Canterbury & District Angling Association

Due to a local outbreak of K.H.V. no keepnets to be used on any still waters. Dip tanks are in place on all stillwaters. Nets, mats and slings MUST be dipped (FULLY immersed) for a minimum of 15 minutes. Keep nets are allowed on the River Stour (only) from the start of the river season.

Review of the need for additional “float and Light ledger“ swims at Stonar

22nd August 2021

At its August meeting the committee reviewed its previous decision , taken in March , to introduce additional swims for float and light ledgering only.

Regular, recorded inspections have shown that generally there have been no occasions when, at the time of inspection, there were not swims available for both the coarse anglers and the dedicated carp anglers.

With this in mind it was agreed that the swims numbered 30, 32 and 33 will revert to any method fishing.

Swim number 31 will remain as a “float and light ledger“ swim.

The committee have also received a request that one swim on the lake should be designated as a priority swim for disabled anglers and this is currently under review.

Jock White Memorial Competition

Stonar lake Sandwich 4th/5th September 2021

Open to members and non-members.

£20.00 per angler comp. fee. Plus £30.00 charity donation to Jock’s preferred charity the NSPCC (the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Meet 10.00 am. at Jock’s shed for draw for pegs.

Fish 1200am (4th.) to 1200 am. (5th.)

There will be a take-away barbeque and beer service.

At the end of the competition there will be the prize giving and raffle.

When the proceeds of the competition have been calculated Julie white will be invited to dedicate the bench seat newly erected in Jocks swim in memory of Jock and will also present a cheque to a representative of the NSPCC. Date to be advised.

Further details of this competition can be found by ringing Brian Allen on 0799 090 4878.

There is a lot of interest in this competition so if you wish to fish I suggest you contact Brian sooner rather than later.

Fisheries Maintenance Assistant Bailiff

Since 1928 the Canterbury and District Angling Association has been managing extensive fisheries in the Stour Valley and surrounding area below Canterbury, offering first class lake and river fishing for a variety of species. The historic and famous stretch of the River Stour, which the Association leases from the Fordwich United Charities, reaches downstream from Fordwich Bridge as far as Plucks Gutter. Fordwich trout were referred to in Izaak Waltons The Compleat Angler, their descendants are still running up the river to spawn, when the conditions are right for them.

The fisheries between Fordwich and Grove Ferry are in surroundings of great natural beauty and are part of an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recently upgraded to an International RAMSAR site. Fishery management in the SSSI is subject to an agreement between the Association and English Nature. Care is needed not to interfere with bird life or the natural vegetation. The Association takes its conservation responsibilities to protect this part of our heritage seriously and ensure we protect our environment.

We are seeking a full time Fisheries Maintenance Assistant Bailiff reporting to our Head Bailiff and Fishery Manager ensuring the day-to-day management of our waters for our 2,000 plus members. The starting salary will be from £20,000 per annum, depending on experience and reviewable March/April each year.

For further details on this position including a detailed Job Description and Application Form, please contact:-

The Honorary Secretary
Canterbury and District Angling Association
14 Mill Road
[email protected]
Tel. 01227 710830

It is hoped to carry out interviews towards the end of August 2021

Job Description

Job Title: Fisheries Maintenance Assistant Bailiff

Job Holder’s Name: Subject to successful interview and appointment

Main Objective:To manage the day-to-day maintenance and bailiffing of our waters and fisheries under the direction of the head bailiff.

Reports to:
Jon Weir – Head Bailiff as well as
John Sturge – Fishery Manager, and
Denis Berwick– Deputy Fishery Manager
John and Denis are both Association Committee members.

Duties & Responsibilities:

As detailed above, the assistant bailiff will report in the first instance to the Head Bailiff as well as the Fishery Manager and/or his deputy to carry out his duties outlined as follows:-

  • The assistant bailiff will be responsible for the development and on-going maintenance of the Association’s fisheries to a programme of work agreed with the Head Bailiff as well as the Fishery Manager and using such plant and machinery as shall be supplied by the Association. Training in the use of such plant or machinery will be given where required.
  • To assist in the maintenance and repair of the Association’s plant and machinery.
  • To organise in liaison with the Head Bailiff as well as the Fisheries Manager the work of volunteer work parties or such other staff as shall from time to time be hired by the Association.
  • To assist the Head Bailiff as well as the Fisheries Manager in reviewing the activities of The Association’s honorary bailiffs and to attend the twice yearly bailiffs meetings.
  • The assistant bailiff will assist in the maintenance of the Association’s buildings.
  • To be responsible with the Head Bailiff for the Association’s fish rearing programme.
  • To ensure that all health and safety requirements are followed.
  • To act as the Association’s representative and to liaise with members of the public, the Environment Agency, Canterbury City Council and any other such body or individual, at such times as shall be required.
  • The assistant Bailiff will be expected to work 35 hours per week on a flexible basis. It is not the normal practice of the Association to pay overtime, petrol allowance will be paid if own vehicle required for daily tasks.
  • The assistant bailiff shall prepare such written reports and e-mails in respect of his activities as shall be required of him and shall attend the Association’s monthly evening committee meetings if required by the head bailiff.
  • The above schedule is not intended to be exhaustive and the assistant bailiff shall be required to undertake such other duties as shall from time to time be required of him.