Welcome to The Sandwich & District Angling Association 

7 January 2021

Dear Fellow Member

Corona Virus - Tier 5 Lockdown - Fishing Update-2

Further to my update yesterday, following an appeal by the Angling Trust, the Government has done a “u“ turn and we can now return to fishing under the following conditions. “Fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”. The Angling Trust state that, *“This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May. We are in a National lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a reasonable excuse to leave your home or penalties will apply.

*The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.

*Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited, so no match fishing.

*The exercise is limited to once a day, so no overnight fishing whatsoever.

*To remain within the law you should follow the Government guidance and only fish locally within the distance where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.”

I believe the Angling Trust has worked hard on our behalf and I would encourage you support them by becoming a Trust member as soon as you are able. Please go to their website for further details. Our waters will reopen on Saturday 9 January and regular observations will be undertaken to ensure that National rules regarding social distancing are adhered to.

*Remember that our waters are not extensive and that a maximum of 12 cars has been imposed to ensure distancing is achieved in a safe manner. Face masks must be worn in the car parks.

*It is the responsibility of all anglers to be in possession of their own masks and sanitising gel.

*The gates and locks are to be cleaned whenever touched.

*The toilets are NOT to be used.

*No keep nets or sharing of landing nets.

To return to fishing in this way imposes extreme trust on us to act responsibly in these difficult times.

Please keep safe.

Mike Edgar


Tackle shop opening times  2021
Camos Carp Cabin

Open again from Friday click and collect only ring  01843 581784.

And for Sea Anglers
Fishermans Corner

With local Angling now permitted we will be open again for phone and collect this Saturday 8am -3pm and Sunday 8am-12pm. We will then be looking at our hours through the week.

To pre-book bait and tackle and arrange collection time call 01843 582174


We have a constitutional rule to promote opportunities for angling in Sandwich and the surrounding area. Today our managed fisheries provide top class fishing in East Kent on two still waters.
These waters provide mixed fishing in a quality environment for all anglers, including families, match fishermen and specimen hunters.
We believe annual membership of SDAA provides quality fishing at fantastic value and we welcome all responsible anglers.
Originally looking after the The Reed Ponds we also used to have a thriving Sea fishing section.
We were responsible for the design and creation of Swallowbrook Lake back in 1992, the work of a few turning a green-field site into a gem of a Fishery for us all to enjoy.

About Sandwich

Sandwich is a historic town and a civil parish on the River Stour in the Non Metropolitan district of Dover. It has a population of 4599 ( 2011 census). It was one of the Cinque Ports and still has many of the original medieval buildings, including several listed public houses and gates within the old town walls, churches, almshouses and the old White Mill. Whilst once a major port it s now two miles from the sea, its historic centre preserved. Sandwich Bay is home to nature reserves and two world class golf clubs, Royal St Georges and Prince's. The town is also host to several historical, educational and cultural events. For more information about the history of the town and details of up coming events please visit Open Sandwich