2024-2025 Membership

Our handbook runs from 1st April to 30th March every year, with all waters being closed on 31st March.

Farnham Angling Society handbooks do not cover a calendar year, they are not valid for 12-months once purchased and we do not sell part-season permits.

Anyone wishing to fish for Pike on FAS waters must attend a free Pike teach-in (Saturday 16th September, Sunday 24th September & Sunday 1st October). 

Come and join us today. ​

Now over 100 years old, Farnham Angling Society is one of the most successful angling societies in England. With membership averaging around 3,500 members and with 33 waters, we like to think part of our success is due to providing a great range of fishing for anglers of all classes, ages and abilities. Just look at what FAS offers you:

  • 33 Fisheries for 2024-2025 (No Closed Season On 19 waters)
  • Exclusive Access To Secure, Private Venues.
  • Toilets & Running Water On Many Fisheries.
  • Comprehensive Stocking & Fishery Improvement Program.
  • Night Fishing Priority Swims On Certain Venues.
  • Disabled Access & Wheelchair Priority Swims.
  • 10% Discount Available To Members At Many Tackle Shops.
  • Discounts Available for Junior, Intermediate, Student & those Eligible to receive State Pension.
  • Guest Tickets Available On Many Waters.

Fantastic Value at no more than £4.33 per week.

How to Join Farnham Angling Society

Apply for your membership online with our secure payment system.

We accept Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards as well as the popular Visa, Mastercard and AMEX debit cards.

Apply for your membership in writing.

If you prefer to apply in writing, just click here to load our Membership Application form which you can post in with your cheque or postal order.

2024 - 2025 Membership Fees

Membership Category Annual Subscription Joining Fee* Total for First Year Renewing Members: Add Late Fee (from 1st May) Renewing Members: Add Re-Joining Fee (from 1st June)
SENIOR (Over 18 to state pension) £170.00 £55.00 £225.00 £10.00 £55.00
DISABLED (Blue Badge or proof of entitlement) £85.00 £27.00 £112.00 £5.00 £27.00
JUNIOR (Under 16) £42.00 £13.00 £55.00 £2.50 £13.00
STUDENT (Under 21. Student ID Required) £85.00 £27.00 £112.00 £5.00 £27.00
INTERMEDIATE (16 & 17) £85.00 £27.00 £112.00 £5.00 £27.00
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE PENSION £102.00 £55.00 £157.00 £10.00 £55.00

Lapsed Membership:
The Society deems your membership to have lapsed, if you fail to renew for the next season by the 30th April.

Late Fee/Re-Joining Fee:

Existing 2023 – 2024 members renewing for the 2024 – 2025 season.

The Executive Committee have decided to end the suspension and reactivate the Late Fee and the Re-Joining Fees. So, for existing members that re-join for the coming season, please do so before 1st May to avoid any additional costs.

Guest Tickets:

The Society do not issue Day Tickets on any of our waters, although full Members are allowed to take 1 Guest on most venues for £15/rod Senior & £5.00 Junior for 24 Hrs, though night fishing is restricted to Members on certain venues.

As of 1st April 2023, Guest Tickets will not be available to be purchased between 1st January – 30th March each season.

Coarse Fishing Availability Dates

Waters Open 1st April to 30th March

Badshot Lea Big Pond, Badshot Lea Small Pond, Copse Lake (Yateley East Complex), Horseshoe Lake (Yateley South Complex), Kings Pond, Lodge Pond, Match Lake (Yateley East Complex), Mill Lane, Nursery Lake (Yateley East Complex), Pumphouse Lake (Yateley South Complex), South Lake (Yateley South Complex), Stillwater Front Lake, Stillwater Back Lake, Stockbridge Pond, Summer Pit (Yateley East Complex), Tree Lakes (Yateley South Complex), Warren Pond, Winchfield Court Farm and Wyke Farm Pond.

Waters Open 16th June to 14th March

Frensham Great Pond, Frensham Little Pond, River Loddon (all sections), River Wey (all sections), River Whitewater (all sections), Tarn Pond.

All waters are closed on the 31st March each year.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Join Farnham Angling Society

Joining FAS is easy!

Joining Farnham Angling Society is as easy as clicking on the Membership Home Page and purchasing online. Alternatively you can visit the Membership Office at Gold Valley or apply in writing with a cheque or postal order by completing our Application Form.

Payment via Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. See note below regarding photographic requirements.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and trust you will understand that we have to look after our Membership Secretary and his wife, as both Mick & Fran are aged over 70, and we have to prioritise their health.

All enquiries regarding Membership or Guest Tickets must be dealt with by calling the Membership Secretary, Mick Borra, on 07546 724317.

Join a Friend Scheme

If a current member introduces a new member to the society, he or she will be entered into a free draw to win a free permit for the following season, providing that the current member’s name and permit number are on the application form.


Before your friend submits their membership application form to FAS, either online, at our Membership Centre at Gold Valley or by post, make sure that you or your friend puts your name and your permit number on your friend’s application form.

All valid Join A Friend entries will be collected and a draw will take place at the AGM and the first three drawn out will receive complimentary permits for the following season.

Application forms can be obtained from ‘The FAS Membership Centre’ or here on the website, remember that you can enter as many times as you wish, and of course the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning !

Apply for your membership in person at the FAS Membership Centre.

Visit Mick and Fran in person at our Membership Office based at Gold Valley, Gold Lane, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2PT.

We would kindly like to ask people that they still wear face coverings at Gold Valley Tackle Shop. This is to help protect staff, including Mick and Fran, and customers who may have health concerns.

You can obtain your Handbook/Permit immediately.
Payment via cash, credit (not Amex card), debit card, cheque or postal order.
Please note: if applying at Gold Valley (opens this Friday an as shown below), or by post you will need:
1x photograph of each person if renewing a permit.
2x photographs of each application for new applications.

 Opening times:

1st March – 31st August: Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
1st – 30th September: Saturdays only: 10:00am-4:00pm
1st October – 28th February: First Saturday of the month: 10:00am-4:00pm

Farnham Angling Society

Anyone wishing to fish for Pike on FAS waters must FIRST attend a free Pike teach-in AND OBTAIN A PIKE STAMP IN THEIR HANDBOOK 
(DATES for 2024 & 2025 TO BE CONFIRMED)