Bellwood - OPEN!

Bellwood is drying out nicely and will be opening at 13:00 on Friday, 2nd June. Ssome of the swims and maybe some parts of the banks will still remain shut, so please refer to the noticeboard before you start fishing. 
Also, there will be permits being issued at the stores on Saturday, so if I could ask anglers to park at the far end of the car park as close as sensibly possible to each other to allow space for people to park who are doing this.
Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you as always to the lads who turned up at short notice last night to help get Bellwood ready.
Paul Futcher
Fishery Manager

Clubmate - permit latest for 23/24 Season

updated 22nd July
The vast majority of members now have their permits and are, hopefully, out fishing.
New permit applications remain via Thatcham Angling, Sagecroft road ONLY (application forms are available on the membership tab of this site for you to print and complete in advance
Renewals of existing tickets are via ONLY.
If you are having problems buying your ticket via Clubmate please either message our 'Clubmate - Help contact' messageboard linked on the NAA members our Facebook site, or contact our chairman 
Dougie Hull  via 07879 490587, but to be fair to Dougie, please do not call unless you are genuinely stuck!



 The club have decided to again use the services of Clubmate for the forthcoming season. Though there were teething problems last season, we feel that these have now been addressed.

Thus: EXISTING members {including Associates) should renew their membership for the season starting 16th June 2024 via either the Clubmate app, or by attending one of two membership sessions to be held at Bellwood on:

Saturday May 25th Time 09:30 to 14:00

Saturday June 1st Time 09:30 to 14:00

NEW members living WITHIN 12 miles from Newbury Town Hall MUST complete an application form available here and take it completed along with a passport-style photo and proof of address to Thatcham Angling, Sagecroft Road, Thatcham, (where they can pick up their venue key, if required) or attending either of the above membership sessions at Bellwood.

NEW members living OUTSIDE of 12 miles of Newbury, can apply to be considered as Associate members, though in order to give local anglers the best chance of having swims to fish on our most popular lakes numbers are limited. Should you wish to apply, please email us an application form taken from the website to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will quickly let you know if you have been successful and if so how to complete the opening process. We appreciate that through no fault of the club, many of our lakes have been inaccessible for much of the 23/24 season. The clubs running costs, like everyone’s, has risen significantly, and who knows what work will be required once the banks are accessible.

The committee have decided that membership fees will remain unchanged to reflect this.

Thus membership cost is:
-  Senior inc Ladies £80.00 
- Junior (aged 12 to 16 inclusive) £10.00 
- Junior (aged under 12) FREE
- Pensioners (Concessionary rod licence) £50.00 
- Pensioners (over 75) FREE 
- Disabled (concessionary rod licence) £45.00 
- Associate £105.00
- Associate Concessionary (Disabled and OAP) £85.00

For seniors, pensioners, disabled and associate memberships there is an optional 2 rod (specimen) permit supplement of £40.