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The club Barrow Hill Ac has booked a match on the Sunday 14th October for 20 pegs pegs
The club Blankers Ac has booked a match on the 15th September 2018 for 20 pegs pegs
The club Open Match has booked a match on the Saturday November 3rd for 60 sixty pegs

 

Cromwell, the River Trent

Cromwell
ABOUT THIS VENUE

Cromwell Weir is one of Ashfields flagship waters, we have also added another river section (C2) downstream of the Weir (See the interactive map for details, We can now fish this but we have access issues as the farmer has ploughed up the track, this is being looked at so a walk is currently needed.), these sections are renown for big Barbel and Carp, the Weir stretch starts directly at the entrance to the Lock and now goes downstream some 700+mtrs. On its day this fantastic stretch as produced some stunning Barbel nearing the magical 20lb mark. We have also added another sunning section further downstream (Access details are being finalised). Members have also had some very big Carp with tales and sightings of some real monsters. The chub here also go huge with a members having them to over 7lb. It also is famous for its throwing up of huge pike and quite recently big Zander in the cooler months.

See tide times here and add 5 hours for tide times at Cromwell.

The Bailiffs
Stuart Jessop Ian Wilson Terry Howath
Stuart Jessop Ian Wilson Ian Wilson
John McAdam Dave Brooks Andrew Dewberry
Ian Wilson Ian Wilson Ian Wilson

Interactive Google Map of the location

The weir section upstream pegs can be very deep close in with the odd snag but in general its pretty clear throughout. The weir downstream section has also produced some massive Barbel with the biggest so far at ~18lb. We must say though there is a down side to the top end of the section and that is the opposite bank, it can be very noisy at times with the anglers and fires. The weir downstream and additional lower section are much quieter.

The pegs on the weir upper section are not really suited to the elderly or infirm members as the banks are quite steep in places, efforts have been made to improve certain pegs over the years with the introduction of steps and bivvy areas. We have 2 local Bailiffs for the weir section; Paul Grimes and Phil McGuire who can be contacted for any further info on pegs etc. Please remember this is a tidal stretch and therefore the river levels can rise and fall quite dramatically and members fishing here should purchase a tide time table form the lock keeper for accurate water levels and times or follow the link above and add 4 hours.

Members are reminded that there is to be no bivvying or camping in the grass field areas behind the stretch, all bivvying must be done on the actual bank itself and also in rainy/wet times cars are not permitted along the grass areas (tackle must be carried from either end). The recently installed gate on the weir section at the end of the lane near the farm must be locked by members both entering and exiting the venue between the hours of 5pm and 7pm mid week and all day at week ends.

Venue Specific Rules

Members entering or exiting the weir venue should close and lock the gate at the top of the lane (near the farm) between 5pm and 8am mid week and all the time at weekends. Regarding the weir upper section, in rainy or wet weather members are not permitted to drive along or park behind the pegs in the grass area. Members holding British Waterways keys who use the toilet facilities at the lock MUST leave them clean as they found them. Please use the car parks at either end of the section and park sensibly as they are not that large. Drive slowly along the lane as local dog walkers use this lane regular. Remember this is a tidal section of then river and care should be taken if bivying up along the lower sections of bank the tide can and does come up quite fast and high at times, these times can be got from the Lock keeper who will sell you tide table booklets for around £2.00. Tel the lock keeper for details or to report an incident on 01636 821213. Please take ALL litter home with you whether or not its yours or you can place it in the wheelie bins up at the lock keepers carpark. Members beware of the speed bumps along the lane they are quite steep and will damage cars is you drive to fast!

Directions

For the weir section - A1 Northbound from Newark,come off for Cromwell village,as you enter village you will see car repair and M.O.T garage on your left (usually a few cars parked outside). After 50m turn right down unmade road which will take you over A1 and down to venue. Coming from the A1 southbound,come off for Cromwell village,turn right over A1 bridge the left into village. After 500m you will pass church on your left, continue another 150m, turn left into unmade road (opposite red telephone box ) follow this lane over A1 and down to the venue. When you have the river Trent in front of you, the car park is 100m up on your right.

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