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Exceptional
Fishing

Open to the conscientious and
considerate; at affordable prices.

Latest Catches

Check out the all the fish recently caught by our members. If you would like your catches added please email them to information@bighitaa.co.uk with a brief description.

Waters & Locations

The Association controls the exclusive fishing rights to a number of stretches of the rivers Ouse and Ivel in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire and four still waters in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

Become a Member

Membership rates are reviewed annually by the Association’s Management Board. The membership year runs from 16th June until 15th June but persons can join at any time during the year.

Welcome to Biggleswade & Hitchin Angling Association

Open to the conscientious and considerate; at affordable prices.

This web site aims to provide visitors with up to-date information on the super coarse fishing that is available to those who join the Association.

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Some of our extensive selections of
well stocked fisheries

Gingerbread Lake

Excavated in the early 1980’s this is our specimen lake. Approx 20 acres in size, it consists of a number of large bays which include classic gravel bars, slopes, shallows and deeper holes. Well maintained swims are surrounded by mature trees, and an excellent hardcore track provides good access to swims. This nutritious water has produced some exceptional growth rates over the last 35 years and 30lb carp are captured on a regular basis with a number of specimens now over 40lbs.

Swan Lake

This former trout fishery is fast developing a reputation as a specimen carp water, and the water quality has lead to some astonishing growth rates over recent years. It is known that there are fifteen 30lb plus carp in Swan Lake, with many high twenties moving towards that status. At only 4 acres it is an intimate water, where “old school” watercraft and courteous angling deliver the best results. Fishing is restricted to 2 rods at Swan Lake

McGregor Lake

At around 8 Acres, McGregor Lake is the Associations “runs” water. Since obtaining the fishing rights, it has been stocked with several thousand small but fast-growing mirror and common carp obtained from both AJS Fisheries and Sport and Leisure Fisheries. Over recent years, these have been added to with hundreds of carp from VS Fisheries. The average size is now well over 10lbs, and 20lb plus examples are becoming increasingly common. Fishing is restricted to 2 rods at McGregor Lake.

Grace Lake

Excavated in the early 1980’s this is our specimen lake. Approx 20 acres in size, it consists of a number of large bays which include classic gravel bars, slopes, shallows and deeper holes. Well maintained swims are surrounded by mature trees, and an excellent hardcore track provides good access to swims. This nutritious water has produced some exceptional growth rates over the last 35 years and 30lb carp are captured on a regular basis with a number of specimens now over 40lbs.

Tempsford Estate Waters

Comprising of; School Meadow, Archer Meadow and Campers Meadow all located along the River Ouse and Ouse Farm, Church Meadow, Sawmills Pool, High Romper and the Drift found along the River Ivel. A wide variety of fish can be found here including carp, roach, barbel, pike, perch, zander, bream, raoch, chub and eels.

Lavendon Manor Farm

This stretch of the upper Ouse is comprised of two large hay meadows and a heavily wooded length offering a variety of challenges to the angler. It is accessible from the B565 road linking the hamlet of Cold Brayfield, near Turvey and the town of Olney. The entrance is a cart track situated in a dip in the road adjacent to a disused sewage treatment works. The water holds some very large specimens of different species.

Langford Waters

Entrance is via Mill Lane, Langford. Travel past the mill over wooden Bridge, turn left and park on the other side of the Association’s gate. No parking is allowed in front of the mill. Night fishing is allowed on all of these waters. The Association owns a 500yd stretch of the Ivel upstream of Langford Mill (right- hand bank) to just below the footbridge leading from the village

IPA Waters

We are founder members of the IPA and, as such, members may fish all IPA waters. Locations in Astwick, Arlesey, Stotfold and Willow Hay with established fisheries at Langford, Broom, Biggleswade (Back Meadows), Biggleswade (Common), Sandy New Road, Island Stretch, Girtford and Blunham. These are mixed fisheries holding barbel to over 20lbs, chub to over 7lbs, carp to 20lbs, pike to 25lbs and other species.

Spotlight Lake

Gingerbread Lake

This is our specimen lake that holds quality fish of several species over 40lbs. It is a former excavation with the soil removed being used to construct the nearby A428 crossing over the river Great Ouse and has been established as a fishery since 1987.

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It’s now been several years since the fence was put in place and the future is looking very bright indeed for the fishery. The fish had a very good spawn this year, I believe 3 times over a month period and all anglers did the right thing and left the fish well alone to get on with it. I believe this is very important as this year we only saw the loss of just one low 20lb mirror unfortunately.
Darren Coles
I’ve been a member for 4 years now and have a photo album full of beautiful fish from the Gingerbread lake. It’s a great fishery run very well by some of the friendliest members I’ve met in over 40 years of angling. The fishery is exceptionally clean and secure for both anglers and fish alike. Keep up the great work.
Simon Izzard

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