See here for information about fly fishing classes.
A note to all members: A marker/spod/spomb rod counts towards your rod entitlement as per rule 18i.
|Adult||Student (15-17)||Junior (12-14)||Disabled Adult/Pensioner||Disabled Student||Disabled Junior|
|1st Year Entrance Fee||£46.00||£23.00||£14.00||£25.00||£12.50||£8.25|
|Car Park Key||£6.00||£6.00||£6.00||£6.00||£6.00||£6.00|
|Total Cost (New Members)||£144.00||£75.00||£48.00||£81.00||£43.50||£30.75|
*You must be 16 and over to hold a third rod licence.
Ordinary and Non-Voting Membership is available on payment of a joining fee and annual subscription. For new members the first year is a probationary period, unless proposed by two current members. There are concessions for Registered Disabled, Students, Juniors, Families, State Pensioners and Partners. When partners and, or children of an adult member join there is no requirement for an extra joining fee, if more than one child joins then a 10% reduction will apply to the total family annual subscription. Partners of State Pensioners must also be of State Pension age for the joining fee to be waived. Membership for children under the age of 12 is free, but they must be accompanied by an adult, while on Association property. Members aged 16 and over may night fish, they may also use a third rod on Stonar, Fordwich, Trenley and Stour Lakes on payment of an additional subscription. A second EA rod licence is also needed for a third rod.
Most car parks are gated and locked at all times and a small charge is made for keys. There is an extra gated car park for disabled members on the Fordwich complex and special keys are available only on production of a “Blue Badge”. All Members are provided with a car park permit which must be displayed when parked in Association car parks.
Application can be made by post, in addition to a completed application form and a cheque for the appropriate amount, a passport style photo is also required so that an ID card and rule book can be provided. Proof of Residency will be required in the form of Utility Bill/s or Driving Licence (photocopies acceptable if sending by post).
Payments can be made at Headquarters during office hours by Cheque, Cash, Credit or Debit Card on completion of an application form and provision of an ID photo. Membership may be deferred by advanced payment of a retaining fee of £20. Future membership can be resumed on payment of the current annual subscription. Renewals can also be made by phone. Fishing on Fordwich Lake is only available to Local Members, defined as those living within the areas CT1 to 21, ME13 and TN25 postcodes.
All members with the exception of children under 12 must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence. These are available from the Environment Agency by direct debit, at Post Offices and online but beware of sites other than the Post Office as they charge a large handling fee.