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Advice for Pike Anglers During Hot Weather conditions

All the news from around the Association

All Waters


Due to the ongoing heatwaves and low water levels

Members are requested to voluntarily minimise the amount of bait being used on our waters.

There is already a bait restriction on Newpool of 1 kilo maximum bait per angler per 24 hours.

Water quality is being monitored across all our waters. The use of spombs/spods/mass baiting tools is also being reviewed pending any possible restrictions.

Finally a reminder that barbecues are banned across all our waters.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

National pool & National Length River Weaver



The Lock at National has now been replaced

National pool & National Length River Weaver


The track down to the National car park is currently closed

This is due to an act of vandalism.

Someone has smashed the lock of its chain and the lock has disappeared, the gate is now now locked with a temporary lock 

The lock will be replaced as soon as possible. 

The new lock when fitted will use the same national pool key.



Johnny Johnson


We have sad news to bring you, Johnny Johnson Has passed away last week, Johnny was a Bailiff on Newbridge Pool for many years and served on the WDAA Committee.





River Severn


Due to the current hot weather conditions all sections of the river Severn are closed until further notice



New Season Permits

Are now available at Daves of Middlewich, Swanlow Lane post office and Vale Royal Angling.

They will also be available  from HF Angling during the course of next week.



30/04/22 Top Flash.

Top Flash is open May 2nd for Work Party Sticker  Holders only During May

Night bookings a strictly 12 Noon on the day of booking until 12 noon the next day.

If the gate is closed you CAN NOT drive down to the pool and any night fishing must park at the top car park, 

NO Cars Poolside overnight!




25/04/22 Top Flash

A reminder that Top Flash is currently CLOSED

No Prebaiting or NO Walking around the pool

31/03/22 Close Season restricted still waters

THe Following waters are Restricted to Work party sticker holders only from April 1st to May 31st

Marton Hole, Newpool and Newbridge pool

Top Flash is open from May 2nd to May 31st for Work party sticker holders.

If you don't have a sticker you can still buy one on our website 

Juniors and Over 65's  are exempt and can fish all open waters.




Newpool, Newbridge pool and Marton Hole are only open to Work party sticker holders only from April 1st to May 31st

Top Flash re-opns on May 2nd to Work party sticker holders only until May 31st.

Juniors and Over 65's are exempt and can fish all open waters right through

23/03/22 Newpool

There will be a Work Party at Newpool on Sunday 27/03/22 9.30am

the work will involve repairing and clearing the feeder stream.



14/03/22 Newpool

Peg one is closed until further notice, while line is removed from the trees around the peg.

Please DO NOT cast into areas where your line will get caught in trees.


14/03/22 All Rivers  

Today is the last day of the River season, The Rivers are Closed from Tomorrow 15/03/22 and reopen on 16th June 2022.

Rilshaw Lane and Ways Green will remain open as Bottom Flash is classed as a Lake.


08/03/22 Marton Hole

There will be a Work Party at Marton Hole on 12/03/22 staring at 9am meeting at the far end of whitegate station car park


03/03/22 National Pool

Today 100lb of roach were stocked at national pool  along with some nice tench and a bonus bream.

Thanks to all involved 


03/03/22 Newbridge pool

There will be a work party on Saturday 05/03/22 at 10am, to remove a fallen tree from the water plus other works.

 NEWS 21/02/22  NEWPOOL

A work party will held at Newpool on Saturday 26th February, Starting at 9.30am

The work will include clearing fallen trees from the recent storms, and if there is time clearing the inlet stream.

Waders or wellies are a must.


News 16/02/22

Notice to hold the WDAA Annual General Meeting.

This years AGM will be held at Wharton Conservative Club

16th March 2022 at 7.30pm

You will need your current permit with you to gain entry.


News 27/01/22


A reminder that Top Flash is Closed from 1st Feb and reopens to work party Sticker holders on 2nd May.

the pool opens to all anglers on 1st June.

Junior and over 65's permit holders are exempt from work party sticker the requirement


News All Waters


Happy New year to everyone,

Please be aware some of our still waters are frozen over at the moment

NEWS 15/11/21



The next work party for members, will be on Newpool on Saturday 20th November 9.30am start.

Gate repairs and clearing the inlet stream.

A big thanks to all those who attended the last work party on the 3rd October.

News 30/10/21

All Waters Reminders

1, No Retaining carp for any reason other than a very short recovery period.

2, Dogs are not allowed to accompany Anglers on any of our waters.

3, Anyone night fishing that leaves solid human waste on the bank WILL BE BANNED from WDAA

4, Night fishing is 24 hour sessions only on Newpool, Top Flash, Newbridge pool, And Tommy's Hole. 

27/09/21 News items will be returning shortly


News 19/07/21


All stretches of the River Severn are currently closed to ALL Anglers due to water levels and low oxygen levels

News 12/06/21

From 12/06/21 Permits are available again at 

Swanlow Lane Post Office


News 30/05/21

The fish are currently Spawning at NEWPOOL the pool is closed until this activity has ended.

The Fish at TOP FLASH are spawning in some areas of the pool,

Please fish into open open water in areas where they are spawning


WDAA News 11/05/21

WDAA now have a new Members only Facebook page, you will need your next season permit number to join the group, you will not be allowed to join without it. New permits are on Sale now From this website and over the counter at Daves of Middlewich, Vale Royal Angling and HF Angling. Also anyone giving the current season permit numbers which expires in a couple of weeks will be declined as this group is for members over the next 12 months.

This page will remain open and will be for general information about the Club,

The new group will have more in depth information about our waters and what's going on in the Club.

link to the new members only page below.



WDAA News 30/04/21

Top Flash reopens this Sunday, for Work party sticker holders only. It opens to all permit holders on June 1st

WDAA News 18/04/21

The Work on the Car park and pegs 2-6 on Newpool have now been completed by the contractor giving us a tidy car park with extra parking and mud free pegs from 2-6


WDAA News 14/04/21

Due to Demand our new 2021/22 Permits are now on Presale only on this website. You can buy your new permit which will be posted out to you in Mid May when we receive them from our suppliers.

They will also be available from our usual outlets to buy over the counter again from around Mid May.


WDAA News 07/04/21

A work party will be held a Terminus pool on 11/04/21 start time 10am

WDAA News 03/04/21

Marton Hole - A gate has been installed by the farmer where we normally access the field to the pool of Whitegate way.

A Winsford anglers lock has been installed on the gate, you will need a normal WDAA gate key to open it,

The Marton Hole car park key will NOT fit this lock as the car park belongs to the council the lock and key on the car park gate is supplied by them. 

Also thanks to everyone that attended the Newpool work party on 03/04/21, they have all received a work party sticker to fish in May this year.  more work parties will be announced soon on our facebook page.

WDAA News 30/03/21

There will be a work party at newpool Saturday 3rd April 9am till 1pm. As a result, pegs 2 to 6 will be closed to anglers Friday evening 2nd April until Saturday 3rd 1pm.

WDAA NEWS 14/03/21

Please remember that the Rivers are closed from March 15th and will reopen on June 16th

WDAA NEWS 11/03/21

Due to Demand, the New 2021/22 Permits will be on sale to PRE ORDER in Early April, and will be Posted out in Mid May when we receive them hot from the Printers,

These are Valid from 1st June 2021 and Expire next year on 31st May 2022.

Plus the Good news is that all Prices are Frozen and they will be the same price as this years Permits.


WDAA NEWS 03/03/21

2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We will not be holding an AGM this year due to ongoing Covid-19 Restrictions.

However there will be an AGM page on this website, which will go live on the 11th March which is the date the AGM would have taken place.

WDAA NEWS 28/02/21

Winsford Anglers Announcement Re - Work Parties

We were hoping to hold Work parties during March for this year’s close season. unfortunately, it looks like this will not be possible during March due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

So, this year waters will remain open for all Anglers in April, apart from Rivers which are closed for the mandatory close season and Top Flash which is closed to all Anglers in April.

Work party sticker holders will be able to Fish Marton Hole, Newpool and Newbridge pool from May 1st to May 31st and Top Flash from May 2nd.

For those that want Work party sticker We normally require 8 hours attendance of a work party, but this will now be reduced to 4 hours to allow fishing in May, we intend arrange 4-hour work parties in April when the restriction rules are relaxed a bit more.

Anyone that has already done a 4-hour work party will get a sticker for May, and anyone that has already done the full 8 hours will get a work party sticker and £20 price reduction on next seasons Permit. For those that have already purchased a work party sticker at £40 they will be able to claim a £20 reduction on the new 2021 permit.

Work party Stickers will still be available to Buy for fishing in May but at a reduced cost of £20 for those that can’t make it to work parties.

Juniors and over 65's are exempt from this and can fish as normal.

If you have any questions regarding this please send us a private message via the website chat.


WDAA News 31/01/21

From Monday 01/02/21 Top Flash is closed and will reopen on  May 02nd for work party sticker holders.

Juniors and Over 65's do not require a work part sticker and can fish it from this date.

It will reopen to all members on 1st June.

Also the River Weaver Behind Top Flash is also closed from 01/02/21 and will reopen on the 16th June.

WDAA News 07/01/21

As of 07/01/2021 ALL WDAA waters will reopen

Day Fishing only Strictly no Night fishing

This is due to the new national Covid-19 lockdown

WDAA NEWS 05/01/2021

Due to the Government's National Covid-19 Lockdown

All WDAA Waters are closed from 05/01/21

We will review the situation when the Lockdown rules changed.  

WDAA & January 2021 Lockdown - 04/01/21

We are Awaiting clarification from the Angling trust as to whether our waters can remain open or have to close.

As soon as we have any more information we will let you know.

WDAA NEWS 03/01/21

Happy New year to all our Members

Tier 4 Fishing is still allowed as long as you fish local to your home and and do no cross into another tier level to fish.

Currently most still waters are frozen over. please check before arriving to fish.