Barnton & Frodsham Angling Club has a history going back for over sixty years. It controls the fishing rights over three pools and a stretch of the River Weaver at Anderton NaturePark and two small pools in the Cheshire countryside. The Club also owns a three-acre pool near the village of Whitley.
We run an extensive programme of matches for senior members throughout the season, the matches for the juniors are mainly in the summer months. The junior matches are invaluable to young novice anglers as there is always help and advice on hand for those struggling to catch. The junior Xmas match offers prizes to every participant whether or not they manage to catch fish !
The club, as do angling clubs in general, contributes to the environment, when undertaking work to prevent silting of their waters, thus preserving habitats for wildlife that may otherwise be lost. Over the years a substantial number of trees and water plants have been planted by the club, and again as a by-product of our activities, wildlife habitats have been enhanced. As a result the areas in and around our waters are home to a variety of birds, insects, amphibians and small mammals. There is even a terrapin which has been living in one of our pools for a number of years. Not native wildlife perhaps but nevertheless the subject of a good deal of interest when he (?) appears!