To increase security in the area out of hours BBOWT have erected a gate in Muddy Lane, just off Lower Way before the entrance to the main Discovery Centre car park. They are planning to lock the gate each evening and re-open it each morning. The gate has been fitted with one of the NAA keyed locks which all members have a key to allow us 24-hour access. When you access the area if the gate is open please leave it open and if locked please lock the gate behind you. This will also have the benefit of giving our anglers night fishing extra security.
This is a message to all members who were bailiffs last year, and to anybody who would like to become a bailiff for the NAA. Please would you make contact with the new Head Bailiffs, Ben Freemantle 07940338414 & Chris Fox 07395118619, so that they can invite you to the bailiffs briefing for the new season.
Memberships for the new season are available in all categories, and the club has made the joining process much simpler. The membership form can be downloaded under the membership tab on this website, or go directly to it here. There are 2 ways to get your membership:
- Send the completed form with 2 photos and payment cheque to the membership secretary who will post the permit out to you, usually within 7 days.
- Take the completed form with 2 photos and payment cheque or cash to Thatcham Angling Centre, 156 Sagecroft Road. Thatcham. RG18 3BQ and get your permit straight away.
With so many fisheries to try out, what are you waiting for?
As this is of great interest to us in the angling community, here is a document explaining the response of the Government to the recent otter petition. Please click "Government response"