South Cerney Angling Club was formed by seven local anglers in 1936. Membership cost just 10 shillings and enabled anglers to fish Station Pool in the village, and a stretch of the River Churn.
By the late 1940’s the club had acquired the fishing rights for Bradley’s and Hill’s lakes and shortly after Ham Pool was purchased. Unfortunately about this time we lost the fishing rights to Station Pool, but the fishing club continued to expand and move forward. Wick Water was bought, and was our trout fishery for twenty-seven years before becoming a coarse fishery. Another addition to the club book was another large lake which is now known as Whitefriars.
In 1985 a new clubhouse was built by Ham Pool. This building was built to replace the old clubhouse that was situated on the headland on Bradley’s, and now caters for social members as well as the anglers.
In the late 90’s, the right hand lake at Wick was split to create two match lakes. These match lakes are our day ticket waters as well as being available to our members .
The next acquisition was Dabchick lake, which was bought in the latter end of 2001.
During the winter of 2020/2021 the old shed at the entrance of Wick Water was demolished and a new building went up. This is now the Tackle Den Angling shop
We have just acquired the lease to another lake at Stanton Park in March 2022 which will be opened when we have made it safe for anglers and another small stretch of the River Thames at Cricklade.
At present we have five stretches of the River Thames, a stretch of the River Ray, and seven lakes and are always on the lookout for more waters to add to our portfolio.