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Queen Mary's Ponds Permits

As was announced at this year's Annual General Meeting, Joan Atkinson has stepped down from the role of Assistant Secretary from the end of 2017. Joan has carried out the role for the last 40 years, issuing thousands of permits for waters including Queen Mary's Ponds and Leckby Palace. Our thanks go to Joan for all her hard work over many years and a presentation of flowers was made at this year's AGM. She will still be involved in the club as a vice president.


From 2018, Matt Foster has been elected to take over the reigns as Assistant Secretary, which includes issuing permits for Queen Mary's Ponds, night permits for the River Swale at Maunby (top stretch) and selling privilege tickets. There will be a slight change to the way permits for Queen Mary's ponds are issued from January 1st 2018 with the introduction of an online system. The current postal system will remain in place as usual with applications to be sent to Matt Foster, whose address is in the yearbook. Permits will also now be available online on www.bradfordno1.com/ripon.html with permits then emailed to the member to be either printed or a screenshot taken on their phone to show bailiffs at the venue. The parking permit in the back of the yearbook must be displayed in vehicles at all times while at the water. Online applications can be made at any time before visiting the water, making it easier for short notice fishing trips, but members are advised to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Postal applications should be sent at least 7 days prior to the dates required to enable a permit to be sent back.

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