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
New Fishery Announced and an Old One Returns
10th October 2021The Federation have just concluded an access agreement with The Canal and River Trust which means we've a new fishery to go at right in the heart of Newark.
Full details of our new Mill Gate Basin fishery.
Also, a fishery which was dropped from the Federation book some years ago is seeing a welcome return - Devon Mouth.
As neither stretch has been fished, legally at least, for a number of years, we'd welcome feedback on how you get on. Please email catch details to the Secretary.
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.