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.
Organised angling competitions between members and other associations are held throughout the year along with a varied social event calendar.
The club has a keen beach and boat angling and social community. We can accommodate boats up to 23 feet in length in our secure compound provided they are fitted with beach keels, as boats are beach launched.
We have workshops for boat maintenance and fitting of keels by yourself if required, and secure storage areas for outboard engines and fishing gear.
The area around Hastings uniquely offers a very wide variety of fishing. You will be in good company in this very friendly club.
Our members come from all walks of life and can offer help and advice if required. Our membership fees are very reasonable.
Club available to members for private parties, receptions, presentations, wakes, christening parties, etc.
Visiting associations and coach parties welcome.
Kittiwakes can arrange a buffet or you can bring your own food.