Warrington Anglers Association (WAA) is one of the oldest, largest and most successful fishing clubs in England.

Established in 1891, WAA provides it’s members with unrivalled angling opportunities in all aspects of the sport.  From our Association owned headquarters, we control 33 miles of canal, more than 60 miles of river fishing and in excess of 160 acres of pool and lake fishing. With more than 60 waters to choose from, our card is surely the best value in the country.

To whet your appetite, our river fisheries range from the Severn catchment to the Dee, Dove, Derwent, Trent and Ribble areas. We even have fishing on the River Wye.  Our portfolio of stillwater fisheries cater for the pleasure angler and specimen hunter alike, and stretch across Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales. There are excellent Association owned still water fisheries, such as Grey Mist Mere, Moore Quarry, Woodshaw Reservoir and Sandiway Lakes.

Our History
According to the logo it was first formed in 1891, but documents have recently been un-Warrington Anglers Logoearthed that indicate a much earlier date prior to 1846. The club is run by amanagement committee of volunteers, from our Association-owned headquarters in Warrington town centre. Many of our fisheries are owned outright by the club, and our policy is to always try to buy new fisheries this way. This means that the club has the control to decide how to manage our waters, what fish to put in them, and therefore provide the best fishing for your money.

The success of the club has always been based around the quality of fishing offered to our members. The mainstay of the club for many years was our river and canal venues. In particular, WAA has sole control of the entire length of the Bridgewater Canal. In recent times, the club has responded to the rise in popularity of stillwater fishing. In the past few decades the club has bought several premier stillwater coarse fisheries in the North West, including Sandiway Lakes, Grey Mist Mere, Woodshaw Reservoir and Moore Quarry.

Match Fishing
At the heart of the club there has always been a thriving match group. In fact, we believe that our members took part in the first ever recorded fishing match in the country (we have the original newspaper cutting from 1846). From grass roots level, (we hold weekly fishing competitions for our junior members throughout the year) to our growing crop of World Champions at nearly every level of the sport, WAA members have done it all. Our Match Group has Junior, Ladies and Senior sections, and we compete on individual and team basis in National competitions.

Fishing for the Future – Clubmark
Our junior members are the future of our sport, and WAA has always been forward thinking and done much to involve and cater for our next generation of anglers. In 2006, WAA was awarded with the presitgious Sport England  ‘Clubmark’ accreditation.  To find out more information about Clubmark, click here.