DDAPS News Page
Events and information
Due to recent closure of the West Lake,
the match on Sunday 23rd April 2017 shall now be at Sutton at Hone - big lake- lakes not closed
Kent search and rescue will be having training sessions over the weekend 22 / 23 - 4 - 17 at Presidents.
The West lake at Horton Kirby will be closed until further
You can see the DDAPS Kids Funday 2016 pictures here
Kids funday 2017 details here
35 carp between 6-11lb were put into Presidents lake last Wednesday 7th December 2016 here
Pictures of Sutton Small Lake Netting Day 1 and 2 here
Please be advised there are on-going works at the Conifer Bank, Viaduct Lake, Horton Kirby.
We are installing new fencing to prevent fish losses when the lakes flood.
This is being done over a long period and being fitted in around other jobs.
We apologise for the inconvenience the noise may cause.
The upcoming Night Hawk match has been cancelled.
Can all members report any Mink sightings, place, date and time would be useful info as these evasive species could be causing a lot more fish damage than first thought.
Membership Renewals 16/17
Darenth Valley Ramps
The kids 2015 Fun Day can be viewed here
20 C4 Carp from VS Fisheries were stocked into Sutton Big Lake on Sunday November 16th 2014
The fish were all around 9/12Lb and can be viewed here
The kids 2014 Fun Day can be viewed here
Trophy Winners for 2013 -2014
Due to the ongoing thefts and abusive use of the toilets at Sutton and Kirby the committee have
decided to cease supplying toilet rolls as from 1st August 2014. Please bring your own in future.
It has worked fine at Bennetts toilet and seems to be working okay at Devon road as well.
Regarding Bennetts: At the beginning of the track are some refuse bins that belong to a resident.
Please take your rubbish home with you and do NOT use her bins.
Robin Mondays phone number for emergency use only is 07906 312 540
Can ALL members remember that NO DOGS are allowed on our venues.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce the passing of "BART" a friend to many anglers fishing DDAPS waters.
He is now running around the great lakes in the sky.
RIP Bart 16.12.13.
Please note that the use of all artificial baits is BANNED.
appendix byelaws made under rule 12, page 13 section 17 of your rule book.
For a limited period, Poacher Baits are doing a deal for DDAPS members Here
Devon Road Parking
Could members please use the proper car park and not park in Devon road as it is offending some of the local residents. Thank you.
Having taken on 2 more members of staff (rangers) last week I would just like to update you on works in progress. At our Sutton at Hone venue we are clearing a large area of trees between the car park and the toilets. This will give us a large area to spread the spoil that will be generated when we start to dig out our large stock ponds next to the poly tunnel. These large ponds will be used to grow on the fish that we will need in the future to keep our stock levels up to the amount we require. With a portfolio of 11 lakes now, it makes economic sense to increase the amount of fish we grow on. The area being cleared, once we have finished will be leveled and grassed over and will eventually be far more attractive landscape than it is at present. This work needs to be completed as soon as possible as the fish in the poly tunnel need larger ponds to grow to a size that will makes them less attractive to predators.
The photos of the recent lake stocking are here
Juniors can now fish overnight all season through. All other rules still apply.
If you would like to advertise in the year book, please contact the office with your requirements.
The new DDAPS office hours are 9.30 am to 1.30 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We have been asked for evidence of cormorant damage to our fish stocks by the cormorant licencing authority.
members take a photo of any damaged fish. The photos should typically show slash marks to the underside
or rear half of any fish up to about the 4lb weight. Can you then send them to firstname.lastname@example.org please.
At DDAPS we are seeing a vast increase in members email accounts being compromised (hacked).
I suggest that all members create passwords for their Email accounts using at least 8 characters or more and to also include
a combination of alphanumeric characters.
Alphanumeric characters consist of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, mathematical and other conventional symbols.
Can all members who are fishing Brooklands Lake in Dartford NOT park in the car park at 78 Powder Mill Lane.
This is a private yard and they have very large lorries turning in this car park and as this is private land if any of our
members vehicles are damaged then this will be down to the member!
You can use the car park at weekends but all vehicles MUST be removed by 6 am Monday morning.
Latest siltexing program HERE
Siltex / Hydrated Lime Information
Junior members are allowed to fish overnight at Horton Kirby, Sutton at Hone and Brooklands Lakes from the 1st June – 1st October with a
guardian, providing that the parent or guardian is a member of the Society and must fish in the same swim for the duration of the night.
A ticket must be purchased (£2) from the office prior to commencement of fishing.
A maximum of 3 tickets per venue per night. Only 1 Junior per parent/guardian per member per night.
NEW PIKE FISHING RULES CAN BE VIEWED HERE
DDAPS manager Alan Curnick retired from his duties on 28th February this year. We all wish him a long and happy retirement
The DDAPS committee request that all anglers use an unhooking mat at Bennetts due to the unexpected size of the bream being caught.
See here for all the fish that have been stocked into Bennetts Lake.
Bennetts Lake is now open.
See HERE for rules
To everyone who is still waiting for confirmation emails to join the forum please check your spam / junk folder.
You would have been sent an email requesting the 2nd part of the sign up process but some do not seemed to have replied.
If you are having issues, email the forum direct at email@example.com
If we get no response to the 2nd part of the sign up email within 48 hours, the requests will be deleted.
(although you can re-apply) This is a security measure as it seems people who are not DDAPS members have
applied but cannot complete the 2nd part of the sign up process as they do not have a membership number!
DDAPS has decided to create a forum just for DDAPS members.
We hope it will help bring members together in help and advice or just to report your catch. Please READ THE TERMS that you agree to
when you sign up as it has some important information regarding behaviour and what is acceptable and what is not!
You will not be able to use the forum until your username, email address and DDAPPS membership number have all been confirmed via a couple of emails.
Appendix byelaws made under rule 12, Rule 2 page 11 of the rule book. Ungentlemanly Conduct will not be tolerated.
Can all members signing up to the forum please register just one email address (the same one you have given us for the database please).
This allows us to keep the database up to date as the forum details will be incorporated into the database.
If you need to update your database / forum email address, please email us.
DDAPS DATABASE NOTICE
We are trying to create a new database incorporating all members that have internet access and an email address.
If you are using a standard email program on your pc, please click here and send us an email with your name and
membership number. If you are using a 3rd party email program, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will help reduce the running costs and make contact and renewal notices etc easier to administer.
All information collected will NOT be shared with any 3rd party. All data is for DDAPS use only.
Thank you for your assistance.
The netting gallery's have now been completed. click here to view the Westminster Field Lake and click here for the Western Lake.
The Westminster Field Lake island has now been rebuilt, please click here to view the day by day work that was involved.
Please note that ALL Pike caught must be landed in a net, there is a NO chinning policy on our society lakes.
Throughout the winter voluntary work parties have been carrying out the enhancements as recommended by the bio- diversity management report. The report was commissioned by DDAPS as part of the planning consent for change of use at the site. These works will be ongoing and take many years to complete. You will be kept informed via notices at both Sutton at Hone and Horton Kirby and via our website, www.ddaps.org of any new developments.
Rangers John and Tony will be siltexing and phosphating Sutton and Horton Kirby again this year in accordance with the survey and report we commissioned through Dr Bruno Broughton. It will not take long before the benefit of these treatments are noticed.
Dates will be posted on our website.
We have also started a management plan for our trees at Sutton at Hone and Horton Kirby in an effort to control the excessive numbers of crack willow we have on these sites. Pollarding of these trees is essential as the cost of dealing with them and the damage they cause is horrendous when they grow too large. Some of these trees will be removed and replaced with native trees that do not grow as fast or as large. We hope to carry out this work in a sensitive manner. However in some areas it will be easier to clear and start again. These areas may look a bit sparse to begin with, but with replanting will not take to long to regrow. This will mean that these areas will be more manageable and will alleviate the need to carry out such drastic work in the future.
The rebuilding of the island in the Westminster field lake will commence mid January. We are hoping to lower the level of the lake to make this easier. Whilst the lake is lowered we will carry out netting with the intention of reducing the biomass of bream in this lake. The majority of these fish will then be restocked into the west lake. Some of the larger bream will be stocked into the viaduct lake.
The Westminster Field Lake will be closed whilst this work is carried out.
Please note there is a 2 hour parking limit in the Homebase
car park at Brooklands which we DO NOT advise you to use.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM NOTICE
You can now download your membership application form from the website by going to the membership page
and select the appropriate links. If you have any problems, drop us an email and we can email it to you.
Please can ALL photos for the gallery's be taken in landscape view.