hello All

UPDATE: 24/08/21 - there are no more spaces available for the 21-22 season. if you are still interested in joining the club. read below for details on how to join the waiting list.

to apply for membership to the ware angling club please hit the "contact us" button and leave your full details and that you wish to join the club/be placed on the waitlist.

currently there is a 1-2 year waitlist. when you contact us I will send your details to our membership secretary and copy you in this email for future reference.

you will be placed onto the waitlist.

each year in May renewals take place for existing members. following renewals we will be able to offer any remaining tickets to those on the waitlist in date order from application.

New member tickets are offered from about mid May to mid June and you will receive an email from "clubmate" offering you to join the club around this time. once you have paid, uploaded a photo and received a receipt. the membership secretary will confirm payment and send you the "official club tickets".

if you are not offered a ticket during this time then unfortunately you will need to wait until a space becomes available to you in future seasons.

kind regards

Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
Ware Angling club
the Ware angling club website is an advertisement for the club, it is a point of contact for potential new members who can browse our waters, obtain details of membership costs. it is also for 3rd party interest who wish to contact us for general enquiries and for other clubs looking to rent our waters or speak to us regarding match enquiries etc.

we do not share internal club matters on the open website, we do however have social media for up to minute live updates on all of our waters. i will however give a brief overview of where we are as a club at this present time.

Roydon Marina, this venue is a residential/Hospitality site and is very strictly monitored by the local authorities. due to the nature of this venue whenever Roydon is placed into a tier whereby the residential/hospitality sections are affected it will close for fishing. all other venues are currently unaffected and we as a club are working to the guidelines set up by the angling trust which can be found on their website.

we hope you have enjoyed your fishing in 2020 and i hope that fishing has brought some relief from what has been a challenging year for all of us

we wish you all the best for 2021

Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
new memberships are now closed for the 2020/21 season

any new requests received will now be added to the waitlist

kind regards

Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
Ware Angling Club


ok here is the latest advice at 19:00 on 12/05/20. this advice is subject to change at any time due to the nature of the national situation on the virus and fishing in general.

NO Night fishing on ANY venue - (until further notice)

CLUB TICKETS - all members are to have their tickets already out ready for inspection. and they should be available to a bailiff to inspect 2m away from you. in a bag on a pole. or in a bag under a stone etc. I'm sure you can work something out.
(bailiffs should not have to wait for you to search your kit for your tickets)

we are going to be very active, vigilant and strict over this period of time. safety is paramount. and breaking the rules is not acceptable.

Pretty lake - open from 13/05/20. there are 20 swims only available. please read the 2 new signs at the venue regarding covid19. if there are no available swims. please leave site immediately and return on another day. take note on main board of closed swims.
Tumbling bay - open from 13/05/20. NO NIGHT FISHING. dawn to dusk only. please be careful at this lake as the water level is about 2 foot higher than usual and swims are affected. please read the 2 new signs at the lake entrance near the weirpool.
Timberlands - open from 13/05/20 - pre bookings by TEXT message only NOT calls. do not just turn up.
Roydon - the marina is still in lock down and have a meeting with the local council on Thursday to look at next steps. they are not against our return but we must wait until Friday for the updated position for this venue. DO NOT TURN UP AND FISH
TOWPATH - closed Season
RIVER STORT - closed season
Turnford Consortium - Open from 13/05/20. please read the full advice found on ware angling club and Slipe lane pits Facebook pages. NO NIGHT FISHING. dawn till dusk only.
Fishers Green - Open from 13/05/20. please read the full advice found on Facebook pages. NO NIGHT FISHING. dawn till dusk only.

wear disposable gloves (and take away with you)
when using gates or padlocks
use hand sanitiser before and after using gates and padlocks
no keep nets
2m social distancing at all times
15m from next angler
no sharing of kit
no sharing of pegs
all general club rules apply

finally, take care and be safe. this virus is still a threat
enjoy your fishing

Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
Ware Angling Clubng your update here...


As you are all aware Fishing has been given the green light from Wednesday 13th May from the government. This is great news for all of us.

We will ensure our venues are back open at the earliest opportunity. We do however rent all of our waters (we do not own them) with different owners on various agreements. We will have to ensure we have their blessing which will require any required covid19 measures to be put in place.

we are making contact with our landlords to get our venues open as soon as we can. Some of these are on lockdown themselves currently and have been uncontactable during these times.

I am expecting each venue will be unique each requiring different considerations. Some may not want us back yet. This may be much easier for private fisheries/owned venues but for us it’s quite complex. And it’s unlikely to be a specific date/single solution for all venues.

This does NOT mean you can turn up to any ware angling venue from Wednesday onwards and fish. This could severely damage the clubs relationship with these venues going forward. this is illegal.

I can assure you that we are working on this. safety must remain as the highest priority along with assurances for the landlords, bailiffs and you the members.
Please remember also to renew you rod licences if you have not already. And consider joining the angling trust who have worked hard on our behalf to get angling reinstated.

We are all eager to get bank on the bank
We will keep you in the loop as we progress

Kind regards
Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
Ware Angling Clubng your update here...
Ware Angling Club has suspended all fishing activity in line with the government, NHS and Angling authority's advice. we will of course be monitoring the situation like everyone else on a day to day basis. the waiting list is still open, renewals are still open also for existing members.

I would like to think that once the government start to relax the current lockdown that fishing would be one of the low risk activities that will be reinstated.

but until such time we will as a club continue to align ourselves with the Government, NHS and Angling authorities and continue the suspension until we are advised otherwise.

once we reach this stage we can then and only then start looking at the effects this has had on fishing in general, the club and its membership.

please stay safe everyone and focus on the key message at this time


kind regards

Darren Nixon
Honorary General Secretary
Ware Angling Club

There is a 1-2 year waiting list to join Ware Angling Club.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list please let me have your name address and a contact telephone number via the "contact us button" on the website

If you would like more details of the costs involved and the venues we have. Please visit - "prices" and "Venues" pages of this website

Existing members need to send in their renewals by 1st May annually, the club will then process the renewals and any new members by 1st June.

Postal application forms are sent to those from the waiting list.

Unfortunately places cannot be guaranteed but the club does try to accommodate all those from the list.

I look forward to hearing from you if you would like to be added to the waiting list, thank you for your interest

Kind Regards

Darren Nixon
Honorary Club Secretary
Ware Angling Club
Bulletin 36
January was a good month for Perch, Pike and Chub on the Towpath Fishery.
Ware town centre was and still is the place to be for Perch, Pike and Chub, Anglers fishing the Library car park section of the Navigation are catching big Perch up to 4lb 6oz and pike to 14lb 4oz, The large female Pike will start to gather along this section in numbers along with Jack Pike to spawn so good fishing can be had up until the end of the season, Please be very careful if you are lucky enough to catch one of the big Females as these are the future of our sport so return them as quickly as possible to the water.
Anglers fishing with lures along the Ware section are being rewarded with some nice Chub with the biggest going 5lb 4oz.
Broxbourne is fishing well for Chub and Perch, Anglers fishing the conkers section are catching some nice Chub on Wag and Mag or feeder technique using red maggot, One angler banked 5 Chub in a session ranging from 4lb 2oz up to 6lb 2oz.
Fishing the lower end of the Towpath fishery near Wharf Road produce a surprise for one angle, while Fishing for Chub on the feeder the anglers rod bent round and about 20 minuets latter he netted a 23lb Common Carp which fell for double red maggot.
Tight lines.
Bulletin 35
December was a fantastic month for Chub on the Towpath Fishery especially at Broxbourne.
Anglers fishing at Broxbourne were bagging up with Chub this month fishing the waggler with casters or red maggots. One angler managed 6 Chub all around the 6lb mark with one fish going a magnificent 7lb15oz.
Lots of anglers on the bank this month fishing for the Pike and Perch, Broxbourne was a good place to be for them with plenty of fish being caught during the last hour of light. Perch to 3lb8oz were caught on lures and Pike to 15lb7oz caught on dead baits.
Ware town centre was also a hot spot for Pike and Perch this month with Perch to 3lb2oz coming out on lures and Pike at 10lb, 11lb4oz and 12lb4oz being caught on dead baits and lures by the Library car park, Again like Broxbourne the best time to fish for the Pike and Perch was the last hour or so before dark.
Anglers fishing Feildes Weir for the Carp were rewarded with a nice 22lb Common fishing the boilie and also picked up some very nice Bream up to 12lb plus.
Tight lines.
Happy New Year
November was a good month for Perch, Chub and Roach on the Towpath Fishery.
Angler numbers were down along the Towpath Fishery during November but those that braved the cold and wet weather were rewarded with some excellent fishing. Those fishing Broxbourne were catching some good bags of Roach and small Chub fishing the waggler or stick float and using bread punch or red maggot.
Anglers fishing the last few hours of light targeting the big Perch and Pike were also being rewarded with Perch to over 3lb coming from the conkers section and Pike to just over 10lb along the Meadows. One angler fishing outside the Crown Pub caught 6 Pike between 3.00pm and 4.30pm sizes ranging from 2lb up to 7lb.
Anglers fishing the Navigation at Ware are catching Pike on lures up to 12lb and Chub to 4lb also Perch to 2lb.
Some good numbers of Bream are falling for Bread flake in Dobbs Weir with anglers catching them on the feeder, weighing up to 8lb.
Big Barbel are showing at Hertford with one angler banking a fantastic 15lb8oz fish along the Folly island section which fell for Luncheon meat.
Tight lines.