Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Dovecotes Closure and working party.

We are attempting to drop the water levels at Dovecotes (Strines) as part of the Clubs ongoing redevelopment plans. The water will be cleared, restocked and levels returned to normal, however, there should be no fishing of the lake until further notice.

The Garden Lodge (the smaller of the two lakes situated furthest from the main road) is available to fish. A size 14 maximum hooksize limit is to be enforced and every fish must be landed with a landing net, regardless of size. There is also a keepnet ban on this water unless permission is granted by club officials.

There is a planned work party at Dovecotes scheduled for April 2nd with an 18:30hrs start. A club official will be at the water from 17:00hrs if you fancy arriving earlier.

More information will be posted when available.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Disley Dam Weed Cutting 23/03/13 Cancelled

The weed cutting due to take place at Disley Dam on the 23rd March has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. As a result of this the water will not be closed so anyone who fancies braving the elements can fish all day!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fish Stocks #2 Juvenile Carp

Delivery #2 of the Club’s Strines Development Project has completed with a consignment of mixed carp.

These carp are intended to be grown on to, at some point in time, replace ageing fish at our other waters.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Fish Stocks

As part of DNMAC plans to improve fish stocks over a number of our waters, we have recently taking delivery of a number of fish.
These include skimmers, crucians and chub for Watford Lodge and a large number of smaller fish to be grown on as part of the Club’s Strines Development Project.



Sunday, 10 March 2013

Fish and Animal Welfare

Due to several recent events where large fish have been found tethered to line and rigs and a significant amount of line has been found hanging from a tree, causing a near fatality for one of the local bird population, would all members please call a club official if they feel their actions, or actions of others, has in some way endangered any person or wildlife.
DNMAC is proactive towards improving and protecting our local fisheries, environment and animal welfare. We have tools and personnel to deal with many situations BUT we cannot act unless we are kept informed!

Due to these incidents our bailiffs may ask you to pull in your rig for inspection. Please do not take this personally we are just trying to ensure that people understand and comply to the Club’s rules and don’t spoil our sport for others.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Contact Details

You can contact the Club using the following methods.

By Mail
C/O Simpson's Tackle
Old Road
Whaley Bridge
High Peak
SK23 7HS

By Telephone (Monday – Saturday) please, unless in case of emergencies, phone at a reasonable time of day.
Chris Simpson
By telephone - 01663 734220
By mobile - 0781 767 9498

By Email:
Alternatively - If you are a Club member and you want to ask a question that any club member could answer then consider posting in the DNMAC Forum

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


It’s warming up nicely for a good fishing season on DNMAC waters. Some anglers such as Martin Longsden have been braving the cold and fishing through winter, catching fish such as this stunning Linnets Common.

If you have any quality pictures or video for the website blog or gallery send them to admin@ dnmac.org.uk

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Junior Report Spring 2013

Hello to all juniors new and old,

Well spring is finally here and thoughts of great days fishing are just around the corner.

Whether it’s fishing worm for hard fighting tench early in the season, catching carp off the top during the long summer evenings or great silver fish to be had on hemp and caster in the autumn, angling really does have so much to offer.

Last year was a great “start-up year” for our juniors, culminating with the DNMAC Junior Team heading into uncharted territory and participating in a three man event at Aston Park Fishery, Sheffield.

Although we didn’t get the best of draws all team members fished incredibly well and the team finished a respectable 4th out of the 9 teams fishing. Congratulations to Ben Fowler, our angler of the day, winning his section from a notoriously hard peg and hats off to all the lads who fished with special thanks to young Zac Bates who gained invaluable experience bank running for the day - we’ll get ‘em next time!

The DNMAC (Aston Park Fishery) from left to right. Ben Fowler, Harry Baker, Zac Bates (front) and Paul Bacon.

This year looks to be even busier with plenty of events for all junior anglers regardless of experience.


Here are the dates for your calendars (check the website for any changes and latest news!)

Junior Dates for 2013

Sunday April 21st Junior Carp Clinic Disley Dam  

Sunday May 5th Junior Get into Fishing Day Watford Lodge 

Sunday May 19th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge  

Sunday May 26th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge  

Sunday July 7th Junior Match and Coaching Disley Dam 

Sunday July 14th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge 

Sunday August 4th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge 

Sunday August 11th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge  

Sunday 8th September Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge  

Sunday 15th September Junior Pairs Match Disley Dam 

For info or to fish any of these days please
Contact Chris at Simpsons Tackle 01663 734220

As with last year we will be entering a Junior Team to fish all over the country competing against some of the countries most promising juior anglers. Our team is a mix of ages practicing on many varied venues, with guest visits from experts who will share local information and the best methods and baits and when to use them.

Here’s what we have planned for 2013

Sunday April 28th Juniors away at Border Fisheries Crewe

Wednesday 8th 5:30pm Canal Practice at Furness Vale Marina  

Sunday May 12th Juniors away on Trent and Mersey Canal Rudheath   

Both the above matches are individual matches but we travel and fish as a team as there are sections to be won. 

Sunday 16th June team Practice at Partridge Lakes 

Sunday 23rd June Team Practice at Partridge Lakes 

Saturday 29th June Tunnel Barn Fishery Warwick CV35 7AN (Angling trust National) 

Monday August 19th Team Practice at River Weaver  

Monday September 2nd Team Practice at River Weaver  

Saturday 7th September River Weaver, Northwich (NJAA 56th Annual National)

Saturday 5th October Lindholme Lakes, Doncaster DN9 1LF (NJAA Challenge match)

If you are interested in joining the team, would like some info, or just fancy coming along on a practice day give me a call, Chris 01663 734220  

Please note: to fish these matches we need some parental assistance, as some of the venues do involve travelling. where possible we will share transport but help is needed from time to time.

So with all the events now on your calendars all that’s left to do is wish you all a good summers fishing and tight lines.

Chris Simpson

Junior Development Officer DNMAC

Connor Berry and his winning 7lb 10oz mixed bag of bream, tench, roach and chub from last years pairs match at Watford lodge.
(well done Conner hope you’ve now dried off)

Junior Carp Clinic

Junior Carp Clinic

21st April, Disley Dam

 Keen on carp fishing but not sure where to start?

 Never carp fished but interested in this style of fishing?

Carp fished before but just need help, tips and advice?

Come and fish and learn from experienced carp anglers in our carp clinic.

Things to learn

Depth finding / PVA bags / PVA sticks / Chod rigs

Zig rigs / Safe rigs / Bait knowledge / Fish care 

All tackle and bait provided

Book a 2 hour session

Fishing from 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 3:00pm

£6 per Angler

BBQ and free carp bit bag for all Juniors

 Parents welcome

Casting competition

For more information and to book contact Chris @ Simpsons Tackle

01663 734220

Get Into Fishing, Junior Anglers Day


Sunday 5th May Watford Lodge, New Mills

Fishing 10:00am - 2:00pm

A fun day fishing with experienced coaches

If you have any suitable tackle bring it along if not

quality tackle will be provided.

It doesn't matter whether you want to try fishing for just half an hour or fish for the full day and learn as much as you can, this is a great opportunity to get involved.

For all enquires or just some tips for the day call

Chris at Simpsons Tackle, Whaley Bridge 01663 734220

Cost £2 per angler
Parents / Guardians welcome
Bait provided!!!

Confirmation of Junior Dates

All Junior Event Dates have been posted to the DNMAC Diary page

To book on any events or for further information contact Chris at Simpsons Tackle 01663 732240

Confirmation of Senior Matches

All senior matches have now been posted to the DNMAC Diary page – draw 6:00pm prompt unless stated.
Early booking for the Fur & Feather recommended
To book on any matches contact Chris at Simpsons Tackle 01663 732240