About Us


Thornton Hough Angling Club (THAC) was formally known as Thornton Hough Village Club Anglers (THVCA). The Club was started in the early 1980’s as an Angling section of the Thornton Hough Village Social Club,(Men’s Club) Thornton Hough. In about 2005 due to the demise of the Social Club the fishing section renamed itself to become Thornton Hough Angling Club

When the club was started it had a number of ponds in the Whitehouse lane area of Brimstage, then about 38 years ago THAC moved to its present waters on Willow Lane, Raby.

The club has at present ten well stocked ponds, which are maintained by a dedicated group of members who give up a lot of free time to keep them to a high standard.

So what is THAC all about? Well, we’re dedicated to encouraging more families with young children into the sport of angling; we are a family club and run our Club fishing matches at a non- competitive standard for all ages.

Fishing is one of the few sports where anyone can become involved whatever your age, race, gender or ability. Angling is a sport that gets you out there into nature where you can relax and draw real strength from your surroundings

If you require any further information please drop down to Willow lane and see a member of the committee on a Saturday between 1200hrs and 1400hrs or simply just e-mail you query and we will get back to you.


Work Parties will be called once a month during the summer months. This will involve the closure of all ponds for the duration of the work party. (0900 to 1300hrs} These work parties usually involve major works eg: peg repairs, tree/bush cutting and other major maintenance  work that keep our waters safe environment to use.

All members are welcome.

Work around the ponds, is also carried out by a dedicated group of individuals in maintaining the paths with lawn cutting and strimming.

The Committee

Dirk Dekker

Dirk Dekker

Haydn Pritchard

Haydn Pritchard





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If you’d like to learn more about our club, membership or anything else, please get in touch.