Match Secretary - Committee Vacancy

The NAA Match Secretary will be stepping down from the post at the end of this season, as a result a new volunteer opportunity has arisen.

If you are interested in managing the match calendar for the future please contact the NAA chairman either through this website, or use the contact details on your permit. You need to be a Senior member of the NAA to apply for the post. The club would like to appoint the new Match Secretary as soon as possible to be involved with the preparation of the next season calendar.

Members who would like more information regarding the requirements of the post should contact the current Match Secretary.

Coronavirus Update 5th November 2020 (revised)

Covid-19 - Changes to restrictions due to the second lockdown 5th November to 2nd December.

The new rules issued by the government and put into law today are more complicated than before. All the existing NAA temporary regulations we have in place still apply with the following additions.

  1. Firstly, angling is permitted.
  2. However, you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The rule of six is effectively a rule of two for most of us.
  3. With regard to travelling to venues the law states travelling should be done locally and long journeys should be avoided. Common sense must be applied to act within the spirit of the government’s guidance.
  4. Match fishing is not permitted.

Following a review as previously mentioned, the club has removed the 48 hour on 48 hour off temporary restriction, and guest tickets will be available (subject to Thatcham Angling being open during restrictions).

We find ourselves in a privileged position with many other sporting activities not permitted during this second lockdown. It is all our responsibility to abide by the restrictions to ensure we can continue to fish.

Meanwhile you must still comply with these new rules carefully, which have been introduced to protect us all and help to stop the spread of the virus.

Specifically for Avington please see the revised additional rules which must be followed.

For further information the full guidance information is published on the Angling Trust web site.

Towpath closure for improvement works

The Canal and River Trust will be making improvements to the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath east of Newbury between Bridge 58 (A339 Flyover) and Bridge 50 Hambridge Road this summer. The work is scheduled to commence on Monday 22 June and be completed by Wednesday 9 September 2020. The towpath will be closed to the public between these dates for safety reasons. During the first week vegetation and preparatory works will be carried out between Bridge 58, (A339 Flyover) and Bridge 53 Whitehouse Cross-over Bridge, following which the whole section will be closed for the main towpath improvement works.

Read more: Towpath closure for improvement works

Reminder to book-in for the NAA Memorial & NAA vs RFC matches.

The Match secretary would like to remind all members that they must book-in if they want to take part in the Memorial Match on Sunday 27th and the Newbury AA vs RFC match on Tues 29th September. Details of the match venues and how to contaact the Match Secretary are on your permit.

 If you haven't booked in you will not be allowed to fish.

Memberships now available

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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?