Fishing clubs near me: A map-based fishing club search for the UK
The interactive map below is designed so you can easily find an angling club in a location you’re looking for. The map should automatically pan to your location, however, you can use the location search or pan to a different area if required. Choosing the fullscreen icon at the top left-hand side will enable you to conduct your search even easier seeing all angling clubs on a bigger map.
Submit an Fishing Club
Do you run an angling club wish to become listed on The Fishing Index? Whilst we are constantly looking to develop the site, you can support us by submitting your club or letting us know when you see any errors. This will ensure visitors get the best experience whilst giving exposure to your business. Get in touch using the contact us link found at the bottom of this page.
Fishing clubs and associations usually have exclusive rights to fish certain ponds, lakes, rivers and canals that you wouldn’t be able to access without a membership. These fisheries are usually local to a specific region. For those who join local fishing clubs, they offer different fishing opportunities, such as coarse, carp, and game fishing. Private fishing clubs usually conduct local fishing matches for senior anglers and junior anglers on various occasions throughout the year, which allow both groups to socialise.
Buy a rod fishing licence for England and Wales
You must have a rod fishing licence for England and Wales if you’re fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in: England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region, including the parts of the river that are in Scotland. Children under 13 do not need a licence. Whilst children aged between 13 and 16 are free, you’ll still need to get a junior licence.
You can get a fine of up to £2,500 if you’re fishing in these areas and cannot show a valid rod fishing licence when asked.