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Open Match Pockeridge Bottom Lake Sunday 24th March.
Draw at 08.30, fishing from 10am until 3pm. £20 entry including pools. Limited to 14 pegs! Golden Peg activates if 10 anglers fish the match with £700 still in the pot!! Please read the club rules forthe lake on our website especially regarding bait, keepnets and permitted methods. Fishing will be from the the bank,not platforms.
Book in with Andy by text only to 07864 723556 by 5pm on 18th March. 10 anglers needed for the match to go ahead. Any no shows without contacting Andy wont be able to fish the next open match. The lake will be closed for the day to other members.

Successful working party last Saturday at Pockeridge bottom lake to remove 3 fallen boughs on the island. Many thanks to those who attended.

Join the Club!

It's a great time to join Chippenham Angling Club. Miles of the river Avon and 3 good lakes plus we are fortunate to have exchange tickets for several other clubs (Devizes, Calne, Warminster, South Cerney, Marlborough and Frome).

Loads of work done through the last few months to improve our waters, both river and lakes with more working parties planned each month going forwards.Full Membership for an adult is only £50! More details below:

Adults £50

Senior Citizens £35

Disabled £22

Juniors £5

2023/4 memberships run until 15th June 2024

All memberships are available from our website or the following tackle shops:

T.K Tackle, Calne

The Tackle Company, Melksham,Wiltshire Angling, Trowbridge

Fish & Field, Chipping Sodbury,Premier Angling, Keynsham,The Tackle Den

Day tickets are also available for all our waters.

Exchange Tickets

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 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


About Us

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.

Contact Us

By email at or phone 07592 930465

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