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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 50lb, carp over 30lb, pike over 25lb, barbel over 12lb, 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 small blue organiser box containing many different sized spade end hooks has been found at Broom Lake. 
If you think the box is yours please contact the Club Secretary David Hawkes (his number is on the front of your membership book)

Work Parties

The lakes will be open as usual but the swims we will be working in will be closed for that day.

Thursday 7th August Broom Lake Trimming of trees also re building of swim 20 and 28
Thursday 4th September Broom Lake re building of swims 29 and 30
I will send another few dates which are specifically for the Airman and re building of the following swims
Green Swim, Berts, 18 Hour, Stumps, Old Point

2014/15 MEMBERSHIP  Details and application forms can be found on the membership section of the website.  Postal applications for the 2014/15 season are now being accepted via the Registrar.  New membership books will be available from local tackle shops from the end of April.  2014/15 membership and night permits are valid for fishing from the date of purchase through to 15th June 2015.

BROOM LAKE TRACK OPEN   The track around Broom Lake is now open to cars and small vans.  Please drive slowly (<5mph) taking great care at all times.  The track is unsuitable for long wheelbase and heavy vehicles.  Any vehicle higher than 2m must be left in the car park and not driven around the lake unless the owner has prior permission from the committee.



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