About Adventure Angling Society
Adventure Angling Society currently has about 200 members. We have been the largest club in Basingstoke for some years and continue to offer good value for money in fishing terms.
When started in the early 70s the Society had leases on various waters including the River Blackwater and Wasing Lakes. By 1988 we had lost the leases to these venues however fortunes took a turn for the better as we acquired Willow Pool. This venue, a man made reservoir of about an acre, is stocked with carp, bream, chub, rudd, roach, perch and inverted goldfish. The quiet ambience of this venue adds to the good fishing, and is extremely popular with our members as an all round coarse fishery which is available all year; although we do ask that junior members are accompanied by a senior/OAP member as the venue is deep with steep banks.
Add to this ALL 32 miles of the Basingstoke Canal (scene of many national championships recently) and you can see we are very good value for money.
We also provide exchange tickets with RAE angling for the River Blackwater at Eversley, Swallowfield AC for the River Loddon and with Staceys for their lakes at Soke Road and Barlows Lakes at Tadley.
Affiliated for nearly 40 years we are active supporters of Reading & District Angling Association with two Executive Council members. It goes without saying that by far our most popular venues are the waters of RDAA, which include Rivers Kennet, Loddon, and Thames, Kennet & Avon Canal, together with 13 specimen lakes, many of which are available all year.
With a very well run match section that is self financing (i.e. none of our members cash supports the fewer match anglers) we offer the most varied fishing whether it be match, pleasure or specimen angling.
In this modern age with easy to fish commercial waters, finding volunteers to help keep the Society going is tough. Even so we believe that, with our approachable committee members, and two newsletters a year, we offer outstanding value for money for a season of fishing, and we are always happy to accept new members from anywhere in the country.