Important Announcement – COVID-19

Following the announcement on the 7th January from the Angling Trust regarding the reopening of angling during the current lockdown, Association officials can now announce that H&DAA venues will reopen from Saturday 9th January, the only exception being Willows Pond, which will reopen Sunday 10th January.

The Angling Trust statement makes it clear that “fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors.” This permits angling during the “day” and specifically states “no overnight fishing whatsoever”. We have interpreted this as meaning ‘daylight fishing’ – therefore our venues will be open to angling by members from sunrise to sunset.

The Angling Trust guidance also states that, “To remain within the law you should follow the government’s rules, and only fish locally within the district where you live”. The definition of ‘local’ and ‘district’, is in our opinion open to interpretation and therefore members must use their own best judgement and be responsible for their own actions and abide by the spirit of the government’s guidance and regulations.

H&DAA – Trustees

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).

Important Change – Windmill Pond Level Crossing Access

All H&DAA members intending to fish at Windmill Pond must make note of the new regulations for using the railway level crossing, which gives access to our property and fishery.

Network Rail has installed an Overlay Miniature Stop Light system, which improves safety for anyone using the crossing. It gives a visual and audible warning when a train is approaching.

This should be used as an addition to the user’s own care and vigilance when using the crossing and not as a substitute. It is crucial that users remain alert at all times when using the crossing.

When the GREEN light is showing the system indicates there is no train approaching and it is safe to cross. When the RED light is showing and an audible alarm is sounding, a train is approaching and you MUST NOT use the crossing.

If NO LIGHT is showing the system has developed a fault and the crossing must not be used, and the user should contact the telephone number displayed.