The water level in the lake is currently much higher than normal. This is a result of the Environment Agency allowing water from the River Dearne to enter the lake to prevent flooding further downstream. Unfortunately this means that we can't guarantee that the water quality in the lake is up to its normal very high standard and there is an increased risk from water borne illnesses and infection.
Paddlesport sessions have been cancelled until the lake returns to a normal level - this could take several days. Please check on Facebook for further updates.
The rules for angling at Manvers Lake have been revised. These can be viewed here Angling Rules
Team Manvers Dragons made a big impact over the weekend at the BDA National Championships in Nottingham. The team, which was formed only seven weeks ago were making their debut at the National Championships. At the end of a hard weekend of racing on the regatta course at the National Watersports Centre the entire team can be justifiably proud of their achievements.
Following a strong performance in the 200m race on Saturday where they qualified for the major final, the mixed crew surpassed themselves by finishing 3rd in the 500m major final on Sunday. The women's and junior teams also performed strongly in their races.
The team will continue to train throughout the winter period - if anyone is interested in joining the Dragons please contact Trevor Coldron.
Manvers Lake Cafe are pleased to be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September between 9 am and 1 pm.
Please come along and support this event - every penny we raise means Macmillan can help more people with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
Even if you can't come along you can still help by making a donation - simple text TEA RXY2 to 70550 to donate £5.
Team Manvers Slalom certainly made a splash at this weekends Division 3 & 4 Slalom Race at Oughtibridge. The club was stongly represented on the start list with sixteen paddlers from Manvers, some of them entering multiple categories. Add to that a small army of family and supporters and the scene was set for a great weekend of slalom racing, socialising and fun. The Manvers BBQ on the Saturday evening of the race get bigger every year and is becoming legendary!
The team came away with a large haul of prizes and medals, plus two promotions; Troy Howis and Harry Barker both earning promotion to Division 3.
Slalom training will continue throughout the winter and new paddlers are always welcome!
British Dragon Boat Racing Association – National League Race at Manvers Lake
Sunday 8th September 2019
With warm sunshine and a clear blue sky, Manvers was at its glorious best on Sunday for an exciting day of dragon boat racing. The race which was hosted by Manvers Waterfront Boat Club was the final league meeting of the season and the first ever BDA National League Race to be held at the lake.
With thirty-two teams from the length and breadth of the country, racing in four categories and over two distances of 200 and 450m, the stage was set for a hectic day of competitive racing. Taking part in their first competitive race was Manvers Waterfront Boat Club’s own dragon boat team – Manvers Dragons.
In the words of Trevor Coldron, captain of Team Manvers Dragons;
“We were really pleased to win the plate final beating teams who are well established in the sport – a great achievement for a team that was only formed seven weeks ago. The entire team is very excited about our next race - the BDA National Championships at Holme Pierrepont on 21st September
The entire club came together to put on a fantastic event, and we received a great deal of praise and positive feedback about the event, the venue and our club. I believe we have succeeded in improving the impression of Manvers and the surrounding area. We will certainly be looking to host further events of this kind in the future.”
Manvers Dragons are always on the look out for new paddlers - if you would like to try this exciting sport contact Trevor Coldron at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01709 878984
On Sunday 8th September Manvers Waterfront Boat Club will be hosting a British Dragon Boat Racing Association National League Race.
The event has a regatta format, with qualifying rounds, minor and major finals to determine overall placings at the event. Races will be held over distances of 200m and 500m though some longer distance events, with classes for Open, Mixed, Women's & Junior teams.
Saturday 31st August saw Manvers Lake play host to the 2019 Kerala Pooram Boat Race & Carnival organised by the Union of United Kingdom Malalyalee Associations (UUKMA), a registered charity which represents over 50,000 expatriates from the Indian state of Kerala who live in the United Kingdom.
Despite the less than clement weather over 2,500 members of the Malayalee community from across the UK assembled at Manvers Lake to witness a spectacular day of “Chundan Vallam” (snake boat) racing, along with cultural stalls, food stalls, live music, folk dance from the various states of India.
There will be more dragon boat Racing at Manvers Lake next Sunday 8th September. The British Dragon Boat Racing Association will be holding a National League Event with about 25 teams racing throughout the day. This event will be he first race for our own Manvers Dragons who will be entering two teams. All are welcome to come and watch.
Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a thriving multi-sport club based at Manvers Lake in South Yorkshire.