We are based in Berkshire and can offer our members waters in Colnbrook and Burnham together with Wapseys Lake and also two stretches of the River Thames. We also run a number of club matches throughout the season. As members of the Thames Valley Angling Association we have access to the Wey Navigation and River Wey together with stretches of the River Thames at Cookham and Clewer Meadow. Also the Jubilee River at Dorney and Eton Wick and including the Roundmoor Ditch (Sewer Stream) together with the River Thames at Sandford and Weirs Mill Stream at Oxford
Hitcham Ponds will be closed to all members for a visiting club on Sunday 25th July until 3.30 pm
THE BACK LAKE AT COLNBROOK WILL RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY 18th JUNE AT 12.00 NOON
Application Forms for season 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 are now available to download and can be found under Membership.
Following this statement from the Angling Trust our waters are now open subject to those restrictions stated below
Statement from the Angling Trust: Update January 7th 2021
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 cannot 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!
Join the Angling Trust today
Stay safe and very best fishes
Chief Executive, Angling Trust
The Xmas Fayre match that was due to be fished at Hitcham Ponds on 20th December will now be fished at Colnbrook Front Lake instead
As from 1st November the car parking times will be 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. To exit the car park you will have to go to the hotel reception at all times and they will open the gate for you
Local Lake KHV Virus Outbreak
It has been reported a that number of local lakes have suffered an outbreak of KHV Virus. In order to prevent the spread and an outbreak on our stillwaters ALL members are requested to ensure all of their nets are completely dry before they bring them to the bankside. Also once we have dip tanks in place these should also be used to disinfect your nets before you begin fishing. The above is very important due to the devastating effect KHV Virus has on a stillwater should an outbreak occur.