The boilies ban has been brought about by a minority of members introducing excessive amounts of baits, this created a situation where many club members have been angered by the amounts of bait and fishing methods used, therefore some members put forward a proposition for a boilie ban.
The minority of members creating this situation will be dealt with as a separate issue.
Therefore, to help explain why the ban was put through and explain the differences between pellets and boilies.
What are Boilies?
Boilies are a type of fishing bait made from boiled paste usually consisting of fishmeal, milk proteins, bird foods, semolina and soya flour, which are mixed with egg white as a binding agent. The mixture is then boiled to form hardish, usually round balls, which will last for a long time in the water. If left uneaten they can contaminate the water due to the fact that they take an enormous amount of time to break down.
What are coarse pellets?
A coarse pellet will usually be of low oil content and made of fishmeal, wheat, soya meal, corn product fish oil, vitamins and minerals. Low oil pellets are used on our fisheries for supplementary feeding and are recommended by fish farms and experts. High oil pellets including trout and halibut are not recommended.
The difference between boilies and pellets
The main difference with boilies is the inclusion of egg white as a binder and the boiling process preventing breakdown. Pellets are much softer than boilies in the water and will dissolve into a mush when soaked, making them effectively a compressed ground bait. Both pellets and boilies can be of any colour, shape or size, therefore the colour, shape or size do not affect whether they are classified as a pellet or boilies.
The vote for the boilies ban has been very close, so the committee have been assessing what the ban actually involves. As a committee we have no problem with boilies being used on the hook or hair rig. Our issue has always been with anglers feeding boilies in excessive amounts, therefore with due consideration it has been agreed that a single boilie only can be used as a hook or hair rig bait.
There will be no boilie loose feeding allowed, whether it is whole, ground or crushed.
There will be no boilie added to ground bait, whether it is whole, ground or crushed.
Stringers and PVA bags will be classed as loose feeding and are not allowed.
There will be no boilies allowed except as a single hook or hair rig bait.
Due to the number of people attending our Sunday club matches we have decided to close the whole fishery on the days applicable, until 2 hours after the match has finished. This will apply to all Sunday matches going forward.
The club’s other fishery will be fully open as per usual, this will not apply to the fortnightly Tuesday matches.
This has become necessary largely due to COVID restrictions, the increased membership over the past 2 seasons, and the number of parked cars this creates on the day, which take up all the space available.
Please see the Match Fixture List for affected dates and venues:
Thank you for your understanding and tight lines.
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