Statement from the Angling Trust: Update January 7th 2021

"The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England."  

The Government has not defined what a ‘local’ distance is, except to say ‘with-in the area you live’.

The driving distance to somewhere has not been made clear, so we are asking members to be cautious in visiting LDAS waters if you have to drive several miles to get to us.

Please observe the local rules – it will not be forever. – Stay Safe.


             Welcome to the Leatherhead & District Angling Society                       

The Leatherhead & District Angling Society was founded in 1947 and offers fantastic fishing along three miles of the River Mole, and three excellent still water fisheries.   Concessions with Willinghurst Fisheries near Guildford, and More House Farm, make the membership fee real value for money.

LDAS can offer something for everyone who has an interest in fishing, from a Match Angler to a Junior. We have a variety of activities for Juniors, and courses and events for the whole family.

The River Mole has been described as the best kept secret in Southern England and is a positive aquarium of species. It really can be a superb winter fishery  when  many of the other rivers and still waters in the area have slowed down. Our stretches contain good quantities of Chub, Roach, Dace, Pike and Perch, with Bream, Barbel and Carp also showing.

Our ponds at Ashtead and Bookham are popular with pleasure anglers enjoying good catches of Carp, Tench, Crucians, Perch, Rudd and Roach.

LDAS is always happy to welcome new members so please browse through the website to find out a lot more about the club and its waters.  You can also buy  Gift Vouchers for friends and family, for full membership or for any amount towards a membership.

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If you would like to Donate to our Fisheries Fund your contribution will be most welcome. You can do this when joining the LDAS by adding an amount on the Membership Form, or by PayPal, here.