Freshwater Angling

The Claude Evans Bowl

This year’s competition will be fished on Friday 30th July 2021. The venue will be Falkenvil Fishery, Saltmarsh Lane, Hailsham also known as the Mushroom Farm. Leave the A22 at the Hailsham roundabout and proceed down the A259 towards Haisham for about a quarter of a mile, at the first roundabout take the 2nd exit (almost back on yourself) on to Ersham Road B2104. After a mile or so turn left on to Saltmarsh lane, the entrance to the fishery is on the right opposite large farm buildings. Take care as it is a gate on a sharp bend. The lake we are fishing is the furthest one but you can drive right to the pegs.

The Match will be pegged with the draw taking place at the lake at 0900hrs sharp.

Fishing will commence at 1015hrs and the weigh-in will be at 1615hrs, which is the maximum allowed for matches. As usual I have arranged for a pub lunch at a local pub where the trophies will be presented after the competition.

I have not been able to find any match rules on the internet though I will be seeing the owner in the next couple of weeks. I suspect all our standard rules apply but I will check on net limits.

The day ticket costs for HASSRA South East members will be met from HASSRA funds. A National Licence will be required by those fishing..

As always guests will be welcome but they will have to pay for their day ticket and food, approx. £21 in total.

I will be running an option pool of £2 per head to be divided between the top 3 anglers on the day, guests included.

This competition is the second leg of the 2021 season Regional Championship and the winner will hold the Claude Evans Rosebowl for a year. The Shield is awarded to the angler catching the best fish on the day. As usual guests will fish for the “Guest Trophy”

The Association is unable to accept respon­sibility for any injury that may be sustained by members in this competition. It would therefore be in your interest to obtain the necessary insurance cover if desired.

If you are interested in entering this competition please click on 'Dave' below and a ready made email will come up in your email box. Complete the four required lines and hit 'Send'.


I will use the applications to order the food four days in advance of the competition, I expect that all applicants will honour their financial commitment even if they are unable to attend on the day. Please return your email as soon as possible.

David Handley