All Ordinary, Senior Citizen, Intermediate, Disabled, and Non-Fishing members must provide one passport-size photograph. Remember that only members are allowed on Club waters, so enrol Spouses/Partners who wish to fish as Associate members, and any children between 5 & 14 inclusive, on the form. A S.A.E. is not necessary, and do not send "signed for"
PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO PAY THROUGH THE BANK TRANSFER OPTION (INTERNET BANKING AT HOME) TO GIVE AN EXTRA WEEK’S FISHING RATHER THAN PAYING BY CHEQUE.
If you would like a form posted or have any queries, about the Club Phone the B.D.A.C HELPLINE TEL: 0844 335 3978 (9am to 9pm only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To Pick up a Form from a local tackle shop that is AFFILIATED TO THE CLUB click: HERE
FASTRACK MEMBERSHIP: As we will be awaiting cheque clearance, which may take up to a week, we offer immediate membership for those using the Bank Transfer system. Once the form and photos are in our hands (by post) and the funds in our account, the membership will be despatched immediately. 'Phone the helpline 0844 335 3978 (9am to 9pm only) for details or email email@example.com
Membership fees for the 2019/2020 season
|Ordinary member||£90 (including joining fee)|
|Senior Citizen, Disabled member||£74 (including joining fee)|
|Intermediate (15-17 inclusive)||£55 (including joining fee)|
|Associate (1 ROD ONLY))||£26|
|Junior (1ROD ONLY)||£16|
|Non-Fishing||£13 (Separate Form)|
|Night Fishing @ Barleylands||£50|
|Night Fishing @ Laundry Lake||£50|
|Night Fishing @ Barleylands & Laundry Lake||£80|
Classes of Membership
|ORDINARY||A person between 18 and state retirement age.|
|SENIOR CITIZEN||A lady or gentleman of State Retirement age.|
|DISABLED||A person who is in receipt of a disability benefit may join at the Senior Citizen rate. Proof of the current benefit must be sent in every year .e.g. photocopy of CURRENT letter from the Benefits Agency, etc. Blue parking badges are not accepted|
|INTERMEDIATE||This class of membership is open to those aged between 15 and their 18th birthday or to the age of 22 years with documented proof of continuous full time education.|
|ASSOCIATE||A person who is the spouse or partner of an existing member (1 rod only)|
|JUNIOR||This class of membership is open to those aged between 5 and their 15th birthday. Juniors can only join with an Ordinary or Senior Citizen member and it is a strict Club rule that juniors must be closely accompanied by the senior member responsible for them when on Club waters. Juniors and adults must therefore fish at the same or closely adjacent swim.|
|NON-FISHING||Person's having attained the age of 18 and only allows entry to club waters.|
|PLEASE NOTE||No other person, including children under 5 years old, is allowed on Club waters. BDAC issues Guest tickets on it's three freehold waters (Southminster, Straits Mill & Asheldham). Telephone the Helpline for details.|
|LICENCES||Every member of 12 years and over must carry an Environment Agency licence if they wish to fish. The EA licence allows the use of two rods, although although some club waters only allow one rod. No member may use more than two rods on any club water, but see below re 3 rods on our night fishing permit waters in Winter.|
|CLUB KEY||Most of our waters require a gate key, which is provided to all new members on joining. This will open all gates between 1st May and 31st March only.|
|CLOSE SEASON||Club waters are not accessible during our Close Season, which is 15th March to 15th June inclusive on rivers and the month of April on stillwaters. We do undertake working parties on our stillwaters during March and April. Adult members will be supervised during work in the morning, then be allowed a few hours fishing in the afternoon, at the discretion of that water's Fishery Officer.|
An additional permit will be required to fish at Barleylands (Crays Hill) & Laundry Lake (Little Easton) between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.. This is for the welfare of the carp at both waters, and to avoid angling pressure by overcrowding.
Please apply for this permit at the time of joining/renewing. If it is added to an existing membership during the season, an additional admin. fee will be charged to amend the card, which will then result in at least a week without the membership documents.
Those members who purchase a night permit will be allowed to fish their respective water with three rods from 1st November 2019 until 31st March 2020. The appropriate E.A. licence covering three rods will be required, and will be checked.
A single fee for each water will be £50, but for those who wish to night fish both the discounted fee will be £80.