All Hassocks Angling waters are closed until further notice

No fishing is permitted on any club water until Government travel restrictions are lifted



Hassocks & District Angling Society Ltd

Incorporating Burgess Hill
Hassocks Angling

Some of the best coarse fishing in the heart of Sussex.
Lake, pond, river, pleasure fishing and match angling. All ages and abilities welcome.

We offer
  • Fifteen different waters to fish
  • Lakes, ponds, streams and rivers
  • Pleasure fishing and match angling
  • Disabled access to three waters
  • All age groups including children
  • Non-fishing members welcome
  • Active match scene
  • Help and advice
  • Join on-line or by post
  • No charge for a second rod
  • No need to book a peg
  • Members only - no day tickets


Hassocks Angling match scene.

Match fishing

Welcome to the Hassocks Angling match scene. If you fish matches or fancy giving it a go, we are the club for you. Match fishing is in our DNA, we have run matches on our waters for over fifty years.

A match every week summer and winter league, inter club, junior and senior. We love our matches and we want you to join us. If you have never fished a match, why not give it a go.

Next Match There are no fixtures booked at the moment.



Club notices, news and events.

Join us

Some of the best coarse fishing in the heart of Sussex. Lake, pond, river, pleasure fishing and match angling. All ages and abilities welcome.


Fifteen waters for members to fish.

Decoy Lake

wheelchair An excellent mixed fishery

Offering a variety of species to target. Tench, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Chub, Crucian Carp and Carp populate the lake.

Badgers Wood

wheelchair A purpose built fishery

Built for Hassocks Angling members. Stocked with Barbel, Tench, Crucian Carp, Roach, Bream and Perch.

Masons Lake

A large shallow lake

Most noted for the quality of it's Roach and Rudd, Masons has a silt bottom and a depth of no more than one metre.

Wildings Lakes

A lake and a pond

Wildings has two fisheries, one lake and one pond. Both are stocked with Carp, Crucian Carp, Tench, Bream, Perch, Roach and Rudd.

More House Farm

A three water commercial fishery

More house is a three water commercial fishery. Two waters, Canal and Sidewinder, are stocked with Rudd, Roach, Bream, Tench, Perch, Carp and Barbel.

Oldmans Lake

Oldmans lake Laughton

Containing Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd and Bream.

Pickwells lake

Set in beautiful surroundings

Containing Tench, Crucians, Roach, Perch and a few Carp.

George Cragg Pond

wheelchair A popular Tench pond

Stocked with Tench, Crucian Carp and Perch, the fishery is a popular venue. With 2 swims suitable for wheelchair users.


Two small ponds

Containing Carp, Crucian carp, Tench, Perch, Roach and Rudd, ideal for beginners and juniors.

Electricity pond

Small pond ideal for beginners

Right next to Bob Lane and the electricity sub-station is the small pond ideal for beginners and juniors.

River Arun

Tidal stretch of the Arun

A short tidal stretch of the river Arun at Stopham close to Pulborough. The stretch has all the usual river species offering excellent Dace and Roach.

River Adur

The upper Adur

A stretch of the upper Adur above and below Wineham Lane bridge, this stretch has all the normal river species.

River Ouse

Tidal stretch of the Ouse

Located in Hamsey just north of Lewes, our stretch has a weir midway. Below the weir is completely tidal, above is partly tidal. This stretch has all the normal river species and Pike of over 20lb.

Cemetery Wood

A stretch of the upper Adur

This stretch has all the common river species and some good Pike.

Upper Hookers

A stretch of the upper Adur

A short stretch of the upper Adur, this stretch has all the normal river species most notably some very good roach and perch.

Useful Links
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    The Angling Trust is the national representative body for all anglers in England and Wales.
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    You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.
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    Plants and animals from other countries are finding their way into our waterways.
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    Get outdoors and active at one of our free, fun and friendly angling activity days for all ages.


Membership applications Closed


We cannot accept any membership applications at this time

As soon as government travel restrictions are lifted, memberships will be available

Watch this space

100 Club
Kids free fishing

If you are a full fishing adult or senior member and have children in your family under twelve, then they can be added to your membership for free. Children under 12 do not need an EA rod licence, but we will need a passport photo of each child to use on their membership card. Your children will remain members all the time you are, once they are twelve years old and wish to continue fishing, they can join as a juniors paying the appropriate fee.

*You can add a child by contacting the Membership Secretary and sending a passport photo.