Last Update 29/03/2020 @ 15:00


We are aware that a few of you that have joined or renewed through our outlets have not received your new handbooks, this is because your forms are within the outlets premises which are currently closed until further notice.

Rest assured we will be collecting them as soon as it is possible for us to do so and you will then receive your handbook as a matter of urgency.

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Dear Member,

As you are aware the current situation with the Covid-19 virus is constantly evolving and causing more and more restrictions on our everyday lives. Unfortunately this has now resulted in all fishing activity being stopped and we have also had to postpone our AGM until further notice.

Below is the advice we are getting from the Angling Trust:

Until we have further clarification we recommend that fisheries are closed.
Current restrictions notified to the general public are as follows:

People will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible

  • one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;

  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.


Because of the many different ways fisheries are set up and run we are seeking guidance from Sport England and other Government bodies as to whether fishing is an allowed form of exercise.
Until we have this clarification we ask that all anglers follow the restrictions set out by the Government at this time.

Angling Trust advice with regards to matches, working parties and other events we had planned:

The Government have advised that they will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public.
On this basis any matches or events you have organised should not go ahead until we are advised otherwise by the Government. We will update you when these restrictions are lifted.

We would also like to make you aware that the Committee have cancelled our meetings for the foreseeable future but that we will still function using email and telephone calls and are monitoring the situation as advice from both the Government and our governing body the Angling Trust changes on a daily basis, so rest assured we want to get back on the bankside as quickly as you do and therefore will update you as soon as there is any relaxation of these restrictions.

It only remains for us to say that we hope you all stay healthy and that we will keep you updated as and when things change.

For and on behalf of the CDAA Committee

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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 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.

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