We now have exchange permits with five angling clubs having recently added the following two clubs to the list:
For information on how to obtain the exchange permits and the waters available with all five clubs please click here: exchange permits
It was the end of an era and a slightly sad occasion when our irreplaceable Hon. Secretary said goodbye to the post he has occupied for 41 years. Irreplaceable may seem like too strong a word but’ when you take into account the workload he covered, with dedication and efficiency, combined with the unavailability of any possible recruits to the post, then ‘irreplaceable’ seemed to fit the bill quite adequately. Added to this a further 20 years service, encompassing Assistant Hon.Sec, Assistant Hon.FM Secretary and a committee member to boot, you have some idea of the wealth of commitment Malcolm bestowed on the Society.
However, GAS was not going to let such occasion pass without some form of commemorative celebration of Malcolm’s tenure. So it was arranged, unbeknown to Malcolm, for Godalming’s Mayor, Ann Bott, to attend under the guise of a trophy presentation to our National crucian record holder Steve Frapwell.
Shortly afterwards, our outgoing Hon.Secretary, looking slightly bemused, was made aware of the real reason for the Mayor’s attendance, which was to present Malcolm with a memento of his reign, a specially created card with many signatures and past photographs covering his 61 years in Society office(s), plus a generous ‘golden handshake’. Malcolm was also presented with a bouquet of flowers for his long suffering 'enduring' wife Thelma!
We have full coverage via a video of the whole presentation, to both Steve and Malcolm via this link.
One final duty for Malcolm was to present several of our juniors with trophies from the 2015 calendar. Again this can be viewed on video via this link. We also include numerous photos as well.