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.
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. This season, guest tickets are £15 but are more flexible, being valid for a full 24 hours from the start time on the ticket (the tackle shop will enter the time you ask for).
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.
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"