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Last updated – 1st September 2015:
Next match – Sun 6th Sept at Elphicks – Sandwich Lake, let Match Sec. know by Thur 3rd Sept if intereseted
Please do not share the fisheries’ combination lock number

Welcome to TWAPS Fishing Club (Kent)

The Society was originally known as Thameside Works Angling Club and was formed by the local factory angling clubs, e.g. Bowaters, Everards, Kent Kraft, Paper Sacks, Northfleet Power Station, A E I, plus Amalgamated Works, a club formed to cater for associate members who fished the Blue Lake at Northfleet. See more of our club history below…

Shorne Country Park
Cobham Lakes
Inn On The Lake
Blue Lake
River Beult - Chainhurst
Paddock Wood
River Beult - Stile Bridge


Club History

Associate members bought a two and sixpence annual fishing permit, and Blue Circle (as it was then) suggested that a properly constituted organisation be set up at a meeting held in the Blue Circle Club during 1952. Each member club was represented at committee meetings held monthly and the organisation grew from strength to strength.

The Blue Lake was at that time recognised as arguably the best fishery in the South East, but on the 17th November 1973 a massive oil spill decimated the fishery making it unfishable with membership declining to about 100 members only.

Bromley Angling Club offered the use of their waters for several years until the Blue Lake recovered thus keeping the core of membership together.

At present Thameside controls 5 fisheries, 2 stretches of the River Beult and a stretch of the River Medway, with a membership of 750.

Members fishing any Society water do so at their own risk.