Angling Clubs in East Sussex offering Coarse fishing at fisheries, river fishing, lake and pond fishing and sea fishing. Day tickets and Memberships available and some clubs offer local matches and competitions.
Coarse Fishing is the most popular type of angling in England and most people live within a few miles of a river, canal, lake or pond where they can catch coarse fish.
The main techniques are float fishing, legering and spinning and different rods are used for each technique. Float fishing involves a float made of cork, quill, wood or plastic which lets the angler know when a fish takes the bait. No float is used in legering; instead a weight is used to hold the bait on the bottom of the river or lake and bites from fish are indicated by the twitching of the rod tip (called a quiver tip) or by electronic bite alarms attached to the line. Groundbait is thrown into the water to attract fish to the area where the angler has cast the bait. A swimfeeder can be used on the line instead of a legering weight, which introduces a small amount of bait to the area being fished with each cast. Spinning is a technique used for predatory fish and uses a lure which is pulled through the water to imitate a small fish.
There are around 25 species of coarse fish commonly fished for in the UK, but the most popular are carp, barbel, pike, perch, roach, rudd, bream, tench, dace, chub, eels, zander and Wels catfish.
Game Angling is the term used for fishing for game fish: trout, sea trout, salmon and char. All other freshwater fish are called coarse fish, mainly because they are not usually eaten. This distinction is not very precise: grayling are pursued by both game and coarse anglers. Also, most game anglers release the majority of the fish they catch nowadays, to preserve fish stocks. The most common type of game angling is fly fishing and Game fish can also be caught by spinning.
Sea Angling is generally split into shore fishing and boat fishing. Shore fishing is by far the most widely practised but there are an ever growing number of privately owned boats with anglers fishing considerable distances from the coast. In addition the charter boat fleet around the country provides anglers with the opportunity to pay for access to boat fishing with experienced and knowledgeable charter skippers.
ANGLING CLUBSEAST SUSSEX
CLIVE VALE ANGLING CLUB - Hastings and Rother area
Clive Vale has acquired numerous fisheries across the South East and currently have 8 Rivers and 4 Lakes available to their members. Some of their waters offer members the opportunity to fish all year round. Tel: 01424 434768
Lakes: Clive Vale Reservoir, Hastings. The Beeches, Wittersham. Saunders Gravel Pit, Rye Harbour. Ponit Field Pit, Camber. Rivers: River Rother, River Brede Snailham, Doleham Stream, Newhouse sewer and River Brede Winchelsea, River Tillingham Rye. Jurys Gap Sewer, Camber. Species: Bream, Roach, Rudd, Dace, Chubb, Perch, Eels, Bleak, Ruffe, Geudgeon, Carp, Pike, Mullet, Tench, Brown Trout, Sea Trout,
COPTHORNE AND DISTRICT ANGLING SOCIETY
Six still waters in and around Copthorne and access to large amounts of the Sussex Ouse. Waters: Rowfant Mill, Little Rowfant, Piltdown and Sussex Ouse. Species: bream, carp, perch, pike, chub, roach and tench. Contact form on their website.
CROWBOROUGH AND DISTRICT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
The Club currently has fourteen stillwaters at eight locations, two reservoirs, two stretches of river fishing, plus access to seven miles of the River Rother, as well as six miles of the Royal Military Canal in its' portfolio. The majority of the stillwaters have no close season. Junior anglers have a summer series of matches on Saturday mornings. Tel: 01892 655504
Waters: Bough Beech Reservoir, Danesfield Wood, Eridge Stream, Gabriels Fishery, Mill House Farm, More House Farm Fishery, Pennybridge, Scaland Wood, The RFA, Underhill, Weir Wood Reservoir, Wirgol. Species: Bream, Brown Trout, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Sea Trout, Brown Trout,Roach, Rudd, Carp, Chub, Tench, Catfish, Pumpkinseed, Gudgeon, Pike, Bleak, Eel, Goldfish, Orfe and Perch.
HASTINGS BEXHILL AND DISTRICT FRESHWATER ANGLING ASSOCIATION
Currently have seven lakes that provide a mixture of species at specimen weights to suit all anglers' preferences. As well as the lakes run by the association we also offer members the ability to fish various stretches of river in the surrounding area. Tel: 01424 217044
Waters: Battle New Pond, Broomham Pond, Buckhole Reservoir, Harmers Pond, Normanhurst Lake, River Rother, Wallers Haven & Pevensey Haven and Wishing Tree Reservoir.
Species: Carp, Bream, Rudd, Eels, Tench, Crucians, Perch, Pike, Rudd and Roach, Chub, roach, dace, sea trout.
SOUTHDOWN ANGLING ASSOCIATION
Something to offer every fisherperson, be it a meandering stretch of the River Cuckmere, or maybe the Wallers or Pevensey Havens on the Pevensey Levels will take your fancy. Should you prefer a secluded lake or pond, set in the depths of the East Sussex countryside they can offer you Curls Farm, Marle Green or Cinderford Pond. Contact form on website. Species: Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Eels, Pike, some Carp, Dace and Gudgeon.
TANYARD FISHERIES AND AQUATICS LTD
Fishing for Junior, young people, adults and older people
Address: The Wish, Tanyard Ln, Furner's Green, Danehill, East Sussex, Uckfield TN22 3RL
Tel: 07833 532842
ROWALLEN FISHERIES; Moorhall,Bexhill
Rowallen Fisheries manage two lakes at Moor Hall Farm in Ninfield, East Sussex. The old lake since 1998 and and the new lake since it was excavated in 2001. Both are fully stocked with Carp, Tench, Perch, Roach and Rudd. Tel: 01424 223354
WYLAND INTERNATIONAL ANGLING CENTRE , Battle
Widely regarded as one of the best angling centres in England is situated just two miles from the historic town of Battle. Set in 154 acres of rural countryside, Wyland boasts 50 acres of water, woodland and pasture, woodland trails. Wylands provides sport for anglers of all ages and abilities from tiddler bashing to specimen hunting. 9 Lakes; 4 specialist carp lakes and 5 multi-specimen lakes that are ideal for juniors. Tel: 01424 893394
Address: Wyland International Angling Centre,Wylands Farm,Powdermill Lane,Near Battle,East Sussex,TN33 0SU.
EAST HASTINGS SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION
Sea angling association, with private members club open to angling and social members. Angling from private and club boats open to juvenile and adult members. Tel: 01424 426644.
Location: EHSAA Headquarters, The Stade, Address Near the Lifeboat, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW.
EASTBOURNE ANGLING ASSOCIATION
The UK’s Premier Sea Angling Club. Sea Angling Association for members, with club boats available for hire. Junior members welcome.
Venue: EAA, The Club House, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Postcode BN22 7AA. Tel: 01323 723442