Offord & Buckden Angling Society

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Biggest Fish Competition

Are you a record breaker?

we have a trophy for the biggest of each species caught in 2017/18 please take a look at the club records section for rules and current records.

Monthly Member Catch up...

once a month we will be talking to one of our members on the bank just to catch up and hear a little about them and thier experiences at Offord. This month we were lucky enough to catch up with James Chalkley and here is what he had to say..

James Chalkley

I've been fishing since the age of thirteen .  Fishing different lakes and rivers has always been very enjoyable for me and remains so to this day .  The river Great Ouse at Offord is one of my favourite places to go fishing .  I enjoy night fishing and for me nothing beats waking up beside the river at dawn and watching the Kingfishers take breakfast and later the boats gliding by .

I enjoy the challenge of trying to find the fish , for me this is fishing at it's best .

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Richard Walker , (Dick) was an angler from Hertfordshire who is widely acknowledged as one of the best anglers this country has produced . He designed everything from lead weights to rods and reels . Original rods designed by him sell for thousands , in 1952 he caught a record Carp of 44lb which people thought was an impossible size . It was so big in its day that the carp was sent to London Zoo and called "Clarissa" . Thousands of anglers visited the zoo just to see her .

She died in 1971 . Richard walker also wrote many books on Angling and mentions fishing for big Chub at Offord in several of them . I met Dick Walker in the mid 70's when he came to give a talk on fishing at Grafham , I was on the Grafham committee at the time . On retirement he bought a house in Biggleswade with the river Ivel at the end of his garden . He died in 1985 .


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