Gillingham & District Angling Association
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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.

 

Please email:  gillinghamanglingclubwebmaster@gmail.com with any changes or a new email address.

Thank you.


Enjoy your fishing!


After discussions with committee members, the Junior Match Secretary Jason has decided that Junior Instruction and Matches will not take place this year. We are all obviously disappointed with this decision but hope that all members will understand the difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves. The welfare and safety of all members is paramount and not more so than our Junior Anglers.


ONLINE MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILIABLE GO TO THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE


Not long now until the memberships will need renewing. Thanks to those who have taken out new membership and those existing members who have renewed now rather than wait until 15/6. Please do not leave renewing your membership until the last moment as you may not have your licence back in time to go fishing!


Current News letter under Downloads.


PLEASE NOTE SMALL LAKE AT LODDEN PEGGED 1-6 ONLY FOR CLARIFICATION OF WHERE TO FISH

All members. 

 

Some good news for a change! Angling can now commence on Wednesday 13 May 2020. The club has been working behind the scenes to be ready for this day. 

For both our lakes we will be operating a booking system to make sure that we make it as safe as possible for our anglers. There are also a few extra rules that we need to comply with, plus the ones listed on our website.

Please make sure you read and understand the rules before fishing.

 

Lodden Lakes. 

1 Numbers will be restricted to 18 Dave Hillier lake and 6 on small lake. 

2 We recommend that all members to carry anti bacterial sanitizer or to wear gloves for opening gate and if you need to use the toilet.

3 Local fishing only members must follow current Government Guidance on travel for the benefit of recreational activity. 

4 All members to possess a relevant EA fishing license. 

5 No sharing of fishing platforms unless from same household. 

YOU MUST STAY ON YOUR PEG YOU CHOOSE

6 No sharing of fishing tackle 

7 Two Rod limit at all times. 

8. No visitors to lake. Only bailiffs. 

9 No anglers to fish within 15 metres of any other angler. For this we will be operating a one week even number pegs one week odd number pegs

10. No keep nets or fishing competitions

11 Everyone to be a member no day tickets/guest tickets. 

Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid 19 or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and should continue to follow Government advice on isolation. 

12 Please park sensible and leave space between vehicles. 

RESPECT OTHER ANGLERS

 

NIGHT FISHING ALLOWED. 

 

The booking system will stay in place as long as we feel needed. 

To book Lodden Lakes please ring Mike Hunt  07522 466937. Please do not leave messages. 

 

  

 

Two Counties

 

1 Numbers will be restricted to 12 on the big lake and 2 on small lake. 

2 We recommend that all members to carry anti bacterial sanitizer or to wear gloves for opening gate. 

3 Local fishing only members must follow current Government Guidance on travel for the benefit of recreational activity. 

4 All members to possess a relevant EA fishing license. 

5 No sharing of fishing platforms unless from same household. 

YOU MUST STAY ON YOUR PEG YOU CHOOSE

6 No sharing of fishing tackle.

7 Two Rod limit at all times. 

8. No visitors to lake. Only bailiffs. 

9 No anglers to fish within 15 metres of any other angler. For this we will be operating a one week even number pegs one week odd number pegs

10. No keep nets or fishing competitions.

11 Everyone to be a member no day tickets/guest tickets. (TWO COUNTIES will still sell day tickets through Neil Kerley payment before fishing)

Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid 19 or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and should continue to follow Government advice on isolation. 

12 Please park sensible and leave space between vehicles. (NO PARKING LAKE SIDE)

RESPECT OTHER ANGLERS

NO NIGHT FISHING until further clarification. 

The booking system will stay in place as long as we feel needed. 

To book Two Counties please ring Neil Kerley  07917 678454. Please do not leave messages. 

 

White Post 

See Todber Manor website for guidance on this Fishery. 

 

PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP EXPECTING TO FISH YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR LAKE  (YOU MAY BOOK UP TO 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE).

Enjoy your fishing!

 

Mike Hunt

Chairman GDAA


ONLINE MEMBERSHIP

There is a new tab above which says Membership Online.
If you wish to renew or join GDAA then please complete the form fully. (You will need a current email address) It may take a few hours for the membership certificate to arrive depending on how busy the site is.
When you receive the certificate please print off and keep with you at all times when fishing our waters. You will also need an EA rod licence.
Please note that you may only receive your membership by this method or by post. Full details on the Membership Fees tab above.




Message from Michael Hunt Chairman
Myself and the committee have been working on a plan for when the lockdown is relaxed and we can all go fishing again. As we have said we will be guided by the Angling Trusts recommendations but rest assured we will will do our utmost to provide a safe and secure fishing venue as soon as it is possible. It may well be that the restrictions are lifted for Angling on Sunday ; but we may need a couple of days to to implement any guidelines so please bear with us.
Stay safe
Michael Hunt
Chairman

Dear Past and Present Members
I hope you are all well.
With the difficult times in which we find ourselves we have had to look at ways in which members may renew their membership without the need to enter or visit commercial premises (Todber Manor will NO LONGER be selling GDAA memberships due to their work load and we thank John and his team for the support they have given us over the years) and Crockers is under review.
The current membership of GDAA and Lodden Lakes will end on the 15 June 2020 and if you wish to fish our waters you will need a new membership. At the time of this email we are still in lockdown so no fishing allowed on any of our waters!
It is my intention to launch an online membership form ( There will be an extra button at the top of this page) which will need to be completed by all new and existing members wishing to join.
This will be here on our website and hopefully our Facebook page!  www.gillinghamanglingclub.co.uk
Please revisit here and our Facebook page where the membership form will be launched in the next week or two.
Full instructions on how to complete the form will be detailed but any problems you can email or call me.
Hopefully not long before we can go fishing again!
Best wishes
Neil Kerley
Membership Secretary
gillinghamanglingclubwebmaster@gmail.com
07917678454

PLEASE CAN YOU SHARE THIS AND TELL ALL FISHING FRIENDS AS WE APPRECIATE NOT ALL MEMBERS VISIT THIS PAGE OR OUR FACEBOOK SITE THANK YOU. 







01/05/2020  Message from Chairman Michael Hunt

Hope you are all well.

Just an update on a few things that have been going on while we have been in lockdown. We have had a few problems at Lodden Lakes, with unwanted visitors. But with the additional cameras and our bailiffs observations we have managed to deal with all people concerned. 

Work has been going on at the lakes to make sure that the lakes will be ready when we are allowed to venture out. The dye has been going in every month since December and seems to be working. The lakes have also been fed. 
When we are finally allowed to return to Angling we will be guided by the Angling Trust, but there may also be extra criteria other that what they recommend as one rule does not fit all. Everything will be done to keep our members as safe as possible. 
Without being able to hold our AGM we need to address a couple of things. 
We were going to increase the membership costs but due to recent events we have decided to defer this until next year. I hope everyone will carry on and support the club in these difficult times. We are going to find the next year very challenging. We are a small club and have always spent the majority of our income to continue improving our waters. This year our income will be dramatically reduced due to not being able to have a full match program with the spring matches already cancelled and summer matches under threat.

For a good many years Todber Manor have sold our memberships, but they will not be doing so this year. We thank them for all the work the have done in the past year’s especially as there was never any charge for this. 
Neil has been working on having licences available on line which will hopefully be up and running by June 1st. I thank him for all the work he has done on this and we will hopefully confirm this at a later date. 
One other point that was going to be dealt with at the AGM was the places on the committee. Three people had been proposed to join the committee so if there are no objections we will co-op these members on to the committee temporarily until such time as we can make this official.
Thanks must go to Bill, Adie and Darren for all there hard work at lodden lakes. 

I will finish by asking you all to carry on and support the Club during these difficult time. 

We will update you with any reference to the reopening our waters as soon as we are in a position to do so. 

              Stay safe 
            Mike Hunt 




RESULTS 2019/20 SEASON 


WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2019/20

ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP                       A WEST            484 PTS


PRITCHARD CUP                                                 J STAMP          482 PTS


WESSEX CUP                                                       R KNIGHT        472 PTS


MARTIN CUP (HEAVIEST BAG)                         D SEALY      18 LB 6OZ


ROACH CUP (HEAVIEST ROACH)                       D SEALY         1 LB 11OZ


DAVE HILLIER ROACH CUP (BAG OF ROACH) D SEALY     3 LB 12OZ


CARNIVAL CHUB CUP(HEAVIEST CHUB)          K HARVEY       3 LB 14OZ


MADJESTON CHUB CUP (BAG OF CHUB)        A WEST      15 LB 5OZ


GUDGEON CUP (BAG OF GUDGEON)             J RANDALL              6OZ


DACE CUP (BAG OF DACE)                                M HUNT  1LB 7 OZ


PERCH CUP (HEAVIEST PERCH)                         J MILLS  2LB 5OZ


J.DEBNAM PERCH CUP (BAG OF PERCH)        J STAMP 7LB4OZ


T SUTTLE MERIT CUP                                        R KEIRNAN 474 PTS


MANNING CUP (XMAS MATCH)                       S HEBDITCH 3 LB 9OZ


B MARTIN MEMORIAL CUP (PAIRS MATCH)    A WEST/ J MILLS) 2 PTS


COMMITTEE CUP                                               D SEALY 4LB 7OZ


TAYLOR KNOCK OUT SHIELD                           R FRIPP


JOHN STONE VETERANS SHIELD                  K HARVEY 471 PTS


WINTER BAG OF BREAM                                   J MILLS 13 LB 8OZ


LADIES WINTER CHAMPION                           ----------


DAVE HILLIER MEMORIAL TROPHY                B DUKES 10LB 9OZ

 

SUMMER SERIES 2019/20

 

ECCLIFFE TROPHY                                              B DUKES         487 PTS


RED ROSE TROPHY                                             J MILLS           485 PTS


SUMMER OUTINGS TROPHY                             R SEARLE       483 PTS


SUMMER VETERAN (TIMEPIECE SHIELD)        M HUNT        460PTS


LEVER CUP (HEAVIEST BAG)                             M HARPER     190LB 6 OZ


SOMERSET CUP (HEAVIEST BAG OF BREAM)   R KEIRNAN    55LB 12OZ


BEST FISH SUMMER OUTINGS                         D SEALY TENCH  4LB 8OZ


MERRIFIELD LADIES CUP                                  -------------- 


CHESTER JEFFIERES (BEST SPECIMEN)           ---------

LODDEN LAKES MATCH


J DEBNAM MEMORIAL SHIELD                        M HARPER  39LB 8OZ



NON MATCH TROPHIES



TENCH TROPHY                                                D SEALY 4 LB 8 OZ



SUMMER PAIRS                                                 R FRIPP/K MURCHIE   3 PTS

MATCH RESULTS 2019/20

SUMMER OUTINGS 2019



1ST MATCH    J STAMP              162 LB 12 OZ


2ND MATCH   K HARVEY          100 LB    8OZ


3RD MATCH   R FRIPP              27 LB   12 OZ


4TH MATCH    J MILLS               70LB     0OZ


5TH MATCH    M HARPER        190 LB   6OZ


6TH MATCH    M HARPER        34LB    12OZ



WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP

2019/20

1ST MATCH    J CANDY            10 LB      4OZ

2ND MATCH   J CANDY            11LB     0OZ

3RD MATCH   D SEALY             18 LB    6 OZ


4TH MATCH    D SEALY             14LB     6OZ


5TH MATCH    R KNIGHT         16 LB   12OZ


6TH MATCH    P EDWARDS      14LB     5OZ

 

 





We have identified the person trespassing and he has assured us it will not happen again. We have increased the number of cameras and they are obviously working. As members of the Angling Trust we have access to a dedicated legal team and we will be speaking to them to decide on the next course of action, should we have further evidence of trespass or poaching. We will not tolerate action or behaviour that jeopardises the well-being of members of the club neither will we tolerate any form of removal or criminal damage to our fish stocks. We have been understanding with the persons caught on camera and their apologies have been accepted but make no mistake we are vigilant in our surveillance and will not
be so tolerant and understanding in future. 



With the current restrictions still in place would members please note that the AGM scheduled for May 6th has been cancelled. A new date and time will be advertised when we have a clearer picture of when it is safe to do so. 

Stay Safe

Michael Hunt Chairman



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. 
Stay safe. 
Michael Hunt
Chairman


 

 

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.

 

 

 

Take care

 

 

 

Michael Hunt 

 

 

Chairman


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. 

Michael Hunt

Chairman 



Spring Matches

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. 

Summer Matches. 
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. 

             
 Michael Hunt
          
 Chairman 



 

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!
Michael Hunt
Chairman.




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


9/2/2020  
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)

22/3/20  WHITEPOST
05/4/20  LODDEN
19/4/20  TWO COUNTIES
03/5/20  LODDEN 
17/5/20  HILLVIEW
31/5/20  LODDEN

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.


PLEASE NOTE
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.






Please visit our new Facebook page.

  The Gillingham and District Angling Association








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 !"



 

 





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