Important Information

The Gate opening &  closing times for March are opening 7am & closing at 6pm, I know it says dawn to dusk on the permits but this is not possible due to restrictions from Wharncliffe Estates

We apologise for the state of the track but it is beyond our remit as long as the Forestry machinery is working, one machine got stuck on Tuesday 23rd February & created a mess, we contacted them but they say it will be the weekend before they can repair the track, it is passable but care needs to be taken when using the road, we had a machine in on Monday making it easier for parking on the road at the the side of the Dam & he has extended  the Silver side car park & improved access to pegs from the car park to the pegs near the inlet.

Access to Tin Mill Dam will be fully open from Saturday 30th January 2021, sorry for the delay but the Forestry Contractors were delayed by the weather. As they will be coming back during the year Wharncliffe Estates insist that the gate must be closed at night. For February the gate will be open at 7-30am & closed at 5-30pm 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 but its to protect the wood that may be stacked from being stolen.  As i say the Contractors will be returning throughout the year to thin the trees but this will not affect our fishery or Anglers.

They have also widened the road, put better drainage in & cleared all the dangerous trees near the road, for which we thank them.

Statement from the Angling Trust: Update January 7th 2021

The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.

The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following:

“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”

This has also been confirmed by DEFRA:

“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”

We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.

Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:

  • This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May.
  • We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
  • The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
  • Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
  • The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
  • To remain within the law you should follow the Government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others cannot and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.

I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!

Join the Angling Trust today

Stay safe and very best fishes

Jamie Cook
Chief Executive, Angling Trust

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.

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.

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.