Monday, 31 December 2012

Over 80’s Lifetime Membership.

AS agreed at the AGM:-

Club Members aged 80 or over and having a minimum of 5 years continual membership are entitled to receive DNMAC Life Membership status.

Application for Life Membership status must be via the Club Committee at one of the monthly General Meetings, or in writing to the Membership Secretary at the address below.

Please note: if applying in writing then a SAE and the back cover from the previous DNMAC Club Book must be included.

DNMAC Membership Secretary
Mr J Ling
9 Elmfield
Chapel en le Frith
High Peak
SK23 9TZ

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Forum Membership

Lots of people signing up for the forum but not sending in the required membership information. Please be aware that without the required information you will not be allowed access.
On the rare occasions that your email will be treated as spam by our servers then please see the Website Admin after one of the club meetings.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Club Membership books 2013

Club books are now available at all our approved outlets and also at the monthly club meetings.

2013 prices can be found on the website.

Can we please ask members to fill in their details as clearly as possible and remember to tick any relevant boxes.

If possible including an email address, and also signing up to feeds from this blog, will help to keep you informed and reduce club costs.

On receipt of your 2013 membership existing members should take time to read the rules as there have been some changes. New members should familiarise themselves with the rules before fishing

Friday, 21 December 2012

2013 Work Parties

  • Sat 2ndMarch  - Disley Dam - Closed for weed cutting
  • Sat 23rd March  - Disley Dam - Closed for weed cutting
  • Tue 2nd April  -  Strines - Weed Cutting and bankside improvements (18:30 start)
  • Sat 18th May  - Linnetts Clough - Bankside work and pegs
  • Sat 23rd May  - Linnetts Clough - Path work and pegs
  • Sat 15th June  - Birch Vale - Strimming and bankside improvements 
  • Sat 20th July - Birch Vale - Peg and path improvements 
  • Thurs 1st August  - Linnets Clough - Peg and path improvements (18:00 start)
  • Sat 3rd August  - Strines - Bankside and weed control
  • Sat 21st September - Disley Dam - Closed for weed cutting


More work parties will be added if/when required please check the News Blog for more information.
Full information of all dates for all currently planned events will be available in the Website Diary by January 1st 2013

If you wish to attend a work party please contact

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Simpsons Tackle Opening Times and Specimen Challenge

Simpson’s Tackle will close for Christmas at 5:00pm on Saturday 22nd December, opening again on Wednesday 2nd

Chris is running a FUN specimen challenge for those anglers who vary their fishing or just trying something different.
Details of the challenge can be found here.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New DNMAC Signs

You may have noticed some bright, new, shiny DNMAC signs appearing on various club waters. These have been put up by our bailiffs and committee members.

Please remember that you need to carry your card and EA licence every time you visit one of our waters. There will be more info on access/venue security soon.

Monday, 12 November 2012


Reminder: DNMAC AGM 15th November 8:00pm, High Lane Conservative Club.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Simpsons Tackle Opening Hours

Please note Chris @ Simpsons Tackle shop has now changed to his winter opening times.

Wednesday - 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
Thursday - 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
Friday - 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
Saturday - 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Sunday, 28 October 2012

EA River Water Levels

For anyone interested in checking water levels before venturing onto the River Goyt the EA provide water level information monitored at Marple Bridge, just downstream of our Strines Beat.


To view the current data use the link below.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Follow this Blog by Email

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Weed Control on Disley Dam

Disley Dam Weed Control

I am sure most of you have seen or heard of the problem with the weed, especially in Disley Dam.

Some of you might even be aware that the Committee had talks with Disley Parish Council who funded 2x cuttings on the dam to remove most of the weed.

In addition to this the club purchased its own weed cutter which is clamped to the back of a boat giving us the ability to manage our own cutting/ weed growth.

Unfortunately someone decided to steal our little boat which was chained up in the woods. This meant we could not do a maintenance cutting until a replacement could be found and so the weed started to show once more.

This is an on-going problem that requires many man hours to maintain as we can no longer use chemicals.

We currently have a boat on loan from one of our Committee Members and he has adapted it to allow us to not only cut the weed, but, with a custom made rake, collect the weed to the sides for moving away at a later date.

To date John Ling and Chris Simpson have spent over 10 hours work cutting and raking as much weed as light would allow. There is still weed there and there always will be but you can now fish the water and enjoy Disley Dam.

With the help from its members, especially those who attend a work party, we are starting to see some very positive results.

This work will continue throughout 2013 and you may notice the water closed for cutting and bank side repairs.

Please be patient during these times .....

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Fur and Feather 2012

Fur and Feather – Watford Lodge

A run of bad weather in the days preceding the annual Fur and Feather match made for a hard, but enjoyable, days fishing.

The match, which was sponsored by Simpsons Tackle of Whaley Bridge, was won by P Greenlees, fishing pole and caster, in a bag that contained perch of 2lb and 2.5lb.

Fur and Feather results


1st P Greenlees 7lb 9oz

2nd G Bladden 4lb 3oz

3rd G Howe 4lb 1oz

4th S Rowe 3lb 3oz

5th D Butley (junior member) 2lb 9oz

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Disley Dam Closed For Work Party

Disley Dam will be closed on Saturday 13th of October @ 09:00am for a work party to remove weed and possibly path repairs.

Please could you bring with you garden forks, rakes and if possible a wheel barrow.

This is your last chance this year to get a work party stamp and save yourself some money on next year’s membership fees.

Don't forget if you want to fish the dam during closed season you will need a W.P stamp!

Peg enhancment picture taken at previous work party

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Junior Fishing 2012

Josh Ward with a cracking net from Watford lodge and a
personal best 4lb tench


First off a big welcome to one and all,

This year has seen our first successful junior section in the region for many years. Members of local angling clubs, and juniors from around the area, participating, having fun and learning new skills on a variety of fishing days.


We kicked off the season with a junior carp clinic on Disley Dam. Typical of the British summer the weather played a massive part in the event, with the rain putting a damper on the fishing, but not the spirits of all who attended. They learned fantastic rig tips from local experts, bait guidance and casting techniques, along with a cracking BBQ provided by Disley and New Mills Angling Club. Everyone went away with a smile on their faces.


A little later saw our family ‘Get into Fishing Day’ on Watford Lodge. This time the weather was kind with some juniors participating to further their coaching and others trying the sport for the first time. All of the 30 anglers taking part fully enjoyed themselves, some catching their first ever fish! (A very successful day)


Throughout this summer we held junior matches/ coaching days on Disley Dam and Watford Lodge, with some great prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and biggest fish.


We have 2 further dates left in the calendar for this year.

12th August on Watford Lodge. Junior match / coaching day.

19th August on Watford Lodge. This is our second junior pair match, when juniors get paired with a seasoned match angler for the day.

A few places are still available for these dates, but going fast, so please book on.


With so many promising young anglers coming through the ranks, next month will see our first Junior Match Team assembled. The team, of usually 6 anglers, will travel around competing against some of the best junior anglers in the country. Our first event will be a 3 man team this September, competing at Aston Park near Sheffield.

The team will be:-

Harry Baker (Captain)

Ben Fowler

Paul Bacon

Zac Bates (reserve)

A massive congratulations for all these lads and best of luck on the day.


Things to come. 2013 looks to be a very busy year for local juniors. With lots more kids taking an interest in this fantastic sport, the future looks very bright. For any help or information please don’t hesitate to contact me at Simpsons Tackle, phone 01663 734220.


Speak to you in the New Year, between now and then…… Tight Lines.


Chris Simpson

Junior Development Officer

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Disley Dam Work Party

A large turnout for the first work party of the year demonstrated what the Club can achieve in a single morning with a number of willing volunteers.

Projects included path laying, branch clearing, installing drainage ditches to the right of the rhododendron and the addition of natural bacteria to help combat the blanket weed.

Stone for the paths, pegs and drainage channels
Installation of drainage pipes
Hopefully this should improve site drainage.
Thanks to all who attended