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.
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"
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.
I would like to thank everyone who attended the EGM on Wednesday and apologise to some of you at the back of the room who were struggling to hear at times.
The meeting brought up a lot of good points and ideas which we shall be considering over the coming months.
I am also proposing to set up a small group of interested parties to discuss in more detail points and ideas which were raised.
The most important outcome of the meeting for me was everyone's desire to improve our fisheries for all our members on all our waters.
I was pleased that this was the focus of the meeting and it is obvious from the turn out you are all passionate about the waters we have.
I am sure working together we can improve our fisheries further for the benefit of all members.