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.