Serving anglers in Essex for 63 years



Applying for Membership

In view of the high number of 2020/21 members who have renewed their membership over the past two months, and to avoid crowding on our waters during the Spring and Summer, the Club’s Committee has decided that the Club will not be taking any new members for the remainder of 2021. The situation will be reviewed in early 2022.
2020/21 members have only until 30th April to renew their memberships, otherwise they may be unable to rejoin.


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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 9pm only) or email


Membership fees for the 2021/2022 Season

Ordinary member  £100
Senior Citizen, Disabled member  £85
Intermediate (15-17 inclusive)  £60
Associate (1 ROD ONLY))  £28
Junior (1ROD ONLY)  £18
Non-Fishing £15 
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 1.1.2021 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 2022.
Members who successfully obtain night permits for Barleylands and Laundry Lake will be permitted  to fish with three rods there between 1st November and 31st March annually. The appropriate E.A. licence covering three rods must be held, and this will be checked.

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 1/5/2020

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Saturday 15 May 2021 at Hicks farm

Wednesday 23 June 2021 at Thoby Wood

Saturday 15 May 2021 at Hicks Farm

Saturday 5 June 2021 at Parsonage Farm

Saturday 5 June 2021 at Parsonage Farm