SOUTHDOWN ANGLING ASSOCIATION
Welcome to one of Sussex's top coarse angling clubs, which was founded in 1997 following the merger of two other local clubs, namely the Compleat Angler Fishing Club of Eastbourne and the Hailsham Angling Association.
The Association are members of both the Angling Trust and Fish Legal who work on all anglers behalf to safeguard our waters and the fish therein which we attempt to capture.
We have something to offer every fisherperson, be it a meandering stretch of the River Cuckmere, or maybe the Wallers or Pevensey Havens on the Pevensey Levels will take your fancy. Should you prefer a secluded lake or pond, set in the depths of the East Sussex countryside we can offer you Curls Farm and Marle Green. The Southdown AA are also members of the Rother Fishery Association giving our members access to several miles of fishing on the eastern River Rother and the Royal Military Canal
With specimen fish of all species, a pro-active and enthusiastic match section, or maybe just a peaceful afternoon or evening float fishing on one of our many waters, the Southdown Angling Association caters for all who enjoy the pleasures fishing has to offer.
With trained angling coaches amongst our ranks, we offer a safe environment for younger and older fishermen or women to improve their angling skills. Our aim is to promote angling throughout Sussex and the UK as a whole.
Please do not hesitate to contact your committee for further infomation via the contact page, or alternatively telephone the Polegate Angling Centre (01323 647187) who will be more than happy to assist.
For all the latest news and information, please also check out our Facebook page at:
5th May 2022
2022/ 2023 MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the year through to the 30th April 2023
is now available
Please visit the Membership Page for details
and to download an application form.
14th December 2021
CHANGE OF Gmail ADDRESS
The Association's Gmail address has changed.
Please visit the Contacts Page for details
6th April 2021
ROTHER FISHERY ASSOCIATION
The Southdown AA are now members of the RFA giving our members access to several miles of fishing on the eastern River Rother and the Royal Military Canal. See the waters pages for details.
17th March 2021
Members please note that Cinderford Pond is regrettably no longer
a Southdown AA water.
3rd June 2020
During the past few weeks there have been numerous cases of people fishing illegally on Southdown Angling Association stretches of the rivers, especially on the Wallers Haven, all the way from Middle Bridge to Boreham Street.
It’s great to report that we hear a group of people were arrested by the police last weekend because they were fishing during the close season, this being as a result of several members seeing tents / bivvies/ barbecues / and rods etc positioned in the first field at Middle Bridge and reporting the matter.
If you happen to witness illegal fishing on any of our waters in the future, for safety reasons, please do not take action personally, but,
REPORT THIS IMMEDIATELY TO THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ON THEIR 24 HOUR HOTLINE NUMBER OF 0800 807060.
Even if the Agency cannot respond quickly, they do contact the police and action is taken, evidence being that of last weekend.
We need to protect our waters and fish and put these illegal poachers under pressure, that way hopefully they will get the message.
Again the ENVIROMENT AGENCY HOTLINE NUMBER is 0800 807060,
which is also on the reverse of your rod licence.