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Canal and stock pond closed Sunday 18th April

Canal closed from pegs 1 to 29 for fishing match, Sunday 18th April

Roughs Pond Closed 4th April

Closed for a fishing match

Stanton Winter League Fixtures

Sunday 4th April – Roughs Pond

Sunday 11th April – Privates Pond

Sunday 18th April – Canal

Draw 8am – 8.30am, fish 10am – 3pm

Roughs Pond Closed Friday 05-03-21

Roughs pond will be closed on Friday 05/03/21 all day for essential maintenance.

Stanton Fishing Club – official club clothing.

Stanton Fishing Club  –  official club clothing.

A message from our sponsor…….


I would like to start by introducing myself to all members. My name is Neil Wright and a fellow member of Stanton Fishing Club. It isn’t just the fishing that attracted me to the club, where else in the area can you find 3 secluded ponds and canal stretch surrounded by trees and wildlife. I actually feel honoured to be a member of this club!


My 40-year career has been in the clothing industry so it is in my blood that fellow members would be equally as proud to display the club logo on their fishing attire. After discussion with the committee, we produced a small range of samples which you may have already viewed on this Facebook page. I have to say, after just one hour the response was amazing and I thank you for making your comments.


It appears that many of you are quite eager to start displaying the club logo as soon as possible which is a fantastic reaction. The initial range of products will be live on our website next week and are aiming for a launch date of Wednesday 3rd February.


The committee have made the decision to offer 2 colours, Grey or Green in a range of different items such as Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Polo shirts, Shell jackets, winter hats and peak caps. (No other colours available unless announced by the committee) By offering just 2 colours, it keeps the price down and keeps the ‘uniformed’ look running through the club. Other items may be added throughout the year but the colour range must remain as Grey or Green.


Where to buy? It couldn’t be easier or more convenient for you to get these products…….


Our business is in the middle of Ilkeston, situated just a minutes’ walk from the large Ilkeston Tesco, just at the back of McDonalds. Under ‘normal’ circumstances we would simply open our doors for you to walk in and buy. However, we have this wretched Covid situation to consider which means for the time being, you must make your purchases online. We will allow free collection from our premises or deliver directly to your home or work address. Until restrictions are lifted, we must operate within the boundaries to keep everyone safe and healthy.


If you click on you will see that our main business is the supply of workwear and PPE to local industry. Down the left hand side of the page you will find a NEW heading….. Stanton Fishing Club. Simply click on here to view the range of clothing available. If you are at all unsure of your size, please call 0115 930 5290 (press option 1) or email Myself or Deborah will be delighted to assist.

Angling Trust Update

Good morning everyone

The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.

The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following;

“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”

This has also been confirmed by DEFRA;

“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”

We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.

Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:

– This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May
– We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.

– The government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
– Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
– The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
– To remain within the law you should follow the government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others can not and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.

I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!

Stay safe and very best fishes

Jamie Cook

CEO – Angling Trust

Winter League Round Three

Round three saw us back fishing Privates pond and the Canal and yet again we faced poor fishing conditions.  With heavy rain leading up to the match water levels were up a foot and very coloured.

So far in the league it doesn’t seem to matter where you draw as winning weights have been coming from all over our waters, which makes for a great match.

Adam Logan has had a fantastic start to the Winter League, having two section wins already.  This week saw him on Peg 5 on Privates – this peg didn’t fish well the the last match with only 7oz coming off it.  Adam was still confident of catching and fished two lines, ground bait at 12m and casters at 5m, and after a slow start he was soon catching quality Roach and skimmers to win his third section in a row.

Jim Mercer drew Peg 12 on Privates pond and having won his section on the pond last time out he was full of confidence going into the match.  Jim fished pinkies over ground bait and had a lovely day, catching small Skimmers and Roach to win his section for the second week running.

Young Olly Flindall was on Peg 22 on the road side of the pond, and was eager to make amends for a bad result the previous week.  After speaking to a few “in the know” he put a plan together.  Olly fished ground bait and maggots at 11m and casters at 5m and it worked a treat as he won his section and beat his Dad again…

The first section on the Canal – Pegs 13 to 17 – saw five very good Canal anglers pegged together.  Ade Knighton drew end Peg 12 and showed his class, experience and knowledge (squashing the rumors he’s past it) – he fished casters down the track and had a great day catching a Roach a chuck.  Craig Logan was on Peg 16 and decided to target the Bream which nearly worked, catching two over 3lb and a few skimmers.

The second Section on the canal was on the Stock Pond – Pegs 23 to 27.  Only one person caught from this section the previous match so expectations were low.  However, as it turned out this section fished the best, with all anglers catching well.  Coming out on top was Carl Wilson with an excellent 15lb, to not only win his section but also the match.  Carl made the decision to fish for bonus fish, fishing soft pellets and caught 3 Carp.  Well done Carl!

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New Fish 2020

The Committee are pleased to announce we have stocked our waters over the past month with over 5000 fish.

The stocking has been split between the Canal and Privates pond, and a topping up of Roughs pond.

Stocked fish include Roach, Bream, Chub, Tench, Common Carp, Mirror Carp and Crucian Carp.

Happy Fishing.

December 20th – Beechwood Kingfisher

This week saw us fishing the Kingfisher pond at Beechwood.  The weather forecast must have been good as Craig Radford graced us with his presence…  Luckily for the rest of us Craig is allergic to the cold and normally doesn’t fish in the winter months, giving the rest of us a chance 😉.

The pond has had winning weights from all areas throughout the year and as it’s been a few weeks since we last fished Kingfisher nobody could predict which area of the pond would fish best.  Ade Knighton on Peg 12 was giving a master class in feeder fishing, casting a feeder to pin point accuracy across to the far bank – it’s a shame this was the only area of his Peg with no fish in!  It still looked good Ade.  Mick Burke was trying not to be out done on Peg 11 but failed miserably by spending more time casting into the trees on the far bank than in the water.  This worked well for both Craig Logan and Olly Flindall as this meant the Carp moved into their Pegs and they both made the most of it.  After a slow first hour, a change to dobbing bread at 14m saw both catch Carp up to 10lb.  Tony Males on Peg 6 was also catching steadily, fishing the pole long to the island.  Sue Reid was catching yet again on peg 20.  Sue fished pole and pellets, catching Carp up to 10lb which proved too much for her son Danny off the next Peg, who decided to call it a day with 3hrs to go.

Ade, Craig and the committee would like to thank you all for your support this year.  It’s been a difficult time organizing the matches and complying with Covid rules and we appreciate everyone making the most of a bad situation.

1st  Craig Logan – 161lb 5oz

2nd  Olly Flindal – 96lb 12oz

3rd  Tony Males – 60lb 13oz

Section 1  Sue Reid – 41lb 40z

Section 2  Ian Bradley – 39lb 11oz

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Winter league Round Two

This was the second round of the Winter League.  Sections were split over two waters with two sections on the Canal and three on Privates pond.

The weather conditions could not have been worse leading up to the match, with freezing temperatures and lots of rain – the waters were incredibly cold and colored.

Canal pegs 21 – 28 seemed the place most competitors wanted to draw, with a few having a practice in the week leading up to the match and catching quite well.

The fishing turned out to be incredibly hard going, with all anglers struggling for bites.  But this also meant that everyone had a good chance of section points with only ounces separating competitors by the end of the match.

Canal section 1 – won by Ray Agent on Peg 14.  Ray fished maggots catching small roach, beating Pete Beard on the next peg by 1oz

Canal Section 2 – won by Ian Shaw on Peg 23.  Ian was the only one to catch in his section.  Ian fed a few maggots at a time with maggots on the hook.  Mick Burke did catch a small Roach but missed his keepnet with the pressure and excitement of catching a fish…. 😂

Privates Section 1 – won by Jim Mercer on Peg 2.  Jim fished pinkies up to the island and caught two Tench, a small Carp, plus a few small Roach, to not only win his section but the match overall.  Well Done Jim.

Privates section 2 – won by club favorite Craig Logan on Peg 12.  Craig fed ground bait at the start and fished pinkies over the top, catching small Roach and skimmers.

Privates section 3 – won by Adam Logan on Peg 23.   Adam fished pinkies over ground bait catching small Roach and a bonus Perch.

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