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
seasons, SDAA’s fisheries have produced an enviable list of
specimen fish (catfish over 60lb, 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).
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
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
is no additional joining fee for new members
membership also entitles you to fish Ivel Protection Association
optional night permits are available for those wishing to night
fish The Airman, Broom Lake and Willington Lake.
require further information please contact Richard Bell (tel.
07594 253239 or
IMPORTANT NEWS ITEMS WILL APPEAR HERE
Tackleman (Hitchin Market)
With our new 2016-17 membership books now available at our
tackle shops and via the Registrar, we need to update
members and potential new members about Hitchin Market.
During the 2015-16 season we sold some of our memberships
through the Tackleman fishing tackle stall on Hitchin
Market. We have, in common with two other local angling
clubs and despite serious and concerted efforts, been unable
to collect all monies due to us or get a proper accounting
for the books and keys provided to Tackleman for sale.
The three clubs approached the Directors and Managers of
Hitchin Markets Ltd for their help in getting our money and
property returned to us. We advised them that Tackleman
already had two unsatisfied Court Judgements against them,
one of which lists their Hitchin Market address. They
held a meeting with Mike Gunton (the director of Tackleman),
who denied he owed any of the three angling clubs any money.
The judgement of the Chairman of Hitchin Markets Ltd, John
Simmonds, was that Mr Gunton had not breached the terms of
the licence prescribed by the local authority and they did
not have grounds to terminate his licence. In the
opinion of the Chairman of Hitchin Markets Ltd it is a
private matter between the clubs and Mr Gunton. Based
upon this experience the club will be exercising caution
regarding any future dealings they may have with stall
holders on Hitchin Market
We will obviously not be having any relationship with
Tackleman or Mike Gunton in future and we should also advise
members that Tackleman have in the past also traded through
a online shop –
Prior to this we sold membership books on Hitchin Market
through Select Fishing and the Tackle Shed from 2011 to
early 2015 without any issues.
We continue to have excellent relations with all the other
11 tackle shops who sell our memberships and we urge you to
support these outlets and their hard-working owners. Full
details of our 2016-17 dealers can be found on the
membership section of our website
BROOM LAKE TRACK
Following recent repairs the track around the lake is now
open. Please note that this track is only designed to
be used by cars and small vans, and will only remain open as
long as conditions permit. Vehicles must be driven
around the track with great care at all times. The
track should only be used after dark if absolutely
necessary, showing courtesy and consideration to fellow
anglers night fishing.
The track is unsuitable for long wheelbase and/or heavy
vehicles. Any vehicle over 2m in height must be parked
in the main car park and not driven around the track, unless
the owner has prior written permission from the committee.
Please call an officer of the club immediately if you see
these rules being abused, or if you suspect the track is
becoming waterlogged and/or damaged.
The gates at The Airman, Broom Lake and
Willington Lake are now fitted with both the old A9 and new
A10 locks (you should have this number stamped on your key).
Please make sure you leave the gates locked with the two
locks interlinked so that entry can be gained by opening
either lock (do not attach the lock to the chain). The
A9 locks will be removed from these venues on 16th
June. As a close season exists on the rivers the gate
at the Paxton allotments will be changed to the A10 lock
over the next few days.
SDAA membership cards for the 2016/17 season will be
available from early May and will be valid from date of
purchase through to 15th
June 2017. All prices will be the same as last season.
Full details about membership, night permits and application
forms will appear on the membership section of the SDAA
website towards the end of April
BROOM LAKE TRACK OPEN The track around
Broom Lake is now open to vehicles
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