Chartham & District Angling Society

CDAS was formed approximately 40 years ago, on a Tuesday evening on the 2nd of December 1975,  when the founder members approached the local Parish Council about using the local disused gravel works lake known as Pads Lake [or “Mickey Mouse Lake” to some] for coarse fishing.

Our pretty 2.5 acre clear water lake near Canterbury was stocked with most species of classic freshwater fish, inc tench, carp and pike. Where previously, there was also a large head of silver fish for match anglers, these are all now reduced to make better accommodations for the primary pursuit, carp.

After many years of hard work, solely by our members the lake has been revived and membership of our Society is highly prized and as such, limited availability.  Should you wish to become a member, please follow the link to our application form to join the waiting list. Please understand that there will be some wait for an offer of a place.