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9/9/2020 Fisheries/COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear members,


The following conditions still 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, anti-bac 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 can still be used subject to where permitted by our fishery rules, however members should consider in the interest of fish welfare in warm weather and lower oxygen conditions the need to retain fish for lengthy periods.

  • 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 or Ackers Pit they must be accompanied by an adult.

  • On private waters where there is no public access, e.g. Grey Mist, the accompanying adult must be a WAA paid up adult member.


Night Fishing:

Despite some easing of Covid-19 restrictions the situation is still extremely fluid and there are still lots of members on ‘furlough leave’, working from home, or have lost their jobs. So, in the interests of fair play and to give everyone a chance to fish the following still applies: 

  • Single nights on all night permit fisheries, with the exception of Worthington Lakes two nights 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 (Sunday counts as the first day of the week).

  • 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.

  • Bookings no more than 3 days ahead.

The management committee are constantly reviewing the situation and any changes will be communicated to members. All members of the club must adhere to any current government or local restrictions/guidelines which obviously take precedence. Let’s not forget that we are still very fortunate to be able to get out and enjoy our sport.

Stay safe,


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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Warrington AA Waters

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.

Warrington AA Google Map. The placemarks on this map locate our stillwater fisheries. To view our canal and river stretchs as well, click on the 'View Larger Map' link underneath, where all Association fisheries are listed (use the 'Back' button on your browser to navigate back to this site).


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For further information or general inquiries about Warrington Anglers Association, please e-mail the secretary or telephone01928 716238.

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Club Notices

New memberships 2021

New members are invited to join the Association for 2021 as of 1st December 2020 on this website, or by post to our Warrington Anglers HQ 52, Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT , or any fishing tackle outlets listed.

2021 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!





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.


 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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