The Hastings and Districts Anglers Club Inc was formed 24th August 1965.

Mr Joe Townsend was elected Chairman at the first meeting, later to become President once Club rules were circulated and adopted by the Club.

The Club adopted the rules of the Otago Anglers Club. The Patangata Hall was purchased by the Club in October 1977 for use as a Club Lodge because of its setting beside the Tuki Tuki River

The Club has met on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month since its inception.

Two Fishing Clubs had previously existed, the Karamu and the Heretaunga Anglers Clubs.

Present Day

The club currently has a membership of 70 members and operates club meetings field trips and other activities that are associated with freshwater angling.