Our inception took place in 1905 just half a mile from our present building, when like-minded men who needed food for their tables set up the local angling club.
They were local tradesmen, and did the work on their new wooden clubhouse all themselves.
They then bought, and in some instances built, their own boats to go to sea. As you can imagine, they were all row boats.
Then in the 1930s when the first SEAGULL engines appeared, this meant they could go further afield.
In 1969 the council needed the land on which the club was situated, so we moved to our present site which was opened in 1971.
In the heydays of the 1980s, we hosted the Eastbourne town boat fishing festival, which was recognised all over Europe. We had several competitors from Germany and Denmark. One of our members Ron Yates,won the SOUTHERN TV TROPHY,hosted by the late great Jack Hargreaves.
Even though we are specifically a Boat angling club, we cater for all genres of fishing, and our members enjoy trying their hands at all types of fishing.
We have just resurrected our beach angling section which is extremely well attended, mainly because the fish are returning to our shores, and our camaraderie extends throughout the club.