Applications for membership are closed & will open again on 14th March 2022. The fishery is open to all those that have joined this year it does not mean the fishery is closed as one member e-mailed me thinking it was closed.
Work has started on removal of the Gabions & improving the Banks ,the first Gabion at just below the back of the Dam was removed & it was a surprise how much Silt had been held back by this one Gabion, it is slowly getting washed away which should over time enable the River bed to get scoured out & the river take a natural course. Work will be taking part on the other Gabions in the next few weeks.
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
If anyone loses any tackle at Tin Mill Dam either through rods or poles getting pulled into the Dam , or left by mistake, please contact the Secretary or ask the Bailiffs if they have been handed in , as sometimes they are retrieved by other anglers.
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
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
The Gate opening & closing times for September will be opening at 6-30 to 7am & closing at 7-30pm to 8pm, as the nights get darker 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
As the Forestry Contractors will be coming back during the year Wharncliffe Estates insist that the gate must be closed at night. For July & August the gate will be open at 6-00am & closed at 9.00pm 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)