Covid-19 Pandemic

Latest Update 8th January 2021

A  statement from Directors of the ATAA

Dear Members

Following representations by the Angling Trust the government has changed its stance and have agreed that angling can be regarded as a form of exercise under the new lockdown regulations.


Whilst this is good news and we can open our waters for our members, we must stress that angling can only take place if all of the other strict rules are met. These rules are much more restrictive than when fishing was first permitted in May of last year. In practice the travel restrictions may mean that many of our members will be precluded from fishing our waters as you must not leave the village, town or area of a city in which you live.


Please also note that fishing at night is not permitted.


Whilst we have decided to open our waters it is the responsibility of individual members to ensure they are complying with the rules at all times and the club cannot be held responsible for any breaches.


The government guidance is available here National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (


We will notify you of any further developments but in the meantime please stay safe at this difficult time.


Huw Powell

Nick Gates

Gavin Wells

ATAA Directors