I was trying to be tongue in cheek. If I pay twice that of others in different parts of the country,for less. Then I think I’m entitled to feel rinsed. Angling is a working class pastime, it’s not golfRinsed ?
Anybody who owns a private lake round here (Glos/Wilts border) and ONLY charges £80 a year for a fishing ticket needs their head examined....
There are so many other water users competing for lakes here that really cheap Stillwater fishing doesn’t exist anymore. One local club had the foresight to buy a few lakes years ago when they were cheap. Now a decent lake here is worth hundreds of thousands or even millions if a holiday home developer can get planning permission.
A guy I know owns a complex of lakes on the western edge of London. He tells me he can make more money in one day of open water swimming as compared to a years lease to an angling club. And he thinks anglers just moan (they do!), whereas the swimmers think he is lovely for letting them use his lake.....and he doesnt have to maintain a healthy fish stock/keep the cormorants off etc etc.
Yep littlemore for me as well, although don't forget it includes all the odaa and a couple RDAA stretches as well as sandford so 10 stretches of the Thames in total Whole £12 a season for us working masses!In a club (Newlands) has 4 waters on the Linear complex and a stretch of river, it costs £40 a year for myself and partner.
Also a club that has good stretch on the Thames (Sandford)and can fish a couple of stretches on the canal. That is around £10 a year and that includes a night permit. I think @Silverfisher is in the same one,
I assume they aren't places on the ODAA/littlemore ticket? Ony places you tend to get to yourself of their river stretches are the lower fields of Clifton and northmoor and the Cherwell, generally have plenty of company on all the closer to Oxford stretches.The places I river fish there aren’t any other anglers - which tells you why it is still cheap.