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Durham City Angling Club

Guest Permit Application and Approval

Pllease give sufficient notice for the Membership Secretary to respond (at least 3 days)



All guest permits, fishing or not, need to be authorised via the online booking system or Membership Secretary

1) In the first instance please log on to your 'Clubmate' account or contact the Membership Secretary by email at

Each member is allowed a maximum of 2 guest permits per day and no more than 3 permits in a membership year.

2) Provide the following details:


  • Your name

  • Membership / ID number

  • Guest name and date of birth.

  • Date fishing or viewing complex

  • Guest permit for viewing Brasside will not be deducted



A guest must fish in an adjoining peg to the member on all waters except the West Lake, where they must fish the same swim and the normal 2 rod rule applies to the peg. Guests permit holders are not permitted to night fish.

Junior and Intermediate Members CANNOT apply for Guest Permits


Downloadable Application Form

Membership Renewal is due from 1st February.


  • On Line  

Use the ''Join the Club'' button to access the ‘Clubmate’ registering system



  • By Post

Send a completed application form together with your fee (cheques only please no cash) and stamped self-addressed envelope (SAE) to the following address:-  

DCAC Membership,

 22 North View  


Co. Durham


  • Allow 2 weeks for processing. If you do not supply an SAE you will not receive your membership card.


Memberships now on sale, valid until January 31st 2025


Senior:           £70 (age 22 to 65)

Retired:         £45 (age over 65)

Intermediate: £25  ( age 17 - 22 years of age) 

3  Year Membership    Now Available  £195

5  Year Membership    Now Available  £325

Junior (to age 17) £free

There is no charge (£0) for a Junior membership.

A Junior member, up to their 17th birthday, must register as a member on our online system or by post to the address shown on the website.

 Junior members must be supervised at all times when on club waters by a parent or legal guardian or other adult as designated in writing to a club official by the parent or legal guardian.

Parents, Guardians or designated Adults who are not themselves members of DCAC, and do not fish, should contact the Secretary requesting a concessionary membership.


Durham City Angling Club

Social Media Policy (As of 20/4/2022)

Durham City Angling Club does not, at this time, use social media to communicate with its members.

However, social media interest groups are monitored for inappropriate content regarding the club, its committee and individuals thereof.

Any member who posts content referring to The Club, Its Committee or individuals thereof, on any social media platform, including email, that is in any way untrue and detrimental to the club’s image and wellbeing, or wrongly criticises the committee or members thereof or causes upset or anxiety for those individuals, will be liable to have their membership terminated in accordance with the constitution Article 11 para iii. Refund of fees will be at the discretion of the committee.

Where the content is libelous or threatening the appropriate authority will be notified.

Members who feel they have a grievance or wish to communicate with the committee may do so by email to All emails will be answered.

New night fishing rules apply to Junior members i.e. Junior members MUST be  accompanied by :

  • A parent/legal guardian.

  • A blood relative no further removed than aunt or uncle.

  • An appointed coach, bailiff or Committee Member providing a  risk/consent form has been completed.

All juniors wishing to night fish must be accompanied in the chosen fishing peg by one of the above. If the supervising adult is not a member they are not permitted to fish.



1) To qualify for the RETIRED category you must be at least

65 years of age on January 31st.

2) To qualify for the INTERMEDIATE category you must be

17 years of age and no more than 22 years of age on

January 31st

3) To qualify for the JUNIOR category you must be no more than 16 years of age on January 31st

4) To qualify for ANY category, NO APPLICANT should have been refused entry to any Angling Organisation or have been found guilty in court of any angling related offences

5) Junior anglers 13 - 16 years of age MUST have an EA Licence, even though these are currently free

Please remember that our Committee Members are volunteers and not paid members of staff. Please use the contact methods given and avoid telephoning them during working hours. 

A zero tolerance policy is in force with regards to abuse.

Please also note that the club email is not continually monitored.

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