The Thames Valley Angling Association was created in 1997 to secure the fishing rights on rivers and lakes where clubs could no longer afford them and were in danger of losing them completely. The area to be covered and defined at the outset was between Henley-on-Thames and Staines stretching out either side for a few miles.
Clubs are invited to join to share in our success, but DO NOT need to surrender the rights to their own waters. The costs for joining are on a per-member basis with a minimal association fee for the club to cover administration expenses (please contact us for more details and current fees). Day tickets are available on some of our waters and are available from local fishing tackle dealers.
Membership of the association is only available through one of the affiliated clubs, see the clubs listing page to find the club which suites you best. You will then have access to that club’s own waters and any of the TVAA managed stretches.
The TVAA is also registered with the Angling Trust as a consultative body (previously the Middle Thames Fisheries Consultative) and a representative attends regular Thames Region Forum meetings to discuss any problems. We also have a very close working association with the Environment Agency fisheries department who help us enormously with our work in caring for and managing our waters and the environment surrounding them.
If your club is interested in joining the TVAA telephone us on 0843 512 1066 or email us using the contact form and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Swan Lifeline are the people to contact if you see wildfowl in distress.
Birds can become injured from natural causes, pollution, litter or lost angling equipment. Whatever the cause Swan Lifeline has the equipment and facilities to rescue and treat them.
Emergency telephone number for the Eton based centre 01753 859397.
For more information see their website www.swanlifeline.org.uk .
If you see someone deliberately harming birds also contact the police on 101 or 999.
This site is regularly updated. Please return later for further additions.
Site launched August 2012.