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                                 IMPORTANT NOTICES







UPDATE 10/11/20 - Planned Maintenance Tappens and Osier Lakes

Tappens Lake will be closed for fishing Sunday the 22nd of

November for maintenance. The planned maintenance will

involve Pruning in and around swims including underwater

pruning in and around swims, which may involve boat work.

Osier lake and Beale Park lakes will remain open.

Osier lake work on the 29th is now cancelled so the lake

will be OPEN as normal.


Following initial guidance from the Angling Trust all 
RFC waters are at present remaining open for fishing 
by members within the new guidelines. 
These allow fishing

as an individual, with a household or bubble member, or

one other non-household person. Travel should be ‘locally

where possible’ but no clear limit has been set. All Club

matches scheduled before 2nd December are 
Any change will be notified on website and

Facebook page.’

Osier lake will be closed for maintenance Sunday November

the 29th. Tappens and Beale Park lakes will remain open.

Beale Park Parking during lockdown

Beale Park main gates will remain open during lockdown.

Although the park is closed to the public. This is to allow

RFC members to park the car and fish. If Beale Park end

up having members of the general public coming in and

trying to access the park, this accessmay be reviewed and

alternative parking announced.


The EC have agreed the following new addition to Local Rules for Beale Park Fishery (page 20 in your permit). 8. The use of any live fish as bait is prohibited. This new rule takes effect immediately


Permits are available to purchase at Angling Direct Reading from THURSDAYS -  SATURDAYS ONLY 


CASH or CHEQUE payment only. Cheques made payable to Reading Fishing Club

To make your permit application/renewal quicker and easier for Angling Direct Staff adhering to COVID-19 working practices, if you are able to, please download and print the new permit application/renewal form from our website at home first, then complete the form at home before taking it with you to Angling Direct.

Postal applications can also be made by downloading the new permit membership/renewal form above. Address where to send postal application to is on the permit application form, do not forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.


The toilet located near the maintenance hut between Tappens and Osier is open for emergencies, providing that people bring and use their own hand sanitiser/wet wipes and wipe it down before and after use.


A reminder all rubbish to be taken home with you, no excuses.


It is vital that members adhere to the guidelines below, any
transgressions will be severely dealt with and may result 
in withdrawal of membership or the re-closure of fisheries.



1. Maintain social distancing of a minimum of

    2 metres AT ALL TIMES.
2. Use disposable gloves or clean hands with sanitiser after       

    handling locks/gates etc.
3. Minimum distance of 15 metres to adjacent angler.
4. No keepnets or carp sacks to be used.
5. No non-fishing guests permitted. 

Members please note that the AGM and following EC meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Could all members with RDAA trophies please take them to a Tadley Angling so they can be collected from there.


For returning RFC trophies please contact Pete B.



The Io Trade Centre, 9, 8 Deacon Way,

Reading RG30 6AZ

Phone: 0118 941 2896

For Store Loctions and Directions see the website.





Many thanks to Angus Norman ( SA Scaffolding ) for donating the scaffold for our signage project


Reading Fishing Club is affiliated to Reading & District Angling Association, and is one of the founder members when the association was formed in 1923. The club is also a member of the Angling Trust and Kennet Valley Fishery Association.

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