Associate Membership now closed until 1st May 2020
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.
Winthorpe vehicular access suspended
22 January 2020Regrettably, vehicular access to our Winthorpe has, again, been suspended due to the very wet ground conditions.
Anglers have reported gettting vehicles stuck and the track is getting increasingly churned up in parts thus making things worse.
Until conditions improve significantly, the fishery will remain open to foot traffic only - vehicles will need to be parked off site.
This is likely to result in some competition for the downstream end pegs which are closest to the access gate.
We'll provide an update in due course.
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.
Winthorpe access now possible with care
9 January 2020Winthorpe has been re-opened to vehicles although the track is still very wet in parts.
Anglers are asked to take extra care including on the banks which are likely to be very slippery.
Committee members and bailiffs tuck in!
13 December 2019Committee members and bailiffs enjoyed a festive dinner at The Lord Ted this week.
Not all that took on the formidable Yorkshire Puds managed to complete the task and eating largely played second fiddle to the incessant angling chat and banter including tales of monsters caught and lost.
Many thanks to Future Fishing for generously donating a number of raffle prizes including Garbolino tip rods.
I'm certainly looking forward to having a waggle with the one I won if the rain ever stops! br>
Seasons Greetings to all Federation members, guests and day ticket anglers and wishing you a happy, safe and successful 2020.
Long Bennington bailiff required
24 November 2019The Federation are seeking a bailiff for their shared fishery on the Witham at Long Bennington.
This is a Full Members only water so no ticket sales are involved.
Please contact the Secretary for further details or to apply.
Winthorpe CLOSED due to flooding
30 October 2019The Winthorpe fishery has been temporarily closed due to flooding.
We'll post an update here once conditions have improved such that the fishery can be re-opened.
Winthorpe - Flooding and Ground Conditions
27 October 2019The ground conditions at Winthorpe are currently horrendous due to the amount of rain we've had. A number of vehicles have become stuck and their recovery has made conditions even worse.
Until conditions improve, we request that anglers avoid this fishery.
Please also note that the gate at Hudson's Bay (Fletchers) has now been locked for the Winter.
Advance notice of rowing event on 7th December
20 October 2019From Newark Rowing Club:
We are planning to do another Head Race again this year in December. The date is Saturday 7th December 2018.
The times are 9am to 3pm approx and we will be using the same stretch of water as we did last year. So, the morning division will see racing upstream from the A46 petrol station to the end of the weir and in the afternoon the race starts 200m above Farndon marina main entrance.
All boats for both divisions will leave and return to Newark Rowing Club.
Big Barbel in final NDPF Open of 2019
19 October 2019Specimen Barbel featured in the final NDPF Open of the year fished on Power Station and Fletchers on 16th October including fish of 14lb 0oz and 13lb 12oz.
- 1st Kev Davies | Peg 7 | 31lb 10oz | 3 Barbel | Pellet
1st Graham Barry | Peg 18 | 31lb 10oz | Bream and Skimmers | GBF
- 3rd Colin Clifton | Peg 14 | 29lb 9oz | Bream | GBF
- 4th Rob Lowe| Peg 32 | 22lb 5oz | Bream and Skimmers | GBF
- 5th John Moroz | Peg 22 | 20lb 3oz | Bream and Skimmers | GBF
Well done to all!
Andy Starkey has kindly agreed to run the open series again next year.
Many thanks Andy.
NDPF Open results 9th October 2019
10 October 2019Results of the NDPF Open match fished on Power Station and Fletchers on 9th October 2019:
- Dave Powell | Peg 11 | 80lb 10oz | 10 Barbel | Pellet
- Kev Davies | Peg 4 | 42lb 12oz| 4 Barbel | Pellet
- John Moroz | Peg 8 | 28lb 4oz | 3 Barbel | Worm feeder
- Terry Moroz | Peg ? | 19lb 14oz | Bream and Skimmers| GBF
- Graham Barry | Peg 50 | 19lb 2oz | Bream and Skimmers| GBF
- Steve Clark | Peg 26 | 10lb 6oz | Chub and Roach | GBF
Well done to all!
NDPF Open results 2nd October 2019
10 October 2019Results of the NDPF Open match fished on Power Station and Fletchers on 2nd October 2019:
- Dave Jones | Peg 8 | 20lb 10oz | Bream/Skimmers | Pole and feeder
- Reed Bradshaw | Peg 23 | 15lb 1oz | Bream/Skimmers | Groundbait feeder (GBF)
- Jack Everson | Peg 54 | 14lb 14oz | Skimmers | GBF
- Steve Clone | Peg 18 | 11lb 9oz | Skimmers| GBF
- Terry Moroz| Peg ? | 11lb 0oz | 1 Barbel | Feeder
- Rich Alexandra | Peg ? | 8lb 2oz | Skimmers | GBF
Well done to all!
Final three NDPF opens moved to Dyke
29 September 2019The final three NDPF open matches for the year (2nd, 9th and 16th October) will all now be fished on the Dyke - pegs 1 to 70.
Further details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589
NDPF Open results 25th September 2019
29 September 2019Results of the NDPF Open match fished on Power Station and Fletchers on 25th September 2019:
- John Urruty | Peg 68 | 19lb 14oz | Bream/Skimmers | Groundbait feeder
- Tony Marshall | Peg 32 | 18lb 8oz | 1 Barbel and Roach | Pole
- Sam Merry | Peg 46 | 17lb 14oz | Skimmers and Roach | Pole
- Dave Powell | Peg 42 | 16lb 10oz | Bream | Groundbait feeder
- Nick West | Peg 24 | 11lb 13oz | Roach | Bolo
- Paul Golding | Peg 26 | 10lb 12oz | Roach | Bolo
Well done to all!
NDPF Open results 18th September 2019
29 September 2019Results of the NDPF Open match fished on Rolleston and the Dyke 18th September 2019:
- Dave Powell | Rolleston 33 | 22lb 6oz | 2 Barbel
- Toby Bunting | Dyke 68 | 17lb 12oz | Roach | Pole and Hemp
- Tony Marshall | Dyke 3 | 16lb 6oz | 2 Barbel | Maggot feeder
- John Morroz | Dyke 5 | 15lb 10oz | Barbel and Chub | Feeder
- F Clark | Rolleston 23 | 10lb 12oz | Roach | Feeder
- John Urruty | unknown | 10lb 10oz | Roach | Waggler
Well done to all!
Terry Morroz storms the Colin Walton Trophy!
12 September 2019Terry Morroz won the Colin Walton Trophy match fished on 7th September by a country mile.
Fishing East Stoke peg 1, Terry landed 70lb 8oz of Barbel on the feeder. Most notable was that his catch comprised 30 fish which bodes well for Barbel catches in the future.
Well done Terry!
Second from East Stoke peg 55 was Pete Salt with 17lb 4oz of Roach fishing maggot on the waggler.
Third was Paul Cannon who fished the G/B feeder for 14lb 14oz of Bream from Power Station peg 1.
In fourth place was Jack Everson who landed 13lb 7oz of Roach on the Bolo from East Stoke peg 29.
Fifth was John Trivitt with 10lb 8oz of Chub on maggot feeder from Fletchers peg 46 while Nick West completed the frame with 10lb 4oz of Roach on the Bolo two pegs up from John.
There were section wins for Dean Izak, Daz Cook, Nathan Watson, Steve Clark, Rob Lowe and Nick West.
Well done to all!
NDPF Open results 28st August 2019
30 August 2019Roach catches dominated the frame in the latest NDPF open fished on Power Station and Fletchers on Wednesday, 28st August.
First from peg 44 was Tony Marshall with 16lb 8oz on pole and Hemp.
Joint second from peg 5 was Rich (King of the Slide) Wood with 13lb 4oz, again on Hemp.
Pete Salt had the same weight fishing caster on the waggler from peg 52.
Fourth was Dave Jones with 9lb 13oz on the stick from peg 40.
Fifth was Steve Baker with 9lb 10oz on pole/Hemp from peg 7 while John Urruty completed the frame with 9lb 8oz of whip-caught Perch.
There were sections wins for Steve Baker, John Urruty, Dave Jones and Nick West.
Well done to all!
NDPF Open results 21st August 2019
30 August 2019Results of the NDPF open fished on Rolleston and Crankley on Wednesday, 21st August.
First from peg 43 on Crankley was Nick West with 23lb 2oz of Bolo-caught Roach.
Second from Crankley peg 19 was Kev Davies with 14lb 8oz of Skimmers on the G/B feeder.
Third was Neil Parkinson with 11lb 4oz of Roach using Hemp on the pole from Crankley peg 25.
Fourth was match organiser Andy Starkey with 11lb 9oz of Roach and Skimmers on the G/B feeder from Rolleston peg 19.
There were also section wins for Andy Starkey, Steve Baker, Alan Howe and Terry Moroz.
Well done to all!
NDPF Open results 14th August 2019
16 August 2019Roach on the pole dominated a close-fought NDPF open fished on Power Station and Fletchers on Wednesday, 14th August.
First from peg 1 was Rob Casterton with 13lb 4oz.
Second from peg 7 was Ken Pacey with 11lb 14oz.
Third was Adey Renolds with 11lb 4oz from peg 38.
Fourth from peg 64 was Tony Marshall with 11lb dead.
Paul Golding completed the frame with 10lb 5oz from peg 14.
The next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 21th August on Rolleston and Crankley - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
NDPF Open results 7th August 2019
16 August 2019Results for the NDPF open fished on Power Station and Fletchers on Wednesday, 7th August.
First on peg 1 was Shawn Lamplew with 12lb 4oz of Roach and Skimmers.
Second from end peg 70 was Steve Cloke with 11lb 8oz of Skimmers.
Tony Marshall weighed 11lb 5oz of Roach from peg 40 for third while in fourth place was John lock with 10lb 4oz of Roach from peg 14.
In fifth place was John Urruty with 9lb 4oz of Skimmers from peg 64 while Steve Clarke completed the frame with 9lb 3oz of the same from peg 60.
Fletchers (Farndon) Bridleway
6 August 2019Due in part to the wet weather, the riverside bridleway at Farndon along the Fletchers fishery is becoming rutted in places.
To avoid further damage, please drive along the field edge rather than on the bridleway itself as per the signs at the fishery.
Big Bream weights dominate latest NDPF open
1 August 2019The latest NDPF open match was fished on Power Station, Fletchers and Crankley on Wednesday 31st July.
Bream on the groundbait feeder was the order of the day for all of the top weights.
First was Rob Parker with a cracking 47lb 6oz from Power Station peg 7.
Second was Rich (King of the Slide) Wood with 36lb 12oz off Power Station peg 3.
Third was Tony Marshall who fished Crankley peg 21 to bag 33lb 4oz - not a day for Hemp.
In fourth place was Steve Clarke from Fletchers peg 40 with 29lb 7oz.
Fifth was Paul Golding off Crankley peg 19 with 26lb 7oz while John Urruty completed this large frame with 23lb 9oz off Crankley peg 3.
Further back-up weights of 22lb 10oz and 21lb 12oz from the Dyke show what a positive effect the recent rain has had on the Summer river.
The next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 7th August on Power Station and Fletchers (note venue change) - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
NDPF Open results 24th July 2019
1 August 2019Results for the NDPF open fished on Power Station and Fletchers on Wednesday, 24th July.
First from peg 42 was John Urruty who caught 8 Bream for 27lb 10oz on groundbait feeder.
Second from peg 12 was Nick West who fished Hemp on the pole for 14lb 4oz of Roach.
Malc Nicholson weighed 14lb dead of Skimmers on the feeder for third from end peg 70 while Neil Parkinson completed the frame with 12lb 8oz of Roach on Hemp/pole from peg 28.
There were also section wins for Tony Marshall, Neil Parkinson, Rob Lowe and Rich (King of the Slide) Wood. Well done to all.
Barbel top latest Fed open
24 July 2019The latest NDPF open fished on Rolleston and East Stoke took place on Saturday, 20th July with 33 anglers taking part.
Nigel Porter led the way with 2 Barbel on pellet for 20lb 10oz from East Stoke peg 33.
Second from East Stoke peg 3 was Mark Harksworth who feeder-fished Hemp and Caster for 17lb 12oz of Barbel.
Tony Marshall showed his versatility by taking third place with 17lb 4oz of Skimmers from East Stoke peg 17 using a groundbait feeder approach while Chris White completed the frame from Rolleston peg 17 with 15lb 7oz of Bream using similar tactics.
There were also section wins for Chris White, Neil Parkinson, John Lock, Rob Johnson and Adey Reynolds. Well done to all.
The next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 24th July on Power Station and Fletchers - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
Good weights in latest Fed open
18 July 2019The latest NDPF open on Rolleston and Crankley took place on Wednesday, 17th July.
The match saw a return to form for Rich "King of the Slide" Wood who took first place with 38lb 6oz of G/B feeder caught Bream from Crankley peg 21.
Second from Crankley peg 19 using similar tactics for 33lb 8oz was Ken Pacey.
Nick West was third using Bolo and Caster on Crankley peg 37 to record 9 Chub for 20lb 4oz while Neil Parkinson made up the frame with 15lb 8oz of Hemp-caught Roach from Rolleston peg 35.
There were also section wins for Adey Reynolds, Neil Parkinson, Alan Howe and Paul Cowling. Well done to all.
The next NDPF open is on Saturday, 20th July on Rolleston and East Stoke - details from 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.
Associate Membership to close end of July
13 July 2019We've almost reached our target membership for the year and, as a result, applications for Associate Membership will close at the end of July.
As usual, Full (local) Membership will remain open all year.
Roach again top latest Fed open
13 July 2019The latest NDPF open on Sheldons and East Stoke took place on Wednesday, 10th July.
First with 17lb 12 oz of Roach using pole and Hemp tactics on East Stoke peg 45 was Neil Parkinson.
The top four all fished East Stoke with Rob Lowe in second place with 13lb 12oz of Roach using Wag & Mag tactics on peg 31.
Third with 11lb 13 oz of Barbel from peg 3 was Terry Moroz while Clive Fletcher was just an ounce behind with his catch of feeder-caught Skimmers from peg 19.
There were also section wins for Rich Alexandra, Dave Jones, Clive Fletcher and Nick West.
The next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 17th July on Rolleston and Crankley - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
Roach haul tops latest NDPF open
10 July 2019Pete Jayes won the latest NDPF open fished on the Dyke on Wednesday, 3rd July. Pete used a Pole and Hemp approach for an all Roach haul of 22lb 4oz from Power Station peg 12.
Sam Merry caught 17lb 8oz of Skimmers and Roach on pole and feeder from peg 68 for second place.
In third place was Terry Moroz with 16lb 6oz of feeder-caught Skimmers from end peg 70.
Alan gregory made up the frame with 14lb 4oz of Skimmers from peg 5, again on the feeder.
There were also section wins for Alan Gregory, Kev Davies, Steve Clark and Rob Parker.
Next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 10th July on Sheldons and East Stoke - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
Bream again dominate latest NDPF open
29 June 2019Bream and Skimmers were, again, the order order of the day in the latest NDPF open fished on Wednesday, 26th June.
John Lock lead the way on Rolleston peg 27 with 23lb 6oz using feeder tactics.
Dave Jones was close behind with 22lb 14oz from East Stoke peg 37, again, on the feeder.
Rich 'King of the Slide' Wood could only manage third place this week with 19lb 12oz from Rolleston peg 37.
In fourth place with 12lb 12oz from Rolleston peg 25 was Shaun Rampling.
There were also section wins for Bill White, Dave Powell, Jack Epsom and Rob Lowe.
Next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 3rd July on Power Station and Fletchers - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
Winthorpe refuse collection clarification
29 June 2019It seems that some anglers fishing Winthorpe this week believe that NDPF offers a free refuse collection service.
IT DOES NOT.
Although they'd gone to the trouble of bagging-up their waste, they'd missed the vital next step of taking it away with them to dispose of in an appropriate manner.
To confirm that anyone identified as leaving litter or waste, bagged-up or not, will be expelled from the Federation.
Winthorpe grass cutting delayed
21 June 2019We've received some comments regarding the long grass at Winthorpe.
The two weeks prior to the start of the season were exceptionally wet and this prevented the farmer cutting for Haylage.
Hopefully, the grass will be harvested soon now that the weather has improved.
Bream all the way in latest NDPF open
21 June 2019Bream again dominated the latest NDPF open fished on the Dyke on Wednesday, 19th June.
Rich 'King of the Slide' Wood feeder fished on peg 3 to win with an impressive 46lb of slabs.
Second with 29lb 11oz of Bream and Chub from end peg 70 was Pete Bradshaw.
John Lock made third place with 16lb 4oz of Skimmers from peg 56 while Steve Clark and Sam Murray tied for fourth, each with 11lb 14oz from pegs 39 and 7 respectively.
There were section wins for Adi Reynolds, Clive Fletcher, Malc Nicholson, Andy Clarke and Kev Davies. Well done to all.
Next NDPF open is on Wednesday, 26th on Rolleston and East Stoke - details from Andy Starkey on 07500 893589.
Bream dominate first NDPF open of the season
19 June 2019Bream and Skimmers on the feeder dominated the first Federation open of the season held on the Dyke on opening day.
Paul Cannon led the way from peg 48 with a feeder approach accounting for a Bream and Barbel catch weighing 39lb dead.
Second on peg 56 was Paul Golding with 18lb of Skimmers and Roach while third with 13lb 6oz of Bream and Skimmers from peg 24 was Ryan Neil with match organiser, Andy Starkey, just a Skimmer behind on peg 18.
Red Bridge - extended hours trial
15 June 2019A proposal was passed at this year's AGM to allow fishing until 10:30PM throughout the season on our Red Bridge fishery.
These extended fishing times are, intially, for a one year trial and apply to Full Members of the Federation only.
Late match booking on Dyke
15 June 2019Due to a late venue change for the first NDPF open match of the season, the Power Station and Fletchers stretches are almost fully reserved for tomorrow, Sunday 16th June.
Full details of all match bookings are available, as usual, on the Match Calendar.
New season draws near
13 June 2019Not long to go now until the river season opens at midnight Saturday into Sunday this weekend.
It's been a wet week (you may have noticed) so levels will be high meaning great care should be taken.
I've just heard on the radio that Notts has had 150% of its normal June rainfall in the past 3 days alone!
Keep safe and have a great season - the weather will improve............promise.
Outstanding fees - no card, no fish!
4 June 2019At the time of writing, there's a large number of online applicants who are still to pay their membership fees.
Please note that you must be in receipt of a valid membership card to able to fish our waters so don't delay, pay today.
Only 11 days until the Glorious 16th.
26 May 2019
Not long until the 16th.
Less than 3 weeks to go until the start of the river season so a good time to join up or renew your Federation membership.
There's always a late rush in June so sign-up now to ensure that your membership's in place for the Glorious 16th.
Crankley goes to Hollywood.
Alfie Naylor, bailiff and piscator extraordinaire, will be filming a start of season feature on our Crankley fishery on the 16th and 17th June.
As a result, pegs 1 to 3 on Crankley will not be available on those dates having been reserved by Alfie with permission from the Committee.
We're very pleased to announce that Farndon Parish Council have installed a CCTV system covering Long Lane Farndon which will, hopefully, deter the poachers, fly-tippers and other ne'er do wells who frequent the area.
With regard to poaching and illegal fishing, this will add to our armoury which includes more proactive bailiffing and a policy of always reporting offenders to the Police.
Membership opens with a bang!
3 May 2019Just a couple of days into the new Federation year and we've already received more than 150 Online applications.
It's early days yet but it looks like demand for membership will, again, be very high this year though with prices being held and the, already fantastic, fishing improving year-on-year, it's hardly surprising.
Anglers from outside the Newark area seeking Associate membership are advised to apply promptly to avoid disappointment as a cap on the total number of Associate members will, again, be applied this year.
REMINDER: 2019-20 Membership opening 1st May
27 April 2019Just to confirm that the postal application form is now available to download from the Membership page.
We've also enabled the Online application system so that any issues can be ironed out by the 1st May.
Early Birds are welcome to apply Online from today although your application is unlikely to be processed until the official start of the Federation year on 1st May.
2019-20 Membership details confirmed
7 April 2019Membership information for the new Federation year is now available on the Membership page.
Applications for membership are welcome from 1st May.
Please note that some page links will not be enabled until that date to avoid erroneous applications.
AGM details confirmed
9 March 2019This year's AGM will take place on Wednesday, 17th April at 20:00 - location The Rose and Crown, Balderton.
Proposed resolutions must be received by the Secretary no later than 31th March.
All Full Members of The Federation are invited to attend.
River season draws to an end
9 March 2019Just 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 2019-20 season will be on sale from 1st May on-line or by post.
Associate Membership numbers will again be capped so prompt application from 1st May is advised to avoid disappointment.
Feedback required on match proposal
9 March 2019A proposal has been put forward for a 100 peg Members-only match to be held this year - probably in September,
At this stage, we're consulting with Members in order to assess potential take-up so please feedback your thoughts to the Secretary or Match Secretary.
Tight Lines, wet nets and stay safe!