Southdown Angling Association East Sussex Angling at its best
Southdown Angling Association East Sussex Angling at its best

25th March 2020



In view of the latest Government regulations to try and control the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and taking into account advice issued by the Angling Trust, all Southdown AA waters are closed until further notice.

There are no exceptions. This strictly only affects Curls Farm, Marle Green and Cinderford Pond, as all our other waters are currently subject to the statuary river close season. All planned competitions are likewise cancelled.

We will review the situation as advice from the Government and the Angling Trust is updated.

We had planned to hold our AGM and Social Evening on 1st May 2020, but this is now also cancelled, but we woulde hope to be able to hold a suitable replacement event at some time in the future once restrictions are relaxed / lifted.

We thank members for their continued support, trust you will all keep safe and well and will endeavour to advise you as soon as things return to near normality and we can all go fishing again.



The Association offers a diverse selection of waters to suit all tastes.

The tabs to the left describe each of them individually, with map attachments showing directions and parking.

Much of our water is tranquil and unspoilt in comparison to the commercial fisheries. Please respect the environment, enjoy the surroundings and take your rubbish home, remember, take only pictures and leave only foot prints.

As an angling club, we are keen to promote further angling opportunities throughout East Sussex.Should you be looking to offer your land / waters

to an angling club, please contact us.

Water maintenance work parties are held throughout the year as required, please give a few hours of your time and help out when possible. To offer your services please contact the Water Maintenance Manager. Remember, waters are only fishable because of the work put in by a few volunteer members.

From time to time, for various reasons, waters may need to be closed to members, the dates being shown on the annual membership booklet, here on this website and advised to members via newsletters and local tackle shops.

A notice will also be affixed at the fishery entrance.

Closures currently scheduled in 2019 due to other activities taking place on site, all dates inclusive, are:


North Farm Pool, Marle Green, Closure Dates

Somewhat late in the day, the landowners have advised some changes to their event dates at this water. We advise members to treat these dates as closures as the site will be busy and parking space restricted.

This is the updated list of dates and supersedes those listed in the Year Book and previously on this website:

Thursday 13th to Monday 17th June 2019 inclusive;

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019;

Saturday 13th July 2019;

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August 2019 inclusive;

Sunday 1st September 2019; and,

Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd September 2019 inclusive.

The club matches scheduled for the 23rd June and 1st September 2019 will be re-arranged. Please contact the Match Secretary.

Sorry for any inconvenience but this is beyond our control


Please can all members remember not to leave their vehicle in front of any gates when parking up for a fishing session.

We have had a number of reports recently about vehicles blocking farm gates at the Pevensey Haven and at Middle Bridge and Ironbridge on the Wallers Haven.

The farmers from whom we tease the fishing rights are now getting very annoyed and are voicing their opinions to the club. They need daily access to their land to tend livestock etc and if the situation continues we may well lose the use of some of our lovely waters.

Also, should there ever be an emergency the emergency services will also need access.

Now while we acknowledge that some parked vehicles may belong to dog owners or walkers in general, it would seem that the majority belong to anglers and the people responsible are not only selfish but quite frankly ignorant and stupid!

Shown is a vehicle blocking the gate at Ironbridge upstream on Sunday 15th September, apparently the angler concerned was fishing an overnight session.

So please NEVER park in front on any gate.

The Committee will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis for the rest of the season and should a member be found to be blocking a gate with their vehicle, it could result in a lifetime ban. Therefore if you value being a member of the Southdown A A and enjoy the great fishing that our waters can offer please park sensibly and never block gates.

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