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:


Changes to closed pegs ruling.

As from 1st June ALL PEGS on MBL and HALL FARM can be fished.
(The EVEN peg ruling on Beggars Hall lake still applys)
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.

There are aslo a few changes to the temporary COVID-19 guidelines below
so please take a few minutes to re-read them.

posted on 31st May 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.

Please only fish EVEN pegs as all other pegs/swims are closed.
DO NOT fish any pegs/swims that do not have a peg number.

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


New 2020-21 membership books
are now available from
the Honorary Secretary (hon.sec@bsdas.org.uk)
<< click here to print a membership application form >>
also available at
Harlow Angling & Stansted Angling
who both operate restricted access to the shop.

Rib Valley Angling
is open with restricted access but they are not selling our membership books at the moment.


TEMPORARY COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Malcolm Barker Lake.
The code for the lock will cange on the 1st June to the number in the new membership book.
As from 1st June 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.
You can only fish on the EVEN numbered pegs (2,4,6 etc).
All EVEN numbered pegs will be in use.
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 and the social distancing rule of 2 metre's will apply.

Hall Farm Small & Large Lakes.
As from 1st June 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.
These remain closed as normal until the 16th June.
No decision has yet been formalised regarding how fishing will be controlled.

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
Due to the current restrictions on pegs available, guest tickets will only be available on week days at Beggars Hall.
Normal availability on MBL & Hall Farm lakes
.

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


Weekly Work party - STOPPED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE



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