15th June 2020
ATTENTION ALL SAA MEMBERS
Coronavirus - Resumption of Fishing
In view of the latest Government relaxation of the regulations to control the
spread of the coronavirus epidemic and taking into account advice issued
by the Angling Trust, Southdown AA waters are open for fishing, subject
to certain restrictions to maintain social distancing.
Please refer to the Notices page for full details and the
Competotions page if you are interested in fishing the matches.
SOUTHDOWN ANGLING ASSOCIATION WATERS
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 2020 due to other activities scheduled to take place on site, all dates inclusive, are:
North Farm Pool, Marle Green, Closure Dates 2020
Saturday 16th May,
Tuesday 26th May to Thursday 28th May inclusive,
Wednesday 17th June to Sunday 21st June inclusive,
Saturday 27th June,
Monday 29th June to Saturday 4th July inclusive,
Thursday 6th August to Sunday 9th August inclusive and,
Monday 21st September to Friday 25th September inclusive
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.