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Wellingborough & District Nene Angling Club (founded in 1869)

Is open to all coarse anglers wishing to fish their waters for a modest annual fee.  It is run by unpaid volunteers and we always need extra help, if you are interested in getting involved speak to any of the bailiffs you see on the waters or contact any of the committee members(phone numbers in the clubcard) and they will advise you on how you can get involved. There are Saturday work parties at Ringstead just about every week of the year and no matter what your ability there will always be something you can do to help.... tea and coffee is provided!

The main river Nene runs from west of Northampton through to Guyhirn where the river becomes tidal and thence onwards to the Wash. Pronounced Nen to Thrapston about 12 miles downstream of Wellingborough and Nene from thereon the river has been noted for its fishing qualities throughout many centuries.  WDNAC control several miles of the Nene through Wellingborough, Ditchford, Ringstead and Barnwell. Roach can be found in abundance through most stretches with other species including chub, bream, tench and carp. Some of the river carp around Wellingborough have grown to a fair size, many at 20lb and larger.

The club also has the fishing rights on a prime stretch of the Great Ouse at Chellington near Harrold in north Bedfordshire close to the Northamptonshire border. This 1400 metre section from Harrold Bridge on the southern bank has a variety of interesting swims, from shallow rapids to sluggish deeps. Fish here include barbel to specimen size, chub, carp, a large shoal of bream and many roach and perch, the latter to 4lbs plus.


All year round canal fishing is also available just over the border in south Leicestershire between Foxton and Theddingworth, three and a half miles of the Grand Union holding a good head of roach, bream and perch, an ideal match venue providing literally hundreds of pegs in a quiet rural area with many tree-lined stretches offering much shelter from the prevailing winds.


Our flagship water is at Ringstead where a fishing complex offering all types of opportunities can be found. Access to Ringstead is via a locked gate for which members can purchase a key for £1 or less, ample safe car parking is available and the fishery comprises of the following: a purpose built commercial style fishery of 40 or more pegs with disabled facilities and access. Fishing for some quality carp, roach, tench, bream, barbel, perch and gudgeon. The main river holding most coarse species with an abundance of roach, a backwater with chub to 6lb, two large lakes with specimen carp to mid thirties which can be night fished (night permits @ £65.00 each limited to first 100 applicants) and fished all year, and car parking by your peg on the river, backwater and Barkers lake, subject to prevailing ground conditions.


Pictured above is the club tractor used for grass cutting and other work at our Ringstead site.