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The key code for the Inn on the Lake is on your membership card
Match at Stones (Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey) on Sunday 20th April, see your membership card
Ensure the Membership Secretary has your up to date contact details
Swims T16 and T17 at Cobham are currently out of use and roped off due to a collapsing bank.

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
Paddock Wood

 

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, a stretch 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.

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