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Membership opens with a bang!

1 May 2021 19:00hrs

It's still, officially, only Day 1 in terms of membership for the coming season and we've already received well over 300 online applications at the time of writing.
If applications continue at this rate, the cap on Associate Membership may need to be applied earlier than in previous years.
If you plan on joining the Federation for the new season and live outside the Full Membership catchment, our advice is to apply sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
Please share this information with friends and contacts so that they too have a chance to enjoy the top quality river angling available on our fisheries.
Best regards.

Membership opens tomorrow

30 April 2021

Membership for the 2021-22 Federation year opens tomorrow, Saturday 1st May.
The online system has been enabled a little early for testing purposes so thanks to the early birds who have already submitted their applications.
If you're applying by post, please be sure to download the current application form (pdf) - last year's form is no longer valid.
Membership fees have risen slightly this year after being frozen for several years. Despite the increases, membership of the Federation still represents excellent value for money with the dearest fee costing the equivalent of only £1/week.
Full details are on the Membership page.

Rolleston - Fantastic Litter Pickers

7 March 2021

Debs and Carla from Staythorpe regularly walk their dogs at our Rolleston fishery and took it upon themselves to pick and bag a large quantity of flood-born litter.
Sheldons Litter Patrol
The Federation is hugely grateful for their endeavours and would welcome similar graft from Members at other fisheries such as Winthorpe.
Please contact the Secretary if you've some time to spare.

COVID Reminder - LOCAL only and NO night fishing

20 February 2020

We've had reports of anglers from outside the local area fishing our waters around Farndon.
This is strictly prohibited at the present time, likewise night fishing of which there is also evidence in the Farndon area.
Police are actively prosecuting law/rule breakers and the Federation will continue to work proactively with them to identify the individuals concerned.
Please see the post from 7th January below which couldn't be clearer on this matter.
Hopefully, we'll be back to something like normal before too long but, in the meantime, please stick to the rules in order to protect others and to avoid being barred from our waters.


Winthorpe - no vehicular access at present

14 February 2020

Please be aware that, due to the poor ground conditions, vehicular access to Winthorpe is currently prohibited.
If the ground dries out sufficiently between now and the end of the season, access will be reinstated. In the meantime, the fishery remains open for angling with limited verge/layby parking available near the fishery entrance on Holme Lane.
The Federation plan to improve the Winthorpe access track which should enable Winter access unless the site is submerged as has been the case recently.

Prohibited stretches in Newark town

31 January 2020

Please be aware that fishing on the following stretches of the Dyke is prohibited:  
These stretches are actively patrolled and any NDPF members caught fishing on them will be expelled from The Federation.

Angling back on the menu!

7 January 2021

Thanks largely to lobbying by the Angling Trust, angling is now permitted as valid exercise though subject to strict limitations:
Full details are available on the Angling Trust website.

On-line membership applications to close

7 January 2020

The on-line membership application system will close this coming weekend and will re-open on 1st May for the 2021-22 season.
If you require full (local) membership for what remains of this season, you will need to apply by post - all details on the Membership page.
Please note that fees for all membership categories will increase by £5 next season having been frozen for a number of years. The free categories will remain unchanged.

Latest Lockdown - Angling Prohibited

6 January 2021

Please note that angling is not permitted under the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Anyone caught fishing on Federation waters until the prohibition is lifted is liable to be barred.
Full details are available on the Angling Trust website.

Flood Defence Protection

27 November 2020

We've been asked by the Environment Agency to highlight the issue of River Trent flood defence damage caused by angler's (and other's) vehicles.
With the ground currently soft due to rain and low evaporation, this advice is particularly timely.
The EA's official guidance can be viewed here.

WARNING - Bogus Bailiff

11 November 2020

We've received reports of a bogus bailiff attempting to sell day tickets in the Farndon area.
He drives a new Vauxhall registration FX20???? - if you have any more details, please contact the Secretary.
Please note that Federation bailiffs carry official identification and if you want to be doubly sure, contact the Secretary before handing over any cash.

Covid-19 Update

11 November 2020

Please follow these links for the latest general Covid news/advice and for the latest angling-specific guidance from the Angling Trust:
Let's hope that this week's positive news regarding vaccine development is the begining of the end for this dreadful virus and that we can start to look forward to next year with a degree of optimism.

Covid-19 Update

1 November 2020

New national restrictions come in to effect from 5th November - details here.
At this stage, it's unclear whether or not angling will be permitted under the new restrictions and the Governments's key travel advice is that "You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area......"
The Angling Trust have not yet updated their guidance following the latest Government announcement on 31st October.
We'll post an update on this site once we have more information in terms of how angling will be affected.

Fletchers gate closed for the winter

21 October 2020

To confirm that the gate at the downstream end of Fletchers is locked for the winter so access is now on foot only.

CLARIFICATION: Power Station extended hours

21 October 2020

Please note that, as with Red Bridge, the Power Station (weir fields) fishery is subject to extended hours for Full Members only.
As a trial, Full Members may fish until 10:30pm throughout the season on this stretch. This arrangement will be subject to ongoing review by the Committee.
Apologies for the delay in posting this information.

Strong finish to Fed open series

21 October 2020

NDPF open results 21st October 2020

Federation open results

14 October 2020

NDPF open results 14th October 2020

Federation open results

7 October 2020

NDPF open results 7th October 2020

Federation open results

30 September 2020

NDPF open results 30th September 2020

Long-serving Committee member passes

29 September 2020

The Federation wishes to pass on its condolences to the family and friends of Alan Dare who died recently aged 92.
Alan served on the Federation Committee for 30 years and still attended meetings into his late eighties.
Obituary details

Venue change for next Federation open

26 September 2020

The next Federation open on Wednesday, 30th September will be on Power Station, Fletchers and Sheldons.
See the match calendar for full details.

Federation open results

23 September 2020

NDPF open results 23rd September 2020

Big Barbel weight tops latest Federation open

9 September 2020

NDPF open results 9th September 2020

Colin Walton Trophy results 2020

5 September 2020

NDPF Advertiser 2020 results

Well done Gareth and to all who took part!

NDPF Advertiser winner 2020

Federation open results

2 September 2020

NDPF open results 2nd September 2020

Federation Two day Festival 30th-31st August 2020

31 August 2020

Festival Final Results
Festival Day 2 Results
Festival Day 1 Results


Bream dominate latest Federation open

26 August 2020

NDPF open results 26th August 2020

Federation open results

19 August 2020

NDPF open results 19th August 2020

Rules reminder and incident reporting

16 August 2020

Just a quick reminder of some rules that have recently seen anglers picked up on. Also some advice regarding incident reporting:

RiverFest Qualifier 15th August 2020

16 August 2020

RiverFest Qualifier 15th August 2020

Lost and Found

14 August 2020

Weedcutter and rake found on bank - please contact the Secretary for details.

Federation open results

12 August 2020

NDPF open results 12th August 2020

Federation open results

5 August 2020

NDPF open results 5th August 2020

Federation open results

29 July 2020

NDPF open results 29th July 2020

Federation open results

22 July 2020

NDPF open results 22th July 2020

Speedboat Havoc! - Information Please

21 July 2020

If anyone has any information/photos of speedboats causing havoc at East Stoke and Sheldons early evening Sunday, 19th July, please contact the Secretary.
There seems to be an ongoing issue with maveric boaters so please record details so that, hopefully, effective action can be taken.
Many thanks.

Federation open results

15 July 2020

NDPF open results 15th July 2020

WARNING: Discarded line on Power Station stretch

14 July 2020

We've received a complaint from a member of the public regarding discarded line on Power Station peg 11 on Monday, 13th July.
If you fished this peg and left the line, please contact the Secretary to own up. You will, of course, be barred from all Federation waters and, if a member, expelled.
The Federation operates a zero tolerance policy towards litter of which discarded line is one of the most hazardous types.

Federation open results

14 July 2020

NDPF open results 8th July 2020

Federation open results

1 July 2020

NDPF open results 1st July 2020

Riverfest Qualifier results

29 June 2020

Results of the first Riverfest qualifier fished on Sunday, 28th June 2020.
1st Rob Casterton, peg 48 East Stoke, 20lb 8oz, Roach, hemp
2nd Toby Bunting, peg 11 Dyke, 15lb 10oz, Roach, hemp
3rd Mark Godfrey, peg 45 East Stoke, 14lb 15 oz, mixed bag, g/b/f
4th Paul Montray, peg 53 East Stoke, 14lb 8oz, skimmers, g/b/f
5th Paul Cannon, peg 27 Rolleston, 14lb 3, skimmers, g/b/f
Qualifiers Rob Casterton, Toby Bunting and Paul Cannon.

Winthorpe locks cracked off - info sought

25 June 2020

The locks were cracked off the gate to Winthorpe during the evening of Tuesday, 23rd June.
If you have any information or witnessed anything, please contact the Secretary in confidence.
Unfortunately it appears that "n'er do wells" and PITAs are out in force this season so, to coin a phrase, please "keep 'em peeled" and relay any issues to the Secretary or to any of the Federation's bailiffs.
Many thanks.  

Second Federation open of the season

25 June 2020

Results of the second Federation open match of the season fished on Wednesday, 24th June 2020 at Rolleston and East Stoke.
1st Richard Wood, Rolleston, peg 35, 30lb 2oz, Bream G/B/F
2nd Tony Marshall, ES peg 25, 21lb 8oz, Bream G/B/F
3rd Tom Noton, ES peg 21, 20lb 4oz, Bream G/B/F
4th Clive Fletcher, ES peg 19, 18lb 2oz, Bream G/B/F
5th Paul Cowling, ES peg 51, 16lb 5oz, Roach Bolo
Well done to all - next match is on Wednesday, 1st July.

Riverfest Qualifier - Sunday, 28th June

23 June 2020

Please note that the Riverfest qualifying match takes place this Sunday, 28th June on multiple Federation waters.
Fisheries affected are Power Station, Fletchers, Rolleston and East Stoke. All pegs are reserved on all four stretches.
Full details, as always are on the Match Calendar. Match details are also posted up at the fisheries concerned.
On the day of a booked match and, as stated in The Federation's rules, pleasure angling is not permitted from reserved pegs until after the weigh-in has been concluded. This ban also includes pleasure fishing from reserved pegs earlier in the morning before the match starts.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Winthorpe litter - info required

22 June 2020

Litter left on Winthorpe peg 42 Saturday, 20th June.

Any help in identifying the culprit(s) would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact The Secretary in confidence - thanks.

First Federation open of the season

17 June 2020

NDPF open results 17th June 2020

COVID-safe angling information

13 June 2020

We've created a new page dedicated to COVID-safe angling to avoid scattering this vital information thoughout the website.
Please take the time to check out the information before and during the season as the details may be added to or changed at any time.

Last chance for Associate Membership

12 June 2020

Associate membership applications close tonight so time's running out if you want to join for the coming season.
As previously reported, Full (local) membership will remain open all year as usual.
Not long to go now and the river looks in fine fettle as a result of the cooler/wetter weather.
Tight lines for the coming season.

Associate Membership to close Friday, 12th June

7 June 2020

We recently estimated that Associate Membership would be capped from the end of June. However, such has been the demand that this category of membership will now close on Friday, 12th June.
This is around six weeks earlier than last year which demonstrates how high demand has been for the coming season.
Please pass this on to anyone you may know who might be planning to join but hasn't yet applied.
As always, the cap on numbers relates to Associate Membership only. Full (local) Membership remains open for the rest of the year.

Reminder: River Close Season Dates

7 June 2020

River Close Season Poster


Sat-Nav users

6 June 2020

Due to popular demand, the individual fishery pages now include postcode and other grid reference information to aid navigation.

COVID-safe angling

6 June 2020

Between now and the start of the season, we'll be posting the latest national guidelines for COVID-safe angling on this site together with any fishery-specific information.
Please revisit the site before and during the season as information may change as the pandemic evolves and, hopefully, diminishes.

Winthorpe opening

6 June 2020

To confirm that the Winthorpe fishery will be open from 12:00 midday on Monday 15th June in order for anglers to set-up.
Anyone accessing the fishery before this time, will be asked to leave.
Please also note that The Federation does not operate a peg reservation system on any of its waters.
The season opens at midnight 15th into 16th so absolutely no fishing until that time.
Tight lines for the new season, keep safe and stay well.

Pre-season update

30 May 2020

Just a quick update with just over 2 weeks to go until the start of the river season.
Following the great news that pleasure angling can resume, match fishing is the latest activity to get the go-ahead subject to various conditons and constraints.
Full information available on the Angling Trust website.
Applications for Federation membership have settled down somewhat after the explosive opening on 1st May. Demand, though, continues to be higher than last season which means it's likely that Associate membership will close around the end of June, a month earlier than last year.
If you require Associate membership for the coming season, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Also on the subject of membership, we're still awaiting payment from around 40 on-line applicants. Please note that you are not a member, and can't fish, until you've paid your fee and received your season card.
We'll post here anything that crops up between now and the 16th but, at this stage, it's all systems go.
In the meantime keep well, enjoy the good weather and start counting down the sleeps!

STOP PRESS: Angling set to resume

11 May 2020

COVID-19 and angling update from the Angling Trust:
This means that, all being well, angling on the rivers should resume as planned on The Glorious 16th June.
Keep well.

Membership opens with a BANG

3 May 2020

Membership for the new Federation year officially opened on Friday and we've already received approaching 300 online applications.
No doubt anglers are itching to get on the river bank come June 16th. Let's hope that fishing will be back on the menu by then.
Just to remind prospective Associate (non-local) members that the total number in this category is capped each year. Last season, the cap was imposed at the end of July but if current demand continues, this could well be earlier this year.
Each year, we receive a number of applications for which the membership fee never arrives. Obviously, people's circumstances change but we would ask that you only apply if you're serious about joining The Federation and please pay promptly to secure your membership.
Let's hope for some good news soon regarding the restrictions on angling and in the meantime keep well.

Coronvirus and other news

19 April 2020

Anglers are, no doubt, chomping at the bit to get back on the bank after the wet end to last season and the current lockdown due to Coronavirus.
With Federation membership opening in less than 2 weeks, we can only hope that angling will be permitted by the time the season opens on The Glorious 16th June.
Despite it being the river close season and with the prohibition on angling due to Coronavirus, anglers have still been spotted on fisheries in this area including Federation waters.
If you notice any such activity while taking your daily exercise, please report it to Newark Police on 0115 967 0999.
Finally, if you're tiring of fishing video/computer games or have worn out your Passion for Angling DVDs, you might want to check out the Fishing Buzz website from the Angling Trust - it's packed with cracking articles, videos and information to whet your appetite.
Keep well.

Bailiff required for East Stoke

19 April 2020

We currently have a vacancy for a bailiff to cover our East Stoke fishery.
This is a Members and Guests only fishery so no day ticket sales/cash handling is required.
Vehicular access is possible to all but the first dozen pegs so a high level of fitness is not a requirement.
Very much an 'eyes and ears' on the bank role on this wonderful stretch of The Trent.
All enquiries to The Secretary - thank you.

Membership information for 2020-21

18 April 2020

Please note that the Membership information for 2020-21 is now live on this site.
This include the general Membership and the Online application information pages.
The postal application form is available for download but please don't submit these until just before 1st May.
The Online application form is in place and will accept submissions from 1st May.
As usual, Associate (non-local) membership will be capped subject to demand. This category of membership was closed at the end of July last year so you've plenty of time to join up.
Please keep an eye on the website for further updates and keep well in the meantime.  

REMINDER: Membership re-opens 1st May 2020

21 March 2020

We've received a number of premature applications from 'early birds' so just a reminder that membership applications re-open on 1st May 2020.
Full details will be published on this website in advance of that date though there'll be little change from last season as prices are being held.
Please note that any applications received before this date will not be processed until 1st May.
Keep well.

AGM Postponed Due To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

17 March 2020

Please note that due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the decision has been taken to postpone this year's AGM.
We'll provide an update in due course.
In the meantime, we wish all members and their families well during these difficult times.

Updates from February's General Committee meeting

15 February 2020


NDPF Open match dates confirmed

12 January 2020

All Federation open match dates for 2020 have been posted to the Match Calendar.
Wednesday matches fish 11:00-16:30, Saturdays 11:00-16:00.
Draw 09:00 at The Spring House pub, Farndon Road, Newark, NG24 4SA - Breakfast available.
Contact Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.

Unacceptable behaviour resurfaces

13 July 2019

We've recently reported instances of angler's rubbish being left at Winthorpe but, sadly, we've received reports of other unacceptable behaviour at this fishery.
The incidents include anglers launching a boat - not a bait boat....a BOAT - in order to feed their swim. We've also had reports of anglers swimming in the river. Presumably the fishing was slow!
Such behaviour is not acceptable and anyone identified will be expelled from the Federation.
The Federation's rules cover most of the basic stuff but, rightly or wrongly, we have to assume (and expect) that the anglers fishing our waters understand and apply the following:
Anglers are reminded that NDPF reserve the right to change the arrangements for this fishery at any time including its closure if deemed appropriate.
The Committee wish to remind all Members that they are, in effect, bailiffs and that they should look to protect what we have at all times.


Anglers who leave litter or light fires will be barred from all Federation waters