Derby Railway Angling Club "Encouraging the healthy art of angling. Acquiring, developing and protecting waters for angling purposes"

Charity Fly-Fishing Competition - Ladybower Reservoir 17.05.2014

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Help Us Beat Blood Cancers
Fly-fishing Competition
Sponsored by Ladybower Fisheries.

Please click on the link below to view event competition details.

Join us and save!

Become a member between now and the end of November 2013 and save the Joining Fee! A revised Membership Application Form is available in the Download Section

2013 Annual Match

28 anglers fished our Annual Match pegged on the Crown Bend and A6 sections of the Trent at Shardlow, results were as follows:
Joint 1st: G.Elliott  11lb 1oz
                 S.Cole 11lb 1oz
3rd:          N.Carrington 10lb 6oz
4th:          S.Stone 9lb 4oz

The majority of nets consisted of small(ish) silver fish, the odd perch up to 1lb and the occaisional chub.
Thanks to everyone who supported the match.

Guest Tickets

On a trial basis, Members may apply for 2 Guest Tickets per year for Coarse Fisheries only.
The Guest Tickets cost £10 each. 
To apply  - send payment plus SAE to our Hon. Sec. stating the date the ticket is required for, the name of the Guest and the fishery to be visited. If the Guest subsequently joins the Club the £10 ticket fee will be deducted from the Joining Fee.
Guest Tickets are not available for Night Fishing.
The member accompanying the Guest is responsible for his/her conduct.


Bait Boats Banned at Triangle Pool

Following complaints from Members, a resolution was passed at the 2012 DRAC AGM banning Bait Boats on the Triangle Pool at Sawley.

Pole Tip for Anglers

Pole Tip

Having been a keen angler for many years, nothing gives me more satisfaction than coming up with ideas to make fishing easier or help to put more fish on the bank.
Over the last few months I have been fortunate to have been featured in the Angling Times, once in an article about my fishing related inventions and more recently a feature dedicated to one in particular, the Pole Tip.

The Pole Tip is a method of attaching a tip to a pole whilst allowing the elastic to pass through it.
This allows a hands free method of fishing and is particularly effective fishing up in the water, even at depths as little as an inch.

The following is a link to my web site which includes video clips of the pole tip in use.

John Davey


Bogus Day Tickets Warning

There have been reports of members being asked for payment for day tickets and being harassed while legitimately fishing club waters.

As we do not issue Day Tickets this is obviously a fraudulent act on someone’s behalf.

Should any member find themselves in this situation they should contact the Secretary at the earliest opportunity or report the circumstances by email to

Car Parking at Shardlow

Members are reminded that when fishing the A6 section of the Trent at Shardlow (Concrete Apron, below A6 bridge etc) that cars must be parked in the authorised DRAC carpark and under no circumstances be parked on the road leading to the Marina.