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Shiplake & Binfield Heath Angling Club

President; Hon. Mrs S. Phillimore

Boy with fishFounded in 1976 Shiplake & Binfield Heath Angling have access to a prime stretch of the Thames Bank either side of the railway bridge in Shiplake. 

In recent years winter fishing on this stretch has been hard given the extreme weather conditions, however the early mornings or late evenings in the summer more than recompense and bring out the beauty of the area.

Annual Fishing Permits can be purchased from the village shop in Lower Shiplake where the proprietor, Mark is a keen member of the club.

The annual subscription for adults is currently £20.00 with the AGM being held in May in the Baskerville Arms. Further details will be posted here as soon as they become available.

The current Chairman is Richard Nunn who has been a keen angler since his teenage years. He prefers Pike fishing in the winter moving on to bream and tench during the summer. Richard lives in Shiplake Cross and is regularly seen in his green bailiff sweatshirt carrying out his duties along the bank on his bicycle.

He can be contacted on 0118 940 6160 for further information.

Access to the river for the Angling Club

  • Upstream
  • Downstream

The upper section goes beyond the college and as far as the gate opposite Halismead Island whilst the downstream section ends where the footpath leaves the river at the houses. This stretch of river offers supreme daytime fishing from early summer through to the winter. Good catches of roach, dace, bream and chub have been recorded from the rich variety of swims along the river bank. More recently, good sized carp have been landed, especially in the swims above the lock

Article created / last edited: 13 February 2014