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 1080 members and 75+ juniors and many top quality angling venues in the Newark, Yorkshire and the 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, Zander, Tench, Roach, Perch, Pike and many other fresh water species including Grayling which are all guaranteed to keep you wondering what your next catch will be.
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Latest News

November 2019 Committee Minutes Now Available

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Ashfield Angling Club Secures Winthorpe Lake

We are now extremely happy and excited to announce that we have completed the purchase of Winthorpe Lake and River, securing it for the membership and for the future of Ashfield Angling Club.
We would like to thank the committee for its support and integrity during this whole process as it has been a team effort and has been supported every step of the way by all committee members.
The Committee would also like to thank the membership who have provided huge support for this decision.... Onwards and upwards :-)

Ashfield Angling Club Secures Westwoodside Lakes (Mirlwyn and Colwyn Lakes)

New Venue Alert! We are pleased to announce that we have just signed a lease for Westwoodside Lakes (Colwyn and Mirlwyn lakes), Idle Bank Road, Westwoodside, Doncaster, DN9 2BD. This lease is due to start on April 1st 2020 but we are in negotiations to bring that date forward if possible.
These lakes are both just under 2 acres each and are stuffed full of Carp, Pike, Silvers and the odd Tench. The carp go to over 20lb and the Pike rumored to go to 25lb. Both lakes are surrounded by Pine trees and are absolutely stunning. You can park behind your peg on most of the banks and we have permission to alter the lakes as we see fit.
These are not your usual AAC venues but they do fill a gap in our portfolio. They do contain specimen fish but they are the kind of place where you can go to catch a number of fish in a session.

The Fantastic November 2019 Ashfield Angle Magazine is 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

Ashfield Angling Club Dropshot Coaching Day

Ashfield Angling Clubs Junior Coaching team led by Andy Elles had an excellent turnout with many perch and a tench caught by our Juniors. Fantastic to see. Massive thanks to all who attended.

Ashfield Angling Club Supporting Building Bridges and Angling Trust Junior Coaching Support

Ashfield Angling Club (represented by Phil Turton and Krzysztof Barczak) supporting the "Building bridges programme”. With thanks to James Roache and the Angling Trust for this and for the grant to assist with our junior coaching programme.

AAC Feedback Form:

New

Hi we have been told by members that this Facebook group positive which is working really well, however members also want to provide the committee with ideas/feedback sometimes anonymously rather than via an email/message to a committee member. We've therefore put together a new feedback form together which is available to all. Please see here
. All feedback/Advice/Comments are very welcome. Thanks

Venue Drone Footage

Massive Thanks to Jon Preen for providing this incredible footage of a selection of our venues

Take a look at this fantastic footage of the weir and Ferry Field at Stoke Bardolph:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Stoke Bardolph Road Stretch(Nelsons Field and the Rack):
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage

Stoke Bardolph Road Stretch:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Stoke Bardolph - The Pylons Cheery Orchid andd the Meadows:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Gunthorpe River Stretch:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Thrumpton Ferry Farm River Section:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Thrumpton Estate Weir River Stretch:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Thrumpton Estate River Stretch:
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage
Winthorpe Venue :
J. Preen Venue Drone Footage

The Fantastic November 2019 Ashfield Angle Magazine is 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

More Junior Coaching - Sunday 21/7/19 at Cauldwell Dam at 10AM

More Junior Coaching from our top AAC team led by Andrew Ells Sunday 21st at Cauldwell Dam at 10. Great team at a great venue. Theres loads of top quality donated equipment there for them too :-)..


Summer Pike Fishing

Please take care when fishing in Summer for all species, especially Pike.
Also make sure you rest Barbel until they are fully recovered before release.Thx


Charity Equestrian Event at Gunthorpe

For your information there will be Charity Equestrian Event held at Bulcote Farm weekend commencing 24th May 2019. Some of the paths around the Pond area will see an increase in equestrian traffic during the weekend. Please ensure none of the tracks / paths are restricted in any way. Thanks


AGM 2019 Accounts Now Available

To view the Final Club Accounts and comparison to the previous 5 years, log in and Click here .


AGM 2019 Minutes Now Available

To view the AGM 2019 Minutes, log in and Click here .


Lilly Planting - Please take care of them

Lillie's have been planted in Thrumpton, Tench lake and Bingham pond (you may see buoys indicating their location) . Please take care with these until they are established. Massive thanks to all involved especially Terry Howarth Thx

New Venue Alert!


****** COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT ******
A massive thank you from all the committee to Philip Turton for all the hard work on this one.
We are pleased to announce that we have added a new lake to our extensive portfolio of waters.
FILLINGHAM LANE, Nr Gainsborough DN21 5BS
23 Acres of water to go at with Carp, Bream, perch, Eel, Tench, pike, Roach & Rudd.
Lake has approx 800m park behind pegs, 1200m woodland pegs.
Night fishing is allowed but no traffic movement after 1 hour into dark, or 1 hour before light.
Club Venues page and interactive map have been updated.
Lovely lake really happy we have been able to secure this.
















Fantastic support from the British Disabled Angling Association

Massive thanks to the British Disabled Angling Association for supplying 2 disabled pegs for Cauldwell. Gary Joint has worked very closely with the bdaa to ensure that the facilities at Caudwell are perfect for our disabled members. Watch this space as they will be installed shortly :-)


Many Thanks to Advanced Roofing

Huge thanks to the Advanced Roofing for supplying materials to upgrade our pegs at Caudwell. Dave Shipstone worked very closely with Advanced Roofing who have donated superb materials to enable us to upgrade pegs at Cauldwell which will be really appreciated by all members that use this venue along with the team running monthly junior coaching sessions there. Many Thanks to all involved.


Membership Renewal and new membership is now Closed Thx

Ashfield Angling Club on Talksport Radio

Ashfield Angling Club have been recognised as "leading the way" in promoting junior fishing in the sport during an interview on Fisherman's Blues on Talksport Radio this week where Phil Turton was interviewed by Nigel Botherway. To hear the interview click on the following link. here
Many Thanks again to our dedicated team of coaches led by Phil and the Environment Agency for providing continued financial support for coaching activities.

Ashfield Angling Club in the Angling Times for getting more people fishing!

Massive congratulations to our large qualified coaching team led by our Chairman Phil Turton for being recognised by the Angling Times in making a large contribution in introducing more people to fishing, including many juniors. "Ashfield Angling Club has one of the largest coaching teams in the country, with 9 Level 2 coaches and 6 level 1 coaches under its belt". The AAC will be running multiple coaching courses for all discaplines of angling. The AAC would like to thank the Environment Agency who have playing an important role in helping us acheive our coaching goals by providing many coaching bursaries.


PIKE COACHING GUNNY 9th & Stoke Ferry Field 10th FEBRUARY

There will be Junior Coaching Days on Dollar on the 9th Stike Ferry Field 10th February - We will be running a certificated coaching sessions from 10am to 3pm on 9th & 10th February
We have a group of junior match anglers from Ramsbottom AC wanting to learn about good practice pike welfare and in return, later this summer they will welcome our juniors to pass on their skills in match fishing If anyone would like to attend it will be held at dollar Saturday and on the river Sunday at gunny
The venue will not be closed as we want to show anyone interested Good balanced tackle, techniques, advice, bait preparation, unhooking, fish care etc Please let use know if any one wants to join us or pop down

Emergency Contact Numbers

If you find yourself stuck on a venue for any reason we now have emergency contact numbers for you - we can usually sort members out within the hour- please log in and click here

Recent Ashfield Angling Club Stocking

Another fantastic day Ashfield Angling club have been listening to members requests and have stocked the following in our lakes:.



Tench Lake, Gunthorpe 750 x 6-8” Crucians and 100 x 6-8” Tench – After the successful netting programme on Tench lake this has given us the perfect place to stock and grown on these species. For some time now we have had predation protection in place over the pond and the bailiff’s/venue leads have fed back information on its success. These crucians have been sources from a ecognised pure breed supplier and the breeder is also a founding member of the course fish traders association.
Thrumpton Lake 250 x 6-8” Crucians 100 x 6-8" Tench – Thrumpton is the classic Estate lake, an untapped jewel in Ashfield Angling’s crown of premier venues. There has been a massive amount of work already undertaken on this lake and the bailiff’s venue leads/Committee members should be commended for the countless man hours they have put in, there is still some work to do but it needs to be done in a timely manner so not to upset the aesthetics or eco system within the lake.
Dollar – Gunthorpe 50 x 8-10lbs Carp – Gunthorpe is our specimen complex for all fish species from roach to carp. There has been a massive amount of work undertaken over the last few years and it’s truly inspiring to see the passion and dedication of the team down there, this is reflected in how much the venue has come on. After much debate/advice from other fishery owners and suppliers we selected 8-10lbs carp as these offer the best value for our member’s money, reduced risk of predation and good growth rates. Some of the carp we have sourced put on around 6-8 lbs in their first year of stocking so within 12 months they will be mid to upper doubles and year two they can weigh over 20lbs. these carp have been sourced from a supplier with over 30 years’ experience of breeding carp and has an enviable reputation within the industry of breeding some of the best looking carp also.
Nostell Priory 10 x 8-10lbs Carp - If you have never fished this venue we urge you to pay it a visit the team have undertaken a remarkable transformation of the venue’s pegs and bankside vegetation. This venue once held the Yorkshire record carp of 43lbs 6oz and this show's it has the perfect eco system to grow massive carp and we expect these stockies to thrive ! So if your after specimen fish of any species I would defiantly add this venue to your 2019 plans.
Bingham Pond We will be commencing the venue improvement plans for this place very shortly. There has been a massive amount of work undertaken by some of the Committee on the venue securing its future and access for this place so stay tuned for the updates!

Club Photo Competition Winner 2018

Congratulation to Bob Beal who will receive one years free membership for Winning the Photo Competition, all votes were cast by members on our Facebook Page


December 2018 Committee Minutes Now Available

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


The Autunm 2018 Ashfield Angle Magazine is 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

C2 Padestrian Bridge - take care

C2 has a dodgy padestrian bridge that we are looking to fix urgently, we do not recommend using this bridge, please take extra care

Guest Ticket Changes

Guest tickets have been simplified, There are now only 2 Tickets 1) up to 24 hours for £8 and 2) up to 48 hours for £16. Any tickets purchased already are valid. Thx

Another Free Junior Coaching/Family Day at Caudwell Dam - September 15 at 9 AM

Following the huge success and popularity of our last junior coaching day at cauldwell dam, we wil be running another Day. All equipment and bait provided, licences coaches will be there, this is open to all members children grandchildren and family with the emphasis being on having fun and hopefully catching a few fish. Any questions feel free to contact us see you all there. please email the Club Chairman

KHV Update

KHV HAS BEEN FOUND ON CARP IN A POND IN NEWSTEAD VILLAGE, THE POND IS ABOUT 4 MILES FROM CAULDWELL DAM AND HAS BEEN CLOSED TO FISHING.


VERY IMPORTANT KHV REMINDER

We have taken advice from the Environment Agency and due to the local KHV outbreaks we have banned 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.

May 2018 Committee Minutes Now Available

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


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.

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

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.

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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