Work Parties and Events 2019 To manage the filamentous algae at Holme Pit we will be spraying "Excalibur" (a liquid produced from barley straw) into the water by boat from spring until autumn. This takes place every other Sunday - it doesn't affect the fish or the fishing but you will have to bring your rods in for a couple of hours.
Work parties for 2019 will start in May. Further details will be published here nearer the time.
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.
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 are awarded at AGM's.