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Rules & Regulations

                  Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association
est 1890

River Avon - Wasperton



The second car park at Wasperton is now fitted  with a combination lock on the gate. The combination is the same as College Pool and Snitterfield Reservoir.
See your membership book.
Please ensure that all other gates are kept closed too.
Leamington Angling's extensive holdings on this stretch of the Warwickshire Avon date back to the days when the Association was first formed in 1890. There can be few more picturesque areas of countryside than this section of the Avon Valley and with the fishing now returning to it's best, this is a superb venue at any time of the season.

The river winds its way from the upstream peg one, which is a walk across the meadow from the first car park, down to the wider stretch opposite Hampton Lucy weir. Depths average about 7ft but there are shallows as well as some deeper holes. There is also one meadow at the entrance to Wasperton village which is seldom fished but offers some great natural shallows.

Main species are chub, roach, perch and gudgeon. Dace are also making a comeback (choose a shallow, gravelly swim for these) and the pike fishing is now attracting attention from predator anglers. Waggler, stick float and pole all work well with straight lead and feeder coming into their own when there is extra water in the river.

In the warmer summer months, caster and hemp works well for the better chub and roach, avoiding smaller fish, and tares often account for good roach. The waggler is best fished with the bulk shotting around the float and only a few number 8s or 10s down the line. Don't go too light on hooklengths (1.5lb minimum) because your regular feeding will soon bring the bigger chub into your swim and five pounders are not uncommon.

The winter brings big changes to the river and the maggot is the favoured bait, with stick float or pole being employed to slow the bait down. Pinkies can be useful in a cold snap but a big piece of bread or luncheon meat, nailed to the bottom, can often lure those exceptional big fish. Barbel are now putting in an appearance at Wasperton and the wider sections on Wasperton 2 have some shoals of good bream.

TICKETS Leamington Angling Members only. No day tickets. Access to these waters is not permitted during the close season.

CLOSE SEASON  All rivers are closed between 15th March and 15th June each year

PARKING Park in the designated parking areas but do not obstruct gates or tracks.

SAT NAV Coordinates.

Upstream Stretch Car Park: N52.229488, W1.607764

Lower Stretch Car Park 1: N52.224058, W1.619708

Lower Stretch Car Park 2: N52.220232, W1.620542

 MATCH BOOKINGS 
Phone Phil Mattock 07890 467464
Match Bookings River Avon - Wasperton 2014

Any pegs not included in a prebooked match are available for members to fish

DATE PEGS REQUIRED TIME CLUB Area
2nd MARCH 2014 8 8am-2pm SOLIHULL ANGLING OAP Bottom Car Park
SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER108am-2pmMALT SHOVEL A.C.Bottom Car Park