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


The Association currently has two still waters available to members. There is no close season and both may be fished all year round.

Curls Farm, Ripe. The Association’s premier still water fishery. Approximately three acres in area, but shallow, being no more than a metre deep. Never the less, it holds a large head of mainly carp, both mirror and common, up to well in excess of 20 pounds. Also present are some good sized roach and rudd, large eels and a few tench.

North Farm Pool, Marle Green. A very picturesque water, much liked by members who enjoy a peaceful session fishing in beautiful surroundings. Again approximately three acres in area and shallow, with a depth of about a metre, it holds a quite a large head of mirror, common and ghost carp to high double figures, skimmer bream, roach, rudd, tench, some nice perch and large eels.

To download a sketch map of the still waters, please click on the tab on the left.

All Association still waters are subject to additional angling regulations as below and some have further restrictions specific to the particular venue.


Vehicles to be parked only in the permitted areas.


No vehicles to be taken beyond permitted parking areas other than those of disabled members having written authority to do so.


Barbless hooks only.


No carp to be retained in keepnets or sacks other than in Association arranged / sanctioned competitions.


Fishing is from designated pegs only and only one swim may be occupied at any one time.


No fishing from any islands.


No reserving of pegs or swims.


No night fishing or camping. Angling limited to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

17th March 2021


Members please note that Cinderford Pond is regrettably no longer

a Southdown AA water.

Curl’s Farm; Water Bank Clearance and Vehicular Access

A couple of things.

We are aware that someone has recently taken it upon themselves to fell a tree in one of the swims. This is strictly forbidden and is behaviour that could lose us the water. Clearance like this is only to be carried out by our Water Maintenance Manager.

We/you are not allowed to drive down to the lake edge beyond the designated parking area near the barn and this is prescribed in our lease. On application, we are able to grant vehicular access to those members with restricted mobility by exception only.

This is closely controlled and only those with specific permission are permitted to drive down to the water.

Please comply with these arrangements. Your membership will be cancelled if you don’t.

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