Angling Recommences on Association Waters with Important Conditions

In light of the government’s decision to allow angling from Wednesday 13th May, the Association have decided that its fisheries (not rivers) will open from 5am on Wednesday – with the following government rules and Association conditions. It is imperative that you follow these rules if you want to see angling continue long term. If there is an increase in coronavirus incidents the government have stated they will revert back to the total lockdown situation. Be aware that whilst the Brough complex will be open from 5am Wednesday, it will close on the following Friday at 6am (15th May) and will open again at 5am on Monday 18th May. This is because the Association already had work on the Brough site scheduled for that weekend.

  1. You should only travel to venues on your own or with members of your family. You must not share your vehicles with friends.
  2. You must at all times abide by the government’s social distancing guidelines (2 metres) and must not fish any closer than 15 metres from another angler on Association fisheries. Be sensible about walking around other anglers and keep your distance.
  3. Take hand sanitizer with you - this is now a rule to be able to use Association fisheries. Use it before opening/closing gates (our bailiffs may check that you have some in your possession). Use sanitizer if you handle any item on the fishery that may possibly be used by other anglers. Always use the sanitizer before and after using the Association toilets.
  4. Do not share items of tackle (for example landing nets) with other anglers and do not use the cabin at the west end of Hawk Pond. Keepnets are not allowed.


HDAA’s policy of providing a good value-for-money angling experience for all its members means that we have a wide range of different venues in our portfolio of fisheries. For details of each venue, including any special circumstances which apply, please select from the list on the right.

Notwithstanding the extent and diversity of our fisheries, we are always looking to acquire additional venues, either to purchase or to lease. If you know of any venues (either stillwater or river) which may be available please contact our Fisheries Officer, Derek Pye, on 07811 897 033 or write to us at HDAA, PO Box 188, HULL, HU9 1AN.

Any member who provides information which leads to us purchasing a venue will be eligible for free life membership.

Any member who provides information leading to us leasing a venue will be eligible to free membership for as long as we lease that venue.

The Association’s Information book

The Association’s Information book is now available for download or available by link on the Home Page of this website.

On page 1 of the book are the details of how to get very accurate locations to our fisheries using the What3Words app. Download the free app to your phone and install it, then type in the three words into the app for any of our venues listed on page 1 of the Information Book and a map will be displayed on your phone with the location accurately pinpointed (make sure your spelling of the three words is correct).

You can switch between an aerial (satellite) display or the standard road diagram display. If you also have a driving directions app also installed on your phone, such as the free Waze app, then the What3Words app will link to that and once you have chosen your fishery location, just click on a navigate link and the Waze app will direct you there visually and with voice directions.

The What3Words app can also be used if you are seriously injured or ill to let the emergency services know exactly where you are (they recommend having it).