Serving anglers in Essex for 65 years



Applying for Membership

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 If you  have any queries, about the Club Phone the B.D.A.C HELPLINE TEL: 0844 335 3978 (9am to 6pm only) or email

2022/23 membership will be closed on Thursday 30th June 2022 

Membership fees for the 2022/2023 Season: 

Ordinary member £105
Senior Citizen, Disabled member


Intermediate (15-17 inclusive) £65
Associate (1 ROD ONLY)) £30
Junior (1ROD ONLY) £20
Non-Fishing £15 
 Fishers Green Consortium £12 
Turnford Angling Consortium £10
Bait Boat use: B/lands &/Or Laundry Lake £25 


Classes of Membership


A person between 18 and state retirement age.   


A person of State Retirement age.


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


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.


A person who is the spouse or partner of an existing member (1 rod only)


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 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 Bicknacre. 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.


New members from 1.1.2022 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, Barleylands and          Laundry Lake, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Night fishing permits for these two venues will become available to purchase            when renewal forms are sent out in March 2023.


Cards for the Consortium waters can be purchased on the above on-line application for £12 per member. For details of the waters covered click on “Rivers” on the above heading


A small complex of 4 gravel pits near Wormley covering 25 acres, available 12 months of the year, 24 hours a day. See Their web site

Bait Boat use: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 from 1/1/2022

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Sunday 26 June 2022 at Hicks Farm

Wednesday 29 June 2022 at Straits Mill

Saturday 2 July 2022 at Southminster Pit 1

Saturday 2 July 2022 at Southminster Pit 1

Wednesday 6 July 2022 at Windmill lakes