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Welcome to the website for Shefford & District Angling Association Ltd.


SDAA controls the fishing rights on several excellent lakes and premier stretches of the rivers Great Ouse, Ivel and its tributaries in and around Bedfordshire, all available on a single club ticket.  The wide choice of venues and species available cater for both pleasure anglers and specimen hunters


In recent seasons, SDAA’s fisheries have produced an enviable list of specimen fish (catfish over 60lb, carp over 30lb, pike over 25lb, barbel over 14lb, zander, bream and tench over 10lb , chub over 7lb, perch over 4lb and roach over 3lb).


Please explore our website to find details of all our waters, membership and other useful information.  The popular ‘News from the Bank’ section gives up to date information on catches and club news.  For a quick overview of SDAA waters and membership have a look at our current flyer (click here to open).


Membership of SDAA is open to all:

  •  annual membership is available from early May and is valid until 15th June the following year (i.e. up to 58 weeks fishing).

  •  there is no additional joining fee for new members

  • membership also entitles you to fish Ivel Protection Association waters.

  • optional night permits are available for those wishing to night fish The Airman, Broom Lake and Willington Lake.


If you require further information please contact Richard Bell (tel. 07594 253239 or click here to e-mail).






Members should follow the Check, Clean, Dry biosecurity procedures to help prevent the spread of invasive non-native species and fish diseases between water bodies.  Floating Pennywort is now established in the Ouse downstream of Bedford (including Willington and Little Paxton).  Please report to a member of the committee if you spot this species on any other club water.



Half-year’ membership will be valid from 1st December 2016 through to 15th June 2017. Details of the ‘half-year’ membership fees and a ‘half-year’ application form for those wanting to submit a postal application can be downloaded from the membership page.

Stanford pit is closed for fishing. This is due to low water and oxygen

The track around the lake is now open.  Please note that this track is only designed to be used by cars and small vans, and will only remain open as long as conditions permit.  Vehicles must be driven around the track with great care at all times.  The track should only be used after dark if absolutely necessary, showing courtesy and consideration to fellow anglers night fishing. 
The track is unsuitable for long wheelbase and/or heavy vehicles.  Any vehicle over 2m in height must be parked in the main car park and not driven around the track, unless the owner has prior written permission from the committee. 
Please call an officer of the club immediately if you see these rules being abused, or if you suspect the track is becoming waterlogged and/or damaged.


The SDAA website is kindly sponsored by Andy’s Angling, 19 High Street, Shefford SG17 5DD (click here to open a map to Andy’s)

                                   (click here to open Andy’s website)


Broom Track status OPEN

Airman Pit

Willington Lake