Hereford & District Angling Association

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17 October 2019

Match Booking 20/10/19.

Members are reminded that the Alan Reynolds Memorial Match takes place this Sunday 20th October. The Belmont section of the river is booked for this match from the pumphouse downstream on both banks.

07 October 2019

General Meeting- error

The Events Calendar shows a General Meeting on 14th October 2019. This is an error. Please disregard this date.

27 September 2019

Wye Campionship 2019 - Stewards Wanted

If any Association member is interested in helping steward this year's match on Sunday 27th October 2019, please contact John Pembridge on 01432 359701.
No previous experience necessary. You will be paired with someone who knows what to do. If you can't manage the whole day then you can attend for part of the day.
Any adult full member taking part will be entitled to a £20 discount on their 2020 membership renewal.

25 August 2019

Match Calendar 2019

The 2019 Match Calendar can be viewed here

11 July 2019

57th Wye Championship 2019

Applications are invited  from anglers wishing to take part in the 2019 event which takes place on Sunday 27th October 2019.

An application form can be downloaded here . If sending several applications please complete a separate application form for each person and use their details on the form. It is not necessary to write  individual cheques if applying for more than one person.

The cost for 2019 will again be £32 which includes a fee for the return of tickets and rules. Please do not send a Stamped Addressed Envelope with your application.

 Once again I am sure that there will be a strong demand for tickets and I urge you to get your application posted as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

There will be a maximum of 140 pegs available

The first 120 spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Should river levels allow  the remaining 20 spaces will be subject to a random draw.

All applications should be received by 31st August 2019. Any applications received after this date will not be considered unless there are insufficient applicants.

Last year 120 places had been filled within the first week so do not delay in applying.

 You will be emailed once your application has been received confirming if you have a place or if you are on the reserve list.

27 February 2019

Car parking at ASDA

Could all anglers who normally park in the Asda car park please be aware that vehicle registration recognition cameras have been installed and from this Saturday 2nd March, any vehicle parking in the car park for longer than 3 hours will automatically be sent a penalty notice. The Association therefore advises anglers not to use this car park. It is hoped that some arrangement can be reached with Asda to allow anglers to park there whilst fishing. You have been warned!

10 December 2018

Membership Information 2019

Membership of HDAA runs from 1st January until 31st December and is open to everyone.
There is no reduction for joining later in the year.
Membership is by postal application only.
 PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTACH SUFFICIENT POSTAGE TO THE ENVELOPE YOU ARE POSTING AND TO YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE. Envelopes with insufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned to sender by Royal Mail after 18 days. The Association will not pay excess postal charges and applications will not be processed.
To download an Application form please Click here
Application forms can also be obtained from the tackle shops or direct from the secretary (a stamped addressed envelope MUST be included) at
PO Box 35,
Station Approach,
Hereford. HR1 1AA.
Requests for Application forms which do not include a Stamped Addressed Envelope will not be processed.
There are two classes of membership:
1. Full Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the County of Herefordshire.
2. Associate Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living outside of Herefordshire.
Each class of membership is further divided into six grades:
Full Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Full OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £46.
Full Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Full Trout and Coarse: £55.
Full OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Full Reg.Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Associate OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £46.
Associate Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Associate Trout and Coarse: £55.
Associate OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Reg. Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
To qualify for OAP rates you must have been a member of the Association for at least one year prior to to the date of application for OAP grade.
Registered Disabled persons must include proof of eligibility with their application.
Members who complete a Working Party and pay the full price for their class of membership are entitled to a discount of £20 off their subscription in the following year.
OAPs are not entitled to claim a £20 discount on their membership.
Junior Membership is available at £15 by application to the tackle shops in Hereford.
Completed forms should be sent to the Secretary at P. O. Box 35, Station Approach, Hereford HR1 1AA. together with a cheque for the appropriate fee, 2 loose passport sized photos and a stamped addressed envelope, (size C6 - 114mmx162mm).Please ensure you attach sufficient postage. ALL of the above items must be included or your application will not be processed. Please allow 15 days for processing.

12 November 2018

River Wye Closed 24th-25th November 2018

Both banks of the Belmont section and the Tennis Courts section will be closed on Saturday and Sunday 24th-25th November for a pairs match. All other sections will be open as normal.

26 October 2018

River Wye Championship Sunday 28th October 2018- ALL WATERS CLOSED

Anglers are reminded that all Association waters on the River Wye are closed from Midnight Friday 26th October until 4pm on Sunday 28th October for the annual Wye Championship Match. No day tickets will be issued from the tackle shops for either day.

22 October 2018

Riverfest Qualifier Wednesday 24th October- Waters Closed.

Anglers are reminded that the Breinton , Belmont, Bartonsham and Eign sections are closed from midnight on Tuesday 23rd October until 4.30pm  on Wednesday 24th October for the re arranged Riverfest qualifier.

Angling Trust Membership Offer

Hereford & District Angling Association supports the Angling Trust and we urge you to join the Angling Trust as an individual member.

Join NOW and get £29 to spend at Fishing Megastore*

Fishing Megastore is the online outlet for Glasgow Angling Centre and carries a fantastic range of coarse, sea and game angling tackle and clothing from all the major manufacturers.

The Angling Trust is recognised by the Government as angling's national representative body - the united voice of angling.
Fish Legal uses the law to protect fisheries and the water environment for the benefit of anglers throughout the UK.

Join today and do your bit to support the future of angling. More members means more influence.

*Discount offer available until 31st December 2018 to new and returning adult (age 22+ ) and senior citizen members who have not held a valid membership during the previous 24 months. Discount code will be notified to qualifying members by email within 10 working days of receipt od subscription payment and is valid for 6 months against a single purchase from Fishing Megastore.
Offer not available to members paying by monthly Direct Debit.
12 months Adult membership of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal costs £29 or £25 for over 65's.

Call the Angling Trust membership team on 01568 620447 or join online here at www.angling

17 October 2018

Breinton/ Upper Belmont section closed Saturday 20th October.

The Belmont section of the River Wye from the ash path at the pumphouse upstream to Breinton will be closed this coming Saturday 20th October to allow maintenance work by heavy machinery to take place on the riverbank. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

15 October 2018

Alan Reynolds Memorial Match- Sunday 21st October.

Association members are reminded that both banks of the Belmont section will be closed this coming Sunday the 21st October for this match to take place.
Anglers are reminded that no fishing is allowed on this section after midnight on 20th October until the match has finished.

13 October 2018

Cadence Rod Offer

James Robbins has asked me to post this,

Any angler who is due to fish the upcoming River Wye 3 Day Festival on 7-9th November can pre order a Cadence rod with a 20% discount and have it brought to the match.
Please contact James Robbins on 07810 852 326 or message him via Facebook.

05 October 2018

Wye Championship- Stewards wanted.

If any Association member is interested in helping steward this year's match on Sunday 28th October, please contact John Pembridge on 01432 359701.
No previous experience necessary. You will be paired with someone who knows what to do. If you can't manage the whole day then you can attend for part of the day.
Any adult full member taking part will be entitled to a £20 discount on their 2019 membership renewal.

27 September 2018

Under 25s Festival- CANCELLED

Due to a lack of entries the Under 25s festival scheduled for the 12th-14th October 2018 , has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

21 September 2018

Annual Match CANCELLED

Due to current high water levels on the River Wye and with the prediction of more heavy rain the Association Annual Match scheduled for this Sunday 23rd September 2018, has been CANCELLED.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

11 August 2018

River Wye to Re Open for Fishing.

Now that water temperatures have returned to normal summer levels and some rain is forecast, the Association has decided to lift the no fishing ban on all stretches of the River Wye which we control with effect from Monday13th August 2018.
Water levels are still extremely low and common sense is required when handling and releasing fish, especially barbel. The use of keepnets is not recommended and all fish should be given ample time to recover before being released back into the river. Barbel may take up to15 minutes to recover fully so please take your time when holding them in the water.
The situation will be reviewed depending on any water temperature increases and water levels.
Your understanding has been much appreciated during the ban but fish welfare must come first if we are to preserve the fantastic fishing that our waters have to offer.

23 July 2018

Match Calendar 2018

The 2018 Match Calendar can be viewed by clicking here.

19 July 2018

Hereford & District Angling Association Official Notice.

 Due to low water , high temperatures, and the threat of further hot days, the welfare of all river life has now become critical, therefore In order to protect the fish,  the committee have made the difficult decision to close the River Wye and stop all fishing from Monday 23rd July until further notice.  The eight miles of river Lugg will remain open and is fishable. The Lugg has high banks and plenty of vegetation that keeps the river high and cool. So fishing is available. We hope all our members appreciate this decision, but the welfare of fish must come first, otherwise we wont have any. No day tickets will be issued until further notice for the Wye, only the River Lugg.