Coronavirus Covid-19 Update
Official Statement from Taunton Angling Association Committee
Monday 11th May 2020
Further to the Governments update on Angling and following extensive discussions by the TAA committee, we have made the difficult decision to currently ONLY open the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal for fishing.
Following guidance provided by the Angling Trust, we are currently unable to manage some waters safely in terms of controlling numbers of anglers arriving at venues, sanitation of locks and gates etc and access through third party land whilst some restrictions remain in place.
Whilst this may be disappointing news, we need to consider and ensure that the safety and welfare of the club’s member, bailiffs, landlords and members of the pubic remains our no one priority in these difficult times.
TAA WATERS OPEN
Bridgewater & Taunton Canal
Please note that no keepnets are allowed
TAA WATERS CLOSED
River Tone (Close season until 16th June 2020)
West Sedgemoor Drain (Close season until 16th June 2020)
All closed waters will be locked with no access to anglers (with the exception of the River Tone)
Please also note that the conditions for all TAA members is that all anglers must adhere to the ‘Angling Trusts When We Fish Again Phase One Guidelines’.
Please make sure you have a valid TAA & EA licence
Proactive Bailiff patrols will continue across all TAA controlled waters
We appreciate your cooperation at these difficult times and we will continue to monitor and review the current situation.
Many thanks TAA
STAY ALERT – CONTROL THE VIRUS – SAVE LIVES