Welcome to Andover Angling ClubAndover Angling Club control two lakes - Foxcotte in Charlton and Anton Lake in the Nature reserve.
Foxcotte is a 45 peg, 2½ acre lake that has
been controlled by the AAC since the mid 1950s. The
lake holds stocks of mirror, common carp and pike up to high 20s. Perch go
to around 3lb, bream to 6lb, tench to 5lb, with an assortment of roach, hybrids and eels.
Many pegs have wooden platforms that make easy access for disabled anglers, and car parking for 20 cars is adjacent to the lake. There is also a cafe (with toilet facilities) that is open all year round. More information can be found here. See Foxcotte on Google Earth here.
Information on Membership and day tickets can be found here.
Foxcotte and Anton Improvements (16/03/2013)
As mentioned in the End of Season Report below, there are plans for improvements to both Foxcotte and Anton Lakes. The following are advance copies of the intended works:
End of Season Report (2012/13)
2012/13 has been a funny old year for the club but then what year hasn't been a funny old year for the club. Firstly we began with very low water levels at Foxcotte, so low that the committee had put in place an emergency plan to move the fish. Smaller fish would have been removed to Anton and larger fish would have been kept in holding pools. During May the rain began to fall and didn't stop. Within days water was running over the bottom sluice for the first time in months. In no time at all we had a full lake and now we have some pegs flooded, and below the bottom sluice is also flooded.
Swim repairs were on the main agenda for work parties this year, with many pegs on bungalow bank needing some new concerete sandbags and some back filling. Peg 37 had a nearly new platform as all of the wood was replaced and new netting fitted. Some tree cutting was undertaken, and strimming of marginal weed growth is always needed.
This year plans are afoot for improvements to both Foxcotte and Anton lakes. With a grant from the EA, both lakes are going to have some new wooden swims, new planted eco-islands, tree cutting, benches and Anton Lake is having the car park resurfaced (regular updates will be put on the general forum).
Once again Sparshalt college tutor Simon Scott and some of his students came to Foxcotte to do a pike removal. Using electro-fishing equipment, the chaps took 40 pike under 6lb to Anton Lake. All pike over 6lb were put back into Foxcotte.
The match fishing scene has been depleted this year with anglers choosing not to fish so many matches further afield and staying closer to home due to the finances.
Our annual charity match was fished at Charlies lake and each of our two chosen charities, The Hants and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and the Jamie G sporting trust had £341 from the sponsor monies collected.
Mid 2012 we lost our vice president Frank Grant. He had been a part of the club since the begining in 1952 and is missed by many of the long time members of the club.
In July the club worked in conjunction with Charlies Lake to run a learn to fish day for children and adults, the day was a great success with over 60 children having a coaching session. This year the club and Charlies are going to run two learn to fish days, one on Foxcotte and one on Charlies. These will be in May and July and bookings will be taken nearer the time.
There was more sad news in February when John Eadie Sports closed their doors for the last time, a big supporter of the club having sold licences and given raffle prizes for many years. The girls will be sadly missed by committee and club members alike and we wish them all the best for their Salisbury shop in the future.
This years AGM will be on Monday 15th April at the Royal British Legion at 8pm.
The new club licences will be due on or after 1st June and prices will be the same as last year.