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Bait Boats and Baiting Spoons Guidance

The strength of feeling, and the numbers voting against use bait boats at the AGM was overwhelming. A new rule preventing their use on Swan Lake will be implemented on June 16th when our new Association books are issued. The Board was very close to defying convention, and bringing in the new rule with immediate […]

Membership Renewals – Last Call

This is the final reminder for members to renew for the coming 2023-24 season. The process is clearly described on page 21 in the current Association Book, and returns need to be in by April 30th. If you wish to remain in (arguably) one of the best run, best value angling clubs in the country […]

Membership Renewal

Members are reminded to renew NOW for the coming 2023-24 season. The process for doing this is clearly described on page 21 in the current Association Book, and returns need to be in by April 30th. There’s now 85 listed on our waiting list, and the standard of applicant is pretty good. Retain your membership before we […]

Gate Security

Yes some fishery gates are challenging, we are taking steps to make the mechanisms and locks easier to use. However…. Members who want to make life easier by compromising security can expect a life ban. The video shows what is most likely the access point used by an otter 2 weeks ago. We spotted the […]

SURFACE FISHING

We are grateful to all who replied to our surface fishing survey last year. There were some very strong views, the majority based on fish welfare. Two topics dominated the replies; “Spodding of mixers”, and “Fishing beyond weed beds”. The board debated further rule changes, but concluded that if the small number of “offenders” didn’t […]

River Fishing Event: Cancelled

It is with regret that the Association has decided to cancel the river fishing event we planned to take place this Sunday 12th at Tempsford. The Ouse is breached in several locations, and even if not here right now, the high water will arrive. Similar events will be organised in future, as they proved popular…

Membership Renewal Reminder

Members are reminded to renew for the coming 2023-24 season. The process for doing this is clearly described on page 21 in the current Association Book. Renewals need to be in by April 30th, after which selections will be made from our huge waiting list. Night Permit holders are encouraged to renew in the usual […]

Membership Renewal

Members are now encouraged to renew for the coming 2023-24 season. The process for doing this is clearly described on page 21 in the current Association Book. Renewals need to be in by April 30th, after which selections will be made from our huge waiting list. Night Permit holders are encouraged to renew in the […]

New Member Applications

An application form has now been placed on the “Join” page of the club website. Please read the web page carefully before applying. Ideally submissions should be made by email.

SURVEY

We recently sent out a survey to all members who have given us their email address. Replies are coming in, and we are grateful for the responses. If you weren’t sent an email, it’s because we don’t have an email address for you, or the one given was incorrect and has “bounced back”. Existing members […]