PRESIDENT  Mr Bob Bumstead
Established 1895       125 years this year!

Hastings & St. Leonards Angling Association

  Probably the top sea angling club in East Sussex

We regret that, due to the Government's announcement on Friday 20th March, 

the Club is closed until further notice

and all angling competitions are cancelled.


Due to the new government ruling, angling and boating will be allowed from Weds 13 May.
Boats will be allowed out with members of the same household and one person who is not a member of your household.  This will be strictly enforced. 

Please contact the boatman (see below) as normal for fishing or to access lockers. 

The club is not open and we would ask that you respect social distancing in the boatyard and locker rooms.

We will continue to review the situation and post updates as necessary.

07872 138641

to check that someone is on site.

Full Angling Trust guidelines for Clubs here:

From their website:

The Prime Minister announced the resumption of ‘unlimited outdoor sports’ from Wednesday providing they are conducted alone or with members of the same household or with one other person not from your household and that social distancing rules are followed at all times.

A government source confirmed that “outdoor exercise includes angling, golf, water sports and tennis providing social distanced from Wednesday.”


The EU Fisheries Ministers have announced an agreement for recreational angling bass limits for 2020. 

1st March to 30th November 2020:  two bass per angler per day can  be retained.  The MLS of 42cm still applies. 

1st Jan to 29th Feb 2020 &  1st to 31st December 2020: Catch & Release only


OPEN FROM 7.30am Tuesday to Saturday

OPEN FROM 8am Sundays

(CLOSED MONDAYS except for Bank Holidays)


Breakfasts & Lunches

(CLOSED MONDAYS except for Bank Holidays)

Regular Full English £4.90 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee

Large Full English £6.90 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee

Small Full English £3.90 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee


SUNDAY ROAST with all the trimmings.

Usually £7.50 unless there is a 'Special' 

Puddings only £2.50

Call Jackie on 07805 848604



19th & 20th October 2019

Results & Photos below


Winner today was Keith Erridge on peg 1 with 19 fish for 7lb -1 oz. 9

Runner up was Colin Crosby on peg 48 with 12 fish from Stamco with 6lb - 15 ozs

Heaviest fish was Rex Palmer with a bass of 3 lb

A Section

1st Ralph Crosby - 6lb -14 ozs
2nd. Joe Wales. - 5lb - 13ozs
3rd. Phil Lee. - 5lb - 12ozs

B Section

1st. Brett Cotter. - 6 lb -1oz. 4
2nd. Kelly N Jay Carter -5lb-15oz.6
3rd. Jacob Gainey. - 5lb - 9ozs

C Section

1st. Mark Hurcombe. - 5 lb -15 ozs
2nd Craig Bradshaw - 4lb - 10ozs
3rd Mick Webb. - 4lb - 4ozs

D Section

1st. Colin Crosby - 6lb -15ozs
2nd. Thomas Wells 5lb -12ozs
3rd. Luke Mooring. 5lb - 4ozs


Winner today was Nathan Elliott on peg 2 With 16 fish for 7lb -0ozs

Heaviest fish today was a beautiful sole of 2lb - 13 ozs ! Caught by Jacob Gainey

A Section
1st. Tony methaven. - 2 lb - 9ozs
2nd. Nick May. - 2lb. - 7ozs
3rd. Dave Falk. - 1lb - 8 oz

B Section
1st. Paul Tiltman. - 2lb- 1ozs
2nd Luke Mooring. - 1lb - 8 ozs
3rd Colin Crosby. - 1lb - 7ozs

C Section
1st. D. Fuoco - 5lb - 0ozs.9
2nd. Paul Parsons - 3lb - 4 ozs
3rd. Gerald Sargeant - 3lb - 1ozs

D Section
1st. Jason Gainey. - 4lb - 7 ozs
2nd. Saul Page. - 3lb -11ozs
3rd. Brett Cotter. - 3lb - 0 ozs
The British Conger Club has recently laid down regulations regarding the weighing of Conger Eels caught at sea. 
The Club has adopted this regulation and it will appear in the Club Rule Book under General Angling Bye Laws.

For the purpose of weighing specimens Conger Eels only may be weighed at sea and then released.

A photo of the captor with the fish and a photo of the fish in a sling, on the scales, showing the weight must be shown to a club official upon coming ashore. They will then enter the fish in the specimen book.

For the purposes of competitions Congers should be brought ashore, alive if possible.

Should an angler wish to retain a conger for eating , they are free to do so.


Sunday 19th May

Monday to Friday 12.30 to 1.30pm
Fridays 5pm to 7pm
Members Only

Club available to members for

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

Visiting associations and coach parties welcome.

The Fishing Hut Cafe 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

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.