The EA will be carrying out a fish netting survey at Dunkirk Pond on Wednesday 2nd March. They will be on site around 8.30am. No fishing during the work. Please do not park in front of the access gate on Jesse Boot Avenue. Leave enough room for at least 4/5 vehicles so the EA can park as close as possible to the gate to unload their equipment, boats, nets etc.
Like many others, since 2014, we have raised serious concerns with Nottinghamshire County Council about the potential damage to Holme Pit SSSI and the Trent Valley. These concerns have still not been addressed by the current planning application. If you want to have your say, the closing date is 10th September 2021. Further information, including how to have your say, is available at www.barton-in-fabis.net/.
COVID-19 guidance from the Angling Trust (updated 25th March)
Overnight fishing will resume on the 29th March 2021.
COVID-19. In accordance with guidance issued by the Angling Trust on 5th January 2021, fishing is not permitted on TVA waters until further notice. Link to the Angling Trust guidance anglingtrust.net/covid-19/.
Membership applications will still be processed and will run for 12 months from the date the current restrictions end.
Angling Trust Guidance - Fishing during Covid-19, click here anglingtrust.net/covid-19/
Dunkirk Pond, Beeston Sidings Nature Reserve, University Boulevard, Nottingham. We are please to announce that HPAG will be taking on the fishing rights at Dunkirk Pond, subject to agreeing the terms. Further information to follow.
When Government announced that fishing was allowed during the lock down restrictions, on 13th May the Angling Trust asked the Government to clarify if night fishing is allowed during the restrictions because camping (and staying out, away from home) is not allowed. Camping / staying out overnight is allowed only if you are (legally) fishing. The river season doesn't start until midnight on the 15th June. Therefore, until midnight 15th June anyone in a bivvy, under a brolly or other shelter on the river bank is classed as camping and not fishing. To comply with lock down restrictions and AT guidance, we ask that members do not set up until 7am on Monday 15th June (obviously no fishing until midnight).
From March to September each year we treat the filamentous algae at Holme Pit with a product called Excalibur, a liquid barley straw. The spraying takes place from a boat and usually takes around 2/3 hours to complete. You will be asked to bring your rods in during the spraying. Its safe for the fish and doesn't affect the fishing.
Spraying will take place on the followings days at 9.30 am. Please note - dates are subject to change so if you want to check before you go fishing, call Sion on 07447 013909.
Friday 22nd May 2020
Friday 5th June 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Friday 3rd July 2020
and then every two weeks during the growing season.
New rules have been added for fishing during COVID19 - click here for new rules
There are no work parties planned until further notice. Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.
The free family fishing event at Holme Pit on 18th July has been cancelled.
This clarifies the previous rules and
Holme Pit SSSI has been awarded a Green Flag Award in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and open spaces.
A really BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has helped manage this important local site over the last 19 years for both fishing and wildlife. We could not have done it without you!
The next two work parties are on Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th September. Meet at the Pads at 9am. Work includes hand pulling the reeds and cutting back trees along the Pads and the Willows.
We'll be working from a boat and in the margins so please bring chest waders if you can. Everyone welcome. Click here Work Parties and Events for more details.
During the school summer holidays from 24th July until the 30th August Holme Pit will be open to TVA junior members aged 14 (and below) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.
We will supply the fishing tackle and bait for free and one of our Committee members will meet you at the pond, help you get set up and start fishing.
If you would like to book a fishing session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John on 07976 794880.
Please note, junior members must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the session.
The GDPR became law on 25th May 2018. This means that all organisations, including Trent Valley Angling, must make their members aware what we do with their data / personal information and how we store and protect it, and members must agree to this.
Click here to see the TVA GDPR Policy.
If you agree to TVA storing and keeping your data for the purposes specified in the Policy, you do not have to do anything. If you do not agree, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 07976 794880.
Next work party is a litter pick, grass cutting and clean up along the Weir Field on Saturday 9th June, 9am. Meet at the bottom of Holgate Hill. All the other river pegs have been cut.
Due to the success of the Family fishing day in 2017, we are holding another one at Holme Pit on Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am - 2pm. Everyone welcome.
All juniors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Saturday 21st July 5pm - 8pm
This year the AGM will follow on from the family fishing day at Holme Pit and will include BBQ and drinks. Everyone welcome. Venue: Holme Pit pond
New for 2018: when you join in 2018, membership runs for 12 months from the date your application is processed. Your membership expiry date is stated in the Membership Book. Apply now for 2018 by clicking here for renewing members or click here for new members or click here for junior members (for juniors, its free to join).
Current (2017/18) Holme Pit membership expires at midnight on the 15th June 2018.
Following further discussions on the Work Party rule and buy out fee, the rule and fee have been scrapped. This means from 2018, TVA membership is cheaper. Click here for 2018/19 prices.
As an incentive to attend work parties, we are offering 2 free Membership Books to the 2 members that attend the most work parties. These will be awarded at the AGM.
For more information on work parties and other ways you can help, click here
Deadline is Monday 9th October 2017
HPAG believe this is not an appropriate development for this area and there are other more suitable sites available.
It will have a negative impact on Holme Pit, the surrounding environment and local wildlife sites and habitats.
if you wish to comment on the planning application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planningsearch/plandisp.aspx?AppNo=ES/3712