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 raft 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. 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, 9.30 am Friday 5th June 2020, 9.30 am Friday 19th June 2020, 9.30 am Friday 3rd July 2020, 9.30 am and then every fortnight during the growing season.
Due to COVID19 there are no work parties planned until further notice. The family fishing event at Holme Pit on 18th July has been cancelled and will be rearranged for next year.
Because TVA is a "not for profit" club, we are dependent on members helping us look after the Trent Valley, its wildlife and angling resource. All members and the local community are welcome to get involved. Here's a summary of the type of work we have done and plan to do in the future.
litter picking / remove fly tipping
repair fences, gates and steps
apply for grants and other funding opportunities
maintain and improve fishing pegs and facilities
improve access to the Trent Valley, fishing pegs and for all visitors
water quality improvements, monitoring and sampling
install fish refuges for protection from predators
investigate a fish restocking programme for Holme Pit
remove filamentous algae "blanket weed" from Holme Pit
hedge planting and laying
grass, weed and reed bed cutting
build fishing pegs for anglers with limited mobility
hand pull Himalayan balsam
organise family fishing days and other events
teach juniors how to fish and look after the environment
work with the Council, Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Police to tackle illegal fishing, fish theft and ASB
provide a safe place to fish and promote good fishing practice; and of course
making endless hot drinks, especially during winter work parties!
There is always something to do for all ages and abilities so why not come along and get involved and tell us what you think and any ideas you have to improve the Trent Valley and angling experience.