Before we tell you how to join, or what it costs, perhaps we should explain just
what you get for your membership.
The WVDAA Makes no distinction between able-bodied and disabled anglers in membership
fees. Both are priced at the equivalent of a disabled rate.
The WVDAA is fully affiliated to Springbok Estate. The cost of this permits is included
in your membership fee and you receive full membership rights.
The WVDAA also has an affiliation to Godalming Angling Society, Farnham Angling Society
and GuildfordAngling Society. This means you can join one, both or all three of
these clubs through our association, without having to pay a joining fee - you pay
just the affiliated clubs annual membership fee for your status.
If you are disabled, with or without a wheelchair, we would advise you first to go
to any water with an able-bodied helper. Although many of the waters of our affiliated
clubs are suitable for disabled anglers, it is always safer to learn the ropes with
a helper before you venture out alone. Our able-bodied, helper members are expected
to offer help to a disabled colleague whenever required and, at our match events,
it is a rule that all disabled members draw first and are helped to their pegs before
the able-bodied draw for their swims.
One of the most popular features of the WVDAA is the Match Fixtures. Around 23 league
matches throughout the summer. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a true match angler,
the company and the ’crack’ are great and the fixture list covers a variety of Southern
England’s top waters. Also, at just £10.00 pegging fee, including the Golden Peg,
per match, it won’t break the bank either. For the lone, disabled angler it’s great,
for there is nearly always able-bodied helper members to get you to your swim and,
if necessary, help you with your tackle.
So how much is it to join? Just £15 per person joining fee (£5 juniors), then a yearly
subscription of £25 per individual (£7 juniors), £37 per joint couple and £50 for
family membership of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. For the cost of membership
to the last three affiliated clubs, please look at the Joining Application Form.
Regrettably the WVDAA can’t undertake the transportation of disabled members to and
from a water, though arrangements between members may be possible. All junior members
must be under the constant supervision of a parent or adult. Supervision of the young
is not something the WVDAA can’t legally undertake.
Want more information or want to join? Then contact
Dave Phillips 1 Lime Tree Walk Farnborough Hants GU14 6HU Tel: 01252 542540 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click on the following to display the joining and Disabled Medical forms that you can print out