Reading and District Angling Association - New Season Changes
Always one of the most progressive and respected angling organisations in the UK, RDAA, have launched a new website and made other changes to its operation.
Whatever you want to catch there’s a target throughout the year at Reading and District venues: 10lb plus spring tench in one of 13 lakes, 17lb plus summer barbel, 50lb plus autumn carp at Pingewood and 8lb plus winter chub and 4lb plus perch along the miles of Kennet and Thames venues.
For the first time ever, anglers wishing to join the Association from outside of the Reading catchment can now do so online via a newly developed fishing-centric ticket buying software – iBookFishing - developed by MacNab Media.
Will Barnard, the Association’s Press Officer said:
“For a long time now many non members haven’t been aware of the fantastic day ticket opportunities we have on the River Kennet. In total, we have seven Kennet venues that can be fished on an unaccompanied ticket, all with good stocks of barbel, chub and perch as well as six canalised stretches.
In looking at ways of promoting these ticket sales we discovered how useful iBookFishing is as a tool and have successfully adapted it to also sell our season permits as well as night fishing permits. Day ticket receipts can be printed off or stored electronically on an Android/smart phone making it possible to make a last minute decision on where you want to fish.”
RDAA have also created a new night fishing permit system. Del Shackleford, the Association’s Fishery Manager explains:
“In recent times we have had more and more calling for our wild venues to remain just that and are looking to strike a balance between all kinds of fishery, from the micro managed to the rustic.
In moving forward, we wanted to make the option of night fishing more available as well as affordable. As a result we have developed a ticketing system for groups of venues.”
As well as the three venues that can be fished on a standard permit, RDAA have added a bronze, silver, gold and gold plus ticket, starting at £53 for the bronze which incorporates 12 river venues on the Kennet, Thames and Loddon as well as Cottage Lane Lakes, each ticket going up is inclusive of the previous, plus additional venues.
That’s not the only news, RDAA have a new president too - Martin Salter.
Martin, National Campaigns Coordinator for the Angling Trust, said:
"I've been a member of Reading and District Angling Association since 1978 and many of my best fish have come from the amazing collection of fisheries that they own or lease. I am truly honoured to have been asked to become their new president and look forward to helping the Association prosper through what is proving to be a challenging time for many fishing clubs."
With over 37 natural venues comprising of the rivers Thames, Loddon and Kennet and associated canal sections alongside some historic big fish stillwaters RDAA offer something for everyone at an online price of £70.00, or cheaper if joining an affiliated club, details of which can be found on the website HERE
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