Reading & District AA

Reading & District Angling Association

Exchange permit agreement with Reading & DAA

From 16th June 2024 CSAS will have an exchange ticket arrangement with R&DAA. R&DAA have several categories of membership, the exchange ticket is for ‘general permit’ conditions only. Bear this in mind when perusing their waters. In practical terms this means no night fishing on the majority of waters, although after dark fishing up to 21:00 is allowed on a number of river venues. Check first!

Details of their waters are available on their website –

All their waters are available apart from Longwater Lake.

The following waters require a key:-

R Loddon – Lower Whistley Mill

R Thames – Sonning

R Kennet – Upper Benyons, Ufton, Calcot and Hayrick Meadow (Holybrook)

Lakes – Sonning Eye, Englefield Lagoon, Pingewood, Farnham Flint, Whistley Mill Lake, Moatlands, Cottage Lane Lakes and Brownlee, Callows & Willmott’s Pools.

All still waters have locked car parks. There is a café and toilet facilities at Farnham Flint

The following waters are open access:-

R Loddon – Upper Whistley Mill

R Thames – Northmoor, Sandford, Wallingford A&B

K&A Canal – Froxfield, Midgham, Salmon Cut, Theale

R Kennet – Beats 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4 and 5 on Lower Benyons, Padworth Mill, Theale River, Burghfield and Upton (some roadside parking).

For the latest news and monthly updates check the R&DAA YouTube channel:-.

They also have a very active Facebook page with regular catch reports.

To obtain an exchange ticket, first ascertain whether or not a key is required on your chosen water, select a date, and contact the Fisheries Officer, Ian Campbell,, 07716116164.

If a key is required, you can collect it and the ticket from his house, or he will post it to you. If no key is required, he will send you an e-ticket.

CSAS members must carry the exchange ticket and their CSAS membership card (with photo ID) at all times when fishing R&DAA waters.

CSAS members must make themselves familiar with and obey all R&DAA rules on the waters they intend to fish. Any breach of R&DAA rules will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offence by CSAS.