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Welcome to Bideford & District Angling Club.  Tarka Swims.

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Attention all Anglers

We have been made aware of the launch of a new product known as the ‘Magic Twig.’

Until we have seen this product in the flesh and made a full judgment on it, it is NOT PERMITTED to be used on any of the Tarka Swims waters.

This decision has been made with fish safety and welfare in mind, which is one of our utmost priorities. We're sure the safety aspects have been discussed and considered by the manufacturer during the development stage, but we would like to see the product before we can consider allowing it to be used on our waters.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We are officially launching our additional way of joining the Club and renewing membership through Clubmate.

New Members (including renewals not already done for this season)- Please click on the link above and follow the trail. Once you are into the members page, click on add membership and once again follow the route. Eventually, there will be an online payment method. Complete this and it is done. Until you have done this YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER.

Each application has to follow the link route and not to add members through your own membership.

Existing Members - If you have supplied an email address, please click on the link and follow the instructions. This should be fairly self explanatory. Any issues, please feel free to Contact me

If you haven't supplied an email or are unsure, Then send me your email address either through messenger, WhatsApp or via 07799814988. I will input this into the members database and then message you back to let you know it is complete. From there you can follow the link and complete the registration.

Once you have registered and online. Go to your appstore and download clubmate fishing app. It will make accessing your account easier from there on.

This is our prefered way for members to join or rejoin the Club.



BDAC. Are pleased to announce we have a Game Fishing River Beat available from 1st March to 30th September 2023 [Thursdays Only on the River Torridge for two anglers, access only on that day. ]  for club members only. Enquiries please contact Terry Dymond Game Secretary 07585588595.

Hi all,

Can I just make a quick point to all our lake users.

As you will all be aware the path around George’s, although really well kept is a bit tight. This means that at times there has to be a bit of give and take, can anybody walking to their pegs please be patient with anglers while they move their gear out of your way. Conversely can anglers be considerate and move their gear willingly to enable fellow anglers to get past.

We are a family friendly club, and the last thing we want is ill feeling amongst our members.

Thank You.

Polite Reminder. We are Currently a Members Only Fishery. We do not allow the sale of day tickets.

Polite reminder to all our lake users. If you are the last one off the site at the end of the day please ensure the main gates are closed and locked.

Thank you.

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Members Update

May 9th, 2022

Sewage pollution - we need your help NOW!

Dear Member

We are deeply concerned about the proposals in the government’s consultation on their storm overflow reduction plan which won’t deliver the clean water our rivers need until 2050.

We need action now to decrease the raw sewage pouring into our rivers.

There's still time to tell the government how you feel about sewage pollution – we need as many anglers and angling clubs as possible to respond to the government consultation on Storm Overflows before May 12th.

We have produced a full guide on how to do this on our website linked here.

Many thanks for your support.

Stuart Singleton-White,
Angling Trust Head of Campaigns.

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Telephone: 01568 620447



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