Milton Keynes Angling Association is the local coarse (non trout) angling body, making fishing available on the majority of waters where angling is allowed in and around the city.
Run by volunteers, MKAA is a non-profit distributing organisation which puts all its income back into the sport. All reasonably behaved people who want to share the pleasures of fishing are welcome.
To fish on MK waters, anglers must hold a rod licence and be a member of the MKAA. Venues include Furzton, Willen, Caldecotte, Jubilee, Bradwell, Wolverton Mill and Lodge Lakes plus the Teardop Lakes, Loughton Lakes, the lakes and river at Emberton Park and, most recently, Dimmocks Pit at Newton Longville.
The ticket also includes around nine of the 12 miles of canal through MK, much of the River Ouzel and the Upper Great Ouse (including the special syndicate section at Adams Mill which has produced the past six UK barbel records over five years) and two sections of the River Tove at Castlethorpe.
Season ticket holders also have access to part of the Oxford Canal, sections of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell and the Seacourt Stream, all at Oxford, parts of the Ouse at Harrold and Felmersham, a section of the River Ivel, and some Middle Ouse out at Little Paxton.
All tastes are catered for from beginner through to match and specialist anglers. The association has a full match programme and its representative team is an NFA Division 1 National Championship side. Each year sees an extensive junior coaching programme run by two fully qualified coaches.
For more information, including cost of season tickets, pick up a copy of MKAA's free 16-page tabloid newspaper from local tackle shops, visit the MKAA website, or call either Trevor Johnson on 01908 270000, Stuart Pemberton on 01908 660579 or Den Reid on 01908 449545.