PADCAC COMMITTEE UPDATE 10th May 2021 (Stalking on PADCAC lakes)

Following Fridays zoom meeting and in response to some members wish to stalk at the lakes we have agreed the following. From the 11th of May members will be able to book on a lake as a stalker, you must book first and on arriving at your chosen lake be totally mobile. You may fish any vacant swim but bear in mind if a member turns up who has booked the swim you happen to be on you MUST move immediately. All other rules still apply, please refer to rules 19 and 21 particularly as they refer to stalking.


As you are all no doubt aware from midnight on the 29th of March the local travel restrictions will be lifted and certain outdoor pursuits (fishing is one) will be allowed as well as overnight and matches. Providing this does not change and the relaxing of restrictions goes ahead we will again open our waters fully to all members. The government has said that they will give 7 days notice if it is happening so once they have done so on or about the 23rd of March, we will open the booking system on 29th March so people can book 72hrs and overnighters from the Tuesday 30th March. Please also note that matches will also resume from then and the first match scheduled will be at St Germans on Sunday the 4th of April. Please contact John West the match secretary if you wish to fish it. Please remember that social distancing and sanitizing rules will remain in force.

Bill Cox, club secretary for and on behalf of the PADCAC Committee.

The following is from Mark Chanter, Treasurer

Speaking to you with my treasurer hat on. I have noticed a few people saying it is a waste of money joining this year because of COVID. We still need you, we are still getting over our the theft from the club and also the huge expense of the Cadover's Cesspool that takes the water from the toilet. We still have the same expenses if people fish or not, and we still have a loan for the purchase of Cadover. Last year we were in a position to purchase a couple of good size Carp and we hope to get more in the future. We as a club have decided to wavier the "£15 ADMIN FEE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR OF 2021" so it does not matter when club members renew their memberships this year and encourage new members to join us at this difficult time. Stay safe everyone and we will be fishing again soon.

Mark PADCAC treasurer.



If you've already Registered you can go to the link below to purchase your 2021 membership or book a peg.

The Membership Section is at the bottom of the page below the lakes sections

Ibook Membership Purchase and Booking Page


(Where you will find Ibook guidence and Q&As as well as links to Ibook registration and Peg Booking)

Online Registration and Booking

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Plymouth and District Course Angling Club (padcac) is a nonprofit making fishing club open to all with an EA fishing license and who complete an application form and pay the current annual subscription fee. Our aim is to supply you guys with the leisure of fishing as a member or on a day ticket. We as a club provide you with several venues of which you can enjoy the art of fishing! We have 4 lakes at Cadover Lakes which includes the newly developed bottom lake, 1 lake at St Germans (based in Cornwall) and 1 lake at Filham park (Ivybridge). The club provides you with a wide range of different species in the lakes including... Carp, Roach, Trench, Chub, Bream, Perch, Rudd, Skimmers and even some eels!

Please visit NEWS AND UPDATES section

Please visit this section for updates on fishing during the Covid19 crisis, temporary changes to club rules, and all updates and changes regarding PADCAC and the archive section for older matters. We try to keep you up to date through this site and our Padcac Public Facebook Page

Please visit LAKES section

The club has a policy of catch and release and anglers are expected to have a 30 inch net and landing mat or cradle, all end tackle must be safe and only barbless hooks to be used. If a club baliff or club member on production of their club membership book asks to see your end tackle please dont be offended, as we take fish welfare and management seriously.

Please visit the CLUB RULES section.

The club has matches throughout the year at various of our lakes and in some cases on other waters

Please visit the CLUB MATCHES section for dates, locations and rules.

There are parking facilaties and secure toilets at all our venues

We run work parties throughout the year to maintain the swims and the surrounding environment, whilst work party participation is not obligatory member volunteers are always welcome

The Club holds meetings on the first Monday of the month, except when the Monday is a Bank Holiday, then the meeting will be the following Monday at the Parkway Social Club, Ernesettle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 2EA at 7 pm. All members are welcome

**Meetings are suspended until further notice to comply with COVID19 rules**

The club runs free coaching sessions at Filham Lake in the summer months

Coaching is provided by two fully qualified and DBS checked fishing coaches.