Not so much Club water as privately owned water. Most rivers are in the private ownership of the individual that owns the land around them. Some people own just the "fishing rights", in other words they own the riverbank and the right to fish the river for whatever distance, 800 yards or five miles, depending on what they own. Most rivers in the north and west of the country have what is known as "Town water" or "Club water". This is generally a couple of miles in the lower reaches that either goes through the town or is just above the tidal reaches and allows local people to fish a river they otherwise have no access to.
On Tuesday I am fishing the river Test at Compton Manor. It is a very famous beat that was once owned by Sir Thomas Sopwith and is now owned by a Chinese billlionaire. I'm a guest but chalkstream fishing here in the south is approx $300 a day!
Hey, I'm glad that "going acoustic" worked for you.
My ability to stay interested has increased ten-fold since I started practicing mostly unplugged. (I don't have an acoustic guitar right now.) And when I do plug in and crank up the drive, I'm less likely to get that howling cat syndrome, 'cause I've worked out the "finger tone" in advance - i.e., gotten as much of the "drive" and "dirt" out of the guitar as I can with no amp.