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IVEL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (IPA)

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We are founder members of the IPA and, as such, members may fish all IPA waters.


Head Waters

Not recognised as being major fisheries although holding some good fish in places:

  • Astwick. Left-hand bank downstream from Astwick Bridges to a point 200 yards before the railway at Arlesey.
  • Stotfold. Left-hand downstream from just below mill to Ford bridge.
  • Arlesey. Right-hand bank downstream on the River Hiz from Arlesey station for about half a mile.
  • Willow Hay, Manor Farm. West bank of river downstream of brick bridge at Willow Hay to the end of the adjacent lake.

Established Fisheries

  • Langford: Left-hand bank downstream from Boot Bridge to the end of the first meadow (shared with Shefford AC).
  • Broom: Left-hand bank upstream for 300 yards from Jordan’s Mill to end of rugby club’s ground. Also, the left-hand bank downstream from Jordan’s Mill to the former mill in Biggleswade.
  • Biggleswade: Back Meadows. Fishing is available on the right-hand bank upstream in the first meadow.
  • Biggleswade Common: Fishing is from the road bridge on the right-hand bank downstream until the first bridge opposite Manor Farm.
  • Sandy New Road: Fish the left-hand bank upstream to the confluence with Stratford Brook to the south of McGregor Lake and the left-hand bank downstream to the weir and part of the Dead River until the start of our own stretch.
  • Island Stretch: Fishing is from the former mill bridge on the left-hand bank upstream to the weir and then the right-hand bank of the Ivel until the footbridge in Sandy.
  • Girtford: Fish the right-hand bank downstream of Girtford Bridge to the end of the first meadow.
  • Blunham:  Park next to the Salutation P.H. and fish the right-hand bank behind the pub.

These are mixed fisheries holding barbel to over 20lbs, chub to over 7lbs, carp to 20lbs, pike to 25lbs and other species.