Principal Officers 2018/19


Vice President/Safety Officer

Membership Secretary
Water Manager
Head Bailiff
Match Secretary
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer 
Junior Officer
Walfare Officer 

Roly Palmer(Trustee)
Duncan Hill

Paul Marks  (Trustee)
Vince Thorne/Rich Schoelkopf
Terry Anderson
Wayne Mitchell
Kate Jarvis
Bill Turner  (Trustee)
Roly Palmer
Lucy James


Committee Members / Trustee's


Zac Newton    
Ray Bowden
Sid Batten 
John Holmes
Kevin Dobson 

Bert Palfrey
Alan Davis
Paul Doran
Dave Walton
Barry Marchant
Brian Sussex
Phil Hoult
Gary Thornton

Disability officer



Co-opted Committee Members

Alan Crouch
Di holland


Pike Angling

Nearly all Association waters have pike present; and as you would expect, some are better than others for the predatory pike. To the North & North West of Exeter there are the Rivers Exe, Creedy & Culm, all hold good numbers of pike and regularly fall to static, or wobbled dead bait, perhaps the most popular method is roving with artificial lures. The River Culm frequently produces fish in the 10-15lb bracket with the occasional larger fish also caught, the more popular areas being either Beare Gate or Silverton.



Please Note: You must show your original permit when fishing on club waters - no photocopies will be accepted by any bailiff, you will be asked to leave club waters if you don't have your original permit. 

Senior Member £50.00 per annum (1st January – 31st December)

Junior Member £ 6.00 per annum

Annual Permits for Senior and Disabled Persons, half price. (proof required)

Day Permit (Coarse) £6.00

Salmon Permit (wearfield, for the year) £5.00

2019 Night Permit (annual members only) £5.00 per annum.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone needs a Night Permit to fish or camp overnight at Sampford Peverell, Abbrook and Weirfield.

Available from Head Bailiff, please send passport photo, photocopy of current E&DAA permit, £5 and sae (to cover all three waters), please allow
up to 21 working days for return. .4 Diamond Road St Thomas Exeter EX2 8DN.

Day/Annual Permits available from agencies as listed below, alternatively via post from Membership Secretary (enclosing sae): Mr Paul Marks, 27 Meadow Way, Exeter, telephone: 01392 259315.
Please note, when sending for a permit to the membership Secretary, do not send cash, postal order or cheque only.



 NB: No night permits will be issued to junior members.

 NB: Permits must be purchased prior to fishing, no permits will be issued on the bank.

NB: Only members allowed on site at Kia-Ora ponds, non fishing membership permits £5.00 + SAE ( Only to be used when accompanying a member when fishing ) from Hon. Sec, 4 Diamond Road St Thomas Exeter EX2 8DN




Exeter Angling Centre
Smythen Street
Tel: 01392 436404



The country Sports Shop
1 Heywood Estate
Pottery Road
TQ12 3RS
Tel: 01626 367097


Culm Valley Angling   
Alexander Ind Est
EX15 1AB    
Tel: 01884 839273




  Tackle Trader
2 Wharf House
Wharf Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2DA
Tel: 01626 331613


Take The Bait
13 Park Rd
Tel: 01626 889 444


The fishing Box
2A Broad st.
Ottery St Mary
EX11 4AA
Tel: 01404814819






Match Angling

The E&DAA has a good match following with regular competitions for club members and open competitions for the visiting match angler. Matches are held throughout the year, with fortnightly and Sunday competitions, in addition, during the summer month’s there’s a Wednesday evening series..


All Club match venues & start times are to be found in the Association hand book, some are however, occasionally moved due to water or weather conditions prevailing at the time; it is therefore, advisable to check the local press or enquire at your local tackle shop for any changes. Regular match waters are: various sections of the Exeter Canal, River Exe - Exeter and the productive Kia Ora Fishery – Cullompton, whereas Winter League and inter-club matches are held on our, and neighbouring clubs waters such as Taunton, Tiverton and Newton Abbot.

Numbers attending competitions average 20-30 anglers per match, whilst the majority are seasoned match anglers, new entrants & juniors are however, always welcome, and indeed are encouraged to take up match angling.

RolyAll Competitions are run as per NFA match rules with entry to competitions being pre-booked via the Match Secretary. Wayne Mitchell Sunday matches are normally fished 10am – 3pm and the Wednesday series from 6.15 - 9.15, competitions that are deemed “Open Matches” may also be attended by non-club members, there is a nominal entry fee to all matches with optional pools available.

Full competition details for the year are in the Association hand book, available at Association agencies, for additional information on the Exeter Match fishing scene; please contact  Match Secretary. 07899746289.

Carp Angling

Carp anglers are well catered for with numerous waters on offer with quality carping available in and around the Exeter area, whilst nearly all have carp present some of the following waters are better suited for the dedicated carp angler:

weirfield_1_20101118_1451529552River Exe - Weirfield Fishery

This stretch of river is an extremely popular haunt for local carp anglers, the most popular time for carp fishing at this venue being during the summer months when there is a good population of Carp in situ. The hard fighting river fish fall to most baits and rigs and in good conditions; multiple catches are possible with fish up to the 30lb mark. In the colder winter months, and provided the water levels are normal, good catches can be experienced even when fishing short sessions. Perhaps the only negative aspect of this water is the long walk from the nearest car park, hit it in the right conditions however, and the excellent carping on offer more than justifies the walk.

Sampford Peverell Ponds
The Sampford fishery consist of two small ponds; both adjacent to the main Exeter to London railway line, whilst they may be small in size they are though well stocked with carp. The first pond, next to the access road to the Tiverton Parkway Railway Station has all species present with carp up to 8lbs. The second pond is located on the other side of the railway line and stocked mostly with 100's of small carp; whilst generally smaller fish are present than in the first pond, there have been however, reports of the occasional big fish to 7lbs. Sampford is not a difficult water to fish as the resident carp take most bait’s with no need to use any special rigs to catch.

abbAbbrook Pond
An excellent, long established carp fishery formed originally from an old clay pit and set in a mature, tree lined environment with dense lily pads in the surrounding margins. Abbrook offers good sport for intermediate carp angler with the resident fish going to low twenties. This well-stocked pond has attractive, rustic bridges offering access to the quiet backwaters & island. Whilst Abbrook could not be classed as an easy water; it is nevertheless suitable for all standards of carp anglers and ideally suited for the experienced Carper wanting a change of scene.

canalExeter Canal
The Canal is 6 miles long with an average depth of 12 feet throughout, offering good carp fishing for the adventurous carper with numerous 30’s having been caught, and a confirmed 40lb fish. There are loads of carp present - if you can find them! Due to its sheer size however, the Canal has the reputation of being extremely difficult, of the few carp anglers that do fish it, many believe it has the potential for a possible British record fish! On hot summer sunny days many “chunks” can be spotted cruising the surface, they are though, very nomadic. The Canal is a very under fished venue with hardly any carp angling pressure to speak of, definitely not easy, but very challenging for the dedicated carp angler with the possibility of catching a carp that has never seen a hook or been on the bank before - an unmatched and unique carp venue for the serious carper who wants a challenge.

Please note: Night angling on Sampford Peverell, Abbrook & Weirfield has a night fishing restriction see each water for details.