Best fishing club in England?

Pekchenko1

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In the past i've been a member of Lymm Angling and Wigan which both had a good set of waters and being based in the north west i've always focussed on clubs in this area. I missed my Prince Alberts invitation a couple of years ago due to personal circumstances preventing me from making use of the card but i'm now looking for a good club to join. Due to the nature of my work taking me around the country, i could potentially look at some clubs further afield but know very little about others around the country.

I would guess there aren't many with the numbers of waters as Prince Albert, but i'd be interested to hear anyone's recommendations for other parts of the country. East Anglia, Suffolk and the South Coast are probably a bit too far away to seriously consider but apart from that i'd be open to any ideas, particularly if they had a good mix of appealing lakes and rivers.



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Alex
 

Neil ofthe nene

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Wellingborough and District Nene AC, I defy anyone to find a better value book in the country.

£45 adult, £30 seniors, £10 under 16s. No joining fee.

I think 15 lakes in all, miles of canal (Foxton to Husband's Bosworth) and river (Nene and Ouse). All in all there is fishing to suit all tastes from a match type snake lake to specimen carp plus the rivers and canal. Also exchange arrangements with Luton for part of their canal and Canons Ashby 's two lakes.

 

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For river fishing any of the Oxford and district angling association affiliated clubs are great value with most of them between £10 and £20, I'm paying £12 this year after a few years on the £10 cheapest ticket. Each club has their own stretch or 2 of river and maybe the odd lake then they also get the association waters which is 6 or 7 stretches of river and a couple stretches of canal.
 

Pekchenko1

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Cheers fellas, all looks a lot cheaper compared with the Cheshire clubs. I've done very little River fishing to be honest but it's something I've always wanted to do a lot more of. Since I've got back into my fishing I've been on a few commercials and while it's good for a bend in the rod I've always preferred the overall experience of getting out in nice surroundings so I think River fishing would be right up my street...I've just bought a prolific specialists 2lb twin tip rod so I rreckon that would be ideal for barbel and chub....I'll have a look at some of the waters and see which look best
 

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I agree with Padman if I lived midlands area of the country it would have to be Birmingham AA. Been a member of Lymm. AC many years ago. Plenty of good waters but also many confusing rules plus bolshe bailiffs and a high end subscription.
Having now reached the age of concession I have joined Winsford AA and Northwich AA and dropped Bay Malton AC. Both extremely good value for money and friendly clubs to boot.
 

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Ain't no such thing as the best in the country.
Each angler has a list of the types of fishing that they wish to participate in. Each area will have a selection of clubs that are within the area they wish to fish for whatever reason.
So each angler will join the club that best suits their needs. That will be the best for them alone.
We have quite a few Tenchfishers who travel all over the country to fish for the size of fish they want to catch. Phil Smith, Dai Gribble (twice Drennan Cup winner ) are just a couple and there are many more. I myself fish waters several hours away upon occasion for 3 day sessions.
 

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That is one of the things Wellingborough can offer - variety. Big fish waters, rivers, canal, "natural" lakes, commercial style lakes.
 
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