Hereford & District Angling Association

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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.

16 July 2018

Wye Championship 2018

Applications are invited for the 2018 event which takes place on Sunday 28th October. Entry for the first 120 places is on a first come first serve basis with a maximum entry of 140 pegs. An application form can be downloaded at…/1wMt8dlw836pUZqvoMlCMEpTf8…/view…
The event is usually over subscribed and full within about 10 days so do not delay in posting your application.

15 July 2018

Fish Welfare

Message from H&D.A.A. chairman: WIth continuing warm weather and low river conditions we urge all our members to take great care whilst handling and returning fish. We would prefer keep nets were not used and plenty of time taken to allow fish to fully recover before release, in particular the barbel that can take some time to fully recover. We understand you love your sport and want to participate as often as possible but the committee would like you to consider not fishing whilst this hot weather continues. The reason for this is solely for the benefit and health of our fish, many clubs throughout the UK (including the Wye & Usk Foundation) have now stopped all fishing on their waters. We do not, at this time want to stop all fishing but just rely on our members and guests to have a little common sense and think highly of the fish welfare. THANK YOU.

09 July 2018

Pencoyd Pool Re Opening

A Statement from the Chairman Chris James, Pencoyd pool will re-open on Monday 9th July.

The pool is now secure with a new otter protection fence all around. The new entrance gates to the pool must be kept closed at all times. They must also be securely locked before leaving, using the code in the back of your rule book. Failure to do this will put the whole fishery in danger. Any member not complying with this request will be dealt with by the committee.

Fishing must be from the new platforms only. In order to prevent any further bank damage and erosion, (reason for needing new platforms) No bank sticks will be permitted around the platforms. Free standing rod pods, seat or box attachments only to be used. 

The committee apologise for any inconvenience, but are currently looking at attaching some tubes to the platforms to aid this problem.

Apologies for the work taking longer than we anticipated, unfortunately we were in the hands of the contractors.

23 May 2018


Below is a message from the Membership Secretary.

Dear Member,

On the 25th of May, a new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will be introduced which will apply to all organisations in the EU that hold people's personal data (i.e Membership / licence details etc.). The new Regulation will update the existing protection and privacy laws to reflect today's use of technology and the way people's personal data is used to ensure that they're fit for purpose in a digital age. The GDPR is designed to protect people's data both online and in paper form and although primarily aimed at those selling and marketing goods and services, it applies to any organisation that holds and processes people's personal data.In order to comply with GDPR, we have updated our Privacy Notice which explains the kind of information we hold about you, data security, retention of information and your rights regarding your personal data and our contact details for any data protection issues.

Pencoyd Pool- Match Cancelled

Due to the ongoing maintenance work being carried out at the pool, the match scheduled for Saturday 26th May has been cancelled. Further updates will appear in due course.

29 April 2018

Pencoyd Pool Closure

Due to contractors carrying out essential work at Brookmeadow (Pencoyd) Pool, the pool will be closed from Monday 7th May for approximately 3 weeks. During this time there will be NO FISHING allowed at the pool, although it may be possible to allow access at weekends. Please check back here for further updates.
The Association is sorry for any inconvenience caused but it is essential this work is carried out without delay.