Welcome to the Bury St Edmunds Angling Association


The Bury St Edmunds Angling Association was founded in 1938. Our aims are to provide and maintain angling, promote fellowship amongst anglers, organise friendly fishing competitions and to preserve and further the sport of angling generally. The club offers angling on four lakes and a stretch of the river Little Ouse. Members have the right to fish all Association waters, subject to the close season for river fishing and restrictions imposed form time to time.

Latest News

Thursday 4th August 202211 members fished the Vets match at Badwell Ash and over 281lb of fish was caught.

  1. Winner was Grant Humphreys who weighed in with 50lb 10oz (peg 12)
  2. Second was Dave Tobin who weighed in with 36lb 5oz (peg 13)
  3. Third was Bob Huint who weighed in with 34lb 1oz (peg 10)                            

Next Thursdays Vets match will be held at Middle Reservoir. Anyone wishing to fish in any of the club matches should contact Keith Smith 07804101067

Mike Brown had a productive day over at Middle Reservoir yesterday. He caught ten carp with the biggest being 20lb 3oz.

A quick reminder about club rules in relation to keep nets.

The rules state:
Minimum sizes of keep nets used on Association waters shall be 3m long by 450mm diameter.
Fish must not be retained for longer than five hours
The retention of Carp and Pike by any means is prohibited except in Association run matches.
So basically the club does allow members to use keep nets, but during normal fishing conditions, must not keep fish in the net for more than five hours. Carp and pike are not allowed to be kept in keep nets at any time.
The welfare of our fish is our main priority. Due to the recent adverse hot weather conditions and the water levels currently being low in all of our lakes, we must request that if you do use a keep net on any of our waters that you do not keep any fish in the net for longer than 3 hours. The 5 hour rule will return when the weather gets cooler and the water levels rise. Thanks for your understanding.


Ashley Moore caught 13 Bream on the 5th August at Middle Reservoir with the biggest weighing in at 6lb 5oz. Great days fishing.


The club committee are continually looking for new stretches of water and especially rivers, if any members knows of any waters/rivers that you believe would benefit the association then please contact any member of the committee via the website.

Mike Brown Middle Res 4th August 2022
Ashley Moore Middle Reservoir 5th August 2022