Welcome to Newark and District Piscatorial Federation
Providers of top class fishing since 1904
Post AGM Update
28 April 2018Membership applications have only been open for four weeks but we're, already half-way to our target level for the coming season.
As usual, Full (local) Membership will remain open to applicants throughout the season whilst Associate Membership will be capped once the initial target level is reached.
In light of this, we'd advise prospective Associate Members to apply in good time to avoid disappointment.
Two documents were signed off at last week's AGM and are now available on this site:
Membership opens 1st April
28 March 2018Just a quick reminder that membership applications are welcome from 1st April for the 2018-19 Federation year.
The Membership page has been updated with regard to the new fee structure and the increased number of fisheries elligible for Guest tickets.
Young anglers under 14 years of age are no longer required to formally join The Federation though they must still, at all times, be accompanied by a responsible adult while fishing our waters.
General information regarding membership is available on the relevant page.
Whilst the postal application form is now available for download, no applications will be processed until 1st April. The On-line application system won't be activated until then.
Roll-on June 16th!
20 March 2018Well that was a somewhat grim end to the river season!
Just to confirm that Federation membership re-opens on 1st April for the 2018-19 season. No applications received before this date will be considered.
Full details will be posted on this website for both on-line and postal applications.
General information regarding membership including next season's fees are available on the relevant page.
River season draws to an end
10 March 2018Just a quick reminder that the river season ends at midnight on March 14th.
The rivers then remain closed for fishing from until June 16th.
Federation season tickets for the 2018-19 season will be on sale from 1st April either on-line or by post.
Associate Membership will again be capped this season so prompt application from 1st April is advised to avoid disappointment.
Day ticket purchases next season
10 March 2018
Day tickets will be available to purchase on-line using PayPal next season. Tickets will also be available from Future Fishing.
GoCardless will continue to be used for on-line Full and Associate Membership applications due to its lower fee structure.
Federation AGM 2018
22 February 2018
This year's AGM will be held on 25 April at 20:00 - full details here.
All Full members paid-up at that date are welcome to attend.
Winthorpe and Crankley - No Day Tickets Next Season
17 February 2018
We've previously reported on the unacceptable behaviour by some 'anglers' on our Winthorpe and Crankley fisheries, particularly with regard to litter.
Despite proposing to stop the sale of day/night tickets if the situation didn't improve, the litter has, if anything, got worse this season. br> As a result, these fisheries will not be available on a day ticket from the start of next season.
The fisheries will be open to Full and Associate members of the Federation with night fishing permitted on Winthorpe only. br> In addition, Guest tickets will be available at a cost of £5 dawn to dusk (both fisheries) and £5 dusk to dawn (Winthorpe only).
The gate at the entrance to the Winthorpe fishery will be kept locked from the start of the season and secured with a Federation combination lock.
The arrangements described above will remain in place, initially, for one season and be subject to Committee review thereafter.
Barbel caught in matches - one year trial
19 November 2017
At November's Committee meeting, new rules concerning Barbel retention in keepnets during matches were agreed as follows:
- Keepnets must be pegged-out facing upstream
- No more than 4 Barbel over 5lb to be retained
- Additional Barbel over 5lb to be weighed and returned immediately
- Matches only - no Barbel caught while pleasure fishing to be retained in keepnets
- One year trial
23 October 2017
The Federation currently has a number of vacancies for bailiffs to cover our fisheries in the Newark area.
For more details or to apply, please contact the Secretary.
National Match Bookings for 2018
14 October 2017
Two of the biggest matches in the national calendar will be held on Federation waters in 2018.
Saturday, 11th August sees the Individual National Championships while the following weekend, a number of sections of the Division 1 National will be held on our waters.
Anglers looking to pleasure fish on those days are advised to consult the match calendar as both events span multiple fisheries including Winthorpe.
Girton night fishing
25 June 2017Just to confirm that night fishing is permitted at Girton but this is controlled by Scunthorpe Pisces AC.
Night fishing season cards are available at a cost of £10 from:
Simon Mattison - Fisheries Officer
Trent Powerboat and Ski Club (TPSC)
23 July 2016Please note that our Sheldons and East Stoke fisheries lie within a permitted water ski zone controlled by Trent Powerboat and Ski Club (TPSC).
Members boats are all marked with a red membership number. The colour of the lettering changes every year. The format is as follows: T002 or T019.
Members are permitted to drive their boats at speed (no speed limit) at any time during week days and after 3pm at the weekend.
While recognising the potential conflict of interests this presents, the Committee wish to remind all anglers of there obligation not to bring the Federation's name into disprepute, as stated in the published Federation rules, e.g. by being abusive or threatening to other water users.
The image below shows the extents of the ski zone and is presented for information purposes only.
Please contact the The Secretary if you have any queries or wish to report any incidents relating - thanks.
Tight Lines, wet nets and stay safe!