General Club Rules & Guidance

Membership Requirements & Annual Fees

All members must have  a valid Environment Agency rod license in order to fish at our matches. A yearly membership fee of £30 is payable to the WEAC Match Secretary or Chairman at the AGM or the first match in the calendar year that you attend.

Match Times

Our matches generally run from 10am – 4pm unless otherwise stated on our fixtures page. Match times may be changed at the club management’s discretion and are also subject to venue opening times, daylight hours and weather conditions.

Booking Matches

Members wishing to take part in matches must book via our website bookings page no later than Midnight on the Friday prior to the following Sunday (match day). Please note that places are often limited and allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. If a place is not available, you will be notified by the club management and added to the waiting list. 


 If you have reserved a place but can no longer attend, please notify the Match Secretary as soon as possible via our contact page or by telephone. All cancellations must be made by Midnight on the Friday two days prior to match day otherwise, a £10 “no show” fee may be due to cover the cost of your allocated peg payable at the next match you attend . “No shows” cost the club money and please also be mindful that often places are limited and other members are waiting in line for a place to become available.

If a match is cancelled for any reason, members will be notified by the club management as soon as possible.


If any member wishes to bring a guest along to a match, please submit a request to the match secretary. As places are often limited, please be prepared to wait for approval and ensure that the match secretary has approved your guest request before confirming availability and attendance with your guest and that your guest is aware of the rules and has an up to date EA rod licence as well as the required tackle and keepnets.

Match fees

The cost per match is £20 per person payable in cash to the club management on the bank before the draw. Fees may increase subject to attendance and venue costs.


Match fees are pooled and used to pay for venue hire and prizes (a very small percentage is retained for club administration costs. The club does not make any profit from any fees nor the running of the club. All of the club management team give their time voluntarily and free of charge). Contribution to the pool is not optional however, pool fees are included in your match fee and will be distributed to members at the club management’s discretion as prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as section wins. The prize money will vary at each match depending on venue costs, the number of anglers competing and any “no shows”. Other prizes for the highest silverfish weight, biggest fish and gold, silver & bronze pegs may also be awarded at the match secretary’s discretion. Details of prize money and categories will be given to members at the draw by the match secretary.

Additional prizes will be awarded at the end of each season for overall places of 1st, 2nd and 3rd based on points accumulated throughout the year. 

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