Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Proposed Rule Changes

For those who were not at the Club meeting the 4 proposed rule changes (see details in the forum) were discussed and refined. They will be voted on at the AGM.

River Goyt Work Party 10th November

General clean up at Station Road.
10th November 09:00am
Contact Mike Horrocks for futher info his details are in the book.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

October 12th DNMAC Fur & Feather, Blake Hall Fisheries


Rather than fish this year’s Fur & Feather at one of the Club’s own waters it was decided to fish the, Simpson’s Tackle, sponsored match at a commercial venue; hopefully giving a few more bites at a time of the year when the fish are starting to slow down.
The change in venue was also coupled with a change in attitude towards the match and instead of the usual group of die hard match men the competition was to be more of a social event with numbers bolstered by a large number of juniors, pleasure fishermen and even the odd specimen angler, many of whom were fishing their first match.
The weather was particularly unpleasant with a constant light rain and strong winds, although Blake Pool does benefit from the shelter of a large number of trees. However, onsite facilities are excellent with the option of a big breakfast before fishing and warming stew provided to all anglers at the post match presentation.

Fishing was hard, although nearly 15lb was needed to frame. From the off it was obvious that carp would play a major hand in the results, with most anglers prepared to sit it out for one or two big fish which, unfortunately, didn’t materialise for many anglers.

First was Keith Riley whose 26lb 8oz bag was over 5lb heavier than runner up, Club President, Steve Rowe. Darren Blayden came 3rd with 19lb 12oz and Graham Howe took the final place with 14lb 12oz.

Pete Lally, Ben Fowler, James Maydard, Declan Butler, Phil Povey and Chris Simpson were the section winners.
Thanks to the staff at Blake Hall, Mrs Robinson for the excellent cakes and Chris Simpson for doing all the hard work.  It is intended to stick with the same format for next year but to change venue annualy with Ashbornes’ Birch House Lakes a possible venue.
2013 Fur & Feather Results

lb
oz
1
Keith Riley
26
8
2
Steve Rowe
20
14
3
Darren Blayden
19
12
4
Graham Howe
14
12
5
James Maynard
14
6
6
Declan Butler
13
14
7
Barry Spencer
13
13
8
Pete Lally
12
11
9
Ben Fowler
10
15
10
Chris  Simpson
10
15
11
Paul Bacon jnr
9
15
12
Ian Gould
9
11
13
Zac Chatterton
9
10
14
Paul Maden
9
0
15
Phil Povey
7
1
16
Darren Chatterton
5
11
17
Paul Stanley
5
10
18
Mick Berry
5
3
19
Paul Bacon snr
4
12
20
Andy Ratcliffe
3
8
21
Jimmy Ratchford
3
4
22
Pete Dunn
2
12
23
Matt Robinson
2
12
24
Zac Bates
2
4
25
Matt Hill
1
8
26
JJ Stanton
1
4
27
Tim Fox
1
0
28
Andrew Berry
1
0

 


















Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Fur & Feather Match October 12th


Late notice but a couple of places have come available for the Fur & Feather match to be held on Saturday 12th October @ Blake Hall Fisheries.

There’s plenty for everyone with anglers going just for the social event and a day’s fishing (and free food) as well as the dedicated match anglers.

If you fancy joining the fun contact Chris Simpson for more information.

By telephone - 01663 734220
By mobile - 0781 767 9498

Or pop into his Tackle Shop!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ropes at Watford and Strines Garden Lodge


The ropes have, once again, been strung across these two venues to hopefully prevent various unwanted birds landing at on these waters. We apologise if they look slightly unsightly but think this is a small price to pay for protecting our fish stocks and fishing environment. Bird scarers have also been added.
 
 

River Sett


Thanks to all members who reported the iron coloured “pollution” entering the Sett near Watford Lodge last week. The Club have been in contact with the EA and a fire engine has been seen pumping water out of the river at source. Although there have been traces of discolouration as far as the Torrs and also entering the Goyt we have been reliably informed that there will be no detrimental effects on either fish or the environment. We, DNMAC, will continue to monitor the situation.