Charfield Angling Association (CAA)
Following UK Govt and Angling Trust announcements plus discussion with our landlords CAA waters were reopened for fishing on Wednesday 13th May. If you wish to fish please visit the CAA facebook site to submit a request or if not on facebook contact Billy.
Please pull 50+ balsam plants when you fish and if possible remove any plastic litter from the river.
The CAA controls fishing on the Little River Avon between Damery up to Charfield and also on the Ozleworth Brook up to the road bridge just below Renishaws. The fishing is suited to anglers who enjoy small river fishing for Brown Trout and Grayling, with the odd Chub and Roach on occasion. Deep drops offs, steep banks and fallen trees must be negotiated in places to get the most from the river.
The public part of this site provides brief information and a place for potential new members to record their interest in joining. The members area holds Association documents for reference (including the information on all Beats, Health & Safety assessments, insurance details, the Association's Constitution, plus materials from the last AGM).
Many members use the CAA Facebook Group to share fishing reports, etc.
If interested in joining the CAA please provide your details using the Contact page. Membership is limited (to control pressure on the river) and there is currently a waiting list with Senior Membership full. The Membership Secretary will make contact when a vacancy arises. There are vacancies for Junior Members. Senior Members who have submitted a Catch Return for the previous year may request a one-day Guest Ticket for a friend or family member to accompany the Member to fish the Associations waters.
CAA river stewardship activities in 2020
- Riverfly surveys completed: 3 so far (LRA, Ozleworth Brook, True LRA) - results = Ok;
- Water quality assessments: 2 completed (Feb & Mar). Both Phosphate and Nitrate readings equated to very good ecological status. Strong flows helping flush the catchment of pollutants;
- Working parties plus plastic/rubbish removal: 3 working parties completed, next one - tbc. 1 sackful of plastic litter bagged & disposed of so far;
- Himalayan Balsam removal: Hundreds of plants pulled by members whilst fishing already in 2020. N.B. Members are encouraged to pull 50 of these non native, invasive plants each time they fish (benefitting UK flora and fauna). Balsam pulling evenings on hold;
- Poaching: No incidents reported so far.