- The footbridge at the top of the Crown Bend (Cliftons) has now been repaired, this enables access to the far bank at the top of the Crown Bend which has been largely unfished for the past few years. Parking for this section is in the Club car park adjacent to the canal above Shardlow Lock (details in your Rule Book).
- The Environment Agency are currently working on the floodbank upstream of the Back Lane car park so there is restricted access along there for the time being.
- Members may apply for 2 Guest Tickets per year for Coarse Fisheries only.
The Guest Tickets cost £10 each.
To apply - send payment plus SAE to our Hon. Sec. stating the date the ticket is required for, the name of the Guest and the fishery to be visited. If the Guest subsequently joins the Club the £10 ticket fee will be deducted from the Joining Fee.
Guest Tickets are not available for Night Fishing.
The member accompanying the Guest is responsible for his/her conduct.
The Club is investing in otter-proof fencing around Cullings Pool, once a date is agreed for the Contractors to start work a Working Party will be called to clear the ground for installation of the fence.
The Club lock has been restored on the field gate at Swarkestone.
The AGM has been set for 3rd April 2017 in The Brunswick, Derby.
Renewal time is upon us again, membership rates are the same as last season and if you have a Night Permit that also needs to be renewed (£15). Send your cheque and sae to DRAC, PO Box 115 Derby DE1 1AF.
Cliftons Bridge has again been damaged by flooding, a repair job for the Closed Season.
Barton & Walton Pool is still in a dangerous condition as a reslt of the fluctuating levels and severe bank damage on the bottom path.
All arrangements are in place for our 2nd Lure Taster Day on Sunday 7th May, all Club members are welcome.
We'll need another Working Party to finish off the work at Cullings and also to tidy up around Glazebrooks
Thanks to all members who have renewed so far, if anyone wishes to change their ID photo please email the replacement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fallen tree cut back at Ellastone
The Eaton Dovedale section has been cut to just beyond halfway.
The Hazelwood section of the Ecclesbourne has been mowed up to the Windley Brook.
Most sections of the Trent have now been mown.
Pegs cut on the Boathouse, Pipe Bridge and A6 Sections.
Our Annual Barbel Match was held at Lodge Farm and was won by Steve Cashmore with a fish of 10lb 13oz
Loughborough University will be using some of our sections for a Field Study of barbel feeding characteristics.
Access to section of the Trent upstream of the former Worthington Branch improved.
Signage restored around Black Pool and Trent & Mersey Canal at Weston
Further meetings with A.I. regarding the situation at Barton Pool, their adjacent works are planned to be completed by the end of 2017 (weather permitting) following which the optimum level of the pool should become apparent.
The Match also produced a stunning 48cm perch for Chris Millward