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The club Barrow Hill Ac has booked a match on the Sunday 14th October for 20 pegs pegs
The club River Feast has booked a match on the 2nd September for 60 pegs pegs
The club Blankers Ac has booked a match on the 15th September 2018 for 20 pegs pegs


Welcome to Ashfield Angling Club

Ashfield Angling club was formed back in 1988 by a group of 88 anglers from the Kirkby in Ashfield area who took the opportunity to lease both Gunthorpe and Hazelford Weirs.
Since then the committee has grown the club significantly by providing high quality waters at a reasonable cost to it's members. We now have 1000 members and many top quality angling venues in the Newark, Yorkshire and Notts regions.
We are dedicated to providing quality pleasure and specimen fishing venues for our members and are continually looking to expand our venue numbers. Our club has a top level profile within angling circuits and boasts a large waiting list every year.
As a member of Ashfield Angling Club you can be assured that your fishing will be top class, our Rivers Lakes and Ponds contain some prize Barbel, Carp, Bream, Pike and many other fresh water species which are guaranteed to keep you wondering what your next catch will be.
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Latest News

Caudwell Dam Update

Ashfield Angling Club are proud to announce the purchase of Caudwell Dam, one of our oldest waters. Based in Ashfield, this wasn't a venue that the committee wanted to lose. This is a great day for the club :-)

Cromwell Work Parties

The following work parties are scheduled in at Cromwell C1 (Weir) 28th April 12th May and 26th May for peg maintenance/ building and strimming. Come along and help and we guarantee to provide you with some top inside info on one of our most prolific stretches... honest :-)

Car Details Changed?

Our bailiffs are asking that you ensure that your car details are correct on our system, if you've changed your car since you registered please make sure you send your new reg by clicking here Thx

Committee Vacancies

Ashfield Angling are looking for applications from members for committee positions- anyone with applicable skill sets who would like to assist in the running of our club, please sign in and download the application form here

Nostell Priory Work Parties 7th/8th April 2018 10AM - 4PM Woodside

Peg buiding with scaffolding/boards, please come along bring waders/gloves,tools we will also be litter picking. All members welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.

March 2018 Committee Minutes Now Available

To view the latest Committee Minutes, log in and Click here .

Caudwell Dam - lock change

We have replaced our locks with Combination Locks on Caudwell Dam (Combination can be found on the Noticeboard) Thx

Nostell Priory Work Party 18th March 2018 Cancelled

This work party is cancelled due to the bad weather Thx

New Venue Alert!

We have signed a lease to fish the bottom lake on the Thrumpton Estate, this will give us another closed season/still water venue on the West of Nottingham. The lake is very thin and will only have capacity for 6-8 anglers at a time but it has carp, tench, pike etc plus whatever has come in from this weeks floods!
We cant fish the lake until April 1st, and we need to do some fallen tree removal to open swims up. Usual Estate rules apply, ie no night fishing and keep dogs under close control.
Work parties will be arranged as soon as H&S assessment has been conducted and permission for works given from land agent.

Winthorpe Flooded

Notice: Winthorpe is currently flooded with no pegs available to fish.

Membership Renewal for this season is now CLOSED

Noticeboard/Bailiff Venue Reports - Latest news for Members

Members should always check the Noticeboard and Bailiff Venue Reports for the latest information about our venues, work party notifications events etc. These are posted by our Bailiffs and Committee regularly are are the most up to date news. PLease log in and view them by clicking here and here .

Are you on the Waiting List and On Offer?

If you are On Offer on the waiting list you will have an email from the membership secretary - check your spam folder - if you havent received an email contact the membership secretary here

Nostell Priory Work Parties 17th/18th March 2018 9AM start closed season preparation

Peg buiding with scaffolding/boards, please come along bring waders/gloves,tools we will also be litter picking. All members welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.

Stoke Bardolph Charity Match 9-11 March

The AAC are please to announce that the Barbel Team PL/UK will be having a charity match for 22 anglers for 48 hours on the last Weekend of the Season Mar 9 - Mar 11 · at either Nelsons Field or Ferry Farm (depending on grass conditions) at Stoke Bardolph, Stoke Lane, Nottingham, NG14 5 - tight lines gents.

Health and safetey updates

Thrumpton and Ferry Farm have had a H&S review - see the venue pages for updates Ferry Farm Thrumpton

Latest Ashfield Angle Magazine now available

Our latest Ashfield Angle magazine - courtesy of Mark Bates is now available on facebook and on this website, we have some great fishing articles, venue news, bailiff reports and committee updates - to view this on this website please log on and click - here

January 2018 Committee Minutes Now Available

To view the latest Committee Minutes, log in and Click here .

Thrumpton is Dawn till Dusk

Members are reminded that Thrumpton is dawn till Dusk only - this rule is strictly enforced anyone breaking it is jeopardising their membership! Dawn till Dusk Times here
Mick, one of our Thrumpton Bailiffs, has put signs up at the entrance with weekly Dusk and Dawn times.

Stoke Bardolph Road Works - open

The access road around the back of Nelsons field is now open.

Cant make Work Parties but still want to help?

If like many members you cant make work parties but still want to help, please click on the Donations page where you can see what we have been doing and contribute to further improvements - please click here you can also suggest where your contribution will be spent. Many Thanks

Junior Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Junior Photo Competition Winners. Prize details to follow. (Over 300 votes cast and counted on the 1st Feb)

Winthorpe Flooding gate reopened river section closed

The main gate at Winthorpe is open now but the river section remains closed due to flooding. Please take extra care at all venues.

Ashfield Angling Club are hosting the UK's Number One River Competition

The AAC are very proud to announce that one of our most productive venues has been chosen for the prestigious RiverFeast 2018 Competition - Burton Joyce (Day tickets are always available) - Some top England Anglers have entered the event initially scheduled for the 2nd September 2018 .The 24 qualifying matches will see 1,440 anglers competing for a shot at the £13,000 top prize from a prize pot of almost £40,000. RiverFest 2018 will see 10 main prizes in the final ranging from £1000 for 10th place, up to £13,000 to the winner. Six peg section prizes of £250 will also be paid out for both of the final days Click here for more information.

Cromwell C2 Work by the landowner

Starting Monday 22nd Jan, Archaeological works will be taking place in the main field for 3-5 weeks they will be using both entrances please ensure we keep clear of the works

New Water Health and Safety Issues

Hi, as you know we have recently added Nostell Priory to our list of venues. This will be available to fish from the 1st January 2018. We have performed an H&S review and are instructing members NOT to use any platforms at the moment and to take extreme care at the venue, espectially if wading as the silt can be 2-3 foot deep. We are pulling an extensive maintenance plan together and are planning work parties to improve the venue. Watch this space for updates thanks

New Water Announcement

We are excited to announce that we have just signed a lease on a new venue. From 1st Jan 2018 we will be adding Nostell Priory Upper Lake to our ever growing list of fisheries. This is an historic estate lake of over 20 acres famous for big Carp, Tench, Bream and Pike and will give us added pegs for when the rivers are closed. The lake is situated close to Wakefield which will be well situated for our many more northerly members. There is a huge amount of work to do at this Lake to restore it. We will be running work parties on a regular basis to tackle the undergrowth, peg building, reed removal etc. We know that there are weed and silt issues and have agreed to work closely with the estate to resolve these issues. This is an absolute gem of an Estate Lake which lake needs a proactive club such as ourselves to bring it back to its former glory.

Club Photo Competition Winner 2017

Congratulation to Craig Marshall who will receive one years free membership for Winning the Photo Competition, over 100 votes were cast by members on our Facebook Page

Tench Stocking: Enviroment Agency supporting Ashfield Angling Club

What a fantastic day, the Enviroment Agency and Ashfield Angling club have been working closely together to promote fishing and fish care on all of our waters. The EA have recognised this and have kindly stocked 750 very healthy Tench into Tench lake on the Gunthorpe Complex.

New Page to show you how to report illegal fishing

We have a new page showing you exactly when and how to report illegal fishing - please report this as it protects our waters and fish, to see the new page click here

Another New Water for 2017

The AAC Committee are pleased to announce that we have secured a stretch of the tidal river trent at Ramton Village (near torksey). This is a great little section of the Trent with top quality specimens and great access. Night fishing is also available - the interactive map and venues pages have been updated, to see it click here

Winthorpe Village

Please keep an eye out for anyone speeding through winthorpe Village, please send any information you may have on this to the Club Secretary

Alan Scotthorne Bloodworm fishing for roach on our Day Ticket Section at Stoke Bardolph

To view a Alan Scotthorne Bloodworm fishing for roach on our Ferry Field Section click here

Important Health and Safety Notice:

Notice to all Members: Under no circumstances are members allowed to use or bring chain saws onto club venues unless specifically authorised in writing by the committee and are a member of an official work party with a venue specific Risk Assessment in place . Additionally no members must carry out adjustments or alterations to pegs/swims and venues unless agreed by the by the committee or as part of an official working party (Section B. GENERAL RULES FOR ALL MEMBERS rule 14) The use of ‘light strimming’ equipment is permitted however,members are made aware that the club cannot be responsible for any injury or damage to equipment where the work has not been agreed by the committee.

Rod License Reminder

The 16th June is almost on us, please ensure that you have a valid rod license, the club has a policy of instantly removing any member who does not have a valid license. Thx.

Health and Safety Policy Updated

We ask all members to ensure that they read the clubs updated Health and Safety Policy here .

Upcoming work parties

To view the work parties over the next few weekends please log in and click here .

Updated Sinplified Fishing Rules now Online

To view the updated Club Fishing Rules please click here .

AGM 2017 Minutes Now Available

To view the AGM 2017 Minutes, log in and Click here .

Annual Review Pre AGM Newsletter now available

Our Annual Review Pre AGM newsletter is now available on facebook, on this website - to view this on this website please log on and click - here

Ashfield recognised by the Angling Trust for encouraging Junior Angling

Great to see the AAC being recognised for encouraging juniors by making under 16s free at the Angling Trust /EA angling forum last night, many thx to Terry Statham Philip Turton and Keith Parkes our Bingham bailiff for representing the club there.

Club Accounts to 28th Feb 2017 Now Available

To view the Final Club Accounts and comparison to the previous 3 years, log in and Click here .

Committee Minutes

As requested by the members at the last AGM and in the interests of openeness and transparency, you can now log in and view the Minutes of the last 6 months minutes (with lease information/etc removed), to view them log in and Click here .

Committee Position Applications

The Committee applications have been processed by the committee congratulations to the 5 new appointees, take a look at the committee/bailiffs page for more details Thanks

AGM Date and Location Announced

Please log in and visit the AGM Page for details

New Water for 2017

The AAC Committee are pleased to announce we now have secured Ferry Farm stretch at Thrumpton to add to our fishing venues. This is a fantastic section of the Trent with top quality specimens and fantastic access. Night fishing is also available with 16-18 pegs - the interactive map has been updated, venues page to be updated soon

Gunthorpe Road Upgrade Complete ready for the closed season - before and after pictures below

The first phase of the road improvements at Gunthorpe is now complete ready for the start of the closed season, the Land owner was very impressed with the work - his comments were: "... I have looked over the work and feel it is a big step on from what has previously been done in the past. The key going forward will be regular maintenance in certain prone wet areas that may suffer from stone movement. Good engineering ideas to try and protect the road from flooding. I think some areas that show a little movement would benefit from a finer top surface but give it time to settle and dry before carrying out further addition of stone I would suggest. Many thanks for the confirmation of quality imported materials for a clear purpose-exactly where we want to be. Hope all goes well with your further works this spring."

Bingham Pond EA Netting - closed for fishing

The first part of our Bingham Rejuvenation plan starts on the 22/2/16 with the EA Netting Bingham and providing an environmental report, this will be key information for us in developing the Bingham Maintenance Plan. Members are welcome to watch but must park away from the venue (towards Gunthorpe weir). Thx

Great News for Juniors

The committee have decided to make under 16 membership free to encourage more juniors to get out on the banks. They will still need to be registered with the club for insurance purposes and they will receive a membership card. 16 - 18 year old's will cost £10 and can fish without supervision as long as the club receives written permission from a parent or guardian.

Ashfield Angling Club supporting the PAC INTER REGION CHARITY DAY

From Phil: "What a fantastic day and unbelievably supported guys, haven't done the tally but well over £500 raised including £160 on the raffle with prizes sorted by Robert Lawrie, Mark Fox and myself fantastic. Top day, few fish caught, 19.2, jacks and a double and bragging rites goes to lea valley and I can't believe he did not only catch a 19.2, but more importantly ran off with the bottle of captain Morgan's??. Top top day guys and thanks a million to the AAC members for the venue support"

Ashfield Bailiffs meet Kevin Pearson from the Angling Trust

Comments from the AT: Just spent a great evening talking with the bailiffs of Ashfield Angling club in Notts. Some very dedicated people who give up a lot of their time to protect their waters on and around the Trent. VBS is there to support club bailiffs so hopefully we'll see the club represented very soon.


We have taken advice from the Environment Agency and due to the recent local KHV outbreaks in Leicestershire and South Yorkshire we will be banning the use of keep nets from all of our still waters until further notice. All landing nets, weigh slings, carp sacks etc. must be dry before being placed in to the water, preferably via sunlight. Please also be aware that damp stink bags can also carry the disease. It will be treated as a very serious offence should this restriction be broken due to the danger presented to the health of our fish stock. Thank you for your understanding, hopefully we will be back to normality in the near future.
Koi herpesvirus (KHV) is a disease that affects all varieties of carp, is highly contagious and may cause up to 100% mortality. It can be transmitted by fish to fish contact and also via angling equipment and contaminated water. Signs to look out for include lethargy, damaged gills, sunken eyes, flaky skin mucus. If you see any carp displaying these symptoms please contact a bailiff or committee member asap.

Closed Season - How to report any Illegal Fishing

All River Fishing is now Closed until June 16th - No coarse fishing is permitted on rivers, streams and drains between 15 March to 15 June inclusive, and anyone found fishing illegally faces prosecution and a hefty fine from the EA. Our lakes are of course still open for members only.

How to report out of season river fishing
1. Never ever compromise your own safety, DO NOT attempt a citizens arrest - leave it to the authorities.
2. Call the EA on 0800 80 70 60 with location details and numbers fishing/ description and ask for an EA Incident number.

How to report ANY other fishing without permission when it is IN PROGRESS:
1. Never ever compromise your own safety, DO NOT attempt a citizens arrest - leave it to the authorities.
2. Report the incident via 999 State that this is an OFFENCE IS IN PROGRESS under the "Fishing without permission is a Schedule 1 Theft Act 1968".
3. Insist on receiving a CRIME NUMBER and a CALLBACK and that this is a MUST ATTEND incident
4. Then call the EA on 0800 80 70 60 give them the CRIME NUMBER, you should also get an EA Incident number.
If you are reporting this after the event, use 101 not 999.
If you come across any fixed lines, do not remove them, report it to the EA on 0800 80 70 60.
For Ashfield Venues please also inform the Club Chairman.

New Questions and Answers Page

Cant Login? How do i Join? When is the Renewal Date? How do Junior Members Join? Where can i fish on a day ticket? ...etc take a look at the new Q and A Page. You can fire questions through to us as well.

Recent/Older News Page

Recent news items can now be viewed here

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