Welcome to the Gillingham and District Angling Association website.
We are pleased to be associated with the British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) and we are members of the Angling Trust.
You will find by clicking on the various tabs above links to information on the clubs waters (venues) Match Reports, News, History plus other items of interest.
Please email us details of notable catches or general information for inclusion and any news item which you think will be of interest to the club and it's members.
Please check the gallery, news and match reports on a regular basis for updates and information.
We hope you will enjoy our website and join our club where you will have access to superb fishing on the River Stour and lakes we own and rent.
Please make sure you are kept up to date with all the news by making sure we have your most recent email address.
We keep only records on members that they have given us, for the purpose of keeping members informed and identifying current members. Every member has the right to have their data information removed from our lists or can request details of any records we hold. A full copy of our G.D.P.R. policy will be sent on request.
Our Health and Safety Policy plus Risk assessment for fishing can be found under Club Download tab above. Please read before fishing our waters.
We have had a number of Incidents at Lodden Lakes which we believe are poachers or illegal anglers. This was witnessed by a member going to work. We have cameras at the Lakes and we will try to identify the culprits... we shall also be installing further cameras. We shall, if we can identify the persons involved , take the necessary Legal action to protect our fishery and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
So please all members be aware.
Today a bailiff caught a person fishing the River.
Please remember the River is closed for Coarse fishing until the 16 June.
With the Prime Minister’s announcement tonight and the escalating virus.
It has been decided that with immediate effect that our Lodden Lakes complex and Two Counties fishery will be closed until further notice. White post has already been closed as part of the Todber Manor policy.
I hope all members will see that this action is to protect all members of the association. Hopefully it will not be for too long so please check the Facebook page and Website for updates.
Stay safe and it won’t be long before we will all be enjoying our fisheries again.
Please note the scheduled Maintenance work on Lodden on 23/3/20 has been cancelled.
Therefore the Lakes will be open.
Tight lines ... stay safe and enjoy your fishing.
In line with recommendations by the Angling Trust, I have no option but to cancel the Spring series.
With reference to the match organised for Sunday 22nd. I have asked John if he would run the match so as not to disappoint the many anglers that want to fish.
The match will be run by his rules that he implements on his matches.
Draw 9am at the lakes.
On these matches a decision will be made nearer the time.
All our waters remain open and we encourage everyone to carry on fishing.
We ask people that they respect each other’s space and act responsibly.
Keep fishing and stay safe.
Message from Chairman Michael Hunt :
As members of the Angling Trust we will be following their recommendations concerning the Corona virus.
I am sure all members will be responsible and take the necessary precautions.
Tight Lines and stay safe!
Please note :
Lodden Lakes will be closed on Monday 23 March for essential maintenance.
Sadly the GDAA dinner and presentation evening has been postponed because of Coronavirus concerns.
Chairman Michael Hunt said the health and well-being of our Riparian owners and members is at the very core of the Association and whilst very disappointing at the postponement he is sure all concerned will understand.
Please review the Facebook and Website pages for updates.
Open match on Lodden lakes, Gillingham Sunday 15th March. Limited numbers book in with Mark Harper.
Draw 9.00 fish 10.30 to 3.30.
The Pairs match 1 March is cancelled due to flooding.
The Pairs match will be held Sunday 8 March. If the river is still unable to be fished it will be on Lodden Lakes on that date.
Also the committee match will be fished at the same time.
BIG reminder to all those who hold trophies and cups from last year to get them back to Dave Sealy or Paul Stone.
Junior Instruction courses at Lodden
1st float skills ,2nd may
2nd feeder skills 9th May
3rd pole skills 16th May
4th match 23rd May
1st match Sat 6th June Lodden
2nd match 13th June 2 counties
3rd match 27th June Homeground.
4th match 18th July revels
5th match 1st August Lodden
6th match 15th August Homeground.
Pair's match 5th sept 2counties
Could all winners of last years cups please get them to Paul Stone or Dave Sealy ASAP. Thank you
Please can you contact Dave Sealy if you wish to enter the Dave Hillier memorial match this Sunday 23 February. Assuming the weather holds it will be on the River. Draw will be at the Riverside Cafe 8.00.
The Pairs match for 16/2 has been cancelled and rescheduled to 1st March. Weather permitting!
Dave Hillier memorial next Sunday 23/2
Half price memberships from now until the end of the SEASON ie June 15th
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE LODDEN TICKETS
PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE THE NEWSLETTER.
SPRING MATCHES 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
19/4/20 TWO COUNTIES
BOOK IN WITH KENNY ASAP SPACES LIMITED 07791 593456
Just a note to all, we do not have the right to fish the river at Tin Shed which is Pegs 63 to peg 75.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY 18/4/20
DINNER AND PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES AND CUPS. OLIVE BOWL GILLINGHAM . TIMES AND DETAILS LATER.
FISHING IS ALLOWED IN STOUR PROVOST MILL POOL FROM OUR BANK ONLY.
2019-2020 MATCH DATES
Match Dates 2019/20
Winter Championship (All on River Stour)
1. 20thOctober (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
2. 3rdNovember (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
3. 17thNovember (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
4. 8thDecember (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
5. 12thJanuary 2020 (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
6. 26thJanuary 2020 (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
Other Winter Matches
· Christmas Match: 15thDecember (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
· Winter Club Pairs: 8 March 2020
· Dave Hillier Memorial (Open): 23rdFebruary 2020 (RESULT IN MATCH REPORTS)
· Committee Match: 8 March 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE SUMMER AND WINTER MATCHES
THIS YEAR ON ALL SUMMER AND WINTER CLUB MATCHES WE ARE AIMING TO MAKE THEM ABOUT WINNING TROPHIES AND MORE AFFORDABLE TO ALL. WE HOPE IT WILL ENCOURAGE MORE JUNIORS TO ATTEND THE MATCHES. THE NEW MATCH FEE WILL BE £8.00 WHICH WILL COVER THE ENTRANCE FEE AND POOL (SECTION ONLY)
WE ARE ALL VERY FRIENDLY SO IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED GIVE DAVE A CALL ON 01747 823159
JUST A REMINDER THAT THE CLUB DOES NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO FISH TURNERS PADDOCK.
STILL MEMBERS ARE GIVING THE GATE CODE TO NON MEMBERS!
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP THE GATE CODE FOR LODDEN CONFIDENTIAL AMONGST MEMBERS ONLY.
WE NEED TO PROTECT THE FISHERY.
Please could all Anglers fishing our Lakes please make sure that their keepnets are pegged out to dry for at least 15 minutes before fishing.
MEMBERSHIP RUNS FROM 16/6 TO MIDNIGHT 15/6 FOLLOWING YEAR.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL NEED TO BE RENEWED IF YOU WISH TO FISH CLUB WATERS AND MATCHES.
MEMBERS WHO FISH LODDEN ARE ALLOWED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE NON FISHING GUEST.
YOU ARE REMINDED THAT ALL PERSONS FISHING MUST HAVE THE CORRECT MEMBERSHIP TICKET.
WOULD ALL MEMBERS FISHING OUR LAKES PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY BARBLESS HOOKS MAY BE USED. THAT INCLUDES TREBLES THAT MAY BE USED IN PIKE FISHING. WITH AN INCREASE IN OUR BAILIFFS THEY WILL BE CHECKING THAT THE CORRECT HOOKS ARE USED SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND IF ASKED TO SHOW YOUR HOOKS THAT WE ARE PROTECTING OUR FISH STOCKS.
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PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE RODS UNATTENDED WHEN
FISHING OUR LAKES AND RIVER.
A Reminder : "Membership of the club is for the
person named on the membership card and is
NOT transferable. Any member found allowing
their membership to be used by another may be
liable to having their MEMBERSHIP CANCELLED !"
EXCHANGE TICKETS AVAILIABLE
All held at Todber Manor
last update 30/03/2020