A great day at Buckbricks 3 today fishing for the Brigade Trophy.
Nice Bream caught by all and a superb Crucian Carp by the Neil the eventual winner.
1st - Neil Ellis -13lb 8oz
2nd - Gareth Hicks - 9lb 7oz
3rd - Cliff Sturley - 4lb 1oz

2nd August - Cliff Sturley
A reminder that Buckbricks 3 will be closed from sunrise until about 3pm this coming Sunday 8th August for the combined rounds of the Brigade Trophy.
Anyone wishing to fish the match to please contact me by this coming Thursday evening, at the latest on 07775 501125.
Regards Cliff

2nd August - Cliff Sturley
Results for the Wilf Tolhurst Memorial 1st Rd Match at Black Barn yesterday.
1st - John Popkin - 3lb 9oz
2nd - Angela Barwood - 2lb 8oz
3rd - Gareth Hicks - 2lb 6oz
Well done to John on a difficult day with just silvers showing.

30th July - Committee

The CPS Committee report that our membership subscriptions are now full and therefore will not be processing any more new membership applications this season as of Saturday 31st July 2021.

Any new requests will enter a waiting list for the 2022/23 membership year.

30th July - Committee

The CPS Committee report that our membership subscriptions are now full and therefore will not be processing any more new membership applications this season as of Saturday 31st July 2021.

Any new requests will enter a waiting list for the 2022/23 membership year.

26th July - Cliff Sturley

This Sunday coming, 1st August, the Black Barn river stretch will be closed from sunrise to around 3pm for the scheduled Wilf Tolhurst Memorial Match Rd 1

Entry is by donation to our supported charity E.A.C.H. of £10.

To make everyone aware, this stretch of water is awarded to us by the Tolhurst family and what we are charged each season they donate to this charity. The memorial match donations we present to them are our appreciation to the current Tolhurst family of holding this stretch of water and of course in memory of the late Wilf Tolhurt, who entrusted CPS with the waters on his land, of which his family continues to do so.

We have a few names down to fish the match so if you would like to join us please contact me no later than Thursday evening on 07775 501125 so that we can ensure we prepare enough swims.

24th July - Shaun Vandersteen
This is a message to all members that the lakes on our Langham complex will be closed next Sunday 1st August from 8am and 1pm for weed removal, any one wishing to help please contact me.

25th July - Shaun Vandersteen

Dear all members, especially our new ones.

Please can you ensure when going to Pond House fishing you do not turn into the long driveway where the sign says Pond House. This is the owners house access and you cannot get to the lake from there. Access to the lake is about 200 yards away, via a metal padlock gate, same side, directly from the road. Please refer to CPS maps sent to you for further guidance.

Steve the owner has had members going down the drive and then getting stuck in mud by taking a left turn at the end of the driveway and down the hill.

23rd July - Cliff Sturley
Please be advised that Pond House will be open all day Sunday as the Juniors match has had to be rescheduled owing to Illness. New date to be advised

17th July - Ian Lusher

As of the 19th of July, day anglers no longer need to inform the bailiff when fishing on the langham complex.

Night fishing however still needs to be booked with the bailiff which currently is myself.

Maximum of 6 anglers overnight

17th July - Cliff Sturley
Please be advised that Pond House will be closed Sunday 25th July from sunrise to around 2pm for our Juniors match. We had 6 Juniors fish the last match which was a great turnout and so it would be nice to see some more of our Junior members joining in this fun event. Parents/Grandparents can assist Junior's.
Please contact me no later than Thursday evening next week to register your entry on 07775501125.

15th July - Cliff Sturley
Please be advised that Glebe Farm will not be closed this coming Saturday morning 17th,  as the Sweepstake match has been cancelled.

12th July - Cliff Sturley
Winner of the Dave and Tim Soanes Memorial today at Black Barn river section was Cliff Sturley with a total weight of 38lb 4oz.
Also a PB for Cliff with a superb bream of 9lb 9oz.
Angela Barwood came in second with a weight of 4lb exactly and Mick Barwood 3rd with 3lb exactly.

6th July - Cliff Sturley

This coming Sunday morning marks a memorial for the loss of 2 valued CPS members, amongst others we have sadly lost. Dave and Tim Soanes

Dave helped our Society to hold some friendly competitions for our members as Match Secretary over many years.

Furthermore, his brother Tim, who supported most of these competitions each month and beyond, despite his serious illness, 

We really hope we can count on our members to support their memorial this Sunday at Black Barn for a scheduled match in their honour.

Please contact me by this Thursday evening latest to book your place in this competition.

Many thanks. 

Cliff Sturley 07775 501125

5th July - Head Bailiff

Dear Members

Can we please remind you all to ensure that you have your valid rod licence with you at all times as well as your membership licence when fishing our water's.

Yesterday, a member was found fishing without a rod licence and claiming he had left it at home. He was asked to pack up and leave, which for us as Bailiffs, isn't a nice experience and we wish to avoid.

A subsequent check with the EA on their rod licence register found he did not hold a valid rod licence! 

Had this been an EA officer and not one of our own bailiffs, the member may of been faced with an immediate £2500 fine and probably membership suspension. 

The matter is with the Committee to deal with.

Many thanks for your assistance

2nd July - Cliff Sturley
Just to advise that Bucbricks 2 will be open this Sunday as the scheduled competition taking place has been cancelled.
Next competition is at Black Barn on the 11th July. Its the Dave & Tim Soanes Memorial. Draw 8am

27th June - Cliff Sturley

Great day for the Junior section with 6 members participating.

Anya was the winner on the day totalling 14lb 5oz, Chloe was runner up with 10lb 5oz and Katie 3rd 9lb 14oz.

All to play for in the second round!

26th June - Cliff Sturley

Just to advise that the hogweed at Bucbricks 2 has been dealt with where a member was fishing. Many thanks to Ben.

No more was found but airing on caution please continue to where boots and trousers and avoid touching vegetation with bare hands in case more start to appear.

19th June - Gareth Hicks
As we progress with the new season please can we remind all members that CPS has strict rules on who enters our fishing waters.
Members are allowed to take their partner and their children or grandchildren with them whilst fishing.

However, members are not allowed to take or invite friends to our waters without the friends having a rod licence and be in possession of a valid day fishing guest ticket that members can purchase from the Society.

Members not adhering to the above will be asked to vacate our fishery immediately and will be reported to the Society's Committee for review.
The outcome of the review will be communicated to the member in writing.
Thank you for your kind support and adherence.

19th June - Cliff Sturley
A reminder to all members that Pond House will be closed next Sunday from sunrise to around 2pm for the scheduled 1st round of the Juniors Match.

Spaces are still available to all Juniors and don't forget adults can assist Juniors at all times.
It's about fun and getting our Juniors enthused, because they are hopefully our future adult members and potential match anglers.
£15 Amazon voucher for the winner on the day and £5 for the runner up.

19th June - Cliff Sturley
Fantastic result at the sweepstake match at Pond House today. New member John Popkin won with a total weight of 74lb 13oz to take the winner takes all pool. Well done John.

13th June - Shaun Vandersteen

Important notice - There may be dangerous Giant Hogweed on Bucbricks 2. 

Member was fishing in shorts and got stung. He now has large burn like blister on his leg. This stuff is very dangerous and can blind you, it destroys your skin's ability to protect you from the sun's UV rays. We are checking it out so until further notice please wear trousers and boots and do not touch vegetation with bear hands.
Member was fishing peg 25 but it may be in other areas.

13th June - Shaun Vandersteen

No fishing from the point on Langham 1 - Area has been roped off.

Today the work party managed to remove the fallen tree from the point on Langham 1. However it is still very snaggy below water and therefore to protect from tethering, the point has been roped off to stop anyone fishing there. It did also impinge on members fishing pegs 3 to 5 when anyone did fish there, which members had reported, so this resolves this too.

13th June - Mark Optum

Sea Match result today at West Mersea
D Saunders Memorial
Heaviest fish wins
1st G Leeks 9-12-0
2nd R Barbrook 7-12-0

I have postponed the CO-OP Cup to be fished on August 29 due to lack of support.
The CO-OP Cup has now been rescheduled to the September 26th to be fished at the same time as Olivant Cup Rnd 1

8th June 2021 - Cliff Sturley
A reminder to all members that there is a Saturday Sweepstake match at Pond House next Saturday 19th June therefore the water will closed from sunrise until approximately 2pm that day. If anyone wishes to participate in the match please contact me on 07775501125.

6th June 2021 - Shaun Vandersteen
Please note that Langham Ponds will be closed this coming Sunday morning until approx 1pm for work party activities. If you can help us please let me know.

31st May - Angela Barwood
Membership renewals are now overdue from tomorrow so please ensure if you want to renew for another season you need to submit your application forms back asap and no later than the 10th June.

Membership numbers are now getting very close to our limits so don't lose out if you are an existing member. We don't want anyone to be disappointed if it is later decided to cease taking on new members and renewals.

28th May - Shaun Vandersteen
Please be aware the code to all gates will be changed this weekend to the new code on your membership card and fixtures list for this coming season commencing 1st June 2021.

28th May - Mark White

Please find below the results of two recent Sea Water matches.

Thornback challenge 18/04/21 Heaviest fish wins

   1st    B took   10-5-0

   2nd   J Lawrence     8-0-0

Pleasure trip  16/05/21 Heaviest fish wins

     1st    S Putman   7-4-0

     2nd  D Woodland   7-1-0

23rd May - Cliff Sturley
The winning fish at the Specimen Fish night match on the Langham Lake 1 this weekend was a Tench at 7lb 11oz. Fortunately for me this was caught by myself. Many thanks to those who took part.
Perhaps next year we can have the maximum number given this was the first for a while but 6 is most definitely the maximum.
Regards Cliff

21st May - Shaun Vandersteen

A reminder to all members that BB3 will be closed this Sunday morning for maintenance work by our working party.

15th - Cliff Sturley
A reminder to all Members that Langham Ponds - Lake 1 will be closed from 8pm Friday 21st May until around Midday Sunday 23rd May for the scheduled 24hr Match.

There are 2 places left if you would like to join us however I will need to know by 8pm Thursday 20th at the latest. Please Email me with your mobile number on if you do.

2nd May - Shaun Vandersteen

First section of steps done on B3, this is work in progress so please be careful. Will hope to get finished next weekend! 

No hand rail at the moment so please be careful. See link below to take a look.

1st May - Cliff Sturley
Not long now until our final fishing competition of the season.
Langham 1 is on offer for our 24hr specimen fish match this month, 22nd and 23rd May, with a free BBQ Saturday evening.
Just 3 places still available so please contact me on 07775 501125 or email me on if you wish to participate.

26th April - Mick Barwood

Members are reminded that it is not permitted to use or have in their possession a firearm or weapon of any description on any Club waters. Any member found using or being in possession of a firearm or weapon on Club waters will be subject to disciplinary action.

5th April - Ian Lusher

Good evening all 

Just a reminder that if you go onto the langham complex (even just to have a look around) you MUST text the bailiff upon arrival and departure please

And also be aware that there is a goose nesting on the lefthand side on Langham 1 so please dont go past the cordon ropes as we don't want her disturbed too much.

Cheers all

19th March - Ian Lusher
Hi everyone.
Has anyone lost a sonar device on BB2?
Also a note to say Langham is closed for the work party this coming Sunday 21st, and night fishing on langham will be allowed from Friday the 2nd of April. Please remember you still need to book on with me as we still have limited spaces.

16th March - Cliff Sturley
Please visit the link below regarding the Angling Trust statement on fishing guidelines from the 29th March. Night fishing at Langham lakes is still bookable.

14th March - Cliff Sturley

Freshwater and Saltwater Match Fixtures are now out.

Please see our website for early viewing. Hard copies will start to be mailed out to all members from tomorrow.
Book early to secure your places

12th March - Cliff Sturley

Assistant Fresh Water Match Secretary Vacancy

This coming season we have had to reduce the number of match fixtures because we are In need of an assistant to help with the number of matches we normally arrange.
Once we are able to appoint an assistant we can then increase the number of matches for next season.
Ideally, the assistant will be able to look after all matches on our Bucbricks complex next season and assist occasionally at other waters to cover for hols etc.

If anyone is interested please contact me via the contact us page on this website and I will submit all names received to the Committee.
At the next available Committee meeting all those interested will be reviewed and a selection made.

19th February -  Cliff Sturley
Shaun has now communicated the work parties planned and he also mentioned the 24hr Fishing Match on the 22nd & 23rd May at Langham 1

The match is listed on the up and coming Fixtures List which everyone will receive on Membership Renewals this year, but as its been mentioned and its in May prior to Membership start date, I thought I should advise of some details now.
Maximum of 8 entries and a minimum of 4 for it to take place.
Its a Specimen Fish Match with only the following fish qualifying.
Carp, Tench, & Bream.
Its a catch and release match as no keep nets allowed.
Prior to release, your catch must be witnessed by a neighbouring peg member, a photo taken and must be weighed on the provided scales which will be located at a designated point for all to access. If you catch any other specimen fish, still do the same as above and this will be logged on our Specimen Trophy list for the season.
More details will be provided on the day on how the match will be judged.

Obviously, this Match is still subject to Covid regulations allowing.

18th February - Shaun Vandersteen

Working Parties

We will be starting them on the 21st March and will be holding them every Sunday morning between 8.30 & 12 the last one being on the 13th June. Members will have to contact myself via text or email to book on work party as we are limited at the moment to 10 Members per working party. We can actually have 15 but I would keep it to 10 plus myself and Ian, that will allow for Chairman to turn up if he wishes and also allow land owners to get involved if they wish. Members would have to bring their own PPE, ie. gloves, masks and hand sanitizer and stick to guide lines and social distancing.

Locations will be:

21ST March Langham

28th March Glebe Farm

4th April Pondhouse

11th April Bucbricks 1

18th April Bucbricks 2

25th April Bucbricks 2

2nd May Bucbricks 3

9th May Bucbricks 3

16th May TBA (will depend how work goes on Bucbricks Complex as to where this will be held)

23rd May TBA (will depend how work goes on Bucbricks Complex as to where this will be held) Note 24hr Match on Langham 1 22nd & 23rd May

30TH May Glebe Farm

6TH June Pondhouse

13TH June Langham

These will all be depending on the weather etc. But again with members booking on, I can message them on the morning of the work party if I need to cancel it.

Thanks and tight lines all

8th February - Cliff Sturley
Hi Everyone, just a further reminder to all Members to please subscribe
to our Website. We have had several more subscribe since my last message but we are still less than a third of Members on the list. We do not want to start using this medium until we have most, if not all, subscribed.

This will enable the Club to email urgent and important messages to everyone in the future as well as putting them on the Website and Facebook. However, not everyone reviews either one daily so an urgent message by email will get to you more efficiently.
For example; typically you would get an email to inform you when Langham Complex is reopened.
You will also receive future Membership Renewal Forms and copies of our Newsletter attached to an email. This will all save the Club £££s on postage in the future.
To subscribe, please click into the head and shoulder silhouette on the home page, complete the form fully and send. You will then be set up for when its all launched in the future. You can unsubscribe at any time should you longer wish to receive the emails or are no longer a Member.
Just send a message via our Website's Contact Us page.
Thank you
Keep well and stay safe.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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`

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

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.