Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Junior coaching in association with Derbyshire Police‏

Five very keen juniors participated in another successful coaching session  this Monday and Tuesday; four of which had never caught a fish before!

This was the 4th junior coaching session of the year where DNMAC have worked with both Derbyshire Council and Derbyshire Police to encourage local youngsters to get involved in the sport.

All the kids taking part this year have shown a real buzz about the fishing and seem keen to progress with the sport.

A special thanks to both Paul Stanway and Richard Ward who helped this week despite the heavy bouts of rain.

Loads more coaching is now in the pipe line for 2014.


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Strines WP cancelled (03/08/13)

Due  to on-going work at Strines the work party scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled.
I will be planning a work party one afternoon on Disley Dam to remove the weed.
I will up date the blog and send out further e-mails nearer the time
tight lines
Lohn Ling

Linnets Clough update

Catch reports:

Anglers trekking to Linnet clough have reported mixed catch reports and results appear to be very dependent on weather / temperature conditions. The carp spawned some time ago now and since then have been caught from various pegs and to varying tactics / baits. Coarse anglers have reported good captures of roach on waggler and swing tip methods with occasional tench also being caught from marginal spots.

Forthcoming work:
The shrubbery around the lake has grown quickly since spring, carefully selected areas will be trimmed at the forthcoming work party to accommodate angling. Weed growth is important for fish however the shallow end of the lake has seen quite significant weed growth which will again be carefully controlled. Cows continue to cause chaos, additional fencing will be erected surrounding the "hump" peg and ground work to this area will see conditions improved for angling and more importantly, anglers safety.

The land owner has altered the fencing and style at the approach to the lake, this is intended to direct ramblers away from the bank side and along the public footpath. It is however a bit narrow for those carrying bed chairs bivvies etc and I have negotiated improved access via a combination lock which will be installed on the gate adjacent to the style, the codes of which will be published via the message board and printed in next year’s membership card.

The next work party is Thursday 1st August, any helpers would be welcome !!

Polite notice to anglers:

I do not make a habit of negative writing however I was very disappointed to return from holiday and hear of complaints made to the club by residents local to Linnet Clough. To secure the future of our waters it is important that we keep a good rapport with local residents and respect their opinions (even if we don't always agree ). Can I remind anglers that they should not park on the lane leading to the lake except for unloading gear, under no circumstances should the access gate to the field be blocked by vehicles. The lane is narrow and anglers parking here cause problems for refuse collection vehicles and residents towing caravans/trailers off their driveway. Any angler reported to use offensive language towards residents will have to attend a committee meeting and may potentially lose their membership card.

Finally, there have been reports of non-members fishing this water. This happens from time to time particularly in secluded areas and the club appreciates that it can at times be perceived as intimidating to ask to see membership cards. The only way to reduce poaching is to politely ask to see membership cards, if you feel uncomfortable in doing so and believe non-members are on a water contact a committee member......the numbers are in your card ! Members who have no photo in the card will, if checked by a committee member, have their card confiscated until the next Club meeting when they will get a chance to explain why they have broken this simplest of rules!


Martin Longsden


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Fur & Feather details


The venue for this year’s Fur and Feather match on October the 12th has now been booked. The event will be held at Blake Hall Fishery near the market town of Cheadle.   This is a fantastic fishery with five well pegged lakes all spring fed.   The venue has ample car parking with vehicle access to most pegs, there is also a modern clubhouse that will be serving breakfast from 8am and we will be having some food and doing a presentation back there after the match.   The choice lake for the day is "Blake Pool" which is the original lake on the complex.   Blake is 4 acres in size with a max depth of 7 feet and has loads of features. It holds a tremendous head of carp (to 20lb), tench, roach, skimmer bream, chub, barbel and perch.   There will be prizes for the top anglers on the day and also a prize for the biggest fish.   The match is open to all anglers of all abilities and is a real fun day out and for some a chance to do something new.   The match is sponsored by Simpsons Tackle of Whaley Bridge and everybody is guaranteed a prize.   Pegs - £12 Draw for the match is 9 o'clock Fishing is 10:30am - 3:30pm   Post code - ST10 2NJ   To book on please ring Chris on 01663 734220

Friday, 26 July 2013

25th July final evening match results - Watford Lodge‏

A full field of anglers took to the bank for the last of this year’s evening matches.

Most managed to catch but easily the best angler on the day was Paul Bacon jnr who fished a very tidy match from peg two.

Catching an early, quality tench under the cover of a nearby tree he then followed the fish out to 5 meters and continued to steadily catch, fishing shallow with maggot and sloppy ground bait.
1st Paul Bacon jnr 6lb 10oz maggot, shallow
2nd Graham Howe 3lb 15oz pinkie 4m whip
3rd Tony Horton 2lb 7oz maggot, shallow
4th Chris Simpson 2lb 6oz red maggot over pellet


This was the Club’s final evening match of the year and I'd like to thank all who have fished and supported the Club in what has been a very successful and enjoyable series of matches.

I'd also like to take this moment to encourage any other anglers who didn’t fish this year getting involved and competing in next summer’s competition.

This isn't a club for the super serious match angler but it is a great club for the angler that wants to get out on the bank, enjoy an evenings fishing, meet new people, learn from others and have fun.
A great place to start is this year’s annual Fur and Feather, to be held on the 12th October, with more and more interest being generated in this event a larger venue is required which will be announced shortly.
For any info on match fishing please contact Chris Simpson on 01663 734220
With a growing head of match men and so much work being done on lots of club waters, the calendar for next year is already looking to be a good one.



Monday, 22 July 2013

Birch Vale Work Party 20/07/13

A small work party started improvement work on Birch Vale this weekend. Work included general access work and strimming plus removal of trees growing out of the dam wall. Although a tree line along the river side of the venue would add to the features on the venue and offer fish some cover these trees have to be kept in check to prevent their roots damaging the dam wall.

Unfortunately, even though there are quite a few people fishing Birch Vale, there was a very poor turn out which included only two non committee members.

Chris Sumner removing trees from the dam wall

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Match result Tuesday 16th July Watford Lodge‏

An extremely hot evening meant the bigger fish were more interested in cruising the lakes surface than feeding, even though they had been showing well in recent pleasure fishing bags. However, the smaller fish in the lake were more than happy to pull the float down.
First on the day was Steve Rowe with a nice 5lb 10oz bag of mixed silver fish caught on the whip with maggot.

1st Steve Rowe 5lb 10oz whip and maggot
2nd Graham Howe 5lb 2oz whip and maggot
3rd Ben Fowler 3lb 10oz maggot over groundbait 6m
4th Paul Stanway 3lb 8oz maggot over groundbait

Next match Thursday 25th at Watford is our last in the summer evening series so get booked on and come along

Chris 01663 734220

Paul Stanway

Watford Lodge 14th July Junior results

Despite the very hot weather all the juniors who fished managed to catch with small fish been the target.

Top rod on the day was Louis Brocklehurst who’s winning tactic was to waggler fish single maggot on the drop with sloppy groundbait to catch a net of mixed silver fish.

1st Louis Brocklehurst 2lb 10oz
2nd Sam butler 2lb 4oz
3rd Scott Kenny 1lb 10oz

Next Junior match/coaching is Sunday 4th August please book on with Chris 01663 734220

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Disley Update and Birch Vale / Disley WP reminders


John spent 4 hours cutting weed on the dam Monday (15/07/13)
Most swims were cleared of weed but the cut weed will float back into pegs depending on the prevailing wind direction, so please bear this in mind if you intend to fish a particular swim.
There are two main short term problems remaining.
1) John needs people to help remove the weed. He will be raking the weed this Monday the 22nd from around 17:00. and requires people to fork the weed out from the margins so please bring waders and a garden fork if you can help.
2) Due to the high temperatures and low wind the algae is back. As this seems to be a nation wide problem all suppliers are sold out of the pellets so although we need to combat the problem all we can do for the time being is rake it up
Reminder: there is a work party on Birch this Saturday 20th July (09:00 to 12:00)
We will be cutting/striming the trees growing out of the dam wall as well as making bivvy pegs, resources permitting.
There will be some tools on site but if you have some tools that you feel could help please bring these with you.
If you can spare the time, require a WP stamp or not, or even if you are exempt from work parties please consider turning up to help out.

This Wednesday.... Strines Work Party

Due to the unseasonal weather conditions there has been a massive algae bloom on the back pond at Strines. Even though this pond is being used to grow on fish for stocking many members enjoy fishing this water, therefore, we have decided to attempt a clear up work party at short notice on Wednesday.

The work party is open to all. If possible can members bring landing nets and handles to help remove the surface weed. Gloves may also be helpful.  We envisage using the boat and engine to aerate the water and push the weed to the edges.

Work part will start at 5:30pm.

Below is a picture of Strines (it looks a lot worse than it is!!!!!)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Strines Pics

A few pics of the ongoing improvement work at Strines.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Work Parties 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July

On Thursday, on one of the hottest days of the year, 11 senior and 2 junior members attended a work party to widen the path leading onto the tree pegs at the far side of Watford Lodge. After a  couple of hours hard digging to remove tree roots and concrete stumps, the path was eventually ready for the lime stone chippings.

After a quick ice lolly and a cold drink, thanks once again to Graham and Ugy, 4 tonnes of gravel was barrowed down and laid on the paths making a smooth surface for anglers trolleys and generally improving the overall appearance of the venue. These paths will also help with drainage when we return to the more normal British wet summer!

A big thank you to all who helped and put in a good shift especially considering the days heat and thanks again for all the much needed refreshments.

While the work party at Watford was being completed John Ling was also strimming the banks at Disley. Today, Friday, more strimming has taken place at Birch Vale, again by John Ling and Chris Simpson, this water is looking better all the time especially since the completion of the fence to keep the cows of the nearside bank.

Earlier in the week, Bowden Lake was also subjected to some strimming and Chris Simpson and Paul Bacon also removed a problematic tree from the water.

More work has also been undertaken at both waters at Strines and Ian Gould and Ian Hunt aka “posh Ian” collected 3 bin bags of rubbish from one of the Goyt beats.

Over on Linnets Clough, Martin Longsden leads a small group, who have been improving pegs at the venue,while still keeping the feel of a natural water. Just getting some of the materials down to the waters edge alone is quite a task at Linnets!

Summer is a busy time for the club as the weather speeds up weed growth and the numbers of littering idiots seems to be directly proportional to the heat of the day. There are a number of pre-planned work parties throughout the year but also a lot of work is done on the spur of the moment. If you want to help in any way get in touch via Chris Simpson at Simpsons Tackle or by it’ll save you some money on next year’s fee but also be giving a little back to what is a great club.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Birch House Fisheries - Junior Match

Last week Disley & New Mills AC took a small group of its Junior Section to fish the brilliant Birch House Fisheries complex near Ashbourne.

The junior match was fished on the Buzzard Lake which is great place for juniors to hone their already capable skills with its massive stocks of F1s supplemented with smaller mirrors and commons.

1st on the day was Declan Butler, who really showed his commercial fishing credentials with a better stamp of fish, fishing corn over ground bait.

1st Declan Butler 31lb 3oz
2nd Ben Fowler 16lb 15oz
3rd Zac Bates 11lb 14oz

Thanks to those older Club members who tagged along and helping out where they could with some great tips and advice.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Work Party 11th July Watford Lodge

We will be having an evening work party on Thursday 11th July at Watford Lodge.

This is to widen the path in some spots across the back of the venue to make better access for some of our more senior members. We are also hoping to lay fresh gravel down as well as having a general tidy up.

Tools needed will be shovels, spades, pick axes and wheel borrows.

Please note this is not just an evening for some of our younger members there is still plenty of small tasks that need doing eg trimming back, litter picking and planting for those less able but still want to help.

Work will be from 5:30 onwards.

To book on and further info ring Chris 01663 734220 or 07817679498

Friday, 5 July 2013

4th July Match Result - Watford Lodge

This week’s match, at Watford Lodge, showed a massive improvement; fishing was a lot better and closer to how we know the Lodge can fish. All the competitors caught fish and right up until the “all out” at 9:45 there was no clear peg running away with the competition.

Chris Simpson bagged the best weight on the night, alternating between 3 lines, fishing maggot over ground bait.
1st Chris Simpson 7lb 8oz maggot over ground bait
2nd Graham Howe 5lb 10oz pinkie 3m whip
3rd Darren Blaydon 5lb 9oz worm over pellet

Chris Simpson

Darren Blaydon

Graham Howe

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Peter Arfield - Fly Tying Demo Cancelled.

Bakewell's Peter Arfield fly tying demonstration and general chat at the White Hart, New Mills on Thursday, July 4th at 8pm Has now been cancelled (by Peter) a normal meeting will take place instead.