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.

Advisory News - New Fence

Woodfields will be Closed for a short period
Just to advise members that we will need to close the lake for a short period while the Otter Fence is installed by our contractor.
The exact date has still to be set. However we will post the latest information on the Noticeboard and on this website when the details are firmed up.
Additionally those members that have provided their email address to the club will be sent an advisory email.

Great News

Advisory - Fishing allowed during third lockdown
The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust on allowing fishing to continue through the current lockdown.

The Angling Trust have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government has listened.

On this basis fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.

The Head of Sports Participation at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport confirmed the following: “fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”

Following the guidance of the Angling Trust Woodfields can remain open. However members are asked to respect the following when entering and while fishing at the venue:-

• Please bring and use hand sanitiser / gel as per government guidance, especially after opening and closing the gates.

• Please practice Social Distancing (i.e. Stay more than two metres from others)

This is to protect yourself and others from infection.

Given the recent resurgence of fishing the venue might be very busier than normal for this time of year. Members are therefore reminded to only park in the car park area and are also reminded not park in the gateways or on the verges outside the venue.

We have also put a notice on the gate re-stating the above and additionally the requirement to  "Please adhere to the latest Government advice, guidance, rules and any legislation regarding Coronavirus.

Other News

Otter Fence Update
Work has been on-going to clear the fence line over the last few weeks. The scheduled installation is still currently planned for January. We shall keep you updated on this page when things are firmed up.

We apologise, in advance, for any inconvience caused to members fishing during this period. Any pegs we need to close for the clearance work will be advised via the noticeboard, so please refer to this prior to fishing.

Fishing Roman Bridge with Barry Smith
"With England locked down and fishing allowed I thought a trip to the river at the Roman Bridge was in order" Roman Bridge
"The river was fining down after a wet period with a nice pace. I chose a swim about 40 meters from the bridge slack on the near side and most flow across. I set up a 4 meter whip and and pole with gram float. Through the session I caught plenty of roach a few dace and a couple of perch. About 10 of the roach needed the land net. The approach was simple with a 18 hook and maggots for the hook with a few free offerings. With the river in form it’s perfect to get out in the countryside and if your not a Buckingham Fishing Club member you can join for the rest of the season at a reduced price". Barry Smith
Roman Bridge 2
Fishing Claydon Brook, Lenborough - with Barry
"Lovely November day so thought I would gather a float rod stick float and other basic tackle to have a go at the Claydon Brook. The plan was to put some liquidised bread and have a piece of bread on a 12 hook try a swim then move on. There was plenty of swims to try and on the day the chub were not feeding, I suppose thats fishing but did find 1 small chub and some lovely roach the biggest roach near a pound seen in picture." Barry Smith

Claydon Brook
AGM - 7.30 Thursday 25th March 2021
Due to the current situation we are planning to hold next year's AGM via Tele-conference.

In order to attend members will need to pre-register  with the acting Secretary, Simon Bumstead.  Please either phone Simon on 07767 663928 or email your request to info@bdaafishing.org.uk.

Those members that register will be notifed of the Freephone telephone number to call a few days before the meeting.
An agenda and any proposed resolutions to be voted on will be posted to this website and the Noticeboard at Woodfields early in March.

Reduced Membership Tariff - to 31 May 2021
Anyone wishing to join the association for the remaining part of the season - running to 31 May 2021 for our lake Woodfields and 14 March 2021 for our rivers can do so at a reduced rate:

Adult Membership £25
Concessions £20
Juniors £5

This reduced membership is available as follows:-

1) by Paypal. Simply send an email with your name, address and the level of membership required to membership@bdaafishing.org.uk and we will send you an email invoice with a link to pay. We will then post your permit and a venue map.
Please do not send payment without first obtaining an invoice via email.

2) by post to the
    Membership Secretary,
    10 Moreton Drive,
    Buckingham. MK18 1JQ

3) by contacting the treasurer at info@bdaafishing.org.uk or calling 07767 663928 - we can then arrange a mutually convenient time and place for you to purchase your permit.


4) Tingewick Post office
Great News on Otter Fence Funding
We are pleased to advise that the Angling Trust has awarded us a grant towards funding the installation of an otter fence at Woodfields. The current date for  installation will take place during January 2021. Over the next few weeks working parties will be preparing the way by clearing the fence line before we handover to the contractors. We apologise, in advance, for any inconvience caused to members fishing during this period. Any pegs we need to close for the clearance work will be advised via the noticeboard, so please refer to this prior to fishing.

New double peg - Completed
We are pleased to advise that we have completed the new double peg - joining pegs 4 and 5 at Woodfields. We wish to thank both Buckingham Town Council, who awarded us a grant to help fund this project, and Nigel Bidwell and his son Jordan to provided the labour.
This new fishing area will allow family fishing, fishing with a friend and also assist our coaches in the delivery of coaching events - which we hope to start up again next year.

Purchase of Permits at Outlets
At present the only outlet selling reduced priced permits is Tingewick Post Office. Of course permits can still be purchased from our Membership Secretary. Call Simon Bumstead on 07767 663928 or send an email to membership@bdaafishing.org.uk

Friday Cup Winner 2020
Jack Robinson, pictured below, won the Friday Cup series by a margin of over 10lbs over second. Jack won the final match of the series with 5lb 6oz.
Jack Robinson winner 2020 Friday Cup
The conditions for the last match were quite tough with the temperatures edging towards 35c during the early afternoon. In total 13 anglers fished the series with the top three listed below. The winner is the highest total weight of the best three of the four match series.
Pos Name Weight Best 3
1 Jack Robinson 15lb 15oz
2 Ron Hillier 5lb 5oz
3 Bryan Bedward 4lb 10oz

Alan Bedward Series Winner 2020
Barry Smith won this series of 6 matches. Result details will be posted shortly.

Club Day - Update
This year's the club day held on Saturday 13 June 2020 was a low key event because of the current situation. However four juniors with their parents turned up and fished for two trophies, "Best Fish" and "Most Species Caught".

Charlie Craven won "Most Species Caught" with a total of four - gudgeon, roach, rudd and perch.

Young Elliemay, pictured below, won the "Best Fish" award with a small roach. Her father, Jamie, later emailed the club saying "Thank you very much for yesterday, Ellie loved it and said she can't wait to come back again."

Fishing Woodfields with Barry Smith - June 2020

Click here to view Barry's video

Fishing Leckhampstead  with Barry  - June 2020

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Jamie Ballinger Match Result
In total 6 fished the match raising £30 for the Jamie Ballinger charity. The top three listed below:-
Pos Name Weight Peg
1 Barry Smith 3lb 11oz 8
2 James Cavendish 1lb 12oz 4
3 Jack Swallow 11oz 12

Claydon Brook Venues Looking Good
The BDAA venues upstream and downstream of the Roman Bridge captured on video by Barry Smith. Well worth a try before the end of the season. This venue has been unaffected by the pollution incident of 2018.

Click here for Downstream of the bridge

Click here for Upstream of the bridge

Privacy Notice for GDPR Compliance
In order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018 the club has undertaken a Data Protection Impact Assessment and has now published a Privacy Notice. Click Here for the BDAA Privacy Notice

Roach Fishing - Woodfields

Click here for a guide to Roach Fishing at Woodfields with Barry Smith

Committee requests your views
If you have any suggestions on how we could improve the fishing experience on our waters then please let us know your views. Additionally if you have any news items or pictures you wish to be posted to this site please email us at:- info@bdaafishing.org.uk

Last Updated - 14 January 2021