Shemmings Pond has had a transformation. This water which has been rented by the club since 1958 had become overgrown with widespread lilies that we found impossible to control with the spraying of herbicide. We had contractors on site for three days last week with a digger boat to remove the lily roots and sunken branches and a JCB to rebuild swims and remove a 60 year old dead tree from the water, along with tree surgery and extensive pruning. 12 comfortable swims have been constructed. It is advisable to wait a few weeks before fishing, allowing the mud to settle. The water is home to double figure carp, medium sized pike, and abundant small roach, rudd, tench, bream and crucian carp. The Committee will consider future restocking plans.