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


Curls Farm, Ripe.

150 metres west of the centre of Ripe village, turn right into a lane heading north west, signposted Laughton. Fishery is on the right hand side with entry via double farm gates secured by chain and combination padlock, leading to two large barns. Parking in designated area against the hedge adjacent to the lane.

Able bodied members must walk to the lake following the track around the field edge.

Subject to due authority and provided ground conditions are suitable, disabled members are permitted to drive down to the water, via the gate to the left of the barns, which is again secured by a chain and combination padlock. Disabled parking at dam end of lake only. No parking behind swims.

Lock combinations are changed every year, the main gate numbers being shown on the annual membership booklet, with the disabled access advised to qualifying individual members. All gates must be re-secured after entry or exit.

Fishing from one hour before sun rise to one hour after sunset. No Night Fishing.

No keepnets or sacks other than in Association sanctioned competitions.

Unhooking mats must be used when carp fishing. Nut baits are prohibited.

A public footpath runs alongside the lake, be mindful and considerate of members of the public or horse riders who may pass from time to time.

The view from the dam
A nice common caught in a club match.

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