All membership permits run from 1st Jan to 31st December annually.

DO NOT reveal the gate code to any non-members.

There are three types of membership

  • Junior Membership – Any person aged under 18 on the 1st January
  • Adult Membership – Any person over 18 years of age but under 65 years of age on the 1st January
  • Senior Membership – Those aged 65 or over on the 1st January

Membership of HDAA is open to anyone who agrees to abide by our common-sense FISHERY RULES.

***You must NOT kill or take away any fish

***Nie wolno zabijać ani zabierać żadnych ryb

***Nu poți ucide sau fura niciun pește

***Jūs negalite nužudyti ar pavogti jokios žuvies

Membership allows angling on most of the Association’s venues from 5.00am to 10.00pm (except Carlton on Trent where the start time is 7.00am).

New Members Please note that the membership price for New Adult Members and New Senior Members includes an initial joining fee of £10; this is in addition to the membership fee. This fee is only applied in the first year of Membership, unless you let your Membership lapse.

Alternatively you can join by post by clicking below and download a New Membership form. You can also purchase a New Membership by visiting one of the many outlets.

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Young angler catching at a HDAA water
Julian Cundiff presenting awards

If you have received a renewal form by post and have lost it, you can download and print off a replacement form here

Please allow up to 21 days for us to process your application and send your membership card and information book. If you join online you can fish as soon as you have completed payment. You will receive a confirmation email that will contain some of your details. You can either print this out or have it available on your phone when a bailiff requests to see your membership. If you cannot produce proof of membership you will be required to leave the fishery. This is valid for 30 days from the date of joining.

NB Remember that all our Officers are volunteers and not paid members of staff. Please use the contact link above and avoid telephoning them during working hours as this is causing problems with some employers.

NB Junior Membership is for those under the age of 18 and Senior Membership is for those aged 65 and over, based on the applicant’s age on 1st January.

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Members discount scheme – up to 15% off purchases

We have teamed up with shops, companies, suppliers, etc. to offer discounts to our members on production of a valid membership card. Click here for more details