On Wednesday 4th October 250 F1s weighing 1Lb plus were put in the Carp Side & Ide of the same size were put in the Silver Side, there will be some Bream to go in the Silver Side in the next few weeks. This has been possible by the members paying full price even though they lost a few weeks fishing, i offered most a reduction but everybody said spend it on the fishery. I will put some photos of the fish stocked when i get them, unfortunately i was not able to get down to the fishery too see the fish introduction.


Everybody keep safe & follow the Angling Trust recommendations


Update from Angling Trust 09.15am 04/11/2020

How to Fish

The regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us. The tightening of the rules on ‘gatherings’ means that match fishing or any other organised fishing event is prohibited by law during lockdown. However, competitive fishing will be able to resume once there is a return to the three tier system of restrictions.

On this basis we can announce that all Angling Trust competitions are suspended for the period covering 5th November – 2nd December 2020.

Where to Fish

Angling is deemed a permissible form of ‘outdoor recreation’, and a lawful reason to leave home. It can take place, without time limits, within the provision allowing people  “to visit a public outdoor space for the purposes of open air recreation”.

A ‘public outdoor space’ is defined as an ‘outdoor place to which the public have, or are permitted, access (whether on payment or otherwise).’ We believe this clearly includes riverbanks, towpaths, beaches and stillwaters that can either be accessed freely or on the payment of a day ticket or subscription levied by the owner or leased to a publicly available fishing association. The government clearly intends for people to be able to take their outdoor exercise and recreation in the form of angling and these regulations allow this to occur.

Fisheries are not on the published list of businesses that the government has ordered to close and there is no reason that they should do so providing that they operate in accordance with the rules

It does not permit club outings or organised amateur sporting activities of any sort. All indoor or social facilities in any way connected with a fishing venue must close or refer to the relevant Government guidance. Fishing tackle shops, whether onsite or not, can only operate a ‘click and collect’ service.

Travelling to fish

Whilst the government have chosen not to write their travel guidance into law we are urging anglers to respect the advice which states that it is permissible to travel in order to:

“to spend time or exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)”

Put simply, you can travel to go fishing but long journeys should be avoided ‘wherever possible’. Sea anglers should focus on their local beaches and fishing marks and freshwater anglers should not be travelling hundreds of miles in search of fishing during lockdown. It is up to the individual to apply common sense and act within the spirit of the government’s guidance. You absolutely cannot leave home to fish if you have Coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.

How long to fish

There are no limits on the time that can be spent on outdoor recreation which means that anglers are able to continue fishing into and through the hours of darkness providing the other rules are observed.

Fishery Management

Essential fishery management work, which clearly cannot be undertaken from home, can continue as can any necessary, socially distanced working parties fall within the provisions for ‘voluntary work’. Appropriate risk assessments must be in place and numbers should sensibly managed.


This is going to be an extremely difficult period for everybody and as anglers we must recognise that we are fortunate that our chosen form of recreation can continue even though there are restrictions on what we can do. The Angling Trust made the case for fishing based on the health and wellbeing benefits that angling offers coupled with the importance of reducing pressure on other open spaces by allowing us to continue to safely enjoy the social isolation and peace that fishing brings. It is incumbent on us all to continue to act responsibly and to fish safely, fish locally and respect the Rule of Two.


“We are obviously pleased that fishing can continue during lockdown even with the restrictions that are in place which have to temporally suspended match fishing. Angling has conducted itself safely and responsibly throughout this pandemic and the Angling Trust is determined to ensure that our chosen form of outdoor recreation remains part of the solution rather than the problem. To do this anglers must continue to fish safely, locally and responsibly. “ Jamie Cook, Angling Trust CEO



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 October we will have to close the dam for two weeks as 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. 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 for 2020/21 Season is now closed, requests for membership of the 2021/22 Season will be taken in March 2021, keep safe until then.

All fishing matches are now allowed by the Government so all matches on the fixture list will know take place.

Rules are Names given before the match to the organiser, recommended that other than cash be used, but this may not be possible.  Travel in accordance with Government guidelines. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times, no physical greetings, handshakes etc. to take place, Draw process will be arranged so that it is safe before the match, if the draw cant take place online it must be done outside conforming to the distancing rules, if a raffle style approach is used only the organiser should do the draw, Two weigh officials will be appointed one to weigh one to write the weights down, do not follow the weighmen, the angler should transfer the fish into the weigh bucket & then step away, when he has been weighed he should return to his vehicle.

The Tin Mill Dam & River will open on Wednesday 13th May 2020 following pressure from the Angling Trust & other Angling concerns, it will be on a normal basis no previous booking if it gets full there is the river Don but until June 16th only Worm, Spinner & Fly can be used on the River. 

Fishing Licence    All Freshwater Anglers must be in possession of the relevant Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence

1  Go Fishing on your own   You should travel to fishing venues on your own or with members of your household- abide by current guidelines on social distancing whilst fishing  

2   Maintain Social Distancing   Maintain a minimum of two metres from other anglers whilst fishing.

3   Practice Good Hygiene   Use Hand sanitiser before & after touching locks, gates, etc disposable gloves are recommended.

4   Keepnets & Competition Fishing   No keepnets or competition fishing are permitted – current advice still prohibits organised gatherings.

5    Sharing of Fishing Tackle   No sharing of fishing tackle or other items under current guidance.

6   If you have Covid-19 symptons   Do not leave home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 & follow goverment advice.

7   Sharing of fishing positions   No sharing of fishing positions/pegs except by members of the same household

Please enjoy yourselves but follow the rules as breaking them could lead to us losing the joy of fishing & the joy of being out in the fresh air watching the wildlife.

On Friday 13th December 150Lb of Bream weighing about 1Lb each, at a cost of £10 per Lb were put in the Silver Side along with a few Ide pictures of them are shown below. Along with the other introduction of fish on 28th October the total  cost has been £4000

On Monday 28th October 2019 approximately 200 Carp were put in the Carp Side & 200 Ide in the Silver Side, pictures of these fish below


Annual General meeting report   At the clubs A.G.M. the following alterations were passed,  1 No floating baits will be allowed on the Clubs waters, Floating Bread, Dog Biscuits etc, as the fishes mouths are getting damaged by Anglers striking before the fish has swallowed the bait. 2 Carp matches will remain at 1pm Draw Fish 2pm to 7pm 3 Two keepnets will be required on the Carp matches, fish must be equally distributed between each net, this will reviewed if Carp weights get larger.   All  new rules come into force March 16th 2020

The price will be the same for 2020 as this year, the same committee was elected, thanks for their commitment to the Club & all their hard work.

The Winter League 2019/20 has been cancelled due to lack of interest, a few Silver matches will take place on the Carp Side, but will not affect anyone fishing on the Carp Side.

Letter from an angler applying to become a new member who went to look at the lake.   To say i was taken aback by the beauty of the place was an understatement, this doesn’t feel like you are in Yorkshire, it feels more like paradise. The lovely weather & the gorgeous Lily flowers helped. Sitting there will be a pleasure whether i catch a fish or blank.

The Road to Tin Mill has been repaired at a cost of nearly £1000 paid for by the club, using a different type of filler, please drive carefully & not race as this loosens the filler.

The 100Lb match weight was broken for the second time by Gary Yorke on the 28th July Carp match, he weighed 105Lb 03oz.

Will members please brush their Carp Mats & not soak them in the net dip solution as it costs the Club nearly £50 every time we have to top them up with the disinfectant.

On the Carp Match on Sunday 30th June Mark Maloney became the first Angler to catch above 100Lb on a Tin Mill Carp match, he weighed 114Lb 13oz but he had too many fish in his first net so he could have added 8Lb 9oz to his weight, congratulations to him as he will always be the first to do this feat.

On Tuesday 12th March contractors electro netted the inlet that feeds Tin Mill Dam, there were many species & sizes of fish trapped in the inlet, they were put back in the Tin Mill Dam. We got approximately 130Lb of fish from the inlet mainly small  fish. Bream, Roach, Ide, Chub, Perch

Members are reminded that all Carp must be landed by Landing net & returned to the water by Landing Net not thrown back in.

On Wednesday 20th December 2018 330Lb of Carp weighing 1 to 2lb were put in the Carp Side along with some Bream 1 – 2lb in weight, the rest of the 1-2lb Bream were put in the Silver Side along with 250 8″ Ide, 200 8″ to 10″ Bream, also 60 8″ to 10″ Chub, the total cost was £4800. Unfortunately the pictures i took did not come out.

The Winter League for 2018/19 has been cancelled due to lack of interest

2017 £2000 of Crucian Carp & Tench  were put in the Silver Side pictures of them are below

Below are the Carp introduced into the Carp side on 19th October at a cost of £1750, they are from our usual supplier Epperstone Park Hatcheries of Nottingham.

2017 A.G.M Report

New rules passed were
Only in line feeders to be used & they must be free running, the x safe feeders will be allowed
Ropes will be put across the Silver side with tassels on to try to deter the Cormorants this winter
Along with dummies in the Carp side on the Islands. If you spot anybody interfering with them please report it to the Secretary.
The Road to Tin Mill has been repaired again, please use responsibly


On 12th December 125 Bream, 156 Ide, 114 Chub were put in the Silver Side & 114 Barbel were put in the Carp side all fish were 8” to 10” the total cost was £2500. We also have had the KHV disease controls lifted, we will still carry on with the dipping tanks.

250 Ide 8” to 10” & 250 Chub 8” to 10” where put in the Silver Side on 13th November 2015 at a cost to the Club of £1000

270Lb of Carp 10” plus & 186 Carp 8” to 10” were put in the Carp Side on 19th October.

Members are advised not leave their tackle unattended.

Entry to matches run by the Club

As the matches run by the club are getting more popular it is important that all Anglers wishing to fish any match must phone the Secretary to ensure that a place is available on the relevant match. If the match is full & you turn up on the day we will have to turn you away, which we don’t want to do.

On the Tin Mill Silver matches the maximum number is 17 Anglers in the summer & on the Carp Side 24 Anglers.

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500 8″ to 10″ Carp were introduced into the Carp Side on Tuesday 28th October at a cost of £2000

All nets and carp nets must be dipped in disinfectant Before and after fishing. It is important that nets are dipped before leaving the fishery to make sure there is no transfer of any disease & the only way anglers can ensure that no diseases are spread to other waters is by dipping the nets & then ensuring they are dry before going on any other fishery.

We must work to guidelines from Cefas for the next few years.



250 10″ to 12″ Barbel which were put in the Carp Side on Friday 22nd November at a cost of £2685.

Some of the 750 F1 hybrid carp, which have been put in the carp side of the Tin Mill Dam on the 17th of October.