TWAPS Membership

See tabs below for all essential information about joining or renewing membership.

Becoming a Member

Membership is currently closed until April 2021.  Applications for membership will be placed on a waiting List.

Please read the following before requesting a membership form:

  • The Membership runs for a maximum of one year and expires on 31st March annually.
  • Only applications by post will be accepted.
  • Please do NOT use recorded delivery or ‘signed for’ envelopes, as your renewal may not be received and could result in a delay.
  • Your membership request can take up to a week to process before being posted back to you.
  • Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • The application form MUST be accompanied by:
    1. A recent passport quality and passport size photo.
    2. A self-addressed stamped envelope (minimum size 220 mm x 110 mm, 22 cm x 11 cm, 8.7 inches x 4.2 inches).
    3. The correct fee (details on form). Alternatively, you can pay by BACS (see ‘Paying by BACS‘ elsewhere on this page).


Applying for Membership

To apply to becoming a member, request an application form from the Membership Secretary using the Contact Form. An application form will be sent to you, with instructions on how to apply.


  • All Junior and Intermediate Members must be accompanied by an Adult Member (i.e. any Member aged 18 or over) at all times. Shorne Country Park excepted. Junior Members may only fish using one rod and line. Intermediate Members may fish with up to two rods and line at any one time, subject to each water’s bye-laws.
  • Match Only Members cannot fish any of the Society’s waters, except if fishing a match, or unless a day ticket or guest ticket is purchased as appropriate.
  • Unless fishing a match, Match Only Members cannot visit any of the Society’s waters, Shorne and Campanile excepted. 
  • The administration fee is non-refundable. All membership subscriptions are non-refundable subject to the Committee’s discretion.


Unless otherwise informed, TWAPS Membership expires on 31st March annually and should be renewed by then.

Renewal reminders are not normally sent to Members.

Note: Unless otherwise informed, only renewals by post are accepted.

Once you have completed your renewal section of your Membership Card, post it to the Membership Secretary (name and address below and on your membership card). See below for a guide to completing the renewal section of your membership card.

Don’t forget to include your remittance (cheques and postal orders made payable to ‘T.W.A.P.S’) and a stamped, a self-addressed stamped envelope (minimum size 220 mm x 110 mm, 22 cm x 11 cm, 8.7 inches x 4.2 inches).

Alternatively you can pay by BACS (see ‘Paying by BACS‘ tab).

Send to:

Mr. J. Buxton
62 Willow Farm Way
Herne Bay
Kent CT6 7QH

Please note:
Should you choose to use recorded delivery or signed for mail, this could delay your application significantly as the Membership Secretary works full time and is often unavailable to sign for mail.

As a consequence it has to be collected from the local sorting office as and when the Membership Secretary is available to do so.

Renewal Tips

  • If there is more than one renewal for the same address, please supply just one stamped self addressed envelope.
  • If we don’t have an email address, or it has changed, can you please supply an email address (if you don’t have one a family member’s email address will suffice) with your membership renewal.
  • If you have paid by BACS can you please indicate that you have done so on the return part of your membership card.
  • Please send your membership renewal to Jeff Buxton directly, if you send it somewhere else, your renewal could be delayed.
  • Please do not send your identity card with your membership renewal. We do not need it.

Temporary Membership

The Society no longer issues guest fishing permits.

However, a temporary membership can be purchased, whereby a prospective member can fish any Society water for up to 24 hours at a time, up to 4 times per season.

Those fishing as a temporary membership must be accompanied by a current full member, and a full member can be accompanied by only one temporary member at a time.

Each temporary membership period costs £10 for adults, £5 for Juniors/Intermediates/Senior Citizens/Registered Disabled,

To apply for temporary membership please call Phil Townsend on 07879 854030. If Phil is unavailable please use the Contact page instead and some one will get back to you.

Please note: please allow for a minimum of 24 hours notice when applying for temporary membership.

Membership Fees

2021 / 2022

New members joining fee £15 per membership plus annual subscription (see fees below).

Annual SubscriptionPrice
Adult (18+)£75
Joint Membership£130
Junior (from 5 to 11 years old)*£0
Intermediate (12 to 17 years incl.)£28
Senior Citizens & Registered Disabled£55
Match Only Member£30
Non Fishing Member£10

All prices above apply to on-going membership renewals.

* 4 years old and under can apply for a free non-fishing member permit.

Paying by BACS

You can now pay for your new membership or renewal by BACS payment.

However, please read the following instructions carefully:

  • If you are a new member, please include your last name as your BACS payment reference.
  • If you are renewing your membership, please include your membership number as your BACS payment reference.
  • You will still need to send in a completed membership application form (if a new member) or the renewal section of your membership card (if renewing your membership), together with the specified stamped addressed envelope, to the Membership Secretary.
  • Also, write on your membership application form, or membership renewal slip, that you have paid by BACS and the date you paid it.


The TWAPS account details are as follows:

Account name: Thameside Works Angling and Preservation Society

Account number: 10888540

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