Welcome to
Colchester Piscatorial Society

About CPS

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 do have some room to grow our membership numbers and encourage Colchester residents, and those from the surrounding areas, to come and join us.

We currently refrain from general public day tickets, as this we feel may diminish our exclusivity, however, 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, then go on to renew each year and have done so for many years.

Just click on, Join CPS, on the home page and start your journey to becoming a CPS member.
You will then be able to take advantage of joining in our friendly match fixtures, or even booking a place on a chartered sea boat and enjoy some sea fishing with us too.

Thank you for visiting and learning about CPS

Mick Barwood

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Members Information

Working Party Dates 2021

Working Party dates now released

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Freshwater Match Fixtures 2021/22

Freshwater Match Fixtures details here

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Saltwater Match Fixtures 2021/22

Beach and Boat Saltwater Match Fixture details here

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Trophy Lists 2021/22

Match and Specimen Fish Trophy Awards 2021/22 No trophies awarded 2020/21 owing to pandemic and subsequent no AGM

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Annual Membership Renewal Form 2021/2022

All now sent out

CPS Contact List

List of Committee Members, Bailiffs and Environmental Agency Contacts

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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.

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Members Newsletter 2020/2021

Full Newsletter suspended this year


A CPS Members MUST read and COMPLY guide to fishing on our waters

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Match Results 2020/21/22

Details of Match results recorded here

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Specimen Fish Registration Form

Please download and print

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Join CPS

New Membership Application Form

Membership applications are now closed for June 1st 2021 - 31st May 2022. You can still apply for membership for the 2022/23 membership year, and this will be entered onto a waiting list. Please download our New Membership Application Form here for print out and completion. Send this form in only to our Membership Secretary in order to register onto the waiting list. Do not send payment or photos until you are notified of your application becoming successful.

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Membership Fees 2021/2022

 Initial New Member Joining on Fee - £30 (excludes all Juniors) Note: This Fee is now waived if joining from 1st November 2021 - 28th February 2022

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 15 on the 1st June

Family Membership:  Member & their Partner plus 2 Juniors both aged 5 to 15 on the 1st June - £103 

Senior Membership & their Partner both aged 16 to 64 - £98

Senior Membership plus 1 Junior aged 12 to 15 - £93

Senior Member plus 1 Junior aged 11 and under - £68

Senior Membership aged 16 to 64 on 1st June - £68

Senior Citizen Membership aged 65 + on 1st June - £48

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Video of Our River Stretches