NEWS & UPDATES
Latest News from Wyresdale Anglers
We will update this page periodically with news for our members.
May 13, 2020
There will be a limited opening of the fishery from Wednesday 13th May.
Springfield will remain closed and locked for the present period. Any member wishing to retrieve equipment from Springfield is asked to contact Rose to arrange collection and not return the tackle to the clubhouse.
Logging on and off beats is to be done through Glenn as are catch returns. If Glenn’s phone goes to answer phone, please try again to speak directly to him.
Members must practice social distancing of at least 2 metres at all times. Only one person is permitted in a boat unless from the same household. Members should wear gloves when opening gates and locks and should bring their own hand sanitisers for the oars and nets prior to and after use.
There is no travel distance restriction so long as members can return home on the same day. Guests from the same household are welcome, please inform Glenn of the details. Glenn and Rose’s phone numbers are on your membership card.
There will be a further update on any changes to these arrangements as they arise
ALL FISHING CURRENTLY CLOSED
8 January 2021
Due to theCovid-19 restrictions all fishing and access to the Clubhouse is closed.
The Angling Trust initially clarified through the Cabinet Office that, from midnight on 5th January 2021, recreational fishing was not permitted under the current lockdown restrictions. This meant that we had to close.
Subsequently, HMG changed its stance and decided that angling is a form of permissible exercise but only within the current guidelines which are far more restrictive than those previously in force.
Our only fishable waters at present are Street Lakes but, having considered the specific guidelines issued by HMG, together with the wider implications (including reputational risk) of declaring them open, we have decided to continue to keep the lakes closed and to keep the position under regular review.
2021 AGM & ANNUAL DINNER
Our 2021 AGM will be held in December, the date, time and venue to be decided later in the year when hopefully the position regarding Covid-19 restrictions will be clearer. Our Annual Dinner is currently in abeyance due to the pandemic although it is hoped an event may be possible later in the year.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
July 12, 2025
All dependent on the current state of play with Covid-19 restrictions. As soon as anything is known it will be posted here.
WYRE RIVER NEWS
For information on the Wyre River Trust's activities follow this link
Some great news on the Wyre Rivers Tust work on Woodplumpton Brook (Delivered through Fisheries Improvement Fund monies) which has been featured on the Wild Trout Trust website. Read more here
Much has been achieved over the last year in clearing vegetation from the walls of Springfield which will hopefully contribute to a reduction in the damp issues. Once the current lockdown measures are eased it is hoped we can conduct a more detailed internal survey to identify the reasons for damp in the upper stories.
Springfield now has a superb stove installed to warm your bones after a long days fishing. There have also been some updates to our soft furnishings. These great additions were made possible by several generous donations from our membership.
LATEST STOCKING NEWS
May 27th, 2019
Four stockings are planned for Scorton Lakes and Street Lakes with fish from Kilnsey Trout Farm. The dates and times will be posted in due course and all members are welcome