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Fish Legal

Fish Legal is a membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative and governing body for angling in England. Joint membership packages with the Angling Trust are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.

Fish Legal Website & Social Media Pages




EA Fish survey - Junior cisterns

A fish survey of Junior Cisterns was carried out on Monday 6th December 2021.

Here are some figures and stocks from the netting that was carried out.
20 x Bream.    Sizes 2lb to 4lb.
6 x Tench.    Sizes 2lb to 4lb.
8 x Crucian Carp. Sizes 2lb to 3lb.
33 x Carp.    Sizes 8lb to 18lbs.
Mixed nets of silvers (Mainly Roach) 80lbs total weight.

10 Carp around the 10lbs mark have now been moved from the Junior Cisterns to the Top Pit.
To see some photos taken from the Fish Survey Click Here

Posted: 08/12/21

Drone & Underwater page

A drone and underwater video footage page has been added to the website.Take a look above the clubs waters and below the surface of them. Click here for the Drone & Underwater Footage Page
More videos coming soon

Posted: 08/11/21


How to apply for Club Membership

New memberships can now be purchased in one of two ways:

By post:

If you wish to apply for membership of the Club by post complete a Membership Application form, (a copy of which can be printed from this website), and
return it together with a cheque or postal order - made payable to ‘Barnton & Frodsham AC’ - for the appropriate amount and a **DL-size stamped addressed envelope (size 220mm x 110mm) to:

Barnton & Frodsham AC
P.O. Box 297

By prior arrangement with Pat Colgan, (the Club’s Maintenance Manager). 
Membership can be purchased from Pat Colgan by first telephoning him on 07758465382 to arrange to meet at Heesom’s Pool, Raddel Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4EE.
Please note that:
Individuals who wish purchase membership from Pat must not fish on any of the Club’s waters until after they have been issued with a current membership card, and the fees for memberships bought from him must to be paid for in the exact amount of cash.


Cheshire West & Chester Council issues the key that is needed to open the barrier across the roadway that leads to the car parking areas adjacent to the Cisterns and the barrier and gate across the path that goes down to the Clubs stretch of the River Weaver.
Currently, the Council charges £10 for a key, (this sum is refunded by the Council if the key is later returned)

To apply for a key write to:
Business Support (Winsford)
Cheshire West & Chester Council,
Facilities Office
Wyvern House

Please request a copy of the Anderton Nature Park fisherman's car park access key, which is characterised with a white plastic dot.
When applying for a copy of this key a Club member must provide Business Support with the following:

  • A photo-copy of their current membership card,
  • A contact telephone number Proof of address (such as a photo-copy of a recent Gas or Electricity bill)
  • Also enclose a cheque for £10 made payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

hould you need to speak to a Council employee, telephone 01606 271506 during weekday office hours and ask for a member of the Business Support Team.


Cheshire West & Chester Council,

Business Support (Winsford)

Facilities Office

Wyvern House



Or: telephone the appropriate office on 01606271740 (during weekday office hours of 9am to 5pm. Or: email to Joanne.Hancox@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

NOTE: that when a Club member applies for a key for Anderton Nature he/she will be asked to provide the Council with the following information:

  • A photo-copy of their current membership card,
  • A contact telephone number
  • Proof of address (such as a photo-copy of a recent Gas or Electricity bill)