Hastings and St. Leonards Angling Association

  Website of the top sea angling club in East Sussex

MICK GILCHRIST
We regret to announce the sudden death of our 
Ex-President , and Life Member, Mick.
He was a big part of this Club for many years
and will be greatly missed. 
He was involved in the local angling community, along with amateur dramatic groups and the Calvert Road Methodist Church, and supported many local people, taking them to hospital and generally running around. 
Our thoughts are with his wife, Lesley, and his family.
His funeral will be held on Friday 22nd December , 11am, at the Calvert Road Methodist Church followed by a wake here at the Club

Coming Up

Christmas is Coming! Lots of things to do in the Club before then!

From 1st December Kittiwakes Christmas Menu - see the menu below

Saturday 16th December Christmas Raffle Draw - 1st Prize £2000 cash, 2nd Prize £1000 cash, 3rd Prize £500 cash PLUS loads of other prizes - tumble drier, TV, children's bikes, gift vouchers, and more....

Sunday 17th December Children's Christmas Party with Father Christmas, Food and Entertainment - £3 per child

Saturday 23rd December Christmas Disco

New Year's Eve Elvis is in the Club!

Call us for more info 01424 430120

FROM KITTIWAKES FOOD BAR!

Thursday Lunch

Roast of the Day, Pudding and Tea/Coffee

Only £5.75

Friday Lunch

Fish & Chips, Pudding and Tea/Coffee

Only £5.75


12noon to 2.30pm. Members & Guests

Happy Hour at the Bar for Members 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Beach Comps

Hastings & St Leonards 2 Day Beach Festival Results

Mark Rogers clear winner of the Festival

The Hastings & St Leonards Town Two Day Beach Festival was held last weekend. Unfortunately day one was cancelled thanks to Storm Brian with conditions on the Saturday being too dangerous to fish with mountainous seas sweeping the beach. On the Sunday the weather was much better with a stiff westerly and some welcome sunshine and fishing was possible. The sea was still rough though with a big swell.

The rough conditions had not settled enough for the whiting to come in and they were noticeably absent. Many anglers failed to weigh in and fish were hard to find. Bass, flounders, soles, pout and eels making up most of the catch

This year’s entry was very good with the match nearly full with 54 anglers fishing and some not making it due to the weather.

The overall winner was Mark Rogers taking the £500 first prize. He was fishing the New Church section and recorded a bag of 5lb 10oz which included the only cod caught in the match one of 4lb 2oz, which was also the heaviest fish winning him another £200.

Tom Wells was second with 8 fish for 4lb 12oz with 6 different species including a nice sole of 1lb 8oz. Another notable fish was a bass of 58cm (3lb 12oz) for Phil Lee. Glynnis Jones won the Ladies prize with 4oz, and Mick Snelling the veterans with 4lb 0oz. Saul Page and Dave Reed took the team prize.

This event was generously supported by the principal sponsor Hastings Angling Centre, Paul’s Tackle, SJ Homewood, Fusion Interiors, Coleman Construction and Utilities Ltd, Woods concrete Pumps Southern Ltd, ACW Brickworks Ltd, RX Fisheries, East Hastings Sea Angling Association and for Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association and for hosting the event.

Full Results

Winner: Mark Rogers 5lb 10oz, Silver Challenge Trophy and £500

Heaviest fish: Mark Rogers 4lb 2oz, £200 and the Hastilow Cup

Team: Saul Page and Dave Reed, 7lb 3oz, Cornucopia Cup

Heaviest cod: Mark Rogers 4lb 2oz, St Leonards Pier Cup

Best Lady: Glynnis Jones 4oz, Stratford Challenge Cup

Most fish on one day: Tom Wells (8), Walter Ellison Trophy

Veteran: Mick Snelling 4lb 0oz, Eversfield Cup

Most species: Tom Wells (6) George Dawson Trophy


This years South Coast Beach Championship is on Saturday 9th December 1130-1630

Details and entries for both competitions from Hastings Angling Centre 01424 432178.


South Coast Beach Championships 2017

9th December 2017

This year’s South Coast Beach Championship sponsored by Coleman Construction was fished on the 9th December in good but very chilly conditions with a light NW wind and modest surf. The sea was still quite coloured after a big gale two days before and this brought the whitings in large numbers. Many anglers having bags of 20 plus fish. Pout, dabs and flounders making up most of the catch.

Barry Coleman of Coleman Construction Ltd has generously sponsored this competition over the last 10 years but unfortunately this is his last year as he is going to support other events in the town. He was presented with a Christmas hamper to show our appreciation, many thanks again Barry for all your support.

Many thanks to all the organisers and helpers for another very well run competition.

In a close match the winner was local angler Tim Relf fishing on peg 2, he had 28 fish for 11lb 7oz picking up the £500 first prize and the trophy. Runner up was veteran Sam Sampson with 11lb 5oz. Mark Wilkie had the heaviest flatfish a flounder of 12oz. The heaviest roundfish was 
Mark Rogers pout of 1lb 1ozs. Top lady was Glynis Jones with 15oz. Top veteran was Sam Sampson. The winning team was Darren Brooks and Jason carter on 19lb 7oz.

A zone 
1st. Tim Relf 11lb 7oz
2nd. Steve Swan 10lb 14oz
3rd. Steve Martin 10lb 8oz
4th. Darren Brooks 9lb 11oz
5th. Mark Painter 9lb 5oz
6th. Mark Hinxman 8lb 7oz

B zone
1st. Rex Palmer 10lb 2oz 
2nd. Colin Crosby 8lb 14oz
3rd. Keith Erridge 7lb 0ozs
4th. Fred Slaughter 5lb 8oz
5th. Mark Wilkie 5lb 0oz
6th. Mark Rogers 4lb 15oz

C zone
1st. Sam Sampson 11lb 5oz
2nd Colin Carey 10lb 15oz
3rd. Tony McAfee Williams 6lb 7oz
4th Tony Relf 4 lb 13oz
5th Arthur Freeman 4lb 6oz
6th Dillon Thompson 3lb 11oz

D Zone 
1st David Checksfield 11lb 2oz

2nd. Jason Carter 9lb 12oz
3rd. Wesley Seargeant 7lb 12oz
4th. Mick Webb. 7lb 5oz
5th. Ben Arnold 7lb 3oz
6th Eddie Painter 7lb 2oz

The next match is the Charity Black Cat match 10am – noon Christmas Day. 

The Hastings Angling Centre open is on Saturday 20th January, details and entry call Hastings Angling Centre 

01424 432178.


17th September Plaice Boat Comp

A lovely end to a day although a lousy start with thick fog and
the feel of winter in the air. 

Results from the Boat Comp for the best 3 Plaice was won by

Tim Bertelsen with a total weight of 7 lb 2ozs
A tie for second was Colin and Ralph Crosby with 6lb 10ozs

Best specimen was a plaice of 3lb 0.6ozs caught by Bill Ellis.
2nd was Tim Bertelsen with a plaice of 3lb exactly 

and 3rd was Colin Crosby with a plaice of 2lb 12ozs

Top Junior on the day was Amy Dickinson with 5lb 13ozs


Club available to members for

private parties, receptions, presentations, wakes, christening parties, etc. 

Visiting associations and coach parties welcome.

Kittiwakes can arrange a buffet

or you can bring your own food.

Speak to Sue by calling 01424 430120 

to book in. 

Small charge payable. Wheelchair access

KITTIWAKES FOOD BAR

with Clare Butler

Breakfasts, Lunches and Sunday Roasts


Kittiwakes Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 7am to 4pm (closed Mondays)


The club has a keen beach and boat angling and social community. We can accommodate boats up to 23 feet in length in our secure compound provided they are fitted with beach keels, as boats are beach launched. We have workshops for boat maintenance and fitting of keels by yourself if required, and secure storage areas for outboard engines and fishing gear. The area around Hastings uniquely offers a very wide variety of fishing, see our club records and photo gallery. You will be in good company in this very friendly club.  Our members come from all walks of life and can offer help and advice if required. Our membership fees are very reasonable.

**New Bass Rules: From 1st January the new rules from the EU come into force. All bass will have to be released unhurt to the sea immediately after capture. Guidance from the Sussex IFCA (Inshore Fishing & Conservation Authority) the IFCA's control fishing from high tide to the six mile limit.**