Welcome to the Bury St Edmunds Angling Association

Association Waters

LAKES
Middle Reservoir, Barrow Lake, Badwell Ash and Water Lane Reservoir will remain open each day throughout the entire year. Middle Reservoir is also available on a special night permit.
RIVERS
Fishing commences at dawn on 16 June 2022 and ceases at dusk on 14 March 2023.

FISHING TIMES ON ASSOCIATION WATERS
APRIL – SEPTEMBER 05.00 – 21.00
OCTOBER – MARCH 07.00 – 17.00

Water Lane

Post code IP30 0DU. Just south of Sicklesmere on the A134 take a left turn signed to Bradfield St. Claire and Cockfield Green. The reservoir is situated on the left about half a mile from the A134.  There is a low building and a small car park beside the reservoir’s high banks. Parking is restricted and no more than 12 cars are permitted at any one time.

At the end of the building there is a club sign that shows parking areas but do not under any circumstances obstruct the building’s doors. Please drive off the car park carefully because of the bend in the road.

Fishing is permitted from the numbered platformed swims only. No fishing is permitted between the electricity warning signs. The reservoir will be closed for a few days each year; details will be posted on the notice board. The water mainly holds roach, carp, bream and tench. There are also crucians and perch.

Middle Reservoir

Postcode IP30 0LP. This reservoir is not much further along the A134 from the Water Lane turn off. The entrance is on the left about 50 yards beyond the speed restriction sign on the outskirts of Bradfield Combust. No other way in or out must be used.

Follow the entrance road in front of a house and behind some cottages and the reservoir will be seen on the left. It does not have raised banks like Water Lane. Two parking areas are clearly signed and must be used. However, if these areas are waterlogged vehicles must be left close by partly on the road and partly on the grass verge. These roads are used by farm vehicles at all times so careful parking is strongly advised and please do not obstruct the roads with your tackle or belongings. Pegs 7 and 8 are earmarked for use by disabled anglers who have the right to request another member to vacate these swims.

Do no fish between the electricity signs or near the irrigation pontoon. Fish only at the numbered swim pegs and not between them.

The reservoir will be closed for a few days each year; details will be posted at the gate and on the notice board.

The fishery has a sloping bottom and is about 12 feet deep in the middle. It holds Carp, Roach, Bream and Pike.

Middle Reservoir is also available on a special night permit. Please contact Treasurer for details.

No braid as main line.

Night fishing designated pegs only.

Must use suitable unhooking cradle/mat. Min size 90cm x 50cm.

When Carp or Pike fishing Minimum 42” landing net to be used. 

The use of 3 Rods is permitted from October-March only.

Pike Fishing is only PERMITTED from 1st November to 31st March.

Barrow Lake

Postcode IP29 5AX. From the Bury to Barrow road take the first turning right (Sharpes Hill) as the village is approached. Stay on that road until a T-junction is reached. Turn left down the hill towards Barrow church. A combination locked gate leading to the Fishery is at the bottom of the hill on the right. Gate must be locked after both going in and out. Do not park on the grass. The lake will be closed for a few days each year; details will be posted on the gate notice board and given in the Bury Free Press.

The lake and its surrounds are plastic lined.  Pegs 1 and 3 are earmarked for use by disabled anglers who have the right to request another member to vacate these swims. Angling is permitted only from the platform numbered swims – one angler per peg except an adult with a child under 12 years or a spouse.

The toilet and kitchen facilities must be used with respect and left clean. The club combination will open the lock except in winter when the lock will be changed to prevent use when the plumbing has been drained.

The lake holds Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd and Crucian Carp. No junior members unless accompanied by a senior member.

Shakerland Badwell Ash

Postcode IP31 3DL. From Bury take Gt Barton road to Ixworth A143, at the Ixworth roundabout take the 3rd exit to Norton,

As you enter Stowlangtoft take a left at the crossroads to Hunston/Walsham. Follow road to Badwell Ash.

 As you enter Badwell Ash (Village sign) take a right to Great Ashfield (Westley Way)

Enter via gate 100mts on left. Enter via combination lock (same number as for Barrow Lake)

The lake is old gravel workings up to 8 feet deep. Fishing from marked pegs only.

It holds Carp, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Goldfish and Bream.

River Little Ouse

Postcode IP26 4JR. From Lakenheath village head out on B1112 towards Hockwold. At crossroad turn left into Burdock Lane which goes into Black Dyke Lane. Pass Black Dyke Trout Fishery. Take next left onto Corkway Drove. At Harrowden Turf offices turn left down Fodderrfen Drove which leads into Shrub Drove. Follow this until you come to the river. There is a small car park by the bridge. Cars MUST be parked with care on by the bridge so as not to obstruct the road which is in constant use. Any other means of access is prohibited. Fishing rights extend from the SIDB drain inlet to the old Redmere PH about 1/2 mile downstream of the bridge. Both sides of the river may be fished and the boundaries are as shown on the drawing. The new electric gate on Redmere Drove can be locked outside working hours. There is also a lockable gate on the bridge for which no keys are available. If in doubt about being locked in, please park on the Corkway Drove side of the bridge.

The River Little Ouse in all sections is a typical fenland river containing Roach, Dace, Bream, Silver Bream and Tench. It is particularly noted for the excellent Pike fishing.