Associate Membership Now Closed
16th May 2022Such has been the rate of applications this year that we already need to close the door on Associate Memberships.
Once a full reconciliation has been completed to include subscriptions and postal applications received, there may be scope to accept a few more Associates.
As usual, we remain open for Full (local) Membership applications until further notice.
If you've joined The Federation this year, welcome and best wishes for the coming river season.
Membership Applications Open Strongly
2nd May 2022We thought membership might be popular this year and so it's proving. We're around half full and it's only May 2nd!
It might be worthwhile signing up sooner rather than later especially prospective Associate Members. It's likely that the cap on total numbers will need to applied earlier this year if the initial rush is anything to go by.
Just to repeat that processing of the applications by the Secretary will commence tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd May when payment links will start to be sent out.
Please be patient and don't resubmit an application 'just in case'. If the online form submission resulted in a confirmation screen at the end, you're on the list.
All details can be found on the Membership page.
Membership Opening 1st May
29th April 2022Just a reminder that membership applications are welcome from Sunday, 1st May
All details can be found on the Membership page.
The online application form may be enabled periodically for testing purposes prior to the 1st. Applications received during any testing period will be valid and will be processed the same as those received from the 1st.
PLEASE NOTE that the Secretary will not start processing applications until Tuesday, 3rd May so please be patient. You WILL receive your payment link in due course.
New Committee page
29th April 2022A new Committee page has been added to the site and will be used for meeting information etc.
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Girton Night Fishing
27th April 2022Scunthorpe Amalgamated Anglers who control the night fishing at Girton have confirmed that only members who held a night ticket last season will qualify for one this year.
This is due to unprecedented interest in accessing the stretch, possibly due to the recent decision taken by Collingham AA regarding night fishing on their fisheries.
The relevant fishery page has been updated accordingly.
Changes to Extended Hours
18th April 2022It was agreed at this year's AGM that the 10:30PM finish on Power Station and Red Bridge, previously for Full Members only, will be extended to Associate Members from the start of the new season.
This will be a trial for the coming season.
The relevant fishery pages have been updated accordingly.
Federation Survey winners announced
14th April 2022The following winners were drawn at the recent AGM and will receive free memberships for the coming season:
- Mr. Neil Parkinson from Spalding
- Mr. Neil Pitts from Sheffield
The Secretary will contact you in due course.
AGM 6th April 2022
4th April 2022Full details including Zoom live stream information on the AGM page.
AGM 2022 details confirmed
20th February 2022This year's Federation AGM on 6th April will be held at the Scout hut on Lovers lane, Newark.
Full details on the AGM page.
AGM 2022 Election of Officers
10th February 2022Full Members interested in becoming Officers (exec.or non-exec.) of the Federation please note the following clause from the constitution:
"7.6 Nomination of candidates for election as Officers shall be made in writing to the
Secretary at least 14 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting date.
Nominations can only be made by Full Members and must be seconded by another Full Member."
A number of Committee roles are up for re-election at this year's AGM. For an more information about joining the Committee, please contact the Secretary.
AGM 2022 date confirmed
10th February 2022This year's Federation AGM will take place on Wednesday, 6th April.
Full details on the AGM page.
Update: Federation Members Survey 2021-22
29th January 2022We've had a good response to the first Federation Members Survey and an intial review of submissions will be presented at next week's Committee meeting.
If you're a current Full or Associate Member, please make your views known by completing the survey. Draw prizes include 2 free memberships for next season and 2 tackle vouchers for the under-18s.
Devon Mouth Fishery Closed
24nd January 2022Due to ongoing discussions with the relevant landowners regarding our Devon Mouth stretch, access to this fishery is currently suspended.
We will provide an update in due course.
Damage to fishery locks
22nd January 2022The padlocks at East Stoke and Winthorpe have recently been vandalised.
Would anyone with information please contact the Secretary - thanks.
Winthorpe vehicular access re-opens
21st January 2022Following a site meeting this morning, vehicular access to Winthorpe has been reopened with immediate effect.
Please drive carefully as some areas are still sticky, particularly the bend where the track nears the river bank.
Federation Members Survey 2021-22
29th December 2021We're pleased to announce that the Federation Members Survey launches today.
The survey is open to all current Full and Associate Members with the chance to win free memberships for next season and tackle vouchers for the under 18s (2 in each category).
Please make your views known and help shape our future direction.
Winthorpe vehicular access suspended
28th December 2021Due to the saturated ground conditions, vehicular access to Winthorpe is currently suspended.
Limited parking is available in the lay-by at the fishery entrance.
Barbel Handling and Retention
25th December 2021The Committee were recently asked to reconsider the ban on retaining Barbel in keepnets by pleasure anglers.
The issue was discussed at length over two monthly meetings but, in the end, the decision was taken to maintain the existing rules in this regard with one exception being the retention of a single Barbel for extended recovery purposes only.
Full details are available on the updated Rules page.
East Stoke Access
25th December 2021Unfortunately the bankside track is cutting up due to the weather and anglers not driving to the conditions. In addition, anglers have been turning on the track and adjoining field and there's been reports of driving on the floodbank despite notices and new posts being installed and the website clearly stating that this is forbidden.
As a result and until ground conditions improve, anglers must park in the main carpark only and walk from there.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Fletchers (Hudson's Bay) Gate Locked
16th November 2021Please note that the fishery gate at Fletchers (Hudson's Bay) is now locked for the Winter.
Federation Open Results - Sunday 20th October 2021
Andy Starkey, series organiser, wins final match
20th October 2021Andy Starkey, organiser of the ever popular Federation open match series, won this year's final fixture from Sheldons peg 3. Chub and Barbel were the order of the day for a total of 26lb 10oz.
The Federation wish to extend their sincere thanks to Andy and his helpers for running such a brilliant series again this season.
Anglers wishing to fish in next season's matches should book on promptly to avoid disappointment as there's been considerable early interest.
For bookings, contact Rob Casterton either on Facebook or mobile: 07528 192342
Federation Open Results - Sunday 17th October 2021
17th October 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 13th October 2021
14th October 2021
Big Weights in Latest Federation Open
6th October 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 29th September 2021
29th September 2021
Winthorpe - landing net found
26th September 2021Landing net found at Winthorpe.
Please contact the Secretary to claim it.
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 22nd September 2021
22nd September 2021
Newark Rowing Club announcement
16th September 2021We've received the following notification from Newark Rowing Club.
"We are planning to do our Head Race again this year in December. The date is Saturday 4th December 2021.
The times are 9am to 3pm approx and we will be using the same stretch of water as we did before. 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."
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 15th September 2021
15th September 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 8th September 2021
8th September 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 1st September 2021
1st September 2021
Three Day Festival 2021 - final results
30 August 2021
Three Day Festival 2021 - Day three results
30 August 2021
Three Day Festival 2021 - Day two results
29 August 2021
Three Day Festival 2021 - Day one results
28 August 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 25th August 2021
25 August 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 18th August 2021
18 August 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 11th August 2021
11 August 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 4th August 2021
5 August 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 28st July 2021
30 July 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 21st July 2021
21 July 2021
Trent Powerboat and Ski Club (TPSC)
20 July 2021Originally posted 5 years ago but probably worth a reminder in light of the various boat-related issues currently being reported.
Please 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 their 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.
Riverfest Qualifier Results 18th July 2021
18 July 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 14th July 2021
14 July 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 7th July 2021
8 July 2021
Ted Shaw Memorial - Sunday 4th July 2021
5 July 2021
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 30th June 2021
3 July 2021
CAUTION - tackle thieves about!
2 July 2021Last week, a match angler on Red Bridge had his rod holdall stolen while following the weigh-in.
Rods included a 17ft Daiwa Acolyte and a Connoisseur.
If you're offered these or other rods or have any other information, please contact the Secretary.
Federation Open Results - Wednesday 23rd June 2021
23 June 2021
Riverfest Qualifier Results 20th June 2021
20 June 2021
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.