Hadleigh & District Angling Society (HADAS)

HADAS 140712 aFishing is the largest participatory sport in England. In Hadleigh we are blessed with a number of nearby commercial sporting fishing ponds and we also have the Hadleigh & District Angling Society (HADAS). I allocated £500 from my County Councillor’s Locality Budget for the purchase of fishing tackle for the junior section of the club. They were used for a taster event held on the 12th July. The taster was very successful. Over fifty children turned up along with their parents and guardians to enjoy a nice gentle day in the fresh air. The fishing tackle will be retained for use at future organised matches and events for juniors.
The HADAS committee is full of hands on people who value their heritage and wish to pass it onto future generations. Hence my willingness to use the Locality Budget to support the junior fishing activity and to part fund their (previously enjoyed and lovingly restored) grass cutter.
The Society was established in 1929 to bring together people with a common purpose to preserve, and try and keep available fishing for local people. Membership of the Society in its first season numbered twenty two. The Society was temporarily disbanded during the Second World War, and was reformed in 1947. Over the years the Society has expanded their fishing rights along the Brett River and over local ponds and reservoirs.

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