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New E-mail address for all correspondence including paypal:  [email protected]
 We also now have a new facebook forum to chat, post pictures and to get involved visit link  https://www.facebook.com/wdnac/

The next club match booked for September 1
unfortunately clashes with the Nene Championships
The club match will now take place on September 8 

PLEASE NOTE: All Night Tickets for the Spinney complex have now been allocated
Tuesday Evening Mill Cotton Series details in matches/results











10TH OF FEBRUARY 2019 7.30AM – 14.30PM






[email protected]

TELEPHONE 07971389428


Just a short note to advise anyone that has or had an issue with not supplying a photo for their permit I have gone away for a short break I should return around the 15th of January any outstanding permits books will be resolved then. In the mean time if you have paid and have not received your permit/book just print a copy (or keep a copy on your phone) if you wish to go fishing. As you can appreciate we are volunteers and to minimise the problems I am doing the books and permits solely now so, a little patience and understanding would be greatly appreciated.
Regards Bryan

Well its half past ridiculous and I have spent the entire night doing the Night Permits and they officially sold out at 5.52am sorry to all those that missed out but you were warned last year it took 3 days, this year it was less than 6 hours there are a few Spinney night permits left so grab them before they all go. In the coming months we will be migrating to a new improved website and the process to purchase club books and night permits will be made a little easier for all concerned. Happy New Year all here is to a wonderful 150th anniversary of the club.

From shortly after midnight tonight the rollout of the 2019 night permits begin(subject to server updates) the standard night ticket for Barkers Brightwells and Duchess lake remains the same at £90 but this year we are introducing a limited number (20) night permits for The Spinney lake complex these will sell for £20 all of these and all the standard night tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and sadly once they are gone I can do nothing to help. the products will be removed from sale when we hit the allocated amounts and once again I regret once those allocations are gone you will sadly have to wait until next year.
Tight Lines for 2019
Happy New Year All

Its that time of the year again and the 2019 club books and permits go on sale.
There are a few changes this year the Adult and Senior Club books are going up by £5 each  but there is no increase in the night ticket. However there is an introduction of a new night ticket for the Wellingborough Spinney complex of £20 per yearall night tickets go on sale here on this website on January 1st 2019


Trying to give everyone a little notice with this one!!!


WDNAC - Half Term - Coaching Events - 21st~30th October


21st October Junior Canal team match no free spaces


Monday 22nd October 10am~1pm 1.30~4.30pm
Beginners guide to Waggler and whip fishing on the river @ The Embankment Wellingborough
Whips and rigs provided (Max 6) however you will need your own waggler tackle 1pt maggots catapult chair or box


Thursday 25th October 10am~1pm 130~4 30pm
Beginners guide to waggler and whip fishing on still waters @ Mill Cotton (Doughnut)
Whips and rigs provided (Max 6) however you will need your own waggler tackle 1pt maggots catapult chair or box


Saturday 27th Match Day
@ Mill Cotton Snake Lake - Pairs match 1 Adult 1 Junior
draw 10am fish 11am till 3pm pairs on same peg
Juniors waggler or whip. Adults any method
whips and rigs provided (Max 10) you will need your own tackle bait and keep nets (junior restriction to reinforce lessons)


£8 per pair £5 pools plus prizes £3 coaching fund

Booking proferred or you can just turn up(but you may have to wait)

contact Pat [email protected] Tel:01604 474016
Bryan [email protected] Tel:07969190453

All the coaching is free but we would appreciate a small donation for tackle up keep and bait
All the very Best



There will be a Open Day on Sunday 2nd of September At Mill Cotton
around the Doughnut and close to Debz Food van. 
There will be tackle dealers, Displays and demonstrations and a chance to try different aspects of fishing
with several of our approved coaches as well as coaches from the Building Bridges Initiative..
Everyone is welcome the fun starts around 9 am closing with the presentation of cup to the juniors who have taken part in this years Junior Events.

Calling all lady anglers!!!
There will be a friendly match at Mill Cotton Doughnut lake on Sunday 16 September.
A £10 entry fee per lady with all proceeds going to A Cancer charity.
either ring Debz on 01536-799697
or send an email to the club address [email protected]
or at the club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wdnac/
Act quickly only a few spaces left.
Prizes for the 1st 2nd and 3rd place and Our Angling Trust approved club coaches will be on site
to assist and conduct the weigh in...

Charity match on Snake lake on Saturday 1st September 2018
Sue Galloway one of our affiliated coach's is hosting a charity match on Mill cotton snake lake
on Saturday 1st September 2018.
It is a Adult/junior pairs match with all monies going to the charity EVC UGANDA. Funds will provide Grace the sponsored child with education accommodation and clothing.
Funding target is £240
the match fee is £25, £15 for the adult and £10 for the child.
Up to 20 pairs can compete adult and child on single peg.
Cash prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place pairs.

To book your place text Sue Galloway on 07840 005276 or email [email protected]

Happy to Announce the dates and info for the 2018 junior coaching series.
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Ringstead renaming Ceremony Saturday 30th June
Our Complex at Ringstead will be renamed in honour of our deceased Chairman Brian Crowhurst with The unveiling of a new sign by the main car park by the Snake lake at Ringstead, it will be opened by his wife Shirley and there will be food and drink for those in attendance members welcome. I will post pictures of the reveal as soon as I have them.

George Barker Winter League Success.
The George Barker winter league is a well established teams of 4 match run on our sections of
the Grand Union Canal from Foxton to Husbands Bosworth over a series of 4 matches.  12 top teams entered this year from Northants, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
Although the fishing was poorer this year due to the worst winter weather on record the teams stuck to their task and the last match was the best of the series with everyone catching and many weights over 3pounds.
Our team Wellingborough Nene A won the series for the second time running a great performance particularly with the standard of the teams that had entered.
Browning Silverlight were in second place with one of their team Carl Smith winning the individual prize for the second time.
No team has ever won the league three consecutive times so we wish our club team well to pull this off this winter!!
Winning team. 
Steve Brookes   Peter Laughton.   Dave Mawby.  Rob Healey.

WDNAC Host Canal Pairs match on August 12th 2018
Anyone is welcome to get involved or participate in these events in the first instance i would suggest contacting Ivor Stokes on 01933 389309 for more details and then click the link below to pay and confirm your desire to compete.

Just a quick reminder of the clubs AGM next Thursday from 7pm at The Old Grammarians in Wellingborough.
The meeting will start from 7:30 prompt.
We are past the deadline for any formal motions to be raised in writing now but the AGM is the perfect forum for raising any questions or queries around any aspect of the club or committee.
You will also have the opportunity to vote on any motions.
Please note only current members are able to attend & a current club membership booklet will be required on the night to validate this.
Thank you all and hope to see some of you next Thursday!



Due to overwhelming demand we have stopped taking orders for Night permits for 2018 Its been a truly hectic few days for Debs and myself but we managed to hit the quota in record time, Please make sure you are aware of the new rules for Barkers in your club book.Thanks to everyone that ordered so promptly we hope you enjoy your years fishing. Also please be aware you can still purchase club books through the club website and add your details to the mailing list for when we start doing email newsletters.

Regards Bryan


Want to start by wishing all our members new and old
a very Happy New Year
I am happy to say that from Midnight tonight the Night permits for 2018 will go on sale and will be issued on a strictly first come first server basis.
As usual the easiest way is to buy the complete package through the club website (Club Book and Permit) this year at £40 for book and £90 for night permit making it £130 in total.
You must also send a separate email to [email protected] with a full face photo (any size we can cropfor permit) and the full delivery address. 
Please do not forget this as many do and it causes delays in permits being sent out!
I will not be running a countdown of how many left I will just announce when they have all gone so I STRONGLY suggest you dont hang about so as you are not disappointed!!
Can I also suggest if you do buy through club website you add yourself to the mailing list.
Happy New Year
Due to adverse weather conditions we have closed all vehicle gates out of the main Barkers car park. The river has joined with the back brook across the Brightwell car park. Barkers is holding up ok but the ground is very waterlogged & any driving or turning off of the main tracks will create deep ruts.
The Back brook flood plain has lots of flooded water in pools. We will review on Saturday morning again but please share this post or let any members know who were planning to fish Barkers or the River.

Huge thank you to Graham Lancaster for this photo montage of Ringstead please subscribe to his videos in YouTube and see all of the rest of his videos of our fishery!


Latest News 06/12/17
Our 2018 membership books will be distributed to our membership dealers from tomorrow onwards. We have opted to keep the club membership booklet at the same prices as last year.
It is with regret we have had to remove the concession for female tickets as it was classified as positive discrimination to other genders.
We have slightly increased the night permit this year to £90 (£130 in total with a club book for the year).

We are offering existing night ticket holders an exclusive renewal period until the 31st December & you should have received a letter in the post by the end of this week to that effect with instructions.
All remaining night tickets will be on sale from the 1st Jan 2018 to anyone publicly via our web site on a first come first served basis.
Please inbox us via this page or email [email protected] with any membership queries.
So for clarity
Adult/Male-Female £40
OAP's £25
Juniors £10
Night Permits £90
Announcement 27/11/17
The Spinney at Wellingborough's access gates will remain closed to vehicular access for the next week or so. You will still be able to fish there provided you can use a trolley to get your gear to the bank. This has been decided by local Bailiffs and the committee, after a series of vehicles have become stuck in recent days. As soon as it is safe to use again
Kindest regards Bryan

For anyone taking part in the Jack Robinson Memorial Match on Sunday 26th Novemeber
The catering trailer will be open and running before and after by the doughnut Run by Debz and Amber if you want to grab a bacon roll or cuppa before the start!

 Sunday 5th November
It is with great Excitement I can announce that this weekend on Saturday 11th November we will be hosting a match at Ringstead featuring the disabled England Angling team managed by Joe Roberts

They will be fishing a three hour match on all the disabled pegs and pegs 1 & 2 of the Snake lake at Ringstead. please leave them free forsaturday but everyone is welcome to come down spectate and meet the teams ! we are hoping that BBC Look-East and the Angling times will be doing features on the event!



Important News!

Saturday 04/11/17

Notice is given for a


Special General Meeting


The Committee Has agreed to propose additions and updates to the rules in the constitution of the club.

As such a Special General Meeting has been called as follows.


Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017

Time:  7:30pm


Venue:  The Bowls Club

         Hatton Street



     NN8 5AS




Thursday 31st August 2017

Finale of the 2017 Junior Matches

Once again Apologies for the delay posting the results of the final Junior match but life has been more than a little hectic but now here are the details of the final match held at Mill Cotton on the 31st of August.
Despite the fact that some of the juniors had to return to school we had a outstanding turnout once again with 18 anglers on the bank on what once again proved a tricky day at the office. With fish being shy at best and downright picky at worst. I just wanted to say I have been blown away by the juniors attention and concentration  and the fact that despite several very tricky days over the five match series all maintained interest and focus when they could have been easily distracted.
results as follows:

1st.    Benjamin Wallace     Peg: 35     12lb 14oz
2nd.   Ricky Marchant        Peg: 39     5lb 12oz
3rd.   Anthony Cooper        Peg: 40     5lb 9oz
4th.   George Hamer             Peg: 32     4lb 3oz
5th.   Tamyra Galloway       Peg: 36      3lb 4oz
6th.   Flynn Tupman            Peg: 26     3lb 3oz
7th.   Edward Baker            Peg: 37     2lb 14oz
8th.   Talisa Marchant         Peg: 27     2lb 7oz
9th.   Reece Hayes                Peg: 34     2lb 6oz
10th. Ashton Cole                 Peg: 29     2lb
11th. Bailey King                 Peg: 30     1lb 13oz) joint 11th
11th. George Maycock        Peg 33       1lb 13oz) joint 11th
13th. William Hamer              Peg 28       1lb 6oz) joint 13th
13th. Ryan Marchant             Peg 25       1lb 6oz) joint 13th
15th. Holly Marchant         Peg 31       1lb 4oz
16th. David Barley              Peg 21       12oz
17th. Alfie Scaman-Smith   Peg 23       10oz
18th. Nicole Marchant        Peg 24       ------

So at the end of the 5 match series Benjamin Wallace won the Redwell Cup for the final match he also was the overall champion with 72 points and won the Crowhurst cup, and Isaac Eames won the specimen trophy for a 4lb chub. The winners of all the five matches were also presented with replica cups that they all get to keep. So the five winners in no particular order were:
George Foster
Benjamin Wallace
Bailey King
Ryan Marchant
and George Foster....

In summary I would just like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who donated tackle, helped at the matches to all the parents that attended and stayed to help, to all the tackle dealers that donated stock or vouchers. In particular I would like to thank on behalf of Ian and myself, Pat Byrne, Deborah Hollis, Howard Neal, Chris Dunford and Sue Galloway for all the help on the bank. What I will take away from this event is that we had 30 unique juniors winning 76 prizes over the 5 matches They were all at very different levels of ability but with a united love of fishing. Some of the parent/helpers could do with chilling a little more with regard to the level of help some children need but that is just a minor gripe as long as the juniors enjoyed themselves I feel that is way more important!!. The fact is we have a very healthy junior section that will hopefully help the tackle dealers that supported us go on in the future with christmas requests and be the beginning of a lifetime of fishing and being around nature.

Thanks again all the very best

More pictures can be found here  https://www.facebook.com/wdnac/posts/680265342176564





Thursday 24th August 2017

Hey Guys
time to catch up on with part four of the Junior Match Series, I have to say this past week has been a little on the crazy side with us being every day since wednesday last week at Ringstead, so time on the computer has been limited, so once again i'm a little late with the match update, there are some weeks when there are literally not enough hours in the day. Anyhow last Thursday we managed to accomodate 20 juniors in part four of what has been an amazing ongoing competition.... a huge thank you to everyone that has joined us from facebook posts and word of mouth including all the guys that just turned up. I would ask that if you intend to Attend the final match on Thursday the 31st then please contact Ian Halliwell so we can make sure we can fit everyone in!
Back to Thursday last..... we had a phenomenal turn out of 20 juniors all vying for the Pisces Cup on sadly another day where the fish were being very picky, all the children were fantastically motivated to keep trying from start to finish. once again I want to thank all the relatives friends and family that attended to help the children on a hard days fishing. I would also like to thank Pat Byrne for taking the time to set his bait demonstration for the children that were interested.  I would also send huge thanks to Ian Halliwell, Debz Hollis and Howard Neal for being on hand to help as well. The results were as follows.


1.   George Foster                  Peg No: 33     15lb 8oz
2.   Edward Baker                   Peg No: 37    15lb 2oz
3.   George Hamer                  Peg No: 29    8lb 4 oz
4.   Bailey King                       Peg No 32     7lb 15oz  
5.   Ashton Cole                      Peg No: 40    7lb 11oz
6.   Benjamin Wallace              Peg No: 27     5lb 4oz
7.   William Hamer                   Peg No: 34     5lb
8.   Ollie Cutts/Edward Taylor  Peg No: 21     3lb 15oz
9.   Nicole Marchant                Peg No: 35      3lb 10oz
10. Anthony Cooper                Peg No: 31      1lb 4oz
11. Talisa Marchant                 Peg No 39       1lb 2oz
12. Tamara Galloway               Peg No: 25       11oz
13. Alfie Scaman-Smith            Peg No: 22       4oz
Joint 14th. David Barley           Peg No: 30        3oz
Joint 14th. Samuel Dexter         Peg No: 23        3oz
16. Ryan Marchant                   Peg No: 26        1 1/2oz
17. Rickie Marchant                 Peg No: 24         1oz
Sadly Holly Marchant and Reece Hayes were unlucky and failed to catch but everyone received a prize and are probably a bit more motivated for the last match for the Redwell Cup on Thursday 31st August. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and took something away from what was a tricky days fishing despite the weather being very nice. I hope to see everyone again for the final match All the best Bryan




Thursday 17th August 2017
Happy to report the results of part three of the 2017 junior series which returned to Darwen lake, despite a mixup over the peg fees a fantastic time was had by all. This time round Ian Halliwell retook the helm for the  12  juniors that attended.  Sadly as is the way of English summers we had a very mixed session with rain, strong winds and then of course, scorching sunshine.... but our band of willing juniors stuck at it once again despite challenging conditions. Throughout the day I was kept on my toes weighing some beautifully and sometimes deceptive fish with six fish of 10LB +  and 20 fish well over 5lb that needed weighing the juniors all did exceptionally well and no-one had a blank which was wonderful to see. The results and details are as follows:
1  Ryan Marchant           Peg 3            48lb 7 oz
2  David Barley                Peg 2            41lb 6oz
3  Isaac Eames                 Peg 10          39lb 3oz
4  Morgan Datt                Peg 12          37lb 3oz
5  Holly Marchant           Peg 6        34lb 7oz
6  Edward Baker              Peg 9            26lb 6oz
7  George Foster             Peg 5        25lb 11oz
8  Ricky Marchant           Peg 4            16lb 12oz
9  Nicole Marchant         Peg 8           15lb 13oz
10 William Hamer          Peg 11         10lb 10oz
11 Benjamin Wallace    Peg 1           4lb 9oz    
12 Flynn Tupman            Peg 7                    10oz
I wanted to extend a huge Thank you once again to all the Mums and Dads Grandpa's Uncles and Aunts as well as all the volunteers such as John Howard and Chris Sadly Debs was unwell and could not attend but despite this I think a good time was had by all And everyone that attended won a prize.  Ryan won the Brian Crowhurst memorial Cup very kindly donated By Darrell at Darwen lake this was for the best aggregate weight of 58lb 12oz over the two Matches at Darwen. Ryan also won the Reynolds Cup as outright winner of the third match. Also what was really nice is that several of the juniors managed personal bests in various species Isaac had several Chub around 4lb Holly had a stunning 10lb 6oz common Ryan had a Barbel of around 4lb and a Mirror Carp of 10lb 15oz.  Edward manage a PB Common of 10lb 4oz and Nicole had a Common of 6lb 11oz we all look forward to our return to home water at Mill Cotton on the 24th see you all there and dont forget to Ring Ian to book in if you intend to join us
All the best Bryan

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Junior Match Thursday 10th August 2017

Slightly late again but here is the lowdown about the second junior match that took place on Thursday the 10th August.

We were absolulely delighted if not a little surprised to have 16 attend our second match of the season, a truly magnificent turn out. Unlike the first match the weather was more kind to us this week however the fishing was a lot more difficult. We had a short tutorial from Pat Byrne talking about setup for float fishing and how to plumb out and plan for a match. Everyone learned a little myself included and I Hope fun was had by all.

The match started at 10 am and was difficult as the fish decided to be more than a little picky but everyone stuck at it, and all but one managed to catch. The spot prize was won by Benjamin Wallace who won a John Bailey Fishing book.

The final result was as follows:

1. George Foster 12lb 10oz Peg 31
2. Dylan Maynard 11lb 1oz Peg 33
3. Holly Marchant 9lb 3 oz Peg 40
4. Reece Hayes 9lb Peg 35
5. Ryan Marchant 7lb 10oz Peg 30/1
6. Edward Baker 3lb 7oz Peg 36
7. Harrison Hardy 2lb 14oz Peg 28
8. Sam Dexter 2lb 7oz Peg 34
9. David Barley 2lb 5oz Peg 41
10. Benjamin Wallace 1lb 15oz Peg 32
11. Ashley Wyatt 14oz Peg 26
12. Edward Taylor 10oz Peg 39
13. Rickie Marchant 6oz Peg 37
14. Alfie Scamam-Smith 5oz Peg 29
15. Isaac Eames 2oz Peg 27
16. Nicole Marchant ---- Peg 30/2

I Would like to ask that in future, if you intend to bring a junior along for any of the final three matches that you ring Ian Halliwell in advance to book in so we can try to ensure that we have enough pegs helpers and prizes.
In conclusion just wanted to say a huge thank you to Pat Byrne, Howard Neal and Deb Hollis for the assistance in organising the event and a special thank you to all the children, Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, brothers sisters and friends that made the day So much fun. All the Best Bryan








Junior Match Thursday 3rd August 2017
Firstly sorry for the delay in post but its been a manic week with a lot going on but here are the results from match one in the 2017 junior competition.

We had 8 juniors for our first match at Darwen Lake who very kindly allowed the juniors to fish there. the results are as follows

1st place: Bailey King 33lb 11oz
2nd place: Anthony Cooper 27lb 10oz
3rd place: Ryan Marchant 10lb 5oz
4th place: Alfie Scamam-Smith 9lb 4 oz
5th place: Benjamin Wallace 8lb 6oz
6th place: David Barley 7lb 8oz
7th place: Isaac Eames 7lb
8th place: Holly Marchant 3lb 14oz

Conditions were pretty awful with swirling winds and heavy rain at times, but there was not a single complaint from all the children and all tried their best for the whole 4 hr match. resulting in some great weights and a few specimens including a 12lb 7oz Carp by Anthony a 8lb 9oz carp by Ryan and a 2lb 3oz Chub from Alfie. Anthony Cooper won the random spot prize which was a book and dvd on rigs and knots. All that entered received a starter pack of tackle and all won a prize. I want to extend a huge thank you to all the staff at Darwen To the lovely Deb Hollis and Pat Byrne and all the parents uncles aunts and grandparents who made the day such fun. Looking forward to part 2 on thursday at Mill Cotton. All the best Bryan


Mill Cotton update
Thankfully due to the closure of Mill Cotton earlier this week the installation of the otter fence has completely achieved its objective and the fence in its entirety is now erected, obviously it was not an easy decision to close the fishery, but in retrospect it has worked very well and now, other than some finishing touches we can just let the ground make its recovery. At first sight I'm sure there will be some who feel the fencing upsets the look and feel of the place but as I mentioned elsewhere it wasnt until the clearing work had started that there was a rather large barbed wire fence circling mill cotton. Mother nature will need some time but it will settle and most importantly it will secure the site from any animal issues with the bonus that now if anything does get on site we can legitimately have them removed by the relevant organisation, having taken all reasonable steps ourselves, to stop them getting on site in the first place.
As many of you will be aware we are in the midst of having a otter fence installed around our Ringstead complex and we had hoped when they started on Mill Cotton to keep one side open whilst they were doing the opposite side and then swap once that side was done. So the project was week one pegs 1-20 closed - fishing on 21-40 then the switch. Sadly this has proved to be a logistical nightmare, with people parking and fishing where requested not to, and being close to heavy machinery making the installation take longer than it should and more importantly creating a health and safety risk. So it is with that in mind that we have taken the difficult decision to close mill cotton 1 and 2 thats the snake and the doughnut from tomorrow Wednesday 26th July for probably a week. But I will keep this page and the Facebook page updated with progress and likely reopening time! Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused by this but your safety is our paramount concern and we cannot guarantee that if fishing continues whilst the work goes on!


It is with deep regret I have to announce the sad passing of Club Chairman Brian Crowhurst. After a short but terrible illness, he sadly passed away on sunday morning. I wanted to take this opportunity to enlighten members of just what the club has lost and my feeble words will only go so far to illustrate a wonderful life devoted to fishing in general and this club in particular.

We live in a world where superlatives are used out of context and by that definition become devalued by there over-use. His works and words and deeds should be the measure of a man when I was a child legends were people Like Robert Falcon Scott, Neil Armstrong and Jackie Stewart.... being orange and or, on television should never qualify ...!

However I truly believe in the case of Brian Crowhurst we had a legend in our midst... A man who's love of fishing prompted him to devoting most of his life to making sure WDNAC was ahead of the game and with his forsight saw the future of fishing and how to make sure the club would thrive. At the recent AGM as a club we were lucky enough to be able to show him our gratitude for the 60 + years of service, a feat that I truly believe will never be surpassed or equalled.

At this time we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Shirley and family and take this opportunity to thank them for allowing us to have monopolised so much of his time! Finally in conclusion to everyone that knew him, his family, friends and associates and a club that will be poorer for his absence but richer for the shared memories of a life well lived in service of others.

The Fishermans Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.

RIP Brian..... Tight Lines where-ever you find to fish!!!

Bryan Dray
Club Secretary
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As of midnight Saturday 8th April  we will be closing applications for night fishing permits for 2017  we reached our allocation and we will be unable to process any until next year!
Sorry for any disappointment caused but demand has outstripped availability this  year.
We will announce in due course when permits will be available for 2018.

Just a heads up for all those interested...
will take place on 16th March at 7.30pm at Old Grammarians Wellingborough
Address: 46 Oxford St, Wellingborough NN8 4JH
All Welcome!!!! 

NEWSFLASH!!! 11/01/17
Sadly once again we have had to close the gate to Barkers...
Ashley refered to some inconsiderate parking the other day snd this has led toi parts of the new track being impassible ... so for the foreseeable future the gate will remain closed. this weekends work party will be improving the car park by the Sluice gate (washing machine) so there are secure and relatively dry places to park!
Recent post on Facebook!!

Work Party Update: Sorry its a bit late this week but Saturday's time was spent at Ringstead. New platform style swims are being considered for Mill Cotton & the trial kit had arrived & was being drilled pre assembly for a test install. Digger & dumper work was too move more stone to Barkers to enlarge the first parking area. Unfortunately anglers are still parking on the grass even in the current state & cutting the ground up. Please be prepared to walk to your peg at present from a car parking area & use some common sense or we will have no choice but to unfortunately close the main gate to protect the ground until it dries out.  Also, the club won't be pulling any stuck cars off of grass verges. It is up to the angler to arrange for that without damaging the bank even more. If they choose to park on grass in a bog then they can get out of it as well. We will be charging for materials to repair any excessive rutting of the ground as there is no need for it. Hundreds of pounds in materials & hours of volunteers time have been spent repairing tracks & providing extra car parks to fish Barkers & the river & all we are asking of the anglers is to be respectful of this & maybe have to walk less than 50 yards to where they want to fish.


Please think of where you are parking... 


Nice Feature in Angling Times abouy the club there was also a lovely feature in Improve Your Coarse Fishing about our new stretch of Canal, as soon as I can get a webfriendly link I'll post it here. But here is the one from the 

Small increase in membership fees first in 6 years
£40 Adults
£25 Ladies and OAPS
£10 for juniors (7th year unchanged)
£65 Night Fishing Permit (strictly limited)