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Billericay & District Angling Club @ Fish South EastBillericay and District Angling Club was formed in 1957 and is now one of the largest in the South East of England, offering coarse fishing on 24 lakes and 9.5 miles of river. BDAC is affiliated to The National Federation of Anglers, The Anglersí Conservation Association and Essex Angling Consultative Association. It also supports and endorses the Essex Angling Watch.

BDAC have a comprehensive club match calendar, catering for all ages of member, run a newsletter from their website and offer club merchandise for sale.

Yearly membership costs £52 with concessions available for OAPs and Juniors. Associate membership is also available. Membership forms can be printed direct from the web site or by clicking here.



Post: Frank Wright [chairman / membership sec] 61 Readers Court, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8EX.
Tel: 01245 474246

caa logoEstablished in 1922 Chelmsford Angling Association has over 1700 members, controls 3 miles of river fishing in the South East of England, 12 lakes and a reservoir near Danbury for Trout fishing. The aims of the CAA are to provide and maintain fishing for anglers, organise friendly competitions, ensure good environmental husbandry and further the sport of angling generally. Membership prices available from the website.

The Chelmsford Angling Association 2005/06 fishing season commences on 1st May 2005 when ALL still waters open early and on the same day. Join the CAA on 1st January 2005 for the 2005 -2006 season and get to fish the remainder of the 2004 - 5 season absolutely free [ends 14th March 2005].


Tel: T.Hope on 020 8593 6962

Collier Row Angling Club are a long established coarse fishing club in the South east of England [formed in 1941] based in Collier Row. Weekly meetings are held every Thursday at ' The Royal British Legion', Collier Row Lane, Romford, England. Club fisheries comprise of 3 lakes, in Brentwood, Margaretting ,and Ockendon, and a stretch of the River Roding at Stanford Rivers.

Fortnightly outings are held during the summer months at their lakes, with trophies awarded for top weight, biggest fish etc.


yearly membership for seniors costs £43-00 plus £6-00 joining fee for new members.
membership for senior citizens, ladies, disabled and juniors costs £26-00 plus £6-00 for new members.
guest tickets available at a cost of £6-00 per person per occasion.

Collier Row Angling Club - Church Lane Lake, OckendenCollier Row Angling Club - Frog Street Lake, BrentwoodCollier Row Angling Club - River Roding
- Three of Collier Row Angling Club's waters -
Thanks to Rob at Collier Row Angling Club for allowing Fish South East to use these pictures.


Membership Sec: Mr Neil Warren, 28 The Glebe, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6PB.  Tel 0845 3285689

Doe's Angling Club, established in 1955 is a coarse fishing club based in Essex. Details of their club waters are as follows:

Doe's Angling Club - Brocks FarmBrocks Farm, Danbury
Two coarse fishing lakes make up this venue.
The bottom lake is approximately 1.5 acres in size and was dug about 50 years ago. The water holds a good head of silver fish, Crucian Carp, Perch to 2 lb 11oz and some Tench. With a large head of both Common and Mirror Carp to mid doubles, with the average being 4 - 6 lbs. A good general fishery.
The top lake is approximately 2.5 acres in size and was dug about 25 years ago. The water holds and extremely large head of both Common and Mirror Carp to low doubles, with the average being 6 - 8 lbs. There are also some Bream, Crucian Carp and Roach to 2 lbs. A prolific water with multiple catches and 100 lbs match bags common.

Doe's Angling Club - BeeleighBeeleigh, nr Maldon
Two coarse fishing lakes make up this venue.
The bottom lake is approximately 1.5 acres in size and was dug about 40 years ago. This is a long narrow water, ideally suited to the pole angler. The water holds a good head of large Roach, Crucian Carp and some Skimmer Bream. There is a large head of Common and Mirror Carp to low doubles, with the average being 4 lbs. A good general fishery.
The top lake is approximately 4.5 acres in size and was dug in 2000. It is hoped in time that this lake will become a specimen water of mainly large Carp. The water holds a very large head of both Common and Mirror Carp (plus some Koi) to 31 lb 11oz, with the average being 3 - 4 lbs. There are also some good Roach up to 2 lbs as well as many young Carp that have bred. Night fishing allowed.

Doe's Angling Club - Marl PitMarl Pit, Woodham Mortimer
Approximately 1 acre in size and was dug about 30 years ago. The water is presently being renovated and has been restocked with various species to become a general coarse fishery. The water holds Carp to 5 lbs, Tench to 7 lbs, Roach and Rudd to 3 lbs, Crucian Carp around 1 lb and some Perch.

Hall Fruit Farm, Little Baddow
Approximately 1 acre in size and dug about 30 years ago. The lake is lined with mature trees. The water holds a good head of silver fish, Perch, Crucian Carp, Tench and some Chub. There are also 5 large Carp, all in excess of 20 lbs, the largest Common weighing in at 27 lbs.

Doe's Angling Club runs a full programme of coarse fishing matches throughout the season.

The membership year runs from 1st May to 30st April each year. Application forms are available from the website.

Contact: e-mail the club at

Maldon Angling Society13 still waters an over 14 miles of river and canal !

Maldon Angling Society is a thriving but relatively small coarse fishing club, situated in mid-Essex, South East England. Most Society waters are within easy reach of the A12 just 30 minutes from Junction 28 of the M25.

Established in 1895 the Society has continued to provide a range of venues, various still waters and several miles of river and canal, catering for the specimen hunter with, matchman and pleasure angler alike. Easy access and ample car parking are a feature of all their major still waters, night fishing is permitted on a number of the 'specimen' waters. Match anglers can fish good sociable club matches from which they pick their Interclub Team.

The annual fees for the 2007/2008 Season are £68 with concessions available. Intermediate, under 12's, associate, non-fishing and life membership all available. Night permits also available as are day guest tickets at £10 NB. ALL new members MUST purchase a fishery access key.

Winter membership forms available from October 1st from the website. All full season prices are halved, ADULT £34 jUNIOR £11.50,also 3 rods allowed for night permit holders until March 31st.

If you are looking for a club in Essex with carp over 30lb make sure you take a look at the website ,Totham Pit and Howells farm are both heavily stocked with a fantastic head of carp up to 35lb.

Maldon Angling Society - Ricketts Mere Maldon Angling Society - River Blackwater Maldon Angling Society - Rook Hall Farm
- Three of Maldon Angling Society's club waters -
Thanks to Jamie at Maldon Angling Society for allowing use of these pictures.


Post: Steve Osborne. 5, Westminster Drive, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9SJ, England

Parks Angling Club @ Fish South East

PARK'S ANGLING CLUB currently offers coarse fishing on the only two lakes situated wholly within the Borough of Southend On Sea in the South East of England. Both lakes are sited within the confines of public parks and are fishable on a day ticket basis. Fees are £5.00 for adults, allowing the use of two rods, and £2 per rod for juniors and other concessionary licence holders. There is in addition a summer evening ticket, available after 6 pm for adults only at £2.50. Night fishing is not allowed on either lake. The traditional close season applies.

Parks Angling Club is a non-profit making body, and any excess cash remaining after all running expenses have been met is used for stock purchase and bank side or water improvements. An eight person committee determines club policy based upon suggestions from members and upon discussion at general meetings. Active members are always welcome.

Yearly membership for the 2005/06 season costs £60 for Priory Lake and £45 for Shoebury Lake with concessions available for OAPs, juniors, registered disabled and members of the police and fire service. A one off entry fee of £5 is payable [16yrs and over].

Parks Angling Club - Priory Park East LakeParks Angling Club - Priory Park West LakeParks Angling Club - Shoebury Lake
- Three of Parks Angling Club's waters -
Thanks to Tel at Parks Angling Club for allowing Fish South East to use these pictures.

Contact: Via Woodford Angling Society website.

Woodford Angling Society @ Fish South EastFounded in 1948, Woodford Angling Society is a small, friendly outings coarse fishing club in south-west Essex and new members are always made welcome. Light-hearted club competitions are held on our regular monthly outings to various lakes, rivers and canals in the South East of England. The many waters of the London Anglers' Association are available to those choosing an optional LAA ticket. Newcomers to the sport are particularly welcome and can be given help and advice if requested.

Unfortunately it is a sad fact that today it can be unsafe to go fishing alone, particularly so for youngsters and those more elderly. By joining the society and fishing the monthly outings, you would be fishing securely in the friendly company of your fellow members.

Club Membership costs £18 for seniors, £9 for juniors, OAP and registered disabled.

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