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Welcome to the website for Shefford & District Angling Association Ltd.


SDAA controls the fishing rights on several excellent lakes and premier stretches of the rivers Great Ouse, Ivel and its tributaries in and around Bedfordshire, all available on a single club ticket.  The wide choice of venues and species available cater for both pleasure anglers and specimen hunters


In recent seasons, SDAA’s fisheries have produced an enviable list of specimen fish (catfish over 55lb, carp over 30lb, pike over 25lb, barbel over 14lb,zander, bream and tench over 10lb , chub over 7lb, perch over 4lb and roach over 3lb).


Please explore our website to find details of all our waters, membership and other useful information.  The popular ‘News from the Bank’ section gives up to date information on catches and club news.  For a quick overview of SDAA waters and membership have a look at our current flyer (click here to open).


Membership of SDAA is open to all:

  •  annual membership is available from early May and is valid until 15th June the following year (i.e. up to 58 weeks fishing).

  •  there is no additional joining fee for new members

  • membership also entitles you to fish Ivel Protection Association waters.

  • optional night permits are available for those wishing to night fish The Airman, Broom Lake and Willington Lake.


If you require further information please contact Richard Bell (tel. 07594 253239 or click here to e-mail).





A Work Party has been organised for 5.30pm on Wednesday 29th April to fill in some of the pot holes at the bottom of the track leading to Broom Lake and Ivel Valley Fisheries.  We would be grateful for volunteers from SDAA to help complete the task that is being carried out in conjunction with Ivel Valley Fisheries.  Anyone attending is asked to bring along a shovel, pick axe or similar tools to help prepare the holes that will be filled with cold tarmac before compacting.  Volunteers should meet at the car park at the bottom of the slope (not the Broom Lake car park) and please text Richard Bell if you are able to attend. 

Details and application forms can be found on the membership section of the SDAA website.  Postal applications for the 2015/16 season are now being accepted via the Registrar.  New membership books are now available from local tackle shops. 2015/16 membership and night permits are valid for fishing from the date of purchase through to 15th June 2016.

Broom Lake Maintenance Programme
Students from Shuttleworth College will be carrying out maintenance work at Broom Lake on most Fridays from March through into June.  This work will include rebuilding the swims and cutting back the undergrowth to create parking areas, plus ensuring vehicles do not get scratched once the track is reopened.  Those parts of the lake being worked on will be out of bounds to members from 08.30 to 17.00 on Fridays and these areas will be signed and cordoned off.    These areas will remain open to members for the rest of the week, but be aware this is ‘work in progress’ so take extra care as there will mounds of soil and other ‘debris’ present until the work is completed.  The first phase of the maintenance programme is concentrating on pegs 26-42 on the farmer’s field side.

BROOM LAKE TRACK OPEN   The track around Broom Lake is now open to vehicles


The SDAA website is kindly sponsored by Andy’s Angling, 19 High Street, Shefford SG17 5DD (click here to open a map to Andy’s)

                                   (click here to open Andy’s website)


Broom Track status OPEN

Airman Pit

Willington Lake