The password to access the Members Area, where detailed information on the location of

waters can be found, is the current gate code.

​Last Update 18/08/2022 @ 21:40 - Thursday match result


​​​Please note that if you are going to fish the Royal Military Canal we are only allowed to fish from the roadside (North) bank at present.
Please ignore any information, including on the RFA's own website, that states we can fish from both banks.


Changes to CDAA handbook.

When purchasing a membership for the 2022-23 season, whether new or renewing, you will need to let us know if you require the old style full handbook as we are changing over to what is basically the existing handbook cover.

The reasoning behind this is that the majority of our members now access the information via our website, which is also more up to date due to printing limitations of the handbook, and our Social Media pages.

To access the information, that used to be in the handbook, on each individual water and how to get to it you will

find it in the Members Area - "How to get there..." tab at the top of this page.

The password to enter the Members Area is the current gate code.

This will be good for the environment and also save a small amount of money for the club, we vastly reduced the cost already when we brought the printing in-house a few years ago.

If you are using a printed form you will see this near the bottom:

Do you require a full handbook or a membership card?
(delete one, if left blank you will be issued a membership card)

But if you are using our online membership option you will have to use the “Add a note” option when you go to “My Cart” to let us know you require the full handbook, if you do not you will be sent the membership card by default.

We hope this is clear to all but if you have any questions please do get in contact with us, preferably by email at

Please be aware that as from April 1st 2022 we no longer have access to Weir Wood Reservoir, this is due to a commercial decision on the fisheries part and not through any fault of our club or our members.


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 sixteen stillwaters at nine locations, two reservoirs, two stretches of stream 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 and in 2014 we set up our Twitter handle.

Contact details and links to our FB page, Twitter and Instagram are at the bottom of every page.

We run a summer series of Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon to early evening matches for the seniors. In addition there is a Sunday series of matches for seniors that run from April to January. Junior anglers have a summer series of matches on Saturday mornings and 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 available and details are on our membership page, we are sure to have a category that suits you, and you can join online today.

We run several "Have a go Days" through the summer as well as our annual Junior Day and 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 throughout the year and an extra pair of hands are always welcome.

So if this all sounds interesting to you, don't delay, sign up today! 

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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.