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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).

Pavenham Work Party
A work party will take place on Saturday 21st April at Pavenham to install two new kissing gates that will replace dilapidated stiles and greatly improve access for members along the river bank.  If you would like to take part in this work party please inform Richard Bell by email (info@SheffordDAA.org.uk).  Volunteers will meet at 9am in the car park shown on the map in your membership book.

Broom Lake Track Work Party
As many members as possible should make an effort to attend a work party that will take place at Broom Lake from 9am on Saturday 28th April to repair the track around the lake.  The lake will be closed for fishing from 7am until the work party has been completed.  The work will involve levelling out the ruts and filling holes in the Type 1 ‘tram lines’.  Volunteers should bring along spades/shovels, wheelbarrows, tampers, etc and wear suitable footwear and gloves.  The ground has remained too wet to undertake any form of repair, but with warm (and dry) weather forecast next week the ground should have dried out sufficiently by 28th April for the track to be opened following the repairs.  However, if insufficient volunteers attend the work party and the repairs are not completed the track will remain closed.   


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 CLOSED

Airman Pit

Willington Lake