Fishing to Resume

Following the announcement from the Government on Sunday evening and in consultation with the Angling Trust I am delighted to announce that we will be opening Piltdown Pond on Wednesday 13th May and Little Rowfant Lakes & Rowfant Mill Pond on Monday 18th May – the delayed opening of our lakes at Rowfant being to allow some scheduled maintenance works to be completed. The River Ouse remains subject to the usual close season, i.e. will not be open until the 16th June.

You can only go fishing if you have a valid rod licence and you adhere to the Government guidelines on staying safe and alert. More information about what this means can be found here htps//

Please use the Angling Trust website for ongoing guidance, but if the club has to change its guidance significantly we will update members by way of placing information on the Society’s web-site and / or placing notices at our waters. Please ensure that when you go fishing you fully adhere to these guidelines, including social distancing and our usual club rules at all times. In relation to access gates & padlocks you are encouraged to wear protective gloves and / or clean hands thoroughly by way of taking hand sanitiser with you.

For the time being there will be no competition fishing on any of the Society’s waters.

We would encourage all members to complete & send in completed applications for season 2020 / 21 which commences on the 1st June – this year please note that C&DAS members are required to also send in a passport sized photograph along with the completed application form, cheque & SAE.

Paul Whitfield

General Secretary