Fishing is very popular in Dartford. Dartford and District Angling and Preservation Society (DDAPS) controls most of the waters in Dartford.

The object of the Society is the preservation of fish and angling amenities in Society waters and other waters in the district; cooperation with local authorities and riparian owners against river pollution; the encouragement of fair and sportsmanlike angling; and the observance of the statutory close season.


  • Brooklands
  • Sutton at Hone
  • Horton Kirby

The Society has around 3,000 members. 2,200 of these are gentlemen, ladies and juniors (age 12 to 16). The other 800 are made up of other categories.

There is a one off joining fee for the first year only. New members are now permitted to fish at night in the first year from 1st July and will also have to pay an additional £50 key deposit should they wish to fish our enclosed waters (Horton Kirby and Sutton at Hone). This will be refunded should you decide to leave the Society and return the key to the office.

Brooklands is DDAPs' day ticket water and is situated near Dartford town centre. Tickets can be purchased on the bank from one of the bailiffs.

The Secretary
Lake House
2 Walnut Tree Avenue
Kent DA1 1LJ

Telephone/Fax: 01322 270397