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Cast a line and have a great time.

You do not have to be a Freemason to Join the members of Stonewell Lodge, Rochford for a great day of sea fishing in the Thames Estuary on Saturday 15th July 2023. 

Steve Ashby, event co-ordinator said “All sea fishermen interested in Freemasonry, and all Freemasons intrigued by the art of sea fishing are welcome. We've found a remarkable synergy between the two, and our events continue to grow in popularity.” 

Stonewell Lodge which meets at Rochford Masonic Hall was formed in 1985 and has become a unique platform for its members to partake in both interests. It is one of around 300 lodges is Essex with about 8,000 Freemasons raising around £1 million each year for charities and local good causes.

Whether it’s to appreciate the tranquillity of sea fishing or to cast a line and discover more about the Freemasons, get on board and email Steve Ashby for more information about the trip at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Photo: Stonewell Lodge member Paul Ashby sea fishing in the Thames Estuary