The club provides fishing on the Bishops Waltham South Pond. Membership is open to anyone who lives in Bishops Waltham or owns a business in Bishops Waltham, plus a number of Associate membership places (for those living outside the Parish. Priority is given to Parish membership (especially juniors), but anyone living outside of the Parish wishing to join should contact Cathy for an Associate Membership space for the season.
It is rare for anglers not to catch fish at the pond, which makes it ideal both for more experienced anglers and for youngsters starting out. As a mixed fishery, with fish like carp, roach, rudd, bream, perch and the odd eel – there is something for everyone. There are carp to 10lb plus, many between 6lb and 8lb, lots of roach, bream and also perch over 1lb. If you love your fishing and don’t want to travel far then join us – your local club. Its always nice to see new anglers on the bank and hopefully we will also see you at the matches.
A match programme is run from June to March the following year. Details of the current matches can be downloaded from our website. Trophies are awarded for the various match winners and are presented at the AGM, held in April each year. There are a series of Junior matches during the summer, with prizes, often concluding the final match with a barbeque.
The Club was formed in 1979 following the dredging of the South Pond and has been maintaining the pond ever since. If you fancy joining a work party as well as fishing then extra volunteers are always welcome.
If you are interested in joining the club please contact our membership secretary Cathy Naylor on 07934-895513, or contact our chairman Roland Palmer (after 6pm) on 01489-894063 for an application form. More information is available, and a form can be downloaded, from our web site. The membership year runs from mid-June.