Welcome to
Colchester Piscatorial Society

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our Website.

Colchester Piscatorial Society was established in 1924 and today it remains a relatively small, but exclusive Family Angling Club, with a manageable portfolio of waters in some areas of outstanding natural beauty.

We feel we are privileged to hold such exceptional waters for our members to enjoy, and our thoughts and focus are in managing and maintaining this portfolio, to ensure our members can be comfortable and not overcrowded whilst fishing, and at the same time be provided with some top-quality angling from an excellent head of stocked fish.

We currently refrain from general public day tickets, as this we feel may diminish our exclusivity. As a member you can purchase guest day tickets.

Our membership is still growing but nearing its maximum, however, we are still taking on new members for the remainder of this season and for the up and coming 2023/24 season (1st June - 31st May)
Please take a look at our waters on this Website, because we are sure you will not be disappointed should you wish to join us for a seasons fishing, and like many of our members, go on to renew each year and have done so for many more 

To join, please click 'Join CPS ' on the home page and message us. We will then send you details how to register and and to get set up with your membership.

Thank you for visiting and learning about CPS

Mick Barwood

Now sent directly to Members by Email from Feb 2023

In February 2023 we transferred to contacting members directly by email from our New Online Membership

Trophy Awards 2023

Event and Specimen Fish Trophy Awards for the 2022/23 Season now available within online membership account

Working Party Dates 2023

Please select link below for planned dates this year.

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CPS Contact List

List of Committee Members, Bailiffs and Environmental Agency Contacts available via our online membership

Saltwater Results 2023

Beach and Boat Saltwater Event Winners

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Members Guest Tickets

A Maximum of 2 guests per member permitted per day priced at £6 for each guest. Day tickets available on all our waters but no night fishing. Book and pay within our online membership programme

Specimen Fish Registration Form

Please download and print

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A CPS guide to fishing on our waters.

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Annual Membership Renewal Invitations 2023/2024

Invitations to renew your membership will be sent out in April by email to those registered to our online membership programme. Members not registered online please contact Angela Barwood to discuss.

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Freshwater Event Results

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Privacy Policy

Link to our Privacy Policy

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CPS Disciplinary Procedures

Download Available

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2023 Season Freshwater Events

From June 2023 - Please see in online membership account

2023 Season Saltwater Events

2023 Saltwater Events

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Members can view all water maps within our online membership programme

2023 AGM Agenda

Takes place on the 18th May 2023 - Please see in Online Membership account

New Membership

New Membership

Please enquire here

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Membership Plan Fees 2023/2024

£30 Initial New Member Joining Fee payable only once on all plans not per person.

No Membership Fees for Juniors aged 5 to 11 on the 1st June when joining with a Senior Member (Parent or Grandparent)    

Add £25 for each additional Junior aged 12 to 17 on the 1st June on selected Memberships if there are more than 2 Juniors aged 12 to 17

Family Membership:  Member & their Partner plus 2 Juniors both aged 12 to 17 on the 1st June -  £180 or 1 Junior aged 12 to 17 on the 1st June  - £160

Senior Membership & their Partner both aged 18 to 64 - £150

Senior Membership plus 1 Junior aged 12 to 17 - £100

Senior Member plus 1 Junior aged 11 and under - £80

Senior Membership aged 18 to 64 on 1st June - £80

Senior Citizen Membership aged 65 + on 1st June - £60

Keith Nixon


You will most likely to meet Keith by the river in Stratford st Mary and Dedham

Steven Rouse


You will most likely to meet Steven at our Langham Complex

Colin Moore


You are likely to meet Colin at our Bucbricks complex

Stan Beecham


You are most likely to meet Stan at our Bucbricks complex

Wayne Peck


You are most likely to meet Wayne at our Langham Complex

Ben Theobald


You are likely to meet Ben at any of our waters

John Dodshon


You are likely to meet John at our Langham and Bucbricks Complexes

Jerome Thong


You will most likely to meet Jerome at our Langham Complex

Danny Lett


You are most likely to meet Danny on our river stretches

Barry Took


You are likely to meet Barry on our river stretches

Shaun Vandersteen


You are likely to meet Shaun at any of our waters

Cliff Sturley


You are likely to meet Cliff at any of our waters