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.

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Social Gathering 1 August 2024 - Cancelled
Advisory - the Social Gathering planned for Thursday 1st August 2024 at Woodfields has been cancelled.
Byelaws Updated
Following a recent committee meeting the BDAA Byelaws have now been updated to explicitly state that overnight fishing is not allowed on any BDAA venue. New Rule B20 added.
The full list of Byelaws are available to view in PDF format. click here

New Summer Match Series Announced
FIrst match to be held on Saturday 13 July 2024- Draw 1.30pm, Fishing 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Click here for latest match programme

Match Series Standings
Click Here for the Bryan and Alan Bedward Memorial Series Standings

Click Here for the Friday Cup / OAP Series Standings

Taster Events Announced for 2024
The club will be holding three Taster Events during the summer. First date Saturday 20 July 2024, 9.30 to 11.30.
Click here for dates and information on how to register.

Club Day Match Resuts
Ten members fished the Annual Club day Coronation Cup match on 15 June 2024.
Top three listed below:-
Pos Name Weight Peg
1 Ron Hillier 7lb 10oz 31
2 Alan Green 6lb 12oz 34
3 Andy Ward 5lb 10oz 24

Five juniors fished the Junior Match.
Top three listed below:-
Pos Name Weight Peg
1 Mia Fenning 1lb 2oz 39
2 Charlie Davies 0lb 11oz 5
3 Albert Ward 0lb 9oz 1
Mia pictured below with the trophy.
bdaa winner
Charlie Davies won the Pete Callow Trophy - for most fish caught with 17 fish. Below he is pictured being presented the trophy by the man himself.

Charlie Daveis
Jamie Ballinger Memorial Trophy 2024 Result
The 2024 Jamie Ballinger Memorial Trophy held on 1st June was was well attended with 23 anglers fishing the 5 hour match. John Shepley won the match with over 8lb of fish that included 3lb 12oz bream.
The match as always is run to raise money for the British Heart Foundation charity and this year £115 was raised so thank you to all those contributing.

Top four listed below:-
Pos Name Weight Peg
1 John Shepley 8lb 9oz 11
2 Ian Blyth 7lb 6oz 22
3 Martin Yardley 6lb 15oz 9
4 Vince Riley 5lb 12oz 3

Working Party - Woodfields - Tuesday Evenings
Want to put something back into the club - well here is your opportunity to do some volunteering.
Working parties at Woodfields currently take place on Tuesday evenings from around 6pm.
It is advised to bring along some gardening / general purpose safety gloves.
Club Records - New from 1st June 2024
At this year's AGM, Barry Smith announced that the club was going to start a new set of club records This had been raised at the 2023 AGM.
There will be one Record list for fish caught at Woodfields and one list for fish caught on our current River venues - starting 1st June 2024.
We won't lose the legacy records but many of these are for fish caught on waters no longer on the BDAA ticket.

To learn more click here for the details on how to submit a claim for a club record.

AGM - Thursday 30 May 2024
This year's AGM, held at Woodfields, was attended by 18 members (including 7 committee members).

The meeting was chaired by Pete Williams, our President, and reports were given by the Chairman - Barry Smith, Treasurer - Simon Bumstead and Match Secretary - James Cavendish.
Although no specific resolutions were passed, Adam Gibbard, Pete Callow, Mick Powell, David Powell, Richard Burdon, Dick Hutchin and Mark Fenning were all re- elected to serve on the committee.

The meeting was advised of the following Rule changes which had been agreed by the committee.
Rule B18 changed to read
""All members fishing association waters must have a valid Environment Agency Rod License."

New Rules
C14 "The use of “The Magic Twig” - Self Hooking Device is prohibited on Association Waters."

E8 "Members should not fish outside their swims and members should observe the half way rule for pegs with no island opposite them. When fishing pegs at either end of the lake members should be cognizant of those members already fishing. Members should be courteous to others fishing at all times. "

Carp Cup Result
The 2024 Carp Cup held on 25 May was well attended with 12 anglers fishing the 10 hour match.
Top four listed below:-
Pos Name Weight Peg # Fish
1 Alan Carpenter 44lb 8oz 32 5
2 Barry Smith 29lb 13oz 5 4
3 Nick Lewis 28lb 10oz 10 3
4 Stephen Golding 26lb 13oz 12 2
Stephen Golding took the best fish of the day with a Mirror Carp weighing in at 16lb 15oz.

Path and Drainage Improvement Project
A special thank you to all those that helped with project to improve the path and drainage at the lake last weekend (11th and 12th May 2024).
The team over three days did a really professional job and worked hard to complete this work and the club much appreciate this.
So thank you from left to right to Alan Carpenter,Pat Dunkley,Ian Hart and the happy looking one, Steve Cory. Also, not pictured, a thank you to Martyn Armstrong.

Glasses Recently Found
Newsletter and Match Fixtures 2024/25
The annual BDAA Newsletter is now available to view in PDF Format.
Click Here for the 2024 Newsletter

Cranley Barn Camping - New from 2022
For those anglers from further afield who want to fish the Great River Ouse, a short walk away from Dick Walkers famous stretch downstream of Thornton Bridge, there is now a new campsite Cranley Barn Camping open for 2022.

click here for their camping page


click here for their fishing page.
Click here To view a recent news item on the increasing popularity of fishing with families. 
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

Barry's Fishing Journeys
Links to Barry's fishing adventure videos:- click here
Previously posted on the home page.

15 July 2024