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Hastings and Bexhill

District Freshwater Angling Association

Membership update 

Current Government restrictions present difficulties for members renewing their membership. It has therefore been decided to extend current memberships to now expire on April 30th 2021. 
We will resume night fishing on Buckshole, Harmers Pond and Wishingtree once the lockdown is over and we have permission to do so check Facebook page or the club website. PLEASE NOTE IT MAY WELL NOT BE UNTIL A FEW DAYS AFTER LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED THAT THIS RESUMES.
New members (only) wishing to join the club can do so by using the postal service or doing a click and collect at a local tackle shop. There is no need for any current member to rejoin until tackle shops re-open as the Government plan on the 12th April 2021. Alan at AR tackle is more than happy to deal with any queries about any of the above if you give him a call. Thanks for reading stay safe and tight lines to all our members.



We now understand that the latest Government advice is that angling is regarded as exercise and as such is now permitted subject to observation of the following rules:-

1) You must stay local

2) You may only meet one other person

3) You must observe social distancing at all times

4) No night fishing is permitted whatsoever.


As a consequence we are now able to re-open our waters to our members. Day tickets have to continue to be made available at some waters and these may be busy at the weekends, swims will be on a first come first served basis.


Follow Government guidelines

Please note on club waters junior anglers under 12 years of age may only fish when accompanied by a responsible adult member.
Thank you

Established in 1895, the association provides its members and day ticket anglers with various lakes and rivers to fish throughout Hastings, Bexhill and the surrounding area.


We currently have seven lakes that provide a mixture of species at specimen weights to suit all anglers’ preferences. As well as the lakes run by the association we also offer members the ability to fish various stretches of river in the surrounding area.


The association provides waters to suit all ages, abilities and interests so there’s something for everyone.


As an association that is run purely for the anglers benefit the fishing is provided at fantastic value for its members with adult memberships cost just over £1 per week!!

As an association we are always looking to improve our waters and provide exactly what the anglers want (within reason), that said we are a small organisation that is run as efficiently as possible and charge a price that offers great value for money, we aren’t a commercial organisation that are able to offer a café, perfectly level swims, on-site tackle shops, parking right next to the swim or endless huge carp. However, we think what we do offer far outweighs all of that, fantastic waters that get you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life without there being another 10 anglers all sat within an underarm chuck of your rods! Some of the waters are tucked away in splendid countryside whilst others are in local parks.


Latest News

15th September 2019

The next match is on Sunday 22/9/19,at Wishingtree, the following swims will be closed on Sunday until 6pm:


- The far bank by the wood

- All the pegs on the dam

- The first peg on the road side in the corner by the dam.


Just a reminder that Buckshole will be closed on Sunday 29/9/19, all day from 7am until 6pm for a match there, all the swims will be in use. Furthermore, we will also be closing the double swim on the roadside due to the number of anglers taking part, if for any reason it's not wanted we will open it to other anglers, but be warned it's closed unless we say otherwise. Also anglers fishing the match will need two keepnets, one for carp one for silvers .

Latest Club News

11th September 2019

Specimens: Phil Bailey Perch 2lb.3oz from the Military canal, Frankie Alice Brett a junior member, Mirror of 12lb from Normanhurst on a whip,Frankie is only 3years old,so watch out all of you as she is gunning to be Champion Angler soon.Now a note of caution to all members Do Not go fishing in a water with wet nets from a outing,Wet nets carry and spread disease and pollution, its simple really if you cannot dry your nets between outings get a spare set.

Contact Hastings and Bexhill District Freshwater Angling Association

Get in touch with Hastings and Bexhill District Freshwater Angling Association to learn more about our fishing and how you can get involved.

07429 655237