Society Membership Fee's for the 20011/12 Season are as follows:

Membership valid from 1st April 2011 thru to 31st March 2012

The Application Form is available as PDF file . To view PDF files you need the free Adobe Acrobatİ software.

CategoryMembership FeeLayer Pit Upgrade
(once only ***)
Night Permit £85.00 N/A
Adult £93.00 £30.00
Husband & Wife # £140.00 £45.00
Senior Citizen £48.00 £15.00
Registered Disabled £55.00 £15.00
Intermediate Under 18 ** £66.00 £20.00
Under 16 ** £33.00 £10.00
Under 13 ** £16.00 Free

** Age on 1st April

# Husband and Wife category is only available for Adult Category members. Not applicable for Disabled or Senior Citizens who must join as individual members.

*** Layer Pit is subject to a limited number of members,and anyone wishing do fish at Layer Pit must fo at least FOUR work parties currently and pay the appropriate fee.
Please note this upgrade fee is a once only joining fee, however if the membership is not renewed for a season the work parties & fee is payable again (subject to vacancies). It was introduced as a way of encouraging members to retain their membership and not as a way of charging more money

Work Party Details

Anyone wishing to obtain a Layer permit must attend at least four work parties (with at least two of them not at Layer Pit).
It would be appreciated if anyone attending a work party could, if possible bring tools such as barrows, spades, picks, saws etc Pensioners or less abled members are ovbiously not expected to do any heavy work, simply picking up litter etc or pruning back the bushes is perfectly acceptable.
The work parties are listed on the Match fixture/water closure list shown on the main part of this website.
They are normally from 9am til 1pm (Check list to confirm dates and times)
Attendees of work parties are given a voucher for each work party which must be sent to the membership secretary along with the appropriate fee for the Layer Pit upgrade.

Your C.A.P.S. Membership
is available over the counter
from the following Shops

Angling Essentials
14 Church Street
Tel: (01376 512255)
Manningtree Angling
W.E. Wass
(01206 212478)
K D Radcliffe
(01206 257578)
Colchester Bait & Tackle
(01206 860649)
Tackle Box
St Osyth
JP Tackle
(01621 854588)
Bevan Carp Tackle
(01245 266833)
Bills Tackle
(01376 552767)
Stour Valley Tackle
(01787 378507)
Sudbury Angling Centre
(01787 312118)
Birds Tackle
(01473 830683)
Breakaway Tackle
(01473 741393)
Clacton Angling
(01255 221863)
Brian Dean Tackle
Postal Applications
to be sent to:

29 Lodge Road

New members must supply one passport size photograph & the following information : Name, Address, Date of Birth & Phone Number
Postal Applications must also supply a stamped self adressed envelope

Gipping Angling Preservation Society

As part of a mutual agreement between both Societies fully paid C.A.P.S. members may join G.A.P.S. at half price (and vice versa). This may be done by contacting G.A.P.S membership secretary (see details on their website in our links section) or obtain membership from Breakaway Tackle in Ipswich. Simply take your current membership card as proof of identification.

Layer Pit Membership is not available at Half Price

Any member attempting to defraud both Society's by attempting to join both at half price will be banned from both Society's