Last Update 10/02/2018 @ 16:30
(Updated email address on "Contact Us" page & water closure dates for Mill House Farm)
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Crowborough and District Angler's Association began life in 1948 when a group of young men returned from the war. Initially the club was set up to provide day trips for sea anglers. But over time freshwater fishing began to play a greater role and coarse waters were added to the roster. These days the club can offer both freshwater, saltwater and some stream based Trout fishing.
The Club currently has fourteen stillwaters at eight locations, two reservoirs, two stretches of river fishing, plus access to seven miles of the River Rother, as well as six miles of the Royal Military Canal in its' portfolio. The majority of the stillwaters have no close season.
We have a long and well documented history, an enthusiastic and hard working Committee and some very keen junior anglers. We support, and are supported by our local tackle dealers. Our club record fish range from 1968 to the present day.
We are easy to contact and reply to messages as quickly as we can. In 2011 we set up our own Facebook page, which has become increasingly popular amongst the members. In 2014 we set up our Twitter handle.
We run matches throughout the year for Sea Anglers. We run a summer series of Wednesday evening matches for the seniors. In addition there is a Sunday series of matches for seniors that run from May to January. Junior anglers have a summer series of matches on Saturday mornings. We have matches that are just for the ladies too. For the specimen hunters, there are competitions that run all year round.
We have many different types of membership on our membership page and are sure to have a category that suits you. You can join online today. We also run a buddies programme for those who are new to angling or for those who wish to improve their skills.
Check out our News page for the most up to date news about the Club. We run working parties from time to time and an extra pair of hands are always welcome.
So don't delay, sign up today!
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There are reports of KHV in our area, so please take all precautions as this disease could devastate fishing in our area and particularly our own waters.
3 STEPS TO PREVENT KHV
Anglers hold the key to stopping the spread of KHV. Here are three simple things you can do to help the cause.
1 - Let the sun do its work
Dry your nets – nets that are damp and chucked in the garage will harbour infections that can live for weeks on end. But by putting your nets out on the lawn in sunlight once you get home, you are almost guaranteed to kill any infections. If you are unable to dry your nets at home, lay them out on the bank at the fishery before your session, giving them at least 45 minutes in direct sunlight.
2 - Tend to your stink bags
Empty stink bags – the stagnant water that collects in the bottom of these can also harbour deadly bugs.
Tip the water out of your bag, making sure you do this well away from any venue so that it can’t seep in. Keep your stink bag open while you are fishing and allow the sunlight to dry it, killing all the bugs in the process.
3 - Sterilise your nets
Use net dips – hundreds of commercials insist on visitors fully submerging their keepnets in a chemical solution before they start to fish. Although there is a lot of debate as to how effective dips are in the fight against disease, there is certainly no evidence to suggest they cause harm, and when in place they should be used.
Drying your nets after they have been dipped makes it even more likely that all bugs will be killed.