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Five days of bank clearing, tree lopping and in-river work completed on beats 6 and 7 (Great Casterton) with the Wild Trout Trust. You should be able to flick a fly on quite a bit of the river now. It’s a lovely stretch but watch out for the silt and mud nearer Little Casterton on the bends. I would fish it from the north bank as the river access is better.
You will see these signs on some of our beats, please follow the instructions on cleaning your fishing equipment. This is important to stop the spread of invasive species in our rivers.
Many thanks for your support.
Trevor Walker (Chairman)
Please be warned that Hemlock, a very nasty plant, is growing on Beats 12 and 13 (on the south bank bend just before the gauging station). This plant stands at 6 foot tall and both the Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust have confirmed the plant as Hemlock from photographs taken by our Chairman, Trevor Walker.
The stem of the plant has purplish brown blotches and this is the best way of identifying it.
The sap is particularly toxic if it comes into contact with the skin so do not attempt to cut it down! The farmer is investigating ways of eradicating the plants but in the meantime please be aware, alert and careful.
Club RulesThe club’s rules are avilable to view and download as a PDF document.
The minutes of the 2020 AGM are attached including important rule changes.
After a survey by WTT we began work to enhance the habitat for small and spawning trout, and also to improve access for casting. Thanks to some very hard work by a select group of members managed by Adrian and Robin (to whom many thanks), Bert and Andy, and Rob Mungovan of the WTT, first channel narrowing and general pruning and opening up of beat 8 is almost complete. We have 2 other sites to try to complete prior to start of the season and then 2 more sites for completion after bird nesting in the early Autumn.
The website will be updated as these works progress but the attached photos give an idea of what has been done to date. Come and join us at the next working party in early March
The minutes of the 2019 AGM are attached including important rule changes .
The 2019 AGM was held on 14 March at the George Hotel. The minutes are posted on this site.
Please read the attachment and this notice to make yourself aware of the action you should take when seeing poachers.
Please continue reporting any poachers to:
Contact details for the
Environment Agency 0800 807060 giving as much detail as possible
To the police via 101 and asking for Lincs police for the Uffington stretch, Leicestershire for the Guash and Northants police for Harringworth. Descriptions of them, their vans and registration numbers are helpful to the police.
Unless you feel safe to do so, do not challenge other than a polite enquiry and explanation that the waters are private, members only and , if and when it is ignored, walk away. Call the EA police with the above detail and go fish elsewhere. Safety first is the watchword.
We are looking to bring in security on the Lower Welland and in addition, the more complaints we make to EA the more they will focus on this area, so please keep reporting