Buckingham & District Angling Association

Founded 1910

Dick Walker Dick Walker using a Glass Hardy Matchmaker and a 'Speedia' centre pin reel on the Great Ouse downstream of Thornton Bridge (c) Photograph by Fred J Taylor.



The Buckingham & District Angling Association are a local welcoming club who are looking to promote fishing in our local community.

During the summer we hold a number matches and events at the club’s lake Woodfields near Preston Bissett. So why not come along and see what we are all about.

AGM - 30 March 2017
The AGM was held in the function room at Buckingham Athletic on Thursday 30 March 2017. In total 16 members including the committee, attended the meeting.

The key messages will be summerised in the Chairman's report section of the 2017 Newsletter which will be sent out with the membership renewal letters next month.

The highlight moment was a presentation of an engraved tankard by chairman Barry Smith to Bernard Lewis who has, after 50 Years service, decided to stand down from the committee. Though Bernard will continue as trustee.

Bernard will be greatly missed by the club. Bernard has been the backbone of the club for a long time and was instrumental in the acquisition and development of our lake Woodfields. This very act ensures the BDAA, founded in 1910, will have a long and lasting future given the challenges facing anglers and riparian owners.

Everone attending wished Bernard "All the Best" and I am sure we will see him at future social events.

New Members Successful on First Visit
Neil and Frank Fitzjohn, from St Albans, finally have a good final hour on their first visit to Woodfields. Neil stated "Conditions were still challenging (due to the high winds) and it was hard to even catch the smaller fish. I caught a few roach and skimmer bream in the morning and dad had nothing. However, the lake seemed to switch on a bit in the afternoon and dad caught his only fish of the day on worm which was a beautiful mirror carp of 9lb 4oz. And shortly after, I was awarded with a fat perch of 2lb 4oz also to ledgered worm. So we both had a nice day's fishing and look forward to going back soon".
Frank Frank, pictured above, landed a fine 9lb 4oz mirror carp.
Neil, pictured above, landed a fine 2lb 4oz perch.
Upper Ouse Angling Club

uoaa pic

The Upper Ouse Angling Club (UOAC) was formed by members of the Brackley & District Angling Club and Buckingham & District Angling Association to deliver coaching in the Upper Ouse area.
The UOAC committee is made up from members of both clubs. The UOAC holds a number of coaching sessions for young and old during the year.
Our coaches can take youngsters through the starter and first three levels of the Angling Trust Cast Awards.
All equipment and bait is all provided.

To find out more call Simon Bumstead on 07767 663928 or email us at : info@bdaafishing.org.uk

Mr John Bailey journalist, author and TV presenter of Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing is Honourable President thus giving the Upper Ouse Angling Club a great endorsement.

Access to the river behind Hyde Lane Lakes
A key is now required to use Staleys car park to gain access to our river venues behind Hyde Lane lakes. The key will cost £15 available from Hyde Lane Lakes Syndicate group. The cost is refundable when the key is handed back. Contact Nick Mullis on 07762 822499 to arrange pick-up. His address is 14 Bourtonville, Buckingham MK18 1AZ. You will need to provide your BDAA permit number or show your permit in order to obtain a key.

9 April 2017