Offord and Buckden Angling Society

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Kevin Dawson with a barbel from
the Black Overfalls Weir Pool

Offord and Buckden Angling Society was formed in the early 1800's, and until 1959 benefitted from the Great Northern Railway Station at Offord which, being only 100 yards from the club's water on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, provided easy access to anglers from the north and south. Some of our members remember travelling on the train with their grandparents and fishing for Chub alongside the great Dick Walker.

Today, the club has access to approximately seven kilometres of top class fishing on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, between Grafham Pumping Station at Offord Cluny, and Brampton. Whether you're preference is for still water or a fast flowing stream, a small intimate river or one that's wide, languid and deep, we have it.

Catches include barbel to 11 lb; bream to 10 lb; carp to 30 lb plus; chub to 7 lb; perch to 2 lb, pike to 20 lb plus; roach to 1 lb; tench to 5 lb, and zander to 7 lb.

We're Fighting Pennywort and Banning Magnet Fishing

OBAS are collaborating with the Environment Agency in a attempt to eradicate Floating Pennywort, and have banned the anti social pursuit of Magnet Fishing. See the News page

Members of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal

OBAS and our members benefit from the Society's membership of the Angling Trust - which represents all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England - and Fish Legal (formerly the ACA), which uses the law
to fight pollution and other damage to the freshwater and marine environment, and to protect the rights of anglers and angling.

Angling Trust questions if Natural England is ‘fit for purpose’

The Angling Trust has endorsed the concerns expressed by shooting, farming and countryside organisations at the chaos caused by Natural England’s premature and ill-thought out decision to suspend the general shooting licence used to control ‘pest species’ such as wood pigeons and crows

To read more, click here

Club Records

Our Society records are starting from now, so now is your chance to be a record holder. To submit your catch as a potential record please weigh and photograph it, also photographing the weight shown on the scales if possible, and send everything by email to the Head Bailiff. To view the Society's rules on handling and weighing fish,
see Rule 18 OBAS Rules

Match Bookings

Match Bookings are welcome on our fisheries; catches of bream totalling over 100 lb have been taken from
our C section. To discuss reserving the water please send an e-mail to Club Chairman Tony Elliott, or call Tony on 01480810346 before 8pm.

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