Our Bailiffs

Our bailiffs are on the bank to protect the fishery and the society, and to support our members by ensuring all anglers have the necessary permissions to fish the society's water. They know the water, they know the seasons, they know the conditions, they know the fish species in each swim. Show your Environment Agency Rod Licence, or proof of its purchase, and a permit to fish our water in the form of membership, or a day ticket if fishing a day ticket water, and they are your friend and guru.


Tony Elliott, Head Bailiff. I moved into the village in 1968 and have fished OBAS waters regularly since then - so I know them quite well. My preference is float fishing, particularly for chub and roach, but ledgering has provided me with my biggest bream and carp. I enjoy fly fishing, I fished Grafham for 20 years, and have taken chub and perch from the Mill Stream on the fly. I am always pleased to share my experience and hope I can help you to enjoy your day at Offord.


Howard Fieldhouse. I love being in the countryside, exploring the environment and watching and working with wildlife of all varieties. Walking the river bank enables me to meet fellow fishing enthusiasts, discuss fishing technology and methods and have a laugh and joke. My favourite angling methods are float fishing and ledgering, which I enjoy equally. I also enjoy being part of work parties.


Barney Warner.......01480 537 723 home.........078 129 314 17 mobile.


Alan Cooke............is 01480 534 928 home.......078 11 11 52 09. Mobile.