First of all, I would like to thank you all for your support over the last 12 months.
This year has been a year of transition at Parklands Fisheries following Paul’s passing in August 2021. As you will appreciate, much of the day-to-day running of the fishery, as well as the maintenance of the lake itself, was managed by Paul and it’s been our aim to ensure that the experience and enjoyment of fishing at Parklands remain unaffected by any reorganisation taking place behind the scenes.
In this regard, my son Toby now oversees the practical upkeep of the lake. Along with cutting down specific trees and cutting back overgrowth, he has continued to tackle the issue of weed which is problematic in all fishing lakes. These efforts to maintain and improve the fishing environment will continue going forward and we appreciate the feedback our members have provided in response to these endeavours.
I will, as before, coordinate the administrative side of the fishery, whilst Joel (my son who lives on site) will be on hand to deal with any immediate issues members may have when Toby is not present.
With respect to membership, numbers at the fishery remain strong and despite the current difficulties that we are all experiencing given today’s financial climate, the membership fee for 2023 will remain unchanged (£100 per year, minus concessions). As a family, we gave a great deal of thought to this decision and decided against any rise in membership costs as we value our members and appreciate the financial uncertainty many are currently feeling.
Moving into 2023, we will continue to assess and, if needed, revise the running and maintenance of Parklands Fisheries to ensure that our members get the best experience possible, and we will of course keep you all informed of any proposals or changes that are implemented.
Finally, both myself and the lads would like to wish you all a wonderful 2023… and keep on fishing!