Saturday, May 31, 2008

Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association AGM – End Of An Era

Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association AGM – End Of An Era
The Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association (NACA) held their AGM on 20th May at Bawburgh village hall.

The meeting was well attended and the last to be chaired by Chris Turnbull, who after more than 20 years at the forefront of NACA, has decided to stand down from the committee. He was presented with a pair of custom built rods in appreciation of his relentless commitment towards the conservation and restoration projects that NACA have become involved in over the years.

Chris Oakley, who was voted as the new Chairman, gave an address which spoke of the exciting work which now lay ahead of the Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and Natural England to deliver the River Wensum Restoration Strategy and the continuing commitment to training and educational events which are now becoming core to the Association.
Dave Nelson was also voted as Secretary and Jamie Hall has become a new committee member.

Following on from the meeting, Richard Leishman of Natural England gave a comprehensive talk about the River Wensum Restoration Strategy, which was well received.

If anyone is interested in joining or finding out more about the Association they can contact membership secretary John O’Conner at NACA, PO Box 61, Norfolk, NR17 2AL, or via email at The Association will be hosting their annual open day at Bawburgh Lakes Fishery on Sunday 1st June, 10am-4.30pm. The day is free and open to all.