Saturday, 18 April 2009

River Erewash Foundation Newsletter No.2

River Erewash Foundation Members will shortly be receiving the 2nd edition of the Foundation's newsletter, so please look out in your e-mail inbox. It is currently being sent out in word format, but it is hoped that future ones will be published in pdf format.

Monday 18th May - Dee "Skateboard Dave" Egginton – Talk

Dave who many of you may know from the Fly Fishing Forum will be talking to Foundation members about his fly fishing exploits on small rivers. He fishes exclusively using the fly on many rivers, streams, and brooks many of us wouldn’t give a second look at. He has caught wild trout on the fly from the River Soar in the heart of Leicester city centre. Dave ties all of his own flies, and will share some of his successful patterns with Foundation members. Don’t miss this interesting and exciting talk. The talk will be part of our meeting on the 18th May at 7-30pm at the Red Lion, Sandiacre.

The River Erewash Foundation Forum

he Foundation now has an online forum for members to use courtesy of member: Steve Devereux. This is an opportunity for Foundation members to share details of recent catches and tactics amongst other things. The forum can be found at:

Monday, 30 March 2009

River Erewash Foundation - Meeting 6th April

Just to remind members there is a meeting on Monday 6th April - 7.30pm upstairs at the Red Lion, Sandiacre.Anyone expressing an interest in the River Erewash Foundation are most welcome to come along and introduce themselves. The meeting will be followed shortly by a newsletter to all members informing of all important matters they may have missed if unable to attend the meeting.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Trout caught in the Erewash

Happy New Year from everyone at the River Erewash Foundation!

The new year brings news of recent trout captures from the River Erewash. First of all, Colin Poole was lucky enough on 2nd January to accidentally catch a 3lb brown trout whilst fishing at Toton on one of the stretches looked after by the Foundation. Colin was trotting double red maggot on a size 18 hook through a two and half foot deep swim. The fish was in superb condition, and returned safely to the river.
Alan Oxborough reports catching a brown trout between 8oz and 10oz in weight, and in super condition. The fish was caught in the upper reaches in a location between Pye Bridge and Ironville. Alan has been fishing the Erewash for the last 1o years, and reports catching chub to 2lb, perch to 1lb, and small roach and dace.
Please let us know about your captures from the Erewash, photographs can be sent to our e-mail address. If you wish to keep precise locations to yourself, we will respect your privacy.
IMPORTANT Please let the Foundation know of any grayling caught, we are trying to monitor the survival and spread of the recent stocking. Please return any trout caught.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Grayling Stocking - 11th December

On Thursday 11th December we stocked 2 stretches of the river Erewash with Grayling donated by the EA to the River Erewash Foundation.We have stocked through Broxtowe Borough Councils stretch to Long Eaton and the foundation is very grateful to Broxtowe Council for accepting our foundation and opening their arms to our conservation aims through their land. Moving on over the Toton sidings (Railway lines) we carried on stocking through Erewash Borough Council up from long Eaton towards Sandiacre and luckily the EA own this land (thank God) as Erewash Borough Council have seemed unhelpful to this point, though I'm glad to report their lack of co operation didn't prevent the foundation doubling its length of river to monitor the tiny graylings progress, in the coming years.Watch out for press releases and please notify on this thread should you spot any.

Our next management committee meeting will be at the Red Lion, Sandiacre on Monday 12th January at 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to become involved in conservation works and become active/members for £10 membership fee should attend this meeting. Membership forms can be downloaded by e-mailing the secretary at

The Foundation can now be contacted at:

Friday, 14 November 2008

The launch of the River Erewash Foundation.

The River Erewash Foundation are pleased to announce that it's inaugural meeting will be taking place on Monday 1st December at 7-30pm in the Red Lion Pub, Derby Rd, Sandiacre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5HW.All those who are interested are welcome to attend, membership will be available on the night. Membership to those unable to attend will be available after the meeting.The aims and objects of the River Erewash Foundation are:• Restore and conserve the biodiversity of the River Erewash and it’s tributaries.• Achieve this through regular monitoring, regular meetings, and a programme of conservation management. The association will work with the local community to do this, as well as local landowners and relevant organisations.• Restore the River Erewash to it’s historical biodiversity.The Foundation has the support and backing of the following organisations:Broxtowe Borough Council,Erewash Borough Council,The Wild Trout Trust,Environment Agency,The Grayling Society,Derbyshire Wildlife Trust,Friends of Toton Fields.The Foundation is moving fast, and there is already a lot planned to happen over the next few months.