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Waters Reopening – Monday 18th May @ 10am

Maldon Angling Society is pleased to confirm that its waters will Reopen our waters on Monday 18th May at 10am and “Night Fishing” is permitted.

** Please do not arrive before 10am as no queues will be allowed at our gates **

We will have a bailiff at each water at the gate entrances from 9am, if you arrive before 10am you will be asked to leave as we need to make it fair for everyone.

Some swims will be closed of to allow social distancing, if your favourite swim is one of these, we apologies in advance as we cannot deviate from the guidelines issued.

Please note -  The “Point” at Howells Lake will also be closed to everyone until further notice.


RESTRICTIONS - Last Updated – 13th May 2020

Please keep referring to the Website and our Social Media pages to keep up to date with any changes in restrictions as these may change daily as clarification is provided by the Government and Angling Trust.

Last Updated – 13th May 2020

For the time being the following restrictions will apply.

  • 2m Social distancing rules to be followed when moving around the venues
  • Following Angling Trust guidelines anglers cannot fish within 15 metres of each other even if this means swims must be left vacant. Strictly only one angler per swim unless accompanied by a cohabiting family member.
  • No match fishing.
  • Night Fishing. We will update the position around night fishing before we reopen on the 18th and hope to be able to communicate good news once the Angling Trust has been provided with further clarification from the Government.
  • Toilets are not available.
  • Angling will be at members own risk and Maldon Angling Society takes no responsibility for any adverse health outcomes.
  • Current members only allowed – no day or guest tickets will be available.
  • Members should carry antiseptic spray/wipes/gel and are advised to wear gloves when opening locks and gates.
  • Bailiffs will check membership cards without physical contact and will remove anyone not adhering to these and the Angling Trusts guidelines
  • We will keep these restrictions under review and amend them as necessary, including closing waters if required.



Updated @ 19:45 on the 12th May.


We will not be opening any venues tomorrow (Wednesday 13th May) and these will remain closed until further notice.

Please bear with us whilst our Fishery Management team finalise the last bits of work around a couple of lakes and the Committee can ensure we have done all that is possible to put in place a set of guidelines to ensure members will be able to fish in a safe manner.

We are working as hard as possible to get you back on the banks but need to ensure we are as compliant as we can be with the Angling Trusts guidelines to provide you with a safe environment to fish.

Let us do this right to keep angling from being put back on the prohibited list and placed back into lockdown by the government. As ambassadors for the sport, we have the opportunity to do this right and keep us out on the banks.

Thank you for all your patience and support, we hope once back out on the banks you have a great season.

Kind regards,

The Committee

CORONAVIRUS – Latest news





Following the announcement the Government and the further communication(s) from the “Angling Trust” all waters will still be closed until further clarifications have been received.

Once we have the relevant information, the Committee will discuss and agree when to open waters and the conditions that will need to be adhered to by members.

We will update this page with further information as soon as we can.

Thank you all for your support and patience.



New Memberships and Renewals


Following on from an earlier post regarding new membership applications and renewals, our newest committee member Martin Dodsworth has offered to help Paul Kyffin out with processing these to avoid delays in postal applications when the government lock down restrictions are eased for angling. We will do all we can to get you out on the banks as soon as possible and this remote service whilst tackle shops are closed will give you an easier way to join and pay by bank transfer.

Martin can be contacted on 07542 88111o and he will:

- Arrange with you the completion of the application/renewal form

- Provide you with payment details

- Advise how quickly the membership can be turned around for you (Please do not expect this to be a “Same day” service)



1.  Paul Kyffin will not be completing applications on his door step

2. Until you have your new or updated membership card back in your hands, government restrictions are eased and the Committee have given the green light to resume fishing under the guidelines stipulated by the government, then you are not permitted to be on any MAS venue (even for a walk).

We are doing all we can to ensure your applications are completed as quickly as possible and get anglers prepared in time for when restrictions are lifted.


Latest Coronavirus News – Guest Tickets temporarily suspended until further notice


In anticipation that the Angling Trust achieve their objective of gaining government support to lift restrictions in some format and to ensure we comply with social distancing guidelines; MAS has decided to suspend “Guest Ticket Sales” until further notice.

We will be closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and will update the website as things develop.

Stay safe & Healthy

MAS Committee

Latest Coronavirus News – Membership


Fisheries around the country are closed due to coranavirus. However, Maldon Angling Society can confirm that it is ready to re-open its fisheries when advised by the Angling Trust that it is permissible to do so.
Waters will be open only to those with a current valid membership (last year’s expired on 31st March). In order to comply with social distancing rules, for the present, membership can be renewed only by postal application to the membership secretary.
It is likely that restrictions will apply in the short term, at least, and we will endeavour to keep our members informed of changes.

Please if you haven’t already renewed your membership simply send a self addressed and stamped envelope to our membership secretary.
Under NO circumstances visit his house as he is self isolating with his elderly father and we don’t not want to put them at risk.

Many thanks MAS Team

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