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Covid-19 Update:

13th May 2020 Warrington Anglers Association Covid-19 Fishery News Update:


Please note that the Angling Trust has confirmed today that night fishing is allowed.



Dear members, thank you to all those who have continued to support the club throughout these difficult times and have remained patient, whilst we navigate through the minefield of getting our members back on the bank, safely and responsibly. As we have said, none of this has been straight forward and there are still many grey areas, which will mean we could see further changes to what is set out below. 



Angling will be allowed from 6am Wednesday 13th May with the exception of: 


  • Worthington Reservoir 
  • Appleton Reservoir 
  • All Welsh waters, such as Offas Dyke, The Mount and including rivers in Wales. 


**As I type this, the situation in Wales may have changed, as soon as we have confirmation, we will update the members**



The following conditions apply to all waters:



  • Members must ensure that they comply with all Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene regulations. 
  • When handling our locks, anglers MUST either wear new gloves, antibac before and after handling, or use hand sanitiser (again before and after handling) for your safety and other members. We will not tolerate any of these disposable items being left behind, any member found discarding gloves/ wipes on waters will lose their license with immediate effect.
  • Keepnets are NOT allowed on any waters.
  • You must be in possession of a paid-up membership card to show to bailiffs.



Due to Safeguarding issues junior anglers must adhere to the following:



  • On waters where there is public access, e.g. Bridgewater Canal, they must be accompanied by an adult from the same household, in accordance with Government Guidelines.
  • On private waters where there is no public access, e.g. Grey Mist, the accompanying adult must be a WAA paid up adult member, again from the same household.



Night Fishing from Thu 14th May *This is to allow for further clarification*



Night fishing seems to be the greyest area within angling currently and as such, our stance could change at any point. As it stands, Night fishing WILL be allowed, but as there are lots of members on ‘Furlough Leave’ there will be increased bookings. So, initially in the interests of fair play and to give everyone a chance to fish the changes are: 


  • Single nights on all night permit fisheries which are open, with the exception of Big Sandiway which is reduced to two nights. 
  • Current rule applies that you must be off the water by 12noon following  your night session. 
  • Only one night permit booking, per member, per week until things settle down. 
  • Members must have a confirmed booking before proceeding to a water for a night session. 
  • All bookings strictly by TEXT only between 9am and 6pm from 13/5/2020, night fishing to commence from 14th subject to change. 
  • Bookings no more than 3 days ahead.
  • As things could change at any point, we will have an updated voicemail messages on the night permit phone with regards to that nights bookings. If you have successfully booked on for that night, please check before setting off to fish. Voicemails will not be picked up, so please do not leave any on there, it is purely to keep members updated and to save any wasted journeys.


Again, thank you for your support. I sincerely hope that all anglers of the club will make us proud and stick to all the guidelines the government have laid out during these difficult times. We are fortunate to be able to get out and enjoy our sport, please lets all act as ambassadors and act responsibly. 


Stay safe, 



Further Update:

Following a meeting with Welsh Ministers this morning Angler’s in Wales can go fishing. There are further details to follow later but initially this will be ‘local fishing’ and maintaining social distancing.

We are awaiting further details but our Welsh Fisheries such as The Mount and Offa's Dyke will be open for members on Wednesday subject to the Welsh 'local fishing' conditions and those regarding night fishing from my original post.

Also, more good news: Worthington and Appleton Reservoirs are open for fishing tomorrow. Don't forget the rules governing angling on these waters are as above in my original post. 

Please note Adlington is closed as always until the 16th June 2020 also the main car park may not be open until Friday so members desperate to fish must use the lay-bye parking up from the Kilhey Court Hotel and be sensible about it.

Kind Regards,





Welcome to Warrington Anglers Association

Warrington Anglers Association is a friendly fishing club controlling a wide range of fisheries on rivers, canals and stillwaters in the North West of England and beyond. With such a broad portfolio of fisheries, at such an affordable price, we believe we have the best value card in the land! Welcome to our website.

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The club controls 33 miles of canal, more than 60 miles of river fishing and in excess of 160 acres of pool and lake fishing. All of our fisheries are members-only, we do not sell day tickets.

To whet your appetite, our river fisheries range from the Severn catchment to the Dee, Dove, Derwent, Trent and Ribble areas. We even have fishing on the River Wye.  Our portfolio of stillwater fisheries cater for the pleasure angler and specimen hunter alike, and stretch across Lancashire, Cheshire and beyond. We have some excellent Association-owned still water fisheries, such as Grey Mist Mere, Moore Quarry, Woodshaw Reservoir and Sandiway Lakes.

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In light of complaints from members about some waters being ‘apparently’ fully booked but when checked by bailiffs some members have neither turned up or cancelled their bookings. 


The Committee view this as seriously as they do members fishing without booking on. 


At last nights monthly meeting it was decided in the interests of fair play to all.

Members must be on the water they have booked before 9pm on the night in question From now on until further notice don’t book on unless you are definitely intending to turn up.

 If you have to cancel your booking it must be before 4 pm on the day at the latest to allow other members on a reserve list to be offered the place. 


Failure to turn up or cancel and comply with these conditions will result in a months suspension of your night fishing.

New memberships 2020

New members are invited to join the Association for 2020 as of 1st December 2019 on this website, HQ 52 Parker street WA1 1PE or  fishing tackle outlets listed.

2020 night permits Adults £40 junior £20  available only from HQ in person or by post from 1st December on payment of 2020 subscriptions

 2020 Bridgewater (Manchester) Memberships

Which cover the Bridgewater Canal from the A580 road bridge Leigh through to Broadheath bridge Altrincham and the Kraft Arm will be available from January 2020 Monton Tackle, Monton M30 0QN 0161 7077715 and Leigh tackle & Bait  Leigh  WN7 1SL 01942 604125 Edgeley Sports & Fishing SK4 3AT or from WAA Hq WA1 1PE.

Annual licence price £25 senior and £5 junior......  at those prices absolutely no excuses for fishing without a current one will be accepted by our bailiffs!

Just a reminder to all members please note that if you are on any of our private waters whether you are just having a wander around fish spotting or fishing maksure you have your paid up membership card with you. If not you will most certainly be asked to leave by the bailiffs. 


It is a members responsibility to produce the card if requested and it's the bailiffs responsibility to keep the waters private for members. If you can't produce your card please don't complain when told to leave the bailiffs are volunteers which the club values. Please don't make their job more difficult this is their only means of knowing who is or is not a member. If you can't produce your card please leave when requested to do so.

 Night permit holders please be aware that the bailiff teams are stepping up night patrols in order to combat illegal fishing on our waters and possible theft of your fish and fishing rights. Please have your  membership card including night permit stamp handy for them to check in order minimise any disturbance to yourself.



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