During this time the Club has provided angling for Northwich and Davenham residents, on local waters, including the River Dane and the pools in Davenham village adjacent to the Cricket Club. In the past few years membership has severely declined, in line with many other angling clubs. After trying hard reverse this trend and to increase income, the club now finds itself in the position of not being able to pay its' rents and expenses as they fall due.
Davenham Angling Club has always had a close working relationship with its bigger local brother Northwich AA. Both clubs have the same sense of values and purpose - to provide angling amenities for local people at prices they can afford and wherever possible to ensure that waters in the local area are not swallowed up by other angling associations or private clubs from outside of our area, who may want deny access to local people.
Over the past few months officials from both Davenham and Northwich angling clubs have been working together, to ensure that the all rents and expenses for Davenham AC were paid and to prepare for the eventuality that Davenham AC were unable to continue to operate.
That point has now been reached and by the full agreement with their landlords, Davenham Anglers' waters will now transfer over to Northwich Anglers Association with immediate effect. This is a sad day for angling in MId-Cheshire as we effectively lose a well loved and respected club name. The only saving grace is that their waters will be protected and continue to be available to local people.
Over the next few weeks, we will make details available regarding locations, access to waters and any specific rules that affect these venues. In the mean time there are working parties required to complete maintenance and signage, so please don't immediately start fishing the waters involved - we will get information out to you all as soon as possible.
Finally, I would like to thank the Davenham Angling Club Secretary, Graham Spencer, for his help and support in bringing this work to a positive conclusion, which we all hope will ensure that these waters continue to be enjoyed by all locals for many years to come.