Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Just a reminder that the old forum was deleted mid 2013 and a new forum was installed. Because of this members had to re-register for the forum (Name and membership number is required). The club is making a lot of changes hopefully developing its venues at the moment but we could do with some constructive feedback or just good old fashioned debate.

Some of the less computer savvy members have asked me to show them how to navigate around the forum, blog and website and if there is enough interest and a suitable venue can be found I will probably do this in early 2014.

Have a good New Year


Sunday, 29 December 2013

Locking Gates !!

Could we just remind people that when fishing on DNMAC secured venues to close and LOCK the gates behind when you are entering and exiting club waters.

There have been a few unfortunate instances where members of the public have pushed their way past the fence or simply walked through an open gate and onto the property.

Apart from insurance requirements the gates and fences have been installed for your and other club members’ safety and to protect our waters from damage and misuse.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

2014 Lock Changes

Please note that the locks on our waters will change after 1st January. However, as this is not an automated process, the old code should be retained just in case our bailiffs have not got around to changing the code. Would you fancy walking down to Linnets with a New Years Eve killer hangover?

The new code is in the 2014 book which must be bought, signed and have photo inserted before accessing any of our waters. All non-anglers, unless on Club business or with Committee permission must have a non-fishing membership card when on private property.

Have a great New Year

All at DNMAC

Monday, 23 December 2013

December 2013 Club Newsletter

A DNMAC electronic newsletter has been sent to all members who registered a (legible) email address when purchasing their 2013 Club Book. If you haven’t received it check your SPAM folder. The newsletter highlights the Club’s work and activities of the past year.  

A limited number of paper copies are available at some of our outlets and a copy will be available in the forum.

If you would like a copy sent to you, email your name and membership number to admin@dnmac.org.uk or, alternatively, send a self-addressed envelope to DNMAC C/O Simpson's Tackle, Old Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, SK23 7HS.

The decision was made not to send a paper copy to members due to the cost of mailing – nearly £400 which the committee felt could be put to better use elsewhere. Obviously anyone wanting to know the full activities of DNMAC can attend the monthly Club Open Meetings detailed in the Membership Book.

Happy Christmas and tight lines for the New Year

Saturday, 21 December 2013

2014 Club books available now.

Club books, non-fishing memberships and night syndicates are now available. Night syndicate books are available from the membership secretary, Simpsons Tackle and the Fisheries officer.
What a perfect Xmas present they’d make!
There have been a few rule changes and a general tidy up of the book so please make sure you read it carefully before fishing.

Please note for January no 2014 book and no photo = no fishing.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Strines Work Party Thanks - 15/12/2013

The Strines Work Party had a reasonable turnout of 10 members including a few new faces and a junior.

The main focus of the work was to rebuild the lake wall on the roadside of Dovecotes Lodge before we divert the water back into the lake. Unfortunately this wasn’t as easy a job as it sounds as most of the stone had fallen into the lake and over the years, become embedded in the build-up of silt.


The work completed today was truly astonishing given that, this close to Christmas and in mid-December, most people would probably have somewhere better to be.

A big thanks to all those who turned up and also to everybody who brought hot drinks, sandwiches and along especially the mini apple pies that were very well appreciated.

There is still plenty of work required and an estimated two further work parties will be required in January. These dates will be organised soon and posted on the blog, but will not be in the new Club book which is at the printers at the time of writing.

Thanks again and have a good Christmas.


Monday, 9 December 2013

Dovecotes Work Party Reminder

On Sunday the 15th December, Chis Simpson is holding a work party to remove stones and repair the pegs on the road side bank. 10:00am start.

There's a shortage of the "usual people" available for this WP if anyone can help please come along. There's lots that needs doing, some of it heavier work, but the work needs completing so the fishery plan can continue on time for 2014.

Contact Chris at his tackle shop after Thursday or by mobile if you can help.

By telephone - 01663 734220
By mobile - 0781 767 9498

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Dovecotes Work Party

The excavation work at Dovecotes is almost complete, this means water will diverted back into the lake which will also allow the Club to do necessary testing for leaks on the new sluice.

On Sunday the 15th December, Chis Simpson is holding a work party to remove stones and repair the pegs on the road side bank. 10:00am start.

If any members can spare a few hours to help improve a fishery that we hope will become a great asset to the Club we would be very grateful.

A work party stamp will be available for those that have not yet had chance to attend a 2013 work party.

Wear clothing suitable for the work expected and time of year, gloves, waders or wellies will be required.

Please e-mail workparties@dnmac.org.uk if you can attend.

May I also take this opportunity to say a personal thank you to all those members who have attend work parties this year.


John Ling Work Party Co-ordinator

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Bowden fish boost

One of the questions at the AGM was what were the results of the netting / water tests carried out by the EA.

We received the results that the tests all came back OK and on Saturda 30th November, with just a few hours’ notice, that the EA were planning to deliver 1500 pure crucians in the 4-6inch range.
Hopefully these will grow on well and with the addition of a few more species, tench being the preferred fish, turn this fishery into a top pleasure fishing water. I was fishing with Bowden Fisheries Manager Paul Bacon and Membership Secretary John Ling, when Secretary Chris Simpson phoned with the news so we missed the stocking but Chris took a few fish pics. We were though delighted with the news especially Paul.

On behalf of all Club Members we would like to thank Paul Bennett and his EA team for all their efforts

A great result justifying the efforts put in on this water.


PS if you do fish this water remember barbless hooks only and please treat these fish with respect so they can grow into nice big true strained crucians J