About Us

Hastings and St Leonards Angling Association

Established 1895

Notes from Deeks Evans, Accountants
I attach a copy of the Association’s Accounts in respect of the year ended 31 December 2021.
You will see that the bar sales for the year were £164,693 compared to £98,201 in 2020 which is an increase of
68%. Gaming machine receipts were £27,241 compared to £21,248 in 2020 representing an increase of 28%.
Government grants were received during 2021 totalling £42,336 compared to £53,166 the year before.
With regard to expenditure, the biggest difference between the years was repairs and renewals which totalled
£16,056 in 2021 compared to £34,983 in 2020.
The final result is that there is a surplus for 2021 of £5,345 compared to a deficit of £48,406 in 2020.
Page 4 is the balance sheet which lists all the assets and liabilities at 31 December 2021. The net assets at
that date were £456,657 compared to £451,312 the year before. The increase being represented by the surplus
of £5,345.

Hastings & St. Leonards Angling Association was founded in 1895 as a freshwater angling club.
In 1904 a sea angling branch was formed and the two branches ran in parallel for a number of years.
The subsequent history of the freshwater branch is not known, but the sea angling branch became the current club.

For many years the club was based at 3 Marine Parade, Hastings, and in 1978 it moved into its present headquarters on the beach and since then the clubhouse has been extended and extensively refurbished.

Hastings Pier played a big part in Club and international competitions, with many of our best and oldest trophies specifically for Pier fishing comps. Unfortunately the closure of the pier in 2006 due to being considered unsafe and the subsequent fire in 2010, meant the loss of the club’s historic connection.

Organised beach and boat angling competitions between members and other associations are held throughout the year along with a varied social event calendar. 

The club also owns a number of small boats and these are available for members to hire at £5 per person per day.

Please use the contact us page for further details.

The total membership of the club, including beach angling (social) members, is 600.

The club is a member of the Angling Trust. Further information about the Angling Trust can be found on their website http://anglingtrust.net

 The association is also affiliated to the British Conger club, further details can be found on their website at http://www.britishcongerclub.org.uk/

Annual Report 1976 saying that plans are well on the way for the new club house