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.

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Coronavirus Update – Fishing to Re-Commence

Following the latest statement from the Government and the good work carried out by the Angling Trust, the club will be re-opening our Lakes at 12 noon on 13th May.

Initially all lakes are opening except Bellwood which still has flood damage. Due to the Government rules on COVID-19 a number of measures have been introduced which must be followed by all anglers.

Please read and comply with these new rules carefully, which have been introduced to protect us all and give everyone the opportunity to start fishing again.

Part of Avington is now open, subject to these additional temporary conditions which must be followed.

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?

Coronavirus Update – Rules revision from 4th July 2020

Following the latest Government advice, the club have revised the temporary rules for the lakes & Avington which will be effective from July 4th. Guest tickets will also be available from 4th July.

Please read and 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.

Call to bailiffs and potential bailiffs

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.