Covid-19 Pandemic - Update

A  statement from Rob Whish - ATAA President

Dear Member

More good news!

The club waters will reopen on Wednesday 13th May following the relaxation of the current restrictions.

The government has updated its advice on outdoor activity, after evidence showed the"risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside".

From Wednesday people may go outdoors "as many times each day as they wish," the document says, as opposed to just for one hour, as was previously the rule.

For example, this includes angling, tennis, picnics and even sunbathing.

People may also "drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance", so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there. Anyone meeting with someone outside their household should stay two metres away from them.

This means: 


  • You must travel and fish alone unless with other members of your household


  • You must practice social distancing whilst angling


  • You must not go fishing if you have COVID symptoms


  • You must not go fishing if you have been told to ‘Shield’ by the NHS or your GP


  • Please note that over 70s are at greater risk

The bank teams have worked hard to prepare for fishing despite the current situation so the popular areas are reasonably accessible. The first stocking has been done in the appropriate areas. A further stocking and additional maintenance will take place in due course.

Enjoy your fishing but please take care and observe social distance and hygiene advice.

Kind regards


Rob Whish

ATAA President