6 June 2020Due to popular demand, the individual fishery pages now include postcode and other grid reference information to aid navigation.
6 June 2020Between 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.
6 June 2020To 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.
30 May 2020Just 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 2020COVID-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.
Membership opens with a BANG
3 May 2020Membership 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 2020Anglers 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.
Bailiff required for East Stoke
19 April 2020We 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 2020Please 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 2020We'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.
AGM Postponed Due To Coronavirus (COVID-19)
17 March 2020Please 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
- There will be no increase in membership fees or ticket prices for next season.
- This year's AGM will take place at 8pm on 15th April at the Rose and Crown in Balderton - sandwiches provided. All Full Members are welcome to attend.
- Resolutions for the AGM must be submitted before the next General Committee meeting on the 11th March. Proposals to the Secretary in writing or by email only please.
- A new bailiff has been appointed for the Long Bennington fishery. There is currently a vacancy to cover East Stoke. Please contact the Secretary for more details.
- A request to take caravans onto our fisheries was declined as was a request to fish/trap crayfish.
NDPF Open match dates confirmed
12 January 2020All 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 2019We'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:
- Respect for the environment, fellow anglers, other water users and the general public
- Zero tolerance towards litter and fires
- Mindful of own and others health and safety
- Best practise fish handling and care
- Be 'eyes and ears' on the bank and report all incidents
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.