Poaching, set lines and traps
17 June 2021
Please keep an eye out for any illegal activities or apparatus such as set lines and traps.
It's important that you don't remove any such equipment discovered as this disturbs the evidence and is, potentially, an offence in itself.
All such incidents should be reported to the Environment Agency (0800 80 70 60) or the Police, as appropriate.
Bream dominate first Federation open
16 June 2021
Dogs (mostly) welcome
16 June 2021Just to clarify the situation with regard to angler's being accompanied by their dog(s) on our waters:
- Well behaved dogs are welcome except on the following stretches:
- East Stoke pegs 1 to 12 (upstream from the car park)
- All the usual 'responsible owner' behaviours are expected e.g.
- Pick, bag and remove all dog poo
- Your dog must not cause nuisance to any other angler, water user or member of the public
- Dogs must be kept on a lead wherever live stock are present
New Season Dawns
16 June 2021Happy 16th to all members and visitors to our waters.
All the very best for the season ahead.
Associate Membership Closes
12 June 2021Due to incredibly high demand, we've reached our membership limit earlier than ever this year.
As a result, Associate Membership applications are now closed until 1st May next year.
As usual, Full (local) Membership applications will be accepted throughout the year.
Tight lines to all for the coming season!
Last call for Associate Membership
11 June 2021We've almost reached the membership limit for the new season so will be closing to Associate (non-local) Membership applications tomorrow, Saturday 12th June.
All the best for the coming season.
Please pay or we'll take it away!
22 May 2021Applications are at such at level that we're already nearing our annual cap on Associate Membership although around 15% of applicants have still to pay their fee.
Just to confirm that your membership for the coming season is at risk unless you pay promptly. Simply completing the online form does not guarantee membership - only paying your fee on receipt of the payment link does that.
With less than a month to go until the new season, the river's looking in fine fettle due to the much welcome rain after such a dry April.
Membership opens with a bang!
1 May 2021 19:00hrsIt'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.
Membership opens tomorrow
30 April 2021Membership 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.
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.