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Important News

The BACJCC have asked us to pass on this information please read and abide 

The gate at the track leading from Beevers Bridge to Southfield Reservoir is padlocked with a lock fitted by the Canal and Rivers Trust, who lease this water to our committee.


I have received a number of complaints that anglers are not using genuine CRT keys to unlock the gate as a result of which the locks are being damaged by spurious keys either breaking in the lock or becoming jammed.


Would you all please inform your members that only keys obtained from the Canal and Rivers Trust must be used, copies are not acceptable. The genuine keys are available to order from the CRT web site.


Anglers found to be using keys which are not genuine may be banned from the canal, which we do not want but may be forced upon us.


Please help us to maintain good relations by ensuring your members co-operate.


Many thanks,


Best regards,


Chris Pegden,




Boothferry Aire And Calder Joint Canal Committee.



Wetherby & District Angling club LTD

List of officers 2022


President: Peter Broxham


Vice Presidents: Peter Ziegler, Robert Sturdy.


Chairman: Darren Richards


Vice Chairman: Nick Olte


Hon Secretary: Andy Stonehouse,

07946 559556

27 Moorland Crescent, Leeds, LS17 6HY,


Directors / Committee:

Rob Whitehead

Nick Sutton

John Smith

Damian Knapper

Dale Hall

Mike Harrison

Mark Barrow


Match Secretary: Nick Sutton, 07770700326


Yearbook Secretary: John Smith, 07743115375

26 Hallfield Crescent, Wetherby, LS22 6JP, 


Treasurer: Rob Whitehead,


Please send all correspondence to Hon Secretary at above address.


Resolutions /Rule changes AGM 2021


The use of 2 rods when coarse fishing is now allowed. (rivers only)


Matches only to go ahead if there are five or more participants.


There will be no more mail shots to members. Notification of AGM date & resolutions to be posted on the web site & social media.


Junior membership to be included with full membership


Next AGM Wetherby sports association

8.00 pm Wednesday

23rd November 2022


Senior Match programme


Sunday matches 22/23 Draw 9.00 am fish 10.00 am, Subs £10.00 all in. Guest’s day ticket £5.00



Sunday     24th     April:       Pond 4 Sicklinghall.

Sunday     29th      May:       Pond 4 Sicklinghall.

Sunday     19th    June:                   Grange Park.

Sunday     24th    July:                    Grange Park.

Sunday     21st     August:             Grange Park.

Sunday     25th    September:              Top Ings.

Sunday     23rd    October:                   Top Ings.

Sunday     20th     November:              Top Ings.

Sunday     11th     December:   Christmas match, Venue to be announced.



Sunday       22nd           January    Grange park

Sunday      19th               February   Grange Park

Sunday       12th               March        Grange Park


Wednesday Evening Matches 2022

Draw 6.00 pm fish 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm


Pond 4 Sicklinghall

Wednesday    8th         June

Wednesday    15th      June

Wednesday    22nd     June

Wednesday    29th      June

Wednesday    6th           July

Wednesday    13th       July


Matches only to go ahead if there are five or more participants. Please book on with Nick Sutton 07770700326


Dates and venues for bank maintenance, forth coming events and all other news will be posted on the web site & social media.













Hi All Just to let you know this years Fur and Feather will be held at the ponds on Pond 4 if you wish to take part please contact Nick Sutton 07770700326 asap so he has the numbers. Bacon sandwiches before the match and pie and peas after. 








The match on Sunday the 14th of November has been moved to Grange Park 9 am draw. Meet at peg 57


Important message for all club members

The clubs AGM will be held at Wetherby Sports Association at 8pm prompt start on the 24th of November 2021. All Club members welcome to attend.

We have a few items on the agenda for proposal.

1 The change of the one rod rule page 13 sub section 2 (b).

It has been proposed that this rule is changed to two rods for pleasure fishing and pike fishing instead of one . Please note this is for club waters only and the river only.

2 : Going forward all the latest club information and changes will be posted on the web site and Facebook.

3: That for the time being we will continue with all Juniors being free on a full paying adult of the same family.

4: Club matches from 2022/23 season on will only be run if 5 or more people are booked on.

If anyone has anything they would like to propose we need it in writing by the 28th of October via email ,Facebook message or letter anything after this date will not be considered until 2022.

We are also looking for members to get more involved in the running of the club with a view for the right candidates to join the committee.

If interested or would like to know more please email us.

Email :


Tight Lines

The Wadac Team



Hi All the match on the river on the 22nd of August has been moved to the pond 4 at Sicklinghall draw at 10 am fish 11am till 4 pm there will be bacon sandwiches from 9am and a bbq after pools are £10 plus £3 to help cover food. please book on by Friday the 20th so we have numbers book on via Nick Sutton Match Secretary 07770700326



Hi All just to let you know this coming Wednesday 07/07/2021 evening match is cancelled Matches resume the following week.

We also have our first family fish day on the 11th of July please make sure you book on via the events page limited numbers.







26/05/2021This Sunday the 30th of May 2021 Pond  3 at Sicklinghall  is reserved for a match. Pond 1 ,2 and 4 are ok for you to fish . 


Hi Tomorrows bank Maintenance is cancelled 22/05/21


Hi All Sundays Match is Cancelled due to Coivd Restrictions (no matches allowed)

However Bank Maintenance is a go for the 13th meet Sewage works car park at 10 am Please email us to let us know you are attending so we can comply with government guidelines.


Hi all Membership is due by the 1st of March for the 2021/22 Season Please visit the Membership Page.

As most of the information in the year book doesn't change from year to year the 2020  year book was a generic one and runs for 5 years on renewal you will receive a letter you will also get a sticker to put on the front of your book.

A replacement book can be ordered if required please email John @

Thank you for your support.


Due to high river levels and safety issues the Bank Maintenance  for the 30th has been cancelled we will try again on the 6th of February.


Head across to the match section for the 2021/22 calendar  Here

Please note all matches are subject to the latest Government Covid 19 and Angling Trust  guidelines so we advise you book on.



We have taken the decision to cancel tomorrows bank maintenance and will reschedule for 30/01/2021

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.



Hi All 

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



HI All 

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

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.

Members only.

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.

Tight Lines 


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.


Hi All

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.

The River

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

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.





Hi All 

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.

Stay safe 






Dear Members,


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.


WACAC Committee





Hi All

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,


Andy Stonehouse.


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


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.


Hi All 

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

Committee Members 

N Olte

D Hall 

M Craven 


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.

In December 

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.



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.

Bank Maintenance

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.

Click Here


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.