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



When on Association waters all members must behave in a sportsmanlike manner, confine their activities to angling only, keep within 5 metres of the waters edge, close all gates after passing through, respect the right of other water users and the property of water owners and LEAVE NO LITTER.


All persons (where applicable) must be in possession of a current valid Environment Agency Rod License when fishing on Association waters.


All members must be in possession of a current valid Southdown A. A. Membership Card when fishing on Association waters.


No tins or cans are to be taken onto Association waters.


The use of three rods is permitted on the Pevensey Levels fisheries, but a maximum of two rods only may be used at any one time when fishing Association still waters.

In all cases, all the rods must be positioned within easy reach of the angler.


Keepnets, if used, must be a minimum of 2 metres long, with a smallest width at least 40 centimetres.


All fish must be returned alive to the water from which they were taken.


The use of live fish as bait is prohibited on Association waters.


Anglers leaving their swim for any reason must remove all lines from the water.


The pitching of tents other than angling bivouacs, camping, lighting of fires or playing of portable radios or similar, is not permitted on Association waters. Fishing sessions are limited to a maximum period of 24 hours, after which the angler must vacate the water.


No dogs (other than a guide dog for a blind person) are permitted on Association waters.


Certain waters have restrictions regarding access, fishing times, equipment permitted etc. These are clearly spelt out in the listing of available waters and must be adhered to at all times.


Members vehicles and other modes of transport must be parked considerately at all times. Gates and accesses must not be blocked or impeded. Members are expressly forbidden to drive into farmers fields adjacent to SAA waters.


Members shall have regard to any uncut crops adjacent to SAA waters. If crops are present, members shall confine themselves to a narrow strip of land immediately adjacent to the waters edge.


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