Bexhill Sea Angling Club was founded in 1912, and is one of the oldest clubs in Bexhill.
We have an active membership, both for Boat Fishing and Beach Fishing with a full complement of boats on our allotted beach space, and a waiting list of members wishing to acquire a beach space by the clubhouse.
Over the 100 year club history, we have had several club members being selected to fish for England, in both the Boat section, and the Beach section.
We have had one of our members selected to fish in the Home Nations in 2017 held in Wales and the World Championship that was held in Castellona in Spain in 2016, and in 2015 two of the Junior Members went to Ireland to fish for England. In addition, one of the club members holds a British Record, which he has held since 1973.
Some years ago, we started a Junior Section at the club to encourage youngsters to come along and learn to fish whereas, they may have spent their time on the streets. This year, we have a Junior membership of 38, and hold coaching sessions on two nights a week from April until October. In 2015, we had four of our Junior Members selected for the England Talent Pathway scheme which is run by the Angling Trust, and these Juniors are only 13 years old. As a result we are having to increase the coaching staff and can boast that we have two Level 2 Coaching staff and four Level 1 coaches.
We will have one of the best qualified coaching teams in the South of England and will become accredited with the Angling Trust Fish Mark.
We have, in the past, arranged coaching sessions for other groups such as the Scouts, and we would very much like to expand these activities in the future. We have also acted as a “watering hole” for fun runs and sponsored events, being situated in a perfect position at the base of Galley Hill.