Sunday, January 24th 2021
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 3 lb plus, pike to 20 lb plus; roach to 1 lb; tench to 5 lb, and zander to 7 lb.
Updated at 4:27pm Friday 22 January 2021.
Flooding is possible - be prepared. River levels remain high between the Tempsford (Roxton) and St Ives river gauges following recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith. No significant rainfall is forecast over the weekend and we expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. .
This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 23 January, or as the situation changes.
... “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”. To read the Angling Trust article, Click Here.
River levels have been erratic, and the water has been coloured and fast flowing, but there were fish to be caught See Head Bailiff Tony’s River Report
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
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.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, 2020 has been an incredibly successful year for Angling Trust campaigns.
We successfully lobbied the government to get you back fishing through our When We Fish Again campaign, launched our new flagship Anglers Against Pollution campaign to hold polluters to account, achieved our goal
of getting recreational sea anglers recognised as legitimate stakeholders in the new Fisheries Act ,
and so much more. To take a look at more of the highlights of our 2020 campaigns successes Click Here .
Members of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) have continued to help protect fish and fisheries during the Covid-19 crisis, carrying out 976 patrols during the second lockdown, and reporting 37 incidents of illegal fishing and wider crime to the Environment Agency and Police. Read the article
The three fish are: a Crucian carp of 4lb 10oz, a Marbled Electric Ray of 13lb 8oz 1dr, and a Scad of 3lb 8oz.
A Bass of 21lb 5oz, and a Perch of at least 6lb 3oz were not ratified. Read the article