Bishops Stortford and District Angling Society

Bishops Stortford Angling Society was founded in 1949. The society controls the fishing rights on four lakes, one close to the town centre the other three in Great Hallingbury. The society also controls the fishing rights on stretches of the River Stort at Bishops Stortford and Harlow.


 

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Notices:


Fish re-stocking in River Stort backwater
Wednesday 2 December
Following the large fish kill we experienced on the River Stort a few years ago,
the Environment Agency have kindly supplied us with the following fish :-
1000 Roach, 1000 Dace, 1000 Chub & 1000 Bream.
Most of the fish are between 4-6 inches (10-15 cm).

Honorary Secretary - Robin Merritt - honsec@bsdas.org.uk - posted on 3rd December 2020


New AT guidlines for COVID-19
The Angling Trust has issued new guidelines on how to fish during the new "tier" restrictions.
<<click here to read>>

Honorary Secretary - Robin Merritt - honsec@bsdas.org.uk - posted on 3rd December 2020


Weekly Work Party
Due to start again shortly - watch this space.


Lost at Hall Farm Small Lake
Tackle bag/box

Please contact me if you have found it
Honorary Secretary - Robin Merritt - honsec@bsdas.org.uk

posted on 17th August 2020


Rods & Reels retrieved from Beggars Hall!
...also rod & reel lost!

2 members have retrieved 2 rods & reels from Beggars Hall lake.
If you have lost one then please contact me.
Also the same member has lost a Shakespear rod & reel so please contact me if you retrieve these.

Honorary Secretary - Robin Merritt - honsec@bsdas.org.uk

posted on 31st July 2020


Fighting back against fisheries crime: How you can help!

A very interesting article from Angling Trust - worth a read
<<click here to read>>

posted on 15th July 2020


Be careful when feeder/ledger fishing !

I have had several reports recently regarding anglers losing their rods when feeder/ledger fishing.
Please ensure you either have a baitrunner reel that allows line to come off the reel before you strike OR have the clutch on your reel slack enough OR bale arm open to let line go rather than your rod!

Any rods that are recovered from any of the lakes I will post a message on the website with details.

If you have already lost a rod then please email me with the details of the rod & reel and on what lake.

Honorary Secretary - Robin Merritt - honsec@bsdas.org.uk

posted on 8th July 2020


  Beggars Hall Notice.

We have been asked by the land owner that all BSDAS members fishing Beggars Hall Lake should display a sign in their car identifying them as an angler.

<< click here to print a form >>
or
just put a hand written sign in your car
or

use you old 2019/20 membership book.

DO NOT fish any pegs/swims that do not have a peg number.

Your co-operation is appreciated during this testing time. Thank you.


TEMPORARY COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Malcolm Barker Lake.
ALL PEGS can be fished.
Please adhere to the 2 meter social distancing rule in all circumstances.
It is up to the individual angler to use their discretion when fishing a peg that is close to another peg. All pegs are greater than 2 meter's apart.
We suggest that each member should bring their own hand sanitiser and use after touching the main gate/lock and the gate on the otter fence. Alternatively use disposable gloves for protection.
The toilet will not be in use.

Beggars Hall Lake.
As from 15th June ALL PEGS can be fished.
Please adhere to the 2 meter social distancing rule in all circumstances.
Any peg/swim that hasn't got a peg number CANNOT be fished.

Please be aware that there will be walkers along the dam bank.

Hall Farm Small & Large Lakes.
ALL PEGS can be fished.
Please adhere to the 2 meter social distancing rule in all circumstances.
It is up to the individual angler to use their discretion when fishing a peg that is close to another peg.
All pegs are greater than 2 meter's apart.

River Stort & backwater.
Normal fishing - Please adhere to the 2 meter social distancing rule in all circumstances.

General rules for all lakes
Keepnets should not be used unless fishing a club organised match.
Notices will be posted on all lakes with these guidelines.
All members are asked to police these rules to ensure EVERYBODY abides by them.

Guest Tickets (£7 for 1 day)
Can only be purchased by members for their guests.
Normal availability on MBL, Beggars Hall & Hall Farm lakes
.
You MUST buy your guest ticket in advance of fishing otherwise it will cost £10!

The committee members will be bailiffing the lakes to help with any queries you might have.

Thank you for your patience and support during these times.
Stay safe and catch fish.

Guidelines for individual anglers - click to open


Canal & River Trust (CRT)
Coronavirus & Angling Update
click to read


 


Environment Agency

Latest newsletter for Herts & North London area - click to read

Invasive Species Alert
Help stop Invasive Species damaging the places you fish. Click to find out more
Also, find out what we do with your rod licence money. Click to find out more

Angling Trust information - Click here

 

HALL FARM LARGE LAKE
BOOKING FOR MATCH FISHING (2020-2021 season)

SUMMER RATES: £100 (APRIL-SEPTEMBER)
WINTER RATES: £80 (OCTOBER-MARCH)
Please phone for prices on other club waters
Phone Robin Merritt (Hon Secretary) for bookings/availability - 01279 461065

Links to tackle shops