Friday, December 04th 2020
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,
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Catches include barbel to 11 lb; bream to 10 lb; carp to 30 lb plus; chub to 7 lb; perch to 3 lb plus, pike to 20 lb plus; roach to 1 lb; tench to 5 lb, and zander to 7 lb.
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.
Good news, tackle shops can open up fully, competition fishing and coaching can resume. To read the article,
Val has been forced by ill health to retire, we will miss her. See our tribute to Val
The fish, almost certainly one of those stocked in 2017, was in excellent condition, and estimated to be 2 lb plus. It was caught on a stick float, with maggots the successful bait. See Head Bailiff Tony’s River Report
As from Friday, 13th November 2020, the barrier on the entrance to the main car park will be locked by combination padlock to prevent unauthorised entry. OBAS members can find the combination required to open this barrier on page 14 of their members handbook; non-members will be provided with the combination when they buy a day ticket, which can be purchased on-line. Buy a day ticket.
To avoid disappointment, non-members should purchase a day ticket before setting out for the fishery. Anyone having difficulty buying a day ticket on-line should contact Howard, the Membership Secretary, on 07824569111.
Our Bailiffs regularly patrol our waters, and will require members to present their membership book, and non-members their day ticket, or proof of purchase of a day ticket on their phone.
For just £15, Associate Membership provides anglers with the opportunity to fish OBAS waters from 1 November until the end of the river season, on 14 March, and is ideal for anglers specialising in fishing for the quality perch and pike that abound in our waters.
Associate members have access to all OBAS waters, but do not have voting rights at our AGM. Buy online
In addition to the usual outlets, our new season membership books are now available to buy online. For more information, click here
To fish our waters, you will also need an Environment Agency Rod License, which you can buy here
Non-members can enjoy a day's superb fishing in the
Car Park Pool, the Top Stream, and
The Triangle ,
for the price of a day ticket, which you can now buy online: Our day tickets entitle you to fish from dawn to dusk, and cost just £5.00. Buy day tickets
Once again, government ministers have failed to approve proposals that would help control cormorant numbers in the UK and give fish stocks some protection from the unsustainable levels of predation caused by these birds, whose numbers have skyrocketed over the last 30 years. Read the article
The Angling Trust has produced a series of advice guides to assist anglers, clubs and fisheries during
the current pandemic lockdown in England. These advice guides are free and ideal to download and store
on your phone. You can also find more information on the Angling Trusts’ Covid-19 Support Hub .
The advice guides cover: Venues and Travel; Fishery Management; What You Can and Cannot Do;
Clubs and Fisheries; and Boat Fishing Read Jamie Cook's message