- Avon Angling Club -
of Avon Angling Club is open to all and runs from the 16th June to the 15th June the following year [inclusive]. A Members' Annual Licence can be obtained from the Avon Angling & Sports Centre, Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire **see Tackle & Bait - Wilthsire
- Adult Membership costs £14.00 per season
- Junior [under 16 yrs] & OAP Membership currently costs £5.00 per season Day Tickets
It is possible to fish most of the club's waters on a day ticket and this must be purchased before fishing from the Avon Angling & Sports Centre, Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire. Day Tickets will not
be sold on the bank.
- Adult day tickets currently costs £3.00 per day
- Junior & OAP day tickets currently costs £1.50 per day
Avon Angling Club controls approximately 6 miles of mixed coarse fishing on the Bristol Avon, and the Kennet & Avon Canal, in and around the town of Melksham in Wiltshire, UK. Details are:
Bristol Avon - Beanacre:
This stretch of the Bristol Avon has around 30 pegs, split between two large fields. Fishing at the first few pegs can produce some large Barbel and lots of Chub, with Roach and Dace spread throughout the whole length. Below the ditch there is a large Bream shoal with fish up to 5lbs.
Bristol Avon - Forest to Town Bridge:
This area can be divided into four seperate parts, starting at the upstream end with the Forest stretch, then Portman Road, Scotland Road and finally the downstream end at Melksham Park. Some excellent coarse fishing for Tench, Roach, Chub, Bream and Pike can be had on this stretch.
Bristol Avon - Town Bridge to Conigre:
Excellent Roach fishing can be had on these stretches as well as Dace, Chub, Tench, Bream and a few large Barbel
Bristol Avon - Whaddon:
This stretch of the Bristol Avon is very under fished but good nets of Roach can be caught in July and August using hemp or casters. Bream can be caught on the second large bend in the river and some large Chub can be had from swims with good tree cover.
Kennet & Avon Canal - Semington to Hilperton:
The Kennet and Avon Canal is well known for the quality of its coarse fishing and this stretch has a fast growing reputation for being one of the best the Avon Angling Club controls. The main target fish for anglers are the Skimmer Bream. They can be found right throughout the stretch, though the fishing at the Semington end is usually more productive. Apart from the Bream, there are plenty of Roach, Perch, Tench and a few good sized Carp. This stretch has also produced a few big Eels in recent years.
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