Serving anglers in Essex for 65 years



SPECIAL DEAL join now and fish the rest of this season to 31.03.24 and the whole of next season 1.05.2024 to 31.03 2025. This new membership offer will not be available after 29th February 2024.

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 If you  have any queries, about the Club Phone the B.D.A.C HELPLINE TEL: 07935 560508 (9am to 6pm only) or email

Renewals will open on Saturday 2nd March 2024.


Please Note: To join as a new member click on the New Members link below and enter the required information. Use your email address to login and complete the set up of your profile.

For assistance on the above click on the Clubmate Help link below. If you need additional help contact the Membership Secretary ( ).

Important: You will need to upload a passport style photo of yourself showing only a full face photo of yourself only, not with fish, pets or other people, to validate your membership, alternatively the Clubmate App can take a selfie, once uploaded you will  not be able to change your photo. Club Baiiffs will be using their Clubmate App to validate your membership on the bank and failure to have provided a photo will result in you having to leave the fishery. You will receive a confirmation email from Clubmate and as it may be up to two weeks before you receive your membership card you will need to have a copy of the email with you when fishing.

Please check the venue information/rules prior to fishing as any rule changes will be updated on the Clubmate site. Match Closures etc will be posted on the Match Calendar and Club News pages of the Club website.

You can download the current Clubmate App for your Smartphone from the App Store associated with your phone (Apple Store or Play Store).

The only method of payment for your membership is through the Clubmate App using a Credit or Debit card.

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Membership fees for new members only for the 2024/25 season

Ordinary member £124 “INCLUDING ENTRY FEE”
Senior Citizen, Disabled member


Intermediate (15-17 inclusive) £72 “INCLUDING ENTRY FEE”
Junior (1ROD ONLY) £24
Non-Fishing £15
Fishers Green Consortium £15 
Bait Boat use:
B/lands &/Or Laundry Lake


Classes of Membership

ORDINARY  A person between 18 and state retirement age.   
SENIOR CITIZEN A person 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.
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.  New rule as from 01/05/2024 Juniors under 10 will not be allowed to night fish.
NON-FISHING A person 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) and our rented waters at Thoby Wood, Hicks Farm and Shalford. 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 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 up to 31st March 2024. From 1st May 2024, all gates will have a combination lock, the numbers of  which will appear on members’ photocards.
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.
New members from January 2024 will be allowed to night fish our waters at Southminster, Asheldham and Bicknacre as part of their basic membership. New members will only be permitted to enter and fish our two large carp waters during these times:
Barleylands: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Laundry Lake: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m Night fishing permits for these two venues will become available to purchase when renewal forms are sent out in March 2025.
Cards for the Consortium waters can be purchased on the above on-line application for £15 per member. For details of the waters covered click on “Rivers” on the above heading
B/lands &/Or Laundry Lake Only
An additional permit/fee will be required by any member to use a Bait Boat at Barleylands or Laundry Lake.

Club News




Wednesday 20 March 2024 at Southminster

Saturday 27 April 2024 at Laundry Lake

Sunday 28 April 2024 at Laundry Lake

Wednesday 8 May 2024 at Southminster

Sunday 5 May 2024 at Bicknacre