Ripley and District Angling Club
Ripley & District Angling Club was founded in 1898 at which time the adult membership was sixpence. Butterley Reservoir has always been its prime venue with memberships and day tickets available for all age groups from all local Tackle Shops and from bailiffs on the bank side.
Over recent years the club has invested in a wide range of improvements that have raised the quality of the water and its fish to the currently very high standards. Furthermore, gone are the days when you needed ‘wellies’ to walk around the res. The mud has been replaced by stone paths. Majority of the old concrete stands have been replaced by larger ones of PVC construction, the spacing’s being increased to better accommodate match situations. Many of the pegs have hard standing areas to accommodate the angler’s equipment and bivvies.
There are two car parks, the main one being locked over night and opened very early the following morning.
A toilet facility is available.
The water has been restocked with bream, tench, carp and roach, many of these now showing increased weights due largely to the regular feeding programme. Bream have been caught up to 8lbs and the biggest carp is around 35lb. There are around 10 target carp and many high to mid twenties. Pike have reached 28lb, the reservoir being a popular pike venue during the winter months. Pike angling is strictly ‘Members Only’
Anglers fishing club waters do so entirely at their own risk.
Vehicles are left at the owner’s risk.
The club cannot accept responsibility for any accidents, loss or damage.
LEAVE NO LITTER, TAKE IT HOME
Dogs must be on a lead at all times.
LEAVE NO MESS, TAKE IT HOME
Your committee have decided that any angler found guilty of leaving litter on Club waters will lose his or her right to fish same.
Take care especially not to discard lead shot and nylon line.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
In the interest of goodwill, will you please honour the agreement negotiated between the Ripley and District Angling Club and the
Midland Railway Trust Co. Ltd.
For your part I ask you:
1. Not to walk along the railway track.
2. If you have to cross the line, use one of the two crossing points that have been installed by the Midland Railway Trust Co. Ltd., for your benefit. These are situated at either end of the railway bridge.
3. Beware of trains at all times.
4. Senior members, use this Card as your authority against nonmembers who are not aware of the agreement and are seen to be breaking same (act with courtesy).
Remember in the interest of Safety your Committee have chosen to negotiate this agreement, the Safety is Yours.
The Ripley and District Angling Club accept no responsibility for any member walking along the railway line. Offenders are liable for prosecution.
Note: Hon. Water Bailiffs only, have permission to walk along the line.
Anyone trespassing on Railway property at Butterley is liable to prosecution.
If any member should see signs of pollution, contact the Bailiff or Secretary as quickly as possible night or day.
Ripley and District Angling Club Headquarters:
THE BOOT & SLIPPER, SWANWICK
IGNORANCE OF RULES CANNOT BE USED AS AN EXCUSE
ABUSE TO OFFICIALS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
It is your duty as a club member to look after the interests of the Club, your membership card is your authority.
All rules to be adhered to.
E.A. Licences required by all persons 12 years of age and over
ANGLERS FISH CLUB WATERS AT THEIR OWN RISK
The Boot & Slipper, Swanwick
Committee Meetings – 2nd Wednesday in each month
Quarterly Meetings – 2nd Wednesday in February,
August and November
Annual General Meeting – 2nd Wednesday in May