Welcome to Wetherby and District Angling Club
11/01/2021 CANCELLED Rescheduled for the 23rd of Jan
Bank Maintenance starts on the 16th of Jan 10 am meet sewage works car park.
Nip across to the blog page to read the latest musings from Agent 99 and The Zombie Fish.
Club waters are open but please abide by the rules and advice by the Government and the Angling Trust.
Just a few things
We have all been asked by the EA to report on their 0800-incident hotline. Any reports of Top mouthed Gudgeon.
A ifnd any weirs, culverts that are blocked by debris or other obstacles.
And finally, for those on and around the Aire and Calder Canal. Following complaints regarding the HS2 sand barge killing fish. There is a meeting planned over the coming weeks with the EA, C&RT, AT VBS, AC Marine Aggregates, and the barge owners. It will coincide when the barge is fully laden so that we can follow it and monitor any fish killed/injured.
Please report if you are on this section and see anything.
Please note the ponds at Sicklinghall will be closed on Sunday the 6th of December for the Fur and Feather Match..
Please don't forget to support your local small Tackle shops :
Yorkshire Sports Emporium (Wetherby)
Yorkshire Angling ltd (Harrogate)
JT Rodgers (Leeds)
Winter book available From the 1st of December runs until 14th of March 2021 for just £15 + £2 p&p Available online now.
Dont forget to visit Print Biz for your club clothing .
The Latest from the Angling Trust regarding lockdown part 2
With the present Covid 19 Restrictions We have taken the decision to Cancel this years AGM and Committee meetings have been suspended for the time being.
If anyone ones has has thing they want us to discuss then please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well will deal with any questions the best way we can.
Bank Maintenance Tuesday 11th on the wilderness 6pm
Dont forget to visit Print Biz for your club clothing .
We are proud to say we now have a small section of the Nidd at Tockwith.
River Nidd, Tockwith.
A short length (260m) of the Right hand bank of the River Nidd shared with York & District Association of Anglers who have kindly granted us use of their car park.
Access is off Fleet lane, Tockwith. Drive down Fleet Lane to Ness lane then drive down Ness Lane until large green electric gates. Turn left in front of the gates and follow the dirt track down to the car park gates on the left. Go through the gates and follow the track to the parking area in the second field. From here cross the beck to your right via the bridge and follow the edge of the field up to the river. The fishery extends 130m either side of the kissing gate.
Please close all gates and observe signage.
Extra match this weekend on pond 4 12th of July 2020 9 am draw.
Well i hope the start of the season has been a good one for most of you.
I know a lot of you have asked about our clothing with the club logo on well now you too can buy T shirt's , hat's, polo shirt's etc just follow this link : THE PRINT BIZ
No need to log in just order from the link and check spam folder for the web shop response.
Well the river season is upon us at last please stay safe and enjoy your time on the river from the 16th send us pictures of your catches or some of the amazing views by the river.
our Match program for the year is going ahead with the first river match on Wednesday the 17th June on Grange park meet at 6 pm for the draw fish 6.30 till 9.30 pm Tight Lines all lets hope its a great season.
Hope you are all well and abiding with all the rules
As we are now allowed to match fish we have added some extra matches at the ponds this year following all government guidance see the match page.
Please stay safe and use common sense please also take your rubbish home with you thank you for your cooperation.
Well the news you have all been waiting for is here yes Agent 99’s blog here.
Plus we have some good news the river and the ponds are open again from the 13th of May
For the rivers please follow the Angling Trust guidance and keep your distance please use common sense and keep safe.
For our day ticket sections you can buy from Collingham post office or the web site please make sure you print off your receipt or have it on your phone as proof you will only be able to buy day tickets for that day.
The Ponds will reopen too on Wednesday the 13th May with the following rules please note this is for everyone’s safety.
1) Park in the Gravel car park only.
2) Access via this gate only signage will be there to help
3) Use your OWN gloves/PPE to open and close gates.
4)No Fishing within 15m of another angler .
5) Hut and toilet will remain closed.
6) No KEEPNETS allowed
7) Non-Angling WADAC Members not allowed on site (Members Only)
8) Must have a valid EA Licence
8) Please ensure you have your club book with you at all times or you may be asked to leave.
Failure to adhere will incur a re-closure of the ponds.
Stay safe and observe social distancing at all times.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We will update you all with the clubs stance asap Please note all club waters are still closed for now.
Please be patient with us.
As you’ll no doubt be aware, WADAC is a member of the Angling Trust. Our membership includes our club Insurance.
The Angling Trust advocate that all member clubs follow Government Covid-19 rules to stay at home unless your journey is vital or exercise, and angling has not been determined as either of those.
Therefore all club waters are closed until further notice.
We will continue to take a lead from the Angling Trust, and when the rules are eventually relaxed, rest assured we will follow suit.
Our Riparian Owners are aware of our position, and being farmers they are obviously still permitted to work their land. Our formal Bailiffs are also allowed to monitor our waters to ensure there is no fishing. Both have the right to report rule breaking directly to the Police, so please don’t flaunt them.
It’s better to be patient - than become a Patient!
Stay safe. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Due to the the current situation and until we are told other wise please note all club waters are now closed until further notice.
As soon as the situation changes we will let you know.
So use this time to your advantage clean your gear , clear the shed , make rigs , sell your unused gear or give to a friend and encourage them to take it up.
Please stay safe and stay in the sooner we all follow the guidelines the sooner we will be fishing.
To all our members,
Following the escalation of the Covid-19 virus, the club has a responsibility to follow government guide lines regarding social distancing. Therefore all committee meetings, “Family Fish Days” and organised working parties are to be cancelled until further notice, effective immediately.
Any matters arising can be dealt with by e-mail or phone.
The Senior Match programme will be risk assessed and reviewed on a match to match basis by Match Secretary, Nick Sutton.
Difficult times ahead I fear!
Please continue to follow us on Facebook and website for further updates,
Wetherby & District Angling Club.
PIKE QUALIFIER HAS BEEN CANCELLED for this Sunday 1st of March 2020.
For information on our up and coming Family Fish days please go to our events page or click here FFD
This Years match listings are now available on the match page
We are holding another Angling Trust Pike Qualifier on March the 1st 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/979990585721473/
Happy New Year
What has 2020 got install for us all.
Well first off there is a Private match on the Saturday the 8th of February on Grange Park.
We are also holding another pike qualifier on the 1st of march meet at Wetherby sports association for 9 am draw.
We are also holding our Family fish days again at the ponds supported by Bobco Tackle dates will be posted soon also keep an eye out on our Facebook page.
Wonder why you should join Wetherby ? Maybe try our waters on the winter book for a 4lb 3oz Perch caught on the fur and feather.
Just an update from the AGM held on the 27th of November.
There has been some changes on the committee and to the Winter book.
The Winter book will now run from the 1st of December to the end of the season 14th of March for of the cost of £15 which gives you 3 1/2 months.
There is also a change of officers as follows:
Kevin Bell has stepped down from the committee and as the Match Secretary. The Club would like to thank Kevin for all his support and work over the years and the fantastic way he has run all the matches and his continued support.
Mark Craven has stepped down as the Membership secretary but remains on the committee again we thank Mark for his work as Membership Secretary.
Nick Sutton has stepped down as Treasurer but remains on the committee.
Here is the list of all the Positions for the 2020/21 Season
Chairman Mark Marsh
Secretary Andy Stonehouse
Treasurer Rob Whitehead
Vice Chairman Darren Richards
Match Secretary Nick Sutton
Welfare Officer Damien Knapper
Year Book Secretary John Smith
Dont forget to let us know if you are coming to The Pike Qualifier on December 15th 2019
River Match this Sunday the 10th on the Ings meet in the car park for 9 am draw.
Saturday the 2nd of November we have are doing Maintenance on the ponds at sicklinghall if you can spare an hour or two please meet us there at 10.30 am. Please come with boots or waders and gloves thank you.
Our AGM on November the 27th 8PM start at Wetherby Sports Association.
Match this this Saturday at Bafferton on the Ghost Lake.
Match date update Please note the the following date changes for the river matches January and February.
The Match on the 12th of Jan 2020 is now on the 19th of Jan 2020
The Match on the 9th of Feb is now on the 16th of Feb 2020
We have two events coming up.
Angling Trust Pike Qualifier on the river Wharfe.
In October An Evening for beginners to see and learn how to set up basic fishing techniques and ask questions on what to buy etc. https://www.facebook.com/events/546126822791525/
We have Family Fish day events this August on the 11th, 18th, 25th and the 1st of September all in conjunction with Bobco's All star August. You can see some of our members in store, every Saturday in August 10 till 4.
Hows everyone doing ?
The club has been busy with family fish days and bank maintenance.
Family fish days have been a great success with three more planned in August 11th ,18th, and the 25th if anyone would like to get involved and help with these days, please email the club with your details and we will be in touch.
Hopefully you should now find all pegs accessible lots of work has gone into this by a small group of people, a big thank you to all for helping.
again if you want to get involved let us know.
Discount Feeds now has Bait which now includes: Maggots, Worms, Caster. Also Nutrabaits and Evolved baits, and a Selection of fly's so give both a visit
On Sunday the 30th of June we have a family fish day at the ponds from 10am till 1pm.
02/06/19 The ponds continue to fish well with the Crucian and Tench now being caught.
With the start of the river season only a few weeks away we have been out on the banks digging out and trimming back pegs we still have a few more to do if you want to join us on 6th of June 6pm at the ponds.
Thank you too all that have helped so far.
updates are on our Facebook page.
The Ponds have been open a while now and continue to fish well, with plenty of silvers being caught and the odd tench and Crucian showing the bream are proving a tough catch but are being caught. If you are a member and have not fished them then why not go and have ago.
They are Open
We are pleased to Announce that the club has acquired some ponds and although there is still some work to be done they are now open to club Members only.
Please watch your speed on the lane.
River Match this Sunday 13th of Jan on the Ings meet in the car park 8.45 for 9 am peg draw Tight lines to all
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you All wish you all a fantastic 2019 Tight Lines
Match this Saturday the 22nd of December at Bafferton on Spring Lake contact Kev Bell the Match Secretary to book on.
£20 all in
Winter books now available from the Membership Secretary
Winter books are £10 and run from the 15th of December 2018 till 14th of March 2019.
Dont forget the Fur and Feather this coming Sunday 09/12/18
on the Ings plrease call Kev Bell to book on 078151296 ASAP
The Pike Qualifier has been cancelled will be run in the new Year date to be confirmed.
Sunday the the 14th October river match on Grange Park 9 am draw .
Wetherby and district angling will be with Beneath British Waters on the the 13th of October at Welcome to Wetherby open day you can see us at the town hall. Where we will reveal some exciting news.
The Angling Trust Pike Qualifier is back again on the 18th of November 2018.CANCELLED WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE NEW YEAR
We have added two extra River matches to the calendar these are:
Sunday 16th of September on Grange Park.
Sunday 14th of October on Grange Park
9 am draw.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th of November 2019.
At Wetherby Sports Association
8 pm start.