Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:34 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:28 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:29 AM
There are also some quite reasonable free bits in Newbury, and a good Reading DAA tench lake which can be fished on day ticket - I think £3.00.
One slight difficulty I had when I first joined Newbury AA was that they don't give much information about the lakes, different stretches of river etc in their literature, so I had to find out gradually by trial and error. There's an element of being spoiled by choice with 10 lakes, all the stretches of river Chris mentioned plus some good bits of canal. Say what type of fishing you're looking for and I'm sure people on AN will give any advice we can where to start.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:52 AM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 12:47 PM
Yup - reckon that's the one John's on about though I think DT's are more than 3 quid. Be warned however it's not fishing at all well ATM. In fact some anglers have even accused RDAA of removing all the tench from the lake such has been their lack of appearance this year!!! (They haven't BTW!)
is it the one behind lakeside superbowl?
Most NAA lakes have tinca's - in fact now I think about it they all have with the exception of Warwicks (which may have though I've never caught one from here). Best bet though is to head for the lakes on the Widmead complex. Collins has the biggest, Knotts the most and there are good numbers in Dixons and Dobsons - so you'll just have to wait for the 16th June!!
[ 15. May 2004, 07:48 AM: Message edited by: Chris Plumb ]
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:51 PM
Posted 16 May 2004 - 05:08 AM
Yes, as Chris says, i was referring to the lake behind the Bowling Alley. It's normally good fishing, and imho better for tench than the Newbury AA waters. At least, I've done better there, and there's certainly a lot more weed in the water. Having said that, if its not fishing well this year that obviously has to be taken into account. Come to think of it, you used not to be able to get day tickets during the close season, it was reserved for RDAA members during that period, though I haven't checked this year.
Posted 16 May 2004 - 02:51 PM
You can still fish the RDAA tench lake on a day ticket during the close season tickets are on sale in crownmead angling.
NAA's radius is borderline in basingstoke on sherbourne,overton,okley,wooton st lawrence if you give your destination I will check for you.
AS PaulG has mentioned there is an associate membership but this is limited to 70 and there is a waiting list.
If you are going in search of barbel on NAA your best bet would be Brimton there is a large head of fish on this stretch.
colthrop is a harder venue with not so many fish but when its fishing rewards can be amazing.
Some of the most prolific barbel stretches on the Kennet belong to TAA, Padworth park has a massive amount of fish in it and can produce some big bags of fish.
the rainsford farm stretch is also a popular barbel venue for multi fish bags.
TAA also have a 12 mile radius restriction but have no limits on the associate membership which costs £60.
Posted 16 May 2004 - 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Xbarbel:
...... Some of the most prolific barbel stretches on the Kennet belong to TAA, Padworth Park has a massive amount of fish in it and can produce some big bags of fish. The Rainsford Farm stretch is also a popular barbel venue for multi fish bags. TAA also have a 12 mile radius restriction but have no limits on the associate membership which costs £60.
Who/what is The TAA, please?
[ 16. May 2004, 10:22 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]