Angling Club

President: Alan Kemp                                                                                                                                                  Chairman: Peter Drew (01424 812383 or 07752 629581)                                                                                        Commodore: Mick Goswell (01424 814070 or 07759 457926)                                                                            Secretary: Kit McLean (07800 84137)                                                                                                                Competition Secretary: Andy Goodsell (07809 573389)

The New Beach Sea Angling Club is based at the New Beach Club at Pett Level.  Organised boat angling competitions are held regularly throughout the season from April until October.  Members’ boats are kept on the beach and a winch is available to use for pulling boats down the beach and back up to their berth.

Local catches include plaice, cod, black bream, whiting, dabs, thornback ray, Dover sole, red and tub gurnard, bass, mackerel etc.  Our Annual Christmas beach competition is always a favourite with the members.

                                  COMPETITION DATES 2018

Sunday 1st April                10.00 – 16.00     and     Sunday 15th April             08.30 – 14.30

Sunday 29th April              09.00 – 15.00     and     Sunday 13th May             07.30 – 13.30

Sunday 27th May              07.45 – 13.45     and     Sunday 17th June             11.30 – 17.30

Sunday 1st July                 11.00 – 17.00     and     Sunday 15th July              10.30 – 16.30

Sunday 29th July               10.00 – 16.00     and     Sunday 12th August         09.30 – 15.30

Sunday 26th August          09.00 – 15.00     and     Sunday 9th Sept               08.30 – 14.30

Sunday 23rd Sept              08.00 – 14.00     and     Sunday 7th October         07.30 – 13.30

Sunday 14th October         12.00 – 18.00     and     Sunday 28th October      10.00 – 16.00

              Christmas Beach Competition – Sunday 9th December 09.30 – 14.00

                   Any queries, please contact Andy Goodsell on 07809 573389

                            Mick Goswell on 01424 814070 or 07759 457926

We lost the competition that was to be held on July 29 due to very high winds. The next attempt will hopefully be on August 12, 09.30 to 15.30.

Andy Goodsell managed to boat a Norwegian Halibut. Which was nice!


Alan Farnes and Brian Lee had to go to Scotland to catch their fish

Alan’s hands with his salmon


Brian with his salmon


Pete Shiers with his conger eel on a recent trip to Cornwall


Myra Cafriz with her 8lb-plus thornback ray caught locally recently


Me with one of two medium size thornbacks I caught when on Brian Lee’s boat out of Rye Harbour on July 24, made a nice change to get out, we caught several species on the day and returned all of them except for a load of big mackerel