I would like to thank Paul & Matt Anderson & the digger driver on the work they did in repairing the pegs on the River side of the dam & on levelling the banks & path, they made use of what was available on site, in total they moved above 30 tonnes of material, by doing this they saved the club many hundreds of pounds in not having to buy hardcore, shuttering etc. Once again they did an excellent job as always.
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.
Sometime in November Forestry Contractors employed by Wharncliffe Estates will be felling the trees all around the Road to Tin Mill & areas around the Tin Mill from the entrance right to the other end & the only way they can work safely is to close the access, including a gate with a combination lock. Traffic flow will be controlled by the Contractors, members will still be able to get to the Dam but when the contractors reach the Hut the Dam will be closed for about two weeks, as it would be unsafe for members whilst the Contractors are working in this area, I apologise for the loss of the facility but safety is essential. I will put the date they will be starting on the site as soon as i know it.
Membership is now closed for the 2020/21 Season. Requests for membership will start for the 2021/22 Season in March 2021, keep safe until then.
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.
Members are reminded that the Away match on 19th September 2020 at Sykehouse has been cancelled & replaced with a match on the Island Lake at Messingham on the same date.
Apologies to those that tried to join by the membership application, we had closed the books as we had reached the number set by our insurers, but we have decided to pay the extra costs involved to encourage anglers who had not fished for years & those new to the sport to try it. So membership is open to all.
Clubs waters are open on Wednesday 13th May 2020 please follow all government rules.
The Government has given permission for Angling matches to be allowed from Wednesday 27th May 2020, under the Best Practice for the safe resumption of Angling competitions in England under Covid 19 restriction, put forward by the Angling Trust.
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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)