Old Windsor Angling Club

Run by anglers for anglers who love their sport.


Welcome to the web site of Old Windsor Angling Club
 

OWAC is a coarse angling club based in Windsor, Berkshire.

 

It is a members club run by an elected committee of volunteers and run in accordance with Sports England guide lines. Membership is open to all.
To see our Club, Fishery or Match rules go to our rules page. Rules

 

The club is associated to the Thames Valley Angling Association and the Basingstoke Canal Angling Association, all waters controlled by these associations are included in our membership.
The club is also associated to Reading and District Angling Association membership of which is available as an optional extra. A full list of RDAA waters is available at http://www.rdaa.co.uk/.

 

OWAC membership for the 2017/2018 is available in two levels, Standard and Standard Plus.

Standard Plus gives you access to all the waters as shown on the fisheries map page including TVAA and BCAA waters. This costs £55 for seniors and £35 for pensioners, women, juniors and disabled.

Standard membership gives you access to all club waters, TVAA and BCAA waters except the River Thames at Datchet fishery. This costs £35 for seniors and £20 for pensioners, women, juniors and disabled.

All you have to consider is if you want to fish the Thames at Datchet. Apart from this fishery, the two types of membership are identical.

Juniors under 12 years of age who join with a paying adult member are not charged a membership fee. They must supply a photograph for use on their membership card. Under 12's are not allowed on the Datchet fishery.

Group family membership is available on request. Please contact us with the number and combination of the family in your group for more information.

All memberships are seasonal and expire on the 31st March. 

Click here to download a membership form and an information sheet or if you require a form posted to you please use the 'Contact Us' form and one will be sent.

 

The Home Park fishery is available for club bookings by number of pegs or whole fishery. If your club is interested please email us at [email protected] to discuss price and availability. We must have ample notice of booking to allow notification to be given to club members.

 

Pages of this web site are frequently being updated. Come back later to see what's new.

 

Site launched 13th July 2011.

Match results and news updates are also available on Facebook

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A Brief History of Old Windsor Angling Club by Alan Beaven Club Secretary

 
In October of 1957 members of the Old Windsor Sports and Social Club decided to create an angling section, this was the birth of Old Windsor Angling Club. Subscriptions were 10/- (50p) half of which was payable to the parent Club with weekly contributions of 1/- (5p). The HQ was the Tapestry Hall, Old Windsor.
In 2007/08, OWAC celebrated its Golden Anniversary and the Newsletters that year reported items from the minutes of the Club Meetings. This information is available to members on request, and a copy is in the Clubhouse, along with scrapbooks of press cuttings, etc.
How things have changed! Since those early days, OWAC has altered many times, but has always been a friendly Members Club based on Thames River fishing, with a varied match fixture list visiting many other fisheries and Clubs.
The club runs a Team Invitation Match which has been running for more years than the organiser, Jack Deller, wants to remember.
The present HQ is our Clubhouse at Home Park, Windsor, which we originally shared with a local football club. Now we are managing the fishing along Home Park on behalf of The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, we really are THE local club.
Old Windsor Angling Club is a member of Angling Trust, supports the good work being done by Les Webber MBE ("Gets Kids hooked on Fishing not drugs or crime") and is affiliated to Thames Valley Angling Association, the Basingstoke Canal Angling Association and Reading & District Angling Association.
What does the future hold for the club......... who knows?

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Fishing rod licence
Don't forget to buy your rod licence.
For the 2017 / 2018 season there has been a change to rod license rules and conditions.
The changes are substantial so please read the information on their web site.
They can be purchased at any post office, by telephone on 03448005386 or online at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence .
Beware, there are some web sites which offer to supply rod licences and charge a handling fee for doing this. We strongly recommend you use one of the official outlets above to buy your licence.
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WILDLIFE PROTECTION
If you see wildfowl in distress contact one of the charities below for help.
Birds can become injured from natural causes, pollution, litter or lost angling equipment.
Whatever the cause these organisations have the equipment and facilities to rescue and treat the birds.
If you see someone deliberately harming birds also contact the police on 101 or 999.

 

We are a swan rescue centre treating and caring for sick and injured swans within the Thames Valley and surrounding areas.
We are also passionate about educating the public with regards to the detrimental effect human behaviour and carelessness can have on swans and other water birds.
We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have 20 years of experience in the rescue and rehabilitation of swans.
If you see an injured swan or have any concerns about a swan, please call 07968 868172 or 07572 450967, or email us at [email protected]
web site www.swansupport.org.uk             

 

 
Emergency telephone number for the Eton based centre 01753 859397.
For more information see their website
www.swanlifeline.org.uk .