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Farnborough and District Angling Society

Customer Story


Moved away from paper permits, more efficient member communications, now able to spend more time improving their waters instead of mundane club admin.

Farnborough and District Angling Society - Our Story

Farnborough and District Angling Society is a small society that was established in 1933 to provide access to fishing venues for local anglers. We are based in Northeast Hampshire with a membership limited to a maximum of 200. The membership is made up of approximately 80% pleasure anglers, a proportion of whom are OAPs, disabled and juniors.

Clubmate and FADAS

We spent too much time on club admin.

Before we got started with Clubmate, our membership secretary spent a lot of time filling out paper permits and sending them to members. If ever we needed to send an email to all members, the secretary would have to enter each member’s email into Outlook – which was a painstaking process. 

We had a series of goals we wanted to achieve at the club, but no way to move forward without a more efficient way of managing everything. Paper permits needed to become a thing of the past due to rising printing costs and especially since they’re not environmentally friendly. We also needed a proper member database to store member information and a more efficient way of contacting our members when we need to communicate important information to them.

FADAS and Clubmate

Why we chose Clubmate.

Soon after discovering Clubmate, we organised a demo of the software. The service we received from Kevin, one of Clubmate’s account executives, was great. He even came along to one of our committee meetings and demonstrated the software so that our entire committee could see it in action. 

Fortunately, they were all very impressed with the system. We agreed that very night that Clubmate was the solution we were looking for and signed up straight away. 

Running FADAS is so much easier with Clubmate.

The software is great. Communicating with our members is so much easier and our secretary no longer spends hours getting messages out to members because they can get the job done in a few clicks. All of our contacts are in one place and any member of the committee can log into the system to access the information they need. Our printing costs have dropped dramatically too since we no longer send out paper permits, everything is done in Clubmate!

The Clubmate Team are a great bunch of people, it makes such a difference when you speak to people that genuinely understand how the angling community operates. They’re easy to communicate with and always take the time to answer our questions thoughtfully in a way that’s simple to understand.

Would we recommend Clubmate?

I would absolutely recommend Clubmate because it’s made running our club a lot easier. We’ve saved time on paperwork and permits which means we can finally spend more time on the water and improving them for our members – who wouldn’t want that?!

If you’re thinking about signing up, just go for it.

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If you’d like to learn more about Clubmate and how it could benefit your fishing club, please get in touch (we don’t bite!):

0333 987 4677

FADAS and Clubmate


Farnborough And District Angling Society


190+ members


Shawfields Main Lake, River Whitewater, River Blackwater


Luke Cutting


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Wanted to move away from paper permits,

Lack of a centralised database

Inefficient member communications

Interested in becoming a member of FADAS?

Membership is now open for the 2022/23 season.  To join, please visit our website.