Five New Islands have been put in the Carp Side at Tin Mill Dam on Friday 14th May, this offers the fish spawning areas & protection from Cormorants, the Environment Agency is helping fund this project with a grant that is made available from the Licence fee that Anglers pay. We thank them for this & we also have later in the year plans to improve the River making it more natural
The Road to Tin Mill has also had all the potholes filled in, please keep to a reasonable speed. When casting to the Islands please be aware that there is mesh below them for the fish to spawn & if you catch this you will possibly lose your hook.
Thanks to Andy Glover, Steve Thickett, Scott Taylor, Darren Brown & Karl Carnegie for their hard work in assisting the contractors as it would have taken hours more without their help.
Please do not put rubbish in the metal bins at Tin Mill these are for the use of the bailiffs, & used for burning not rubbish, please take your rubbish home
Apologies to those that already have got the new permits, on the fixture list where it says 2020 it should say 2021 also unfortunately due to a printing error most of the permits issued have the wrong dates & fixtures for June, July September & October in them the proper dates & fixtures are below, anyone wishing to have an A4 size fixture sheet e-mailed to them please send a request to roger@tinmill dam.co.uk. The fixture list on this website is correct
June 5th Tin Mill Silver, June 12th Tin Mill Silver, June 19th Springvale (Duke), June 27th Tin Mill Carp
July 3rd Tin Mill Silver, July 10th Lodge Farm ( Lily ) , July 17th Tin Mill Silver, July 25th Tin Mill Carp
Sept 4th Sat Tin Mill Dam Silver 9am 10am-3pm
Sept 11th Sat Lindholme Bennys 20+ Cars
Sept 18th Sat Tin Mill Dam Silver 9am 10am-3pm
Sept 26th Sun Tin Mill Dam Carp 12pm 1pm – 6pm
Oct 2nd Sat Tin Mill Dam Silver 9am 10am-3pm
Oct 9th Sat Tin Mill Dam Silver 9am 10am-3pm
Oct 16th Sat Lindholme Loco 20+ Cars
Oct 31st Sun Tin Mill Dam Carp 9am 10am-3pm
On checking the printed fixture sheet that goes in the permit i have found other errors so all permits issued up to receipt 6895 will have mistakes on the dates & fixtures, sorry for the confusion. The fixtures on this web page are the correct ones.
Some have July 29th & it should be 25th July
The Gate opening & closing times from Sunday 26th March will be opening at 6-30am & closing at 8pm, as the nights get lighter this closing time will alter, I know it says dawn to dusk on the permits but this is not possible due to restrictions from Wharncliffe Estates & it also stops Poachers getting to the dam with their vehicles
Fishing from March 29th in England – Angling Trust guidelines
Updated: March 25th, 2021
These guidelines have been produced by the Angling Trust in our capacity as the recognised national governing body for all forms of recreational fishing in England. They have been drawn up following extensive dialogue with relevant Government departments and our colleagues in the Environment Agency to help anglers, fishery owners and managers to better understand what is permissible as the current lockdown regulations are lifted from March 29th.
The guidelines follow on from the Angling Trust’s Fishing out of Lockdown submission on February 11th to the Cabinet Office making the case for a relaxation of travel restrictions and a return to all forms of angling including night fishing, charter boat angling and match fishing. Please note, however, that the statutory close season for coarse fishing on rivers remains in place from March 15th to June 15th inclusive.
The regulations have now been published by the Government and they are in line with both our guidelines and those issued by Sport England. They confirm the following from March 29th:
- Fishing will remain as a legitimate outdoor recreation or exercise for up to 6 people, or in a larger group if everyone present is from the same two households. A ‘household’ can include the support bubble linked to that household [if eligible].
- Outdoor recreational activities and exercise may take place at night so you may fish into or through the night. There are no time limits on outdoor recreation. However, you may not go on holiday to go fishing or use fishing as a pretext for a camping trip. Formal campsites and self-contained holiday accommodation cannot open until April 12th (Step 2).
- Angling clubs and fisheries should take steps to ensure that the gathering limits (Rule of 6) are adhered to and that social distancing is not compromised by the enthusiasm of anglers to resume fishing on March 29th. As it is currently permissible to fish into the night it would be entirely possible to fish through the night of March 28th and into the next day. However, fisheries may want to consider opening up in a manner which limits any larger gatherings in car parks or outside the fishery in order to minimise the risk of infection transmission. As long as social distancing is maintained there are no legal limits on the numbers attending any fishery but sensible local management measures will be important.
- Match fishing (in freshwater and at sea) can go ahead as an organised outdoor sports gathering from March 29th. Organised outdoor sports will not be subject to the gatherings limits but must be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies to ensure appropriate steps, including risk assessments, are taken to make it Covid secure in line with the law. At this stage, these gatherings must only include participants – not spectators.
- Private boat fishing under the Rule of 6 and charter boats operating in accordance with Covid precautions should now both be allowed. However, where fishing takes place on a partially enclosed boat (eg with a cabin or lounge area) with the exception of the skipper, those outside the household support bubble must not go indoors (except for access to/use of the toilet).
- The statutory stay at home restriction will be lifted but the guidance will encourage you to minimise travel outside of your local area. This means avoiding making unnecessary journeys, combining trips and avoiding travel at peak times where possible. People should avoid travelling further than is reasonably necessary to take part in, or during, their activity.
- Tackle shops and other ‘non-essential retail’ can fully open at Step 2 (April 12th) but can continue to offer click/call and collect until this point. Fisheries offering self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen at this point.
Throughout, anglers must also ensure they are in possession of a valid fishing licence, adhere to fisheries bylaws, including the close season for coarse fishing on rivers, and have permission of the fishery owner.
As the Forestry Contractors will be coming back during the year Wharncliffe Estates insist that the gate must be closed at night. For March the gate will be open at 7-00am & closed at 6.00pm it will be no use ringing me as i do not have access to the combination for the gate, times for the opening & closing of the gate in future months will be put on this site & on the gate. Sorry for any problems this may cause. As I said the Contractors will be returning throughout the year to thin the trees but this will not affect our fishery or Anglers.
The Annual General meeting in October has had to be cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, if anyone has any issues they want to raise that they would have brought up at the A.G.M. send them to me by e-mail & we will discuss them when we can. Due to the few weeks we were shut early in the season & the forestry work due in October the fees for membership in 2021 will remain the same, we were looking at raising them before the Pandemic but feel that by leaving them the same this will compensate the disruption.
All Anglers must read the rules before fishing , also all fish must be returned to the waters, anyone caught killing fish will be prosecuted, members must have their membership books with them before fishing the Clubs waters.
The Club has a Pond called Tin Mill Dam & a stretch of the River Don about 1½ miles long , the Dam & River are near to Deepcar, Sheffield. South Yorkshire.
The Dam is in two halves the first part you come to is the Carp Pond & contains mainly Carp some over 20Lbs average fish caught is over 6Lbs, but also has Roach, Bream, Chub, Gudgeon, Perch & other species in it. the far dam is what we call the Silver fish side & contains mainly Silver Fish, Roach, Bream, Small Carp, Crucian Carp, Tench, Perch, Chub & other Species.
The River is ideal for Fly Fishing in some stretches & for Coarse fishing in other areas it contains Barbel, Chub, Dace, Trout,Grayling, Perch, Roach & other species, the Club has spent some £10,000 plus on the stocking of the River in the past. The stretch of River runs from Deepcar to the back of Bramalls Ponds (Near Thurgoland)