Catch Returns

With the season ending in a few days time on the Till could we remind members who have yet to complete their 2020 Catch Return to please send their completed return to the secretary as soon as possible and to arrive no later than Friday December 4th. Thank you.

Annual General Meeting, February 2021

To enable us to have an AGM this year the Committee is planning to hold this on-line using Zoom provided their are sufficient members interested in attending. The provisional date for the AGM is February 3rd, 2021. If you would like to attend could you please email the secretary as soon as possible to register your interest. Thank you.

I don't know how many of our members knew Bob Booth but he, and Welham Park Trout Farms, have stocked all our still waters for many years. He has done a tremendous job for us and all the other club waters his fish farm has stocked over the years so I am sorry to have to tell you that Bob sadly passed away earlier today.  Bob had been ill for some time but nevertheless it is still a great shock. He will be greatly missed by all in the angling community.

Day Tickets for Thornton Steward Reservoir normally cease at the end of November. However it is clear from talking to regular day ticket holders, as well as our members, that many see a days fishing at Thornton Steward an important recreational activity given the travel and other restrictions imposed due to Coronavirus and Covid-19.

We have just noticed a mistake in the handbook with regards winter grayling fishing on the Shellacres Estate water on the river Till.

Item 3 on page 24 currently reads:

5th November

Just to advise members that at this moment in time ALL beats on the Till are available for fishing.

Thornton Steward Reservoir and Rothley Lake are also open for members with Thornton Steward also being open for day ticket holders until the end of November.

Wear beats are open to members interested in fishing for grayling.

The Angling Trust has advised that  "angling is deemed a permissible form of ‘outdoor recreation’, and a lawful reason to leave home. It can take place, without time limits, within the provision allowing people  “to visit a public outdoor space for the purposes of open air recreation”. Full details of the Angling Trust Guidance can be found here:

We suggest that members make themselves familiar with this guidance.