Working Party Sat 11th March
Successful working party Sat 11th March!
Veery large and long dead bough removed freeing up swim 2/3 downstream of Westinghouse drain. Last replacement aluminium platform installed in Sea cadet section and swim at the corner of line of trees cleared. Many thanks to all those who helped especially John, one of our members.
Day tickets are available on all our waters including the lakes that remain open during the river close season. The membership tab on the website has the details of how to purchase
Open fishing match Wed 8th March
Important update on the open fishing match on Wednesday 8th March. Unfortunately Dennis has had to cancel this match due to the adverse weather forecast as the safety of those competing must be the primary consideration. Apologies to all for any inconvenience caused.
The Club is pleased to announce that Andy Millidge, committee member, has volunteered to become the Match Secretary starting next season. We are grateful to him for taking this on. We would also like to thank the outgoing secretary Kev Williams for his hard work over the last few years.
Details of the new seasons match schedule will follow in due course.
Working Party 11th March
Working Party 11th March 8.30am. Meet at Riverside Drive.
Main task to prune overhanging/dead tree at peg 27. Hopefully to install one platform plus some pruning on one peg at nearest end of Sea Cadet section. Anyone with waders particularly welcome!
Chippenham Angling Club Annual General Meeting 2023
Chippenham Angling Club Annual General Meeting 2023
This years AGM will be held at the Constitutional Club, Foghamshire, Chippenham on Wednesday 26th April 2023, commencing at 7.30pm.
All members are encouraged to attend.
Any proposal for the AGM must be put in writing to the Club Secretary, along with the seconders name including CAC permit numbers for both individuals to arrive no later than 14 days prior to the AGM. The proposal should be emailed to: Laurence.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposers are expected to attend the meeting and speak in support of their proposal.
Laurence Morley, Club Secretary
The club is fortunate to have exchange tickets with several clubs both locally and further afield. This gives members the opportunity to fish many different waters at no extra cost.
The clubs are as follows: Devizes, Calne, Warminster, South Cerney, Marlborough and Frome. Visit the relevant angling clubs websites for more information on what they have on offer.
If you wish to obtain an exchange ticket please email the Club secretary at Laurence.email@example.com with your name, CAC permit number, date and location of where you wish to fish. You will receive a reply email whether we still have tickets available (the number of tickets is limited) or not.
If the booking is confirmed please make sure you take your confirmation email and proof of CAC membership with you when fishing any of our exchange ticket waters.
Please note it is not possible to pick up exchange tickets in person.
To obtain gate lock combination numbers please email the Club Secretary at Laurence.firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1894, Chippenham Angling Club control the fishing rights on the Bristol Avon for approximately six miles upstream of Chippenham Weir to Kellaways Road Bridge, except for one short stretch on the eastern bank between Black Bridge and the mouth of the river Marden.
The stretch of river is split into 7 sections varying in depth, width and flow; and offers a wide choice for anglers to fish many different methods for various species. The fast flowing shallow gravel glides of Kellaways and Peckingell are excellant for Chub and Roach and provide some of the best Barbel fishing on the Upper Avon. Barbel in double figures are not uncommon.
The middle section, from "Black Bridge down stream to the Golf Course area is where the depth increases and the flow reduces providing good "waggler" fishing for Roach, Perch and the odd specimen Chub. Is is also not uncommon for decent sized Bream to show in this area. This area also benefits from CAC installed platforms to make fishing as comfortable and safe as possible with minimum disruption to the surrounding environment.
From the Golf Course down to the Town Weir, the river deepens to it's maximum depth of around thirteen feet and holds a terrific head of most species. During the summer, specimen Bream , Perch, Pike and Carp are regularly caught. When the flow increases later in the year, double figure catches of Roach are not uncommon. This is also a local haunt of Perch.
The club also controls the fishing rights on two small lakes (25 swims in total) at Pockeridge near Corsham. Both the upper and lower lakes contain a good head of Roach, Rudd, Tench, Perch and Carp.
The Club now controls the fishing rights to a small lake (14 swims) at Bromham, Burbrook Lake that holds a good head of Carp, Roach, Perch, Bream, Chub, Rudd, Tench and some Crucian Carp can be caught.
Membership is open to all, with day-tickets available for all Club waters. Anglers must be in possession of a current club membership permit, or day-ticket before fishing.