Gillingham & District Angling Association
Over 7 miles of the River Stour and 5 lakes to fish
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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. But please follow the guidelines that are operating under the current Covid 19 crisis.

 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 and Stay safe!


Enjoy your fishing!

The A.G.M. is scheduled to take place at the Coronation Club on Wednesday 19th May, at 7.30pm, if rules allow.  It would be good to see members present. Any member who has a proposal that they would like raised, then please email me, it can then be added  to the AGM agenda.

  If you have any questions, complaints or feedback about the Association please do not hesitate to contact me by phone on (01747) 821218 or (07394) 386239, or e-mail at simonhebditch1969@gmail.com.


Message from Chairman Pete Edwards 

Attention Carp anglers - Several discarded/lost lengths of terminal tackle have been found around the small lake at Lodden  Unfortunately these have had barbed hooks attached.  Barbed hooks are not permitted at Lodden lakes.  If you ignore this rule, you risk the sanction of being banned.  You have been warned.  Also, the current rules allow one non angling guest to accompany you while you fish, this rule does not mean that you can have multiple visitors to your peg during your session. This is annoying to other anglers.  The rules state that you can fish two rods during the day and three rods at night.  Please use your common sense, and if necessary, do not cast out the third rod if most of the other pegs are occupied. There will also be increased bailiff visits to ensure that barbed hooks are not being used and anglers are respecting the rules of Lodden lakes.

Pete Edwards


Gillingham and DistrictAngling Association

Gillingham & District Angling Association Newsletter.


 

Hello and welcome to the Association’s newsletter for the 202-2021 season.  I hope you all enjoyed the fishing that the Association provided this year.

All the waters have fished well this year, however it is unfortunate that I have to report that we are losing access to ‘Two Counties lake’ at Mere.  GDAA have leased Two Counties for 10 years, we wish Eric Mitchell all the best for the future. We are changing the membership costs slightly, but they will include Lodden Lakes for next season, and details are further on in the newsletter. We are also actively looking for new venues to lease or buy.

It has been a strange year, but I am hopeful that we are getting back to a degree of normality. This year, a full match program is booked and at present our popular Spring matches are taking place.  Details of the matches this year will be posted on the Association website when full details are finalised.

I must thank all those who have served on the committee this year and who have ensured that the Association runs as smoothly as it does, with very few problems to deal with at Committee meetings. 

The A.G.M. is scheduled to take place at the Coronation Club on Wednesday 19th May, at 7.30pm, if rules allow.  It would be good to see members present. Any member who has a proposal that they would like raised, then please email me, it can then be added  to the AGM agenda.

I hope to see you on the bank in the next year.  If you have any questions, complaints or feedback about the Association please do not hesitate to contact me by phone on (01747) 821218 or (07394) 386239, or e-mail at simonhebditch1969@gmail.com.

 

Simon Hebditch.

(Hon. Secretary)

 

 

Chairmans Report

 

 

The committee and I would like to thank you for your continued support throughout a year that has seen numerous restrictions to angling due to the Covid pandemic.  Once again the Angling Trust were able to lobby government and keep the time away from the bank to a minimum during the latest lockdown.  We are most fortunate to have had the Angling Trust work so hard to preserve access to the sport we all love. Other sports have not faired so well and some are still not back to their pre-pandemic routines. 

 

I would recommend you all to become individual members of the Angling Trust.  The number of individual members in the Angling Trust gives them the added impact necessary when they represent angling interests at national level.  This can have a significant influence in deciding government policies on angling.

 

As our lease to fish Two Counties fishery comes to end on 15 June 2021, we would like to thank Eric and his family for the support that they have given us as leaseholders over the years and we wish them well in their new venture.

 

The committee remain active in pursuit of an alternative lake or to identify suitable land that we can purchase to develop our own still water fishery.  If any members know of any suitable land or a landowner who may be receptive to our search, please let me or the committee know.

 

We are expecting the autumn delivery of four C5 carp, that will average 15lb, for stocking into the small lake at Lodden.

 

Once again, can I please ask that whenever you visit one of our fisheries that you observe the rules that are in force for that fishery.  Please take all litter and old fishing line home with you.  If you observe any suspicious or unusual activity, please tell the committee at the earliest convenient time.  If you believe that a criminal act is taking place, then please call either 101 or 999.

 

Due to the loss of Two Counties and the access restrictions to angling that some members have had to endure during the pandemic lockdown, the committee have proposed changes to the membership fees.  The rates can be found in the membership secretary’s report later in this newsletter. The membership fee will now automatically give you access to fish Lodden lakes.  Those members who previously had both Gillingham and Lodden membership will see a reduction in the overall cost. Those members who were only Gillingham members will unfortunately pay a little more, but this gives them access to Lodden lakes.  The committee hope that this will not dissuade previous Gillingham only members from re-joining.  The proposed changes to the membership fees will be presented to the membership at the Annual General Meeting for approval.

 

Please do try to attend the Annual General Meeting. The venue provides adequate space to maintain social distancing and is scheduled to take place when the restrictions to indoor meetings is removed.

 

Pete Edwards

Chairman GDAA

 

Match Secretary Report

 

Details of Matches will appear on our website and Facebook page

Junior Match Report

Details of Matches will appear on our website and Facebook page

 

Membership Secretary

 

With the increase in popularity of Angling and the need to Stay Local” the club has seen a huge increase in membership. 90 new members have joined which is 40% up on the previous year. As Pete our chairman has said the committee has tried to balance the loss of fishing due to the pandemic and open the Clubs waters to all members. Please see the proposed changes in membership fees which we hope will encourage existing members to re-join and attract new members to the club. We hope you will all the see the improvements to the fishery in both the quality of the fishing and its surroundings. Please use the website and Facebook we welcome your views and comments and of course photos of your prize catches. www.gillinghamanglingclub.co.uk

 

Please note if you wish your email address to be removed from our list please email me and I will remove you from our list.

 

 

Please check the website for results and updates.

Enjoy your fishing!

 

Neil Kerley

Membership Secretary

07917678454 neilakerley@gmail.com

 

When renewing your membership, you will need an e-mail address and your membership number.

 

From Tuesday 1st June, you can purchase new Memberships and Lodden tickets

 

BY SUBMITTING YOUR ON LINE APPLICATION www.gillinghamanglingclub.co.uk

 

2020/21

Special Rate Junior (9 to 10 years)

£ FOC

 

Full Local Junior (under 18 on 16th June 2021)

£25.00

 

Full Local Senior (18 to 65 years)

£57.00

 

Full Local O A P & Ladies & Disabled

£45.00

 

Associate Junior

£28.00

 

Associate Senior & O A P

£60.00

 

 

Lodden Lakes and Additional Fees

Junior Day Season

INCLUDED IN GDAA TICKET

 

Junior Day & Night Season

£20.00

 

Senior OAP Ladies & Disabled Day Season

  INCLUDED IN GDAA TICKET

 

Senior Day & Night Season

£45.00

 

Junior Members Day Ticket

INCLUDED IN GDAA TICKET

 

Members Guest Ticket

                                                                 £10.00

 

DAY TICKET RIVER ONLY

£6.00

 


 

 
 
 
Parking at Stour Provost
Pleasure anglers can park where the old barn used to be, park on the left hand where the garages are, do not park in the space on the right hand side of the new house and avoid parking on any grassed areas, plus please leave enough room for tractors getting in and out.







PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE CAMERAS IN OPERATION ON LODDEN LAKES AND YOUR ACTIONS COULD BE BEING FILMED AT ALL TIMES!


 

PARKING AT STOUR PROVOST

Would all members please note!

"Parking should NOT be on the lawn/verge of Mill House"

"Access is through the small wooden gate and along the footpath in front of the Mill House Garden, past the small Mill and over the bridge into the field on the opposite bank of the river."
 

Current News letter under Downloads.



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.
 







 



 





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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last update 12/05/2021

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