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Brooklands is closed with immediate effect from the 24th May 15:30 and will reopen on Tuesday 26th May 6am.

Posted 25/05/20


We have just had notice that Springwood is closed until further notice. This is to comply with government advice, as the water owner sees it fit.

You will have noticed a number of commercial waters have done the same over the weekend.

Please not this is for all visitors not just Cranbrook members.

At present the committee still feels with our advise on keeping your distance from other members and with care using the locks, we can remain open.

Posted 23/03/20

Spring Newsletter

The spring newsletter is now ready to view online.

Posted 16/02/20

Rule book

The rule book has been updated for the 2020/21 season and is on the website ready to download.

Posted 16/02/20

Activity Invitation Letter

For all the info on activites we will be running in the 2020/21 season please click here

Posted 16/02/20


Please note you will not be able to fish Springwood from 31st May onwards.

Posted 16/02/20

Rosemay Lakes

Please note that Rosemary Lakes are closed from now for 2 weeks due to Copse Cutting and the Health And Safety aspects associated with the works.

Re opens 17th February 2020

Posted 04/02/20

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Cranbrook and District Angling Club will be at The Weald of Kent Golf Club, Maidstone Road, Headcorn, Kent. TN27 9PT

Thursday 6th February 2020 from 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Full details on here

We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted 03/12/19

Rule Changes

All members have the right to propose any Rule Changes for debate but these can only be heard if sent to the Club Secretary in writing (38 Jaggard Way, Staplehurst TN12 0LF) or via the club’s email four weeks prior to the AGM, for the item to be placed on the agenda. 

Posted 03/12/19


Park Farm will be closed for shooting events the following dates: 

30th November 2019

14th December 2019

31st December 2019

18th January 2020

25th January 2020

1st February 2020

Posted 24/11/19


Burntwood will be closed on 31st August and the 1st September for a CATFISH rehoming project. If you can help catch some catfish on these dates please contact Ian Cook on 07548111857

Posted 29/08/19


Every year Saw Lodge is closed on certain days for shoots. This years dates Saw Lodge will be closed are as follows.

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Saturday 12th October 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Saturday 19th October 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wednesday 6th November 2019
Saturday 9th November 2019
Monday 11th November 2019
Friday 15th November 2019
Monday 18th November 2019
Wednesday 27th November 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019
Thursday 12th December 2019
Thursday 19th December 2019
Saturday 21st December 2019

Friday 27th December 2019

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020

The venue will be closed all day on these dates with no access at all.

Posted 13/08/19


Saturday 8th September 2019 - Lydd 9am for a couple of hours

Everyone that comes along will get £10 off next seasons member and a FREE guest day ticket worth £15

Plus entry into our work party draw at the AMG to win next seasons membership

Contact : Ian on 07548111857

Posted 13/08/19


Windsurf Pit Lydd will be closed 31st July 4.30pm to 9:30pm, 14th August 4:30pm to 9:30pm and 15th September 7am to 12 noon for a triathlon events. So no members allowed on-site during these times. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Posted 31/07/19


We have agreement with the owners of Springwood to take any Catfish caught at Burntwood.

We have a holding net in place at Burnt Wood for any member who catches a Catfish. Please use this if you catch one, it is against the rules to put a Catfish back in Burntwood. Then contact : Mark on 07973383952

This is all good, however we need some members to volunteer to transport them from Burntwood over to Springwood. If you can help please contact Mark on 07973383952.

Posted 04/07/19

Rule Book

We have updated the rule book, please make sure you read it. Its all on the website to download.



The gate code will be changed to the correct code on 15th June ready for the start of the river fishing season on the 16th June.

Posted 10/06/19

Rosemary Lakes

Please note if you wish to night fish Rosemary Lakes, booking details have been changed.

Call our chairman, Trevor on 07460024294 with your membership number at least 48 hours before wanting to night fish.

Posted 16/05/2019

LYDD - Windsurf Pit

Please note Windsurf Pit will be closed with no access / no fishing from Friday 24th May until Thursday 30th May

Posted 15/05/2019


There is now a new car park just behind the old air ambulance building and then access the lake via a new path with a new gate, which come in just behind the 1st swim.

There will be no parking in the old car park. If the new car park is full you are able to park on the double yellow lines, just be mindful of others getting lorry’s in and out of gates.

Posted 15/05/19


Our annual CARP MATCH will be held at Pattenden Lane this year on 1st weekend of July. Start 5pm Friday 5th July until 5pm Sunday 7th July. £15 per person. BBQ included on the Saturday. Cash Prizes.

To book a place please e-mail

Will be great to see some new members coming along

***Please note the water will be closed that weekend to anyone not taking part***

Posted 04/05/2019


We soon will not have access to the lake via the current gate. As the new owners of the old air ambulance building need to make a secure compound.

There will be a new car park just behind the old air ambulance building and then access the lake via a new path with a new gate, which come in just behind the 1st swim.

This new access will also mean it will be easier for members with mobility issues getting in and out without have to deal with the steps. As the new access is a gentle slope all the way with no steps.

There will be no parking in the old car park. If the new car park is full you are able to park on the double yellow lines, just be mindful of others getting lorry’s in and out of gates.

Posted 04/05/19


Sunday 26th May - Saw Lodge 9am to 4pm

Even if you have never been to one of our matches pop along, we have a great time. If you would like more info contact Bill Mitchell on 07723473845

Posted 04/05/19


We have a members only facebook group with lots going on please click on the following link and ask to join.

CADAC Facebook members only group

Posted 04/05/19

Our next AGM will be on Thursday 6th Feb 2020 8pm

Headcorn Golf Club

Park Farm access times extended

The owner has kindly agreed to keep the summer access times which are from 4am to 10pm - apart from Thursdays he would like us to be off site at 4.30pm. This means gate in/out times. Do not abuse.

Sawlodge shoot dates

Please be aware that this venue will be CLOSED on these shoot dates:

Click here for closure dates

Big Barbel from Wateringbury!

Check out the photo of an 11lb14oz Barbel that member Gordon Lindsey caught from our stretch of the River Medway at Wateringbury recently.

Excessive bait warning

Can members please refrain from piling in loads of excessive bait into our waters during the hot periods as this affects the water quality and puts our fish stocks health at risk.

This is particularly important at the more busy venues like Springwood as all you are doing is putting your bait on top of someone elses pile of uneaten bait.

Sawlodge Farm CLOSED on these Shoot Dates

Spring newsletter out now!

All our waters have a TWO rod maximum rule (except at Darwell and Windsurf Pit where 3 rods are permitted).

Bailiffs will not accept any EXCUSES!

Please make sure you and everyone you know uses our fundraising portal to collect free donations for us when you’re buying anything online

Read more on the new rod licence changes

If using the electronic bank transfer for renewals or guest tickets, please make sure you use last name and post code to identify payment.

CADAC Baseball Caps, Polo Shirts, Hoodies and Woolly Hats

Look the part this season.

To view any of our clothing, visit our merchandise page HERE

We need ALL our members, their friends and family to use our Easyfundraising portal when buying anything online. It's so simple and easy, the more people that use it, the more is raised for the club.

Make sure you (and everyone you know) uses it every time you buy something online.

 Click here to join our members only Facebook Group

Working Parties - YOUR club needs you! - 31/12/2018

Sunday 18th November 2018


To do: Strimming, bonfire, tree clearing, swim maintenance

9am onwards - Bring strimmers, tree pruners, saws etc

Please don't leave it all for the Committee to do!

Read more, click here...

CADAC Newsletters - 30/12/2018

CADAC Newsletters

All CADAC members receive regular newsletters either by post or by our e-newsletter service.

Latest Newsletter out now!

Read more, click here...

CADAC Merchandise - 29/12/2018


We have a stock of Polo Shirts, Hoodies, Woolly Hats and Baseball Caps with the clubs logo embroidered on the front. They come in either black or olive green. Various sizes of shirts and hoodies from Medium to XXXL. Hats and caps are one size fits all.

Read more, click here...

Do ALL your online shopping here - 28/12/2018

Easily raise funds for the club

Imagine how much we could raise if every member, their family and friends used it every time they bought something online!

Read more, click here...

Bailiffs wanted - 27/12/2018

Bailiffs wanted

Due to the widespread locations of our waters and the ever increasing incidents of tresspassing and poaching, we are looking for members to come forward and be Bailiffs for individual waters.

Read more, click here...

Be a qualified angling coach - 26/12/2018

We are looking for volunteers that would be interested in taking a LS2 or LS1 Angling Coaches course.

Read more, click here...

Cranbrook Angling gains FishMark Accreditation - 26/12/2018

Cranbrook & District Angling Club is proud to announce that we have attained the prestigious Angling Trust Fishmark Accreditation, making us the ONLY officially recognised coarse fishing Clubmark accredited club in Kent.

Read more, click here...

WANTED Wood chippings and chip bark - 25/12/2018

We urgently need several tons of chip bark and wood chippings.

Read more, click here...

Be an Angling Champion - 24/12/2018

Having Angling Champions in a club can help encourage others to go fishing.

Read more, click here...

Fishing Cartoons - 23/12/2018

Fishing Cartoon

We have been going through the club files and found these hidden away in a box file.

Read more, click here...

Tale from Burnt Wood - 22/12/2018

 Tale from Burnt Wood

The bicycle ride from Maidstone to Burnt Wood took some time, I would strap the two rods and rest together, accompanied with the landing net which I would then wrap around the whole ensemble and then tie the whole thing to the frame of the ten gear racer.

Read more, click here...

The Fishermans Prayer - 21/12/2018

The Fishermans Prayer

Our fisherman, Who art on riverbanks...

Read more, click here...

Burnt Wood Regeneration Project - 31/08/2011

 Burnt Wood Regeneration Project

Take a look at the work we did back in 2011 to extend and regenerate the lake at Burnt Wood.

Read more, click here...

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WANTED Wood chippings and chip bark

Be an Angling Champion
Fishing Cartoon
Fishing Cartoons
 Tale from Burnt Wood
Tale from Burnt Wood
The Fishermans Prayer
The Fishermans Prayer
 Burnt Wood Regeneration Project
Burnt Wood Regeneration Project