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Update: 1st October 2012
Due to a major pollution incident on the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire the National Angling Match due to take place on the 13 October along this stretch of waterway will be postponed until 2013.

A major fire broke out at the Stanton IronWorks site located alongside the canal in Stanton-by–Dale which has resulted in pollutants entering into the canal causing a sudden decline in oxygen levels. The Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust are on site carrying out an emergency fish rescue and are currently transferring the fish to unaffected areas further along the canal. Whilst the rescue has been a great success with over 5000lbs of fish being safely relocated elsewhere on the canal sadly there have been some fish deaths as a result of the pollution.

John Ellis, Fisheries & Angling Manager from the Canal & River Trust said “I am really sorry to disappoint anyone who was planning to come along but in light of this incident we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the fishing match. The pollution site is not far from the area where we were planning on holding the angling match and we need to allow the fish population time to naturally recover and re-populate areas of the waterway”

To help celebrate the launch of the new waterways charity, the Canal & River Trust, a National Angling Match is being held along the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire on Saturday 13 October from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Canal and River TrustThe match, which is open to anglers of all ages and abilities, is a chance for anglers from across the waterways to come together and compete against each other in this one off competition to celebrate our canal network.

Angling on Britain’s canals and rivers is more popular than ever with around 290 angling clubs established across the 2,000 mile network.

John Ellis National Fisheries & Angling Manager from the Canal & River Trust said “This match is a great opportunity for other anglers to compete with other club members and help celebrate the launch of the Canal & River Trust. The all day match is open to all keen anglers and clubs should be a competitive but fun day”

The match will be along a stretch of the Erewash canal from Ilkeston to Long Eaton which is a distance of about six miles and is home to a wide variety of fish. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Roach, Perch, Bream, Chub and Bonus Tench.

David Kent, Chair of the National Angling Advisor Group “We wanted to do something to get anglers involved in the launch of the Canal & River Trust and what better way than to hold a National Angling competition. We have 400 pegs available and I expect there to be a great response from the angling community so I urge anyone interested in coming along to arrive early to avoid disappointment”

The competition will be divided into three groups; under 16’s, teams of four and individual matches. Entry fees are £20 per team and £15 for individuals. To book your place in the competition please contact Alan Wright on 0115 9728041 or John Johnson on 07931 552691

Source: Canal & River Trust



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Saturday, 16 February 2013 09:23

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WIN a pair of limted edition fish prints. Limited Edition fish printsApproximately 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches, they would best fit into a mount (not supplied) of approximately 12.25 inches by 12.25 inches. Each print is limited to 350 copies worldwide and signed by the artist. Each print has been beautifully reproduced from a hand painted original in light-fast inks on ACID-FREE Huntsman velvet board by one of the UK's leading fine art printers.

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Entries are now being taken for the England Youth Flyfishing Association National Championships to be fished at Grafham Water on 4 July and open to everyone aged 12 to 17. The competition is fished to International Loch-style rules and the top 10 weights will form the national squad for next year’s International Youth Championships in Scotland.

Angling Trust Fishing NewsThe EYFA wants to raise its profile this year and attract more young fly-fishers into the competition scene, new chairman Chris McLeod explains, ‘’We had a great year last year winning gold medals in the International in Wales under new Team Manager Rob Edmunds. We have another strong team this year, captained by Matthew Kidd and are hosts for the International on Grafham Water at the end of July. This is a great opportunity to grow our membership and we have recently joined the Angling Trust to strengthen our links with the wider angling community.

The EYFA had its first development day of the year at Grafham Water last weekend with twenty young anglers working on their fishing techniques and boat handling skills assisted by coaches and experienced anglers. Among those attending was last year’s Loch-style National Champion and team captain, Josh Fenton, who has just qualified as a Level 1 angling coach and he was presented with his certificate by Angling Development Board chairman David Moore.

Details of the EYFA activities, and competition entry form can be seen on www.eyfa.co.uk





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Chatton Ladies have entered 2 ladies teams in the Macmillan's Fishing Day at Derwent 11th October. The ladies have grown in strength and enthusiasm over the season and are looking forward to entering again, for some of the ladies it will be there first competition.

Chatton Ladies Raising Money for The Macmillan Big Fish at Derwent 11th OctoberAli has the assistance from a fishing instructor on the day, to help with coaching and fishing advice.

Ali commented:
“I’m thrilled we have 2 ladies teams entering this year for such a good cause. All the money raised will be used to fund vital cancer services, from specialist nurses and doctors to help and advice for people who have financial problems because of their cancer.”

Any ladies interested in entering this event please contact Ali at Chatton. No experience necessary, just a smile and the opportunity to help a good cause. If you wish to donate to such a good cause please contact Ali at Chatton or visit our Just giving page called Chatton ladies.

We have our last training session 4th october 2009 at chatton fishery.

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Saturday, 17 January 2009 17:04

Pick Pickering for Sportswoman of the Year

The Sunday Times has launched their 2008 Sportswoman of the Year competition, and angling needs you to support our own female superstar, 2008 World Champion Emma Pickering.

Angling TrustThis year’s competition will be incredibly close following the successes of our female athletes at the Beijing Olympics; however angling has been just as successful and needs anglers to stand up and be counted.

Female star, Emma Pickering from Doncaster, brought home her own gold medal with an epic display at the World Ladies Angling Championships in Hungary last August, fishing for the Subfish Team England Ladies.

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