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Alders Angling & Preservation Society has been established for over fifty years. Their season starts on the 1st April and finishes on the 31st March the following year. They fish for the full twelve months on their three lakes, these are 14, 5,and 4 acres in size which are situated all in close proximity at Larkfield, Kent [just off exit 4 of the M20 on the A228 towards Snodland].

Their stretch of the River Medway which is about a 1/4 of a mile long is situated at Golden Green, near East Peckham, Kent. Their stretch of the River Beult which is about 3/4 of a mile is situated at Staplehurst near Maidstone Kent, they abide by the E.A. rules on their two stretches of river as regards closed season.

In the lakes they have a variety of fish ranging from Common Carp to 40lb 4oz and Mirror Carp to 35lb 8oz, Ghost Carp to 32lb 8oz, Tench to over 12lb, Bream to 16lb, Pike to 36lb right down to small Skimmer Bream Roach and Perch etc. Each lake has it’s own character with islands, gullies, mounds, over hanging trees, lily pads, weed patches, gravel bars, silt beds and most other things that you would like to fish near that attract fish. They pride themselves on keeping the place environmentally clean and a place for nature to live happily along side the Angler.

Membership for the 2005/06 season are:

- adult membership [16yrs and older] - 70. A joining fee of 15 is applicable.
- reduced rates for OAPs [must have been a full member for two years]
- juniors [5-16yrs] can fish for free with members who are parents or grandparents. [NB: They must be registered with the club which costs 5]

Alders Fishing Club - Big Lake Alders Fishing Club - River Beult Alders Fishing Club - Ford Lake
- Three of Alders Fishing Club's waters -
Thanks to Chris at Alders Fishing Club for kindly allowing Fish South East to use these pictures

The membership for this current season (2005) is closed. If you wish to go on the waiting list for the following seasons, contact Alders Angling Club at the above e-mail address.

- Bromley [Kent] & District Angling Society -

Club Secretary, Bromley (Kent) & District Angling Society, PO Box 649, East Grinstead, RH19 4UN



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Bromley [Kent] & District Angling Society have been established since the late 1940's and today have 8 coarse fishing venues covering lakes, rivers and ponds, mainly based on the East Sussex borders up and across to Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells, all in the South East of England. Our more notable venues include Bradbourne Lakes, within the Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve near Sevenoaks and Scarlett's Lake, East Sussex. We hold regular fishing competitions within the club and against other clubs. A number of our venues cater for limited wheel chair access. For the annual club membership costs, see our website.

Membership remains open to 31st August each year unless full membership is reached before this date, after which, new members go on the waiting list for the following season. See club website for more details.


Chartham and District Angling Society

Chartham and District Angling Society, formed approximately 40 years ago, on a Tuesday evening on the 2nd of December 1975, when the founder members approached the local Parish Council about using the local disused gravel works lake known as Pads Lake [or "Mickey Mouse Lake" to some] for coarse fishing.

Our pretty 2.5 acre clear water lake near Canterbury was stocked with most species of classic freshwater fish, inc tench, carp and pike. Where previously, there was also a large head of silver fish for match anglers, these are now reduced to make better accommodations for the primary pursuit, carp.

After many years of hard work, solely by our members the lake has been revived and membership of our Society is highly prized and as such, limited availability. Should you wish to become a member, please follow the link to our application form to join the waiting list. Please understand that there will be some wait for an offer of a place.

Chartham and District AS - Pads Lake
- Chartham and District Angling Society, Pads Lake -
Thanks to Michael Freund at Chartham and District Angling Society for allowing Fish South East to use this picture.

Rules: View Rules

Waiting List: Join Waiting List

- Cranbrook & District Angling Club -
Cranbrook & District Angling Club

Cranbrook & District Angling Club, situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent, offers excellent angling for all types of fishermen on a wide range of venues in Kent and Sussex.

Formed in 1951, the Club has grown over the years into what it is today, one of the areas top angling clubs with over 700 members.

The Club strives to offer something for everyone whether it is specimen hunting, match fishing or of course simply fishing for pleasure!

Our exclusive waters:

Darwell Reservoir, Mountfield, near Battle
A huge 160 acre ex-trout water famous for its Pike, Perch, Eels and big Roach shoals. A few carp as well.

Springwood Fishery, Flimwell
An ex-commercial fishery with 4 lakes holding 69lb+ Catfish, 28lb+ Carp and lots of Tench

Burnt Wood, Frittenden
A CADAC owned mixed fishery with carp, bream, roach and some cracking Perch

Park Farm, Frittenden
Our big carp water. It may be small but it holds 35lb+ carp, 3lb Rudd, large Tench and some Pike

Pattenden Lane Reservoir, Marden
Carp, Tench and Perch.

2 lakes & 2 ponds, Saw Lodge Farm, Frittenden
Set in farmland, next door to Burnt Wood. Contains lots of small carp, Roach and Gudgeon.

Windsurf Pit, Lydd
An 8 acre gravel pit with carp to 35lb, Bream to 17lb, Tench to 12lb plus Rudd and Eels.

River Medway at East Peckham, Wateringbury & East Farleigh
3 stretches of this famous Kent river. Huge specimens have been caught from these stretches.

Rosemary Lakes, Flimwell
Three small intimate pools with mixed stock in each with Carp, Perch, Rudd, Tench and possibly small catfish.

Old & New Dowells, Appledore
A drain from the Royal Military Canal. Holds specimen Pike, Tench and Carp plus some surprises!

River Tiese Pattenden Lane, Marden
An intimate water where the roaming angler can catch specimen chub among others.

Plus all waters controlled by the Rother Fisheries Association Giving our members access to 12 miles of the River Rother and 6 miles of the Royal Military Canal.

Our waters hold a wide variety of fish including:

  • Carp to 38lb
  • Grass Carp to 30lb
  • Catfish (Wels) to over 72lb ! 
  • Tench to 13lb
  • Rudd to 3lb
  • Pike to 30lb
  • Eels to 9lb 
  • Bream to 17lb
  • Specimen Roach 
  • Specimen Perch
  • Gudgeon and Chub.

Night fishing is permitted at Springwood, Windsurf Pit, Burnt Wood, Rosemary Lakes and the River Medway at East Farleigh & Wateringbury only; all our other waters are dawn to dusk fishing.

Our waters are all set in quiet, unspoiled surroundings and due to the restriction on the numbers of members permitted to join the club, they are never crowded.

As you will see our annual membership fee is extremely good value with the variety and quality of the waters. Just think how much you spend on commercial day ticket waters. For 5 or 6 trips to a commercial fishery, you get a whole year with us!

Membership fees for 2013/14 season are as follows:-

  • Adults - 75.00 (includes 10 refundable Work Party Levy)
  • Senior Citizens (65+) - 40.00
  • Intermediates (16-18) - 38.00
  • Juniors - 30.00

Members Guest Tickets are also available at 10.00 per 12 hrs

There is NO joining fee for new members.

To renew your membership or to join contact:

Cranbrook & District Angling Club
Membership Officer
PO Box 560
Kent. TN9 9LH


Tel:    07973 383952

We also have a thriving match section where matches are held most Sundays and anyone can join in. Match venues and dates are printed on your membership card so you know where and when they are.

Newsletters are posted to every member in Spring, Summer and Winter to keep you informed of what is going on in the club.

Top quality club logo’d Polo Shirts, Hoodies and Woolly Hats are available (black or green) – Contact Dave Sherwood for yours!

E-Mail the club:


For further information on anything regarding the club and its waters contact:

Dave Sherwood
Publicity Officer and Bailiff
Tel: 07917 307942

- Dartford & District Angling & Preservation Society -

The Secretary, DDAPS, Lake House, 2 Walnut Tree Avenue, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1LJ, England. Tel: 01322 270397 E-mail:

DDAPS @ Fish South East

Dartford & District Angling & Preservation Society was formed on 9 April 1931. Originally called the Dartford Piscatorial Society, its name waas changed to the DDAPS in 1932. From humble beginnings, they now have around 3,000 members including some 270 senior citizen and 30 plus disabled anglers.
They offer coarse fishing on 3 lakes [Brooklands Lakes, Horton Kirby Lakes and Sutton at Hone Lakes] in the South East of England as well as fishing on the River Medway, the River Beult & the River Tees.

Club membership costs for the 2005/06 season are 65 for gentlemen, 40 for ladies and 25 for juniors. Pre-junior, companion/carer, senior citizen, disabled and river only fishing membership categories also available. There is a one off joining fee for the first year only. New members are not permitted to fish at night for the first year and will also have to pay an additional 10 key deposit should they wish to fish their enclosed waters [Horton Kirby and Sutton at Hone].

H Fennell [club secretary]

J Gore [membership secretary]

Edenbridge AS - Chittenden Lake Edenbridge AS - Nursery Fields Lake Edenbridge AS - Nursery Fields Lake
- Three of Edenbridge Angling Society's waters -
Thanks to Roger at Edenbridge Angling Society for kindly allowing use of these pictures of their waters

Edenbridge Angling Society is a well established society owning four coarse fishing waters and renting a further ten. The society has a thriving club match programme with matches every Sunday throughout the season. Club waters in the South East of England include a number of fisheries on the River Eden, two fisheries on the River Rother close to the Kent/Sussex border as well as stillwater fisheries providing for all styles of fishing. NB Due to its popularity, Edenbridge Angling Society is currently unable to accept any new members. However they do have a waiting list for when vacancies arise.

- Faversham Angling Club -

Club Secretay - Nick Prior, 1C St Nicholas Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7PG, England. Tel: 01795 590824 [evenings only] E-mail:

Faversham Angling Club was founded in 1950 and owns 3 coarse fishing lakes and controls another in and around Faversham, South East England. The club's lakes are:-

The School Pool [12 acres] located along Oare Road which contains carp to over 30lbs, tench, bream, roach and pike.
Bracher Pools [2 small lakes] can be found along Harty Ferry Road opposite the Harty Ferry Cottages. A mile or so outside Faversham, they contain small carp, tench, roach, rudd, crucian carp and bream.
Bysingwood Lake [7 acres] along Bysingwood Rd heading towards Luddenham. This lake contains double figure carp, tench, bream and rudd.

Bysingwood Lake
- Bysingwood Lake, one of Faversham Angling Club's waters -
Thanks to Nick Prior at Faversham Angling Club for kindly allowing Fish South East to use this picture.

The club has a waiting list for membership and details can be obtained from the Club Secretary [see contact details above]. Day tickets are available from Monday to Friday, 1 August to 28 February but not on Bank Holidays. They can be purchased for the clubs School Pool by contacting Mr & Mrs Kennett, 14 Millfield Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8BY. Tel: 01795 534516. Tickets currently have to be obtained in advance of fishing and cost 5 for one rod and 10 for two rods.

- Greenside angling Society -

Paris Hunt on:
- Tel: 020 8300 3633
- E-mail:
- Address: 112 Halfway Street, Sidcup, Kent. DA15 8DB

Greenside Angling Society was established in 1965 and their season runs from April to December. They are based in Crayford, Kent and fish day ticket fisheries throughout the South-East. They do not have any of their own waters and this is exactly how they wish to remain. They fish matches on a fortnightly basis and have anglers of all standards.

They welcome new members and the joining fee is only 10 for the first year and 15 for subsequent years.

- Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society -

A: Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society, c/o 98 Homefield Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0RW

Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society is a small and friendly coarse fishing society based in the South East of England, originally founded in the 1940`s covering a wide range of angling interests including competition fishing with a full program throughout the season. There is also a thriving junior section which also has its own competitions during the the year.

Holmesdale ACS - Longford Small Lake Holmesdale ACS - Longford Main Lake Holmesdale ACS - Montreal Park
- Three of Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society's waters -
Thanks to John Sivyer at Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society for kindly allowing use of these pictures of their waters

Tel: 07727 124095 / 07950 688802

Metro Musketeers Angling Club is a kent based free to join angling club. The club was formed in June 2005 by three bus drivers to offer open competitions to all comers at a variety of venues throughout Kent and surrounding counties.

ODAA, PO Box 7, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7ZW, England. or

Established in 1931, Orpington and District Angling Association offers a wide range of coarse fishing to its members, including still water lakes and picturesque rivers in the heart of Kent and Sussex, South East England. As well as still water fishing at the Ruxley Gravel Pits and Laddingford Lake, there is excellent river fishing under its control including 7 miles of the River Medway and Eden, Near Tunbridge, Kent, 3 miles of the Royal Military Canal at Iden Lock, Appledore and 6 miles of the River Rother at Robertsbridge. Membership prices are 80 [inclusive of a 30 joining fee] with concessions available for juniors and OAPs.

Orpington and District AS - Laddingford Lake Orpington and District AS - River Penshurst Orpington and District AS - Ruxley Lakes
- Three of Orpington and District Angling Association's waters -
Thanks to Keith Charlton at Orpington and District Angling Association for kindly allowing use of these pictures of their waters

PO Box 131, Tonbridge, TN11 8WB, England [postal address]
Tel: 07503 111551 - Ken Marshall (Club Secretary)


Established in 1857, Tonbridge and District Angling and Fish Preservation Society offer their members some of the best coarse fishing in the South East of England on fourteen miles of river and nine lakes in and around Tonbridge, Kent.

Day ticket waters are as follows [see location maps on their site]:
- Haysden Lake, Haysden Country Park Tonbridge - Dads & lads water with lots of silver fish to whip, pole and feeder, a few large Tench, Bream and Carp.
- River Medway, Six Arches, Haysden Country Park - Chub, Roach, Bream, Perch, some Carp, Pike & Barbel.
- River Medway, Tonbridge Sports Ground, Tonbridge Town Centre - Chub, Roach, Bream, Perch, Pike, Gudgeon & Bleak.

Day tickets for these three venues cost 5 per rod for lakes, 4 per rod for rivers [1.50 under 16 year olds] from bailiff on the bank.

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