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BDAS Charity Match

Singles Carp Match

Date: 8th Sept - 10th Sept 2017

 

Our annual charity carp match will take place on the 8th September 2017. All money raised will be donated to Macmillian for Nurses.

Some great prizes to be won on the raffle. All members that wish to buy a ticket for the raffle please visit the Tackle Shack in Adeyfield Square.

Good luck to all the participants

BDAS Committee

3rd July 2017

BDAS INTRODUCES EVERYONE TO ANGLING AND LOCAL WILDLIFE

 

Boxmoor & District Angling Society will be hosting a Family Event at its Westbrook Mere fishery just off the A41 at Bourne End on Sunday July 30th.

Open from 10.00 in the morning until 4.00 pm the local fishing club is offering free taster sessions for new anglers of all ages with fully qualified coaches, free tackle and bait, with soft drinks and teas and coffees available.

One of the highlights this year will be an opportunity for children to explore the miniature monsters that live in our rivers with live samples under the microscope. There will be new fishing equipment, at low prices to help keep children entertained during the long school holidays and give everyone who attends the chance to continue fishing until they have joined a local club and can learn more.

We want to encourage people of all ages to get out into the open air, enjoy the weather and wildlife and learn about fishing

Free parking next to the fishery, which can be found on the A41 Slip road at Bourne End heading towards Hemel.

Further details of this and other local events can be found at www.nationalfishingmonth.com where you can book your slot for the day.

Organiser Contact:​ Daniel Kite Secretary Boxmoor & District Angling Society

Tel: 0758 1180877

Email: secretary@bdas.org

National Fishing Month is a celebration of angling and is run by the Angling Trades Association in association with the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency.

23rd May 2017

Big fish update

Our biggest resident "The Box" Common has just been recorded at 35lb 9oz. Congratulations to our member Gary for catching the fish

22nd May 2017

The club can confirm we now have a guest night ticket in place. The ticket will allow members to bring a guest and fish over night.

The ticket can also be used by members that do not have a night ticket on there membership.

Tickets can be purchased from either the Tackle Shack in Adeyfield Square or The old Town Angling Centre.

Guest day ticket price is now £10.00

Night guest ticket is now £25.00

Tickets will be available from the 1st August 2017

 

21st May 2017

BDAS Carp Doubles Final 2017

We are happy to annouce we have our 1st BDAS Carp Double's Champions. Congratualtions to Ty Yarham and Simon Jackson.

They came top of the pile with a combined weight of 276LB 13OZ's!!!

1st Place - Ty Yarham and Simon Jackson with 276lb 13oz

2nd Place - James Kirkby and Stuart Sheppard with 142lb 7oz

3rd Place - Gary Sykes and Lindsay Stonebank with 81lb 12oz

Biggest Mirror trophy over the series went to James Kirkby

Biggest Common trophy went to Ty Yarham

Congratulations to all our winners. Remember we will have our singles JJ Memorial carp match early September 2017

BDAS Carp Doubles Tournament will be back for 2018!!!


20 September 2016

Apply now to join the 2017-18 waiting list


The club’s membership book is now closed. Should you wishing to join the wiating list for the 2017-18 season, which starts on 1 June 2017, please go to the Documentation section of the website (see navi bar on home page) and download the form.  Instructions for where to send it once completed are on the form.



1st July 2016

BDAS INTRODUCES EVERYONE TO

ANGLING AND LOCAL WILDLIFE

Boxmoor & District Angling Society will be hosting a Family Event at its Westbrook Mere fishery just off the A41 at Bourne End on Sunday July 31st.

Open from 10.00 in the morning until 4.00 pm the local fishing club is offering free taster sessions for new anglers of all ages with fully qualified coaches, free tackle and bait, with soft drinks and teas and coffees available.

One of the highlights this year will be an opportunity for children to explore the miniature monsters that live in our rivers with live samples under the microscope.

There will be new fishing equipment, at low prices to help keep children entertained during the long school holidays and give everyone who attends the chance to continue fishing until they have joined a local club and can learn more.

Everyone who participates will receive a NFM Goody Bag containing a ‘Get Into Fishing’ booklet full of information on how to get started and advice on different types of fishing and a certificate of participation as a memento of their days fishing.

Michael Heylin OBE, club secretary, said: “We want to encourage people of all ages to get out into the open air, enjoy the weather and wildlife and learn about fishing. It is the only sport you can do from age four to ninety-four, so fishing gives children a life-skill that will last as long as they live.

“Everything is provided including free parking next to the fishery, which can be found on the A41 Slip road at Bourne End heading towards Hemel.”

Further details of this and other local events can be found at www.nationalfishingmonth.com where you can book your slot for the day.

Organiser Contact:​ Michael Heylin OBE

Secretary Boxmoor & District Angling Society

Tel: 01442 255862

Mobile: 07836 718187​

Email: secretary@bdas.org

National Fishing Month is a celebration of angling and is run by the Angling Trades Association in association with the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency. All over the country, qualified coaches give their time freely to welcome newcomers to fishing

Membership 2016-17

We welcome new members - who will find a 2016-17 Application Form in the documentation section of the web site. Please download a form and follow the instructions.  Please allow up to 28 days for your application to be reviewed and processed.

For general membership questions please email club treasurer Alan Cripps : treasurer@bdas.org

 

Don’t forget to support your local tackle shops

Don’t forget to offer maximum support for the tackle shops that have supported BDAS and its members for many years. The club is served admirably by Old Town Angling (above left) and The Tackle Shack (above right) and both shops are deserving of your business.  They can’t survive on bait and small tackle item sales, so do give them every opportuity to provide best price for major items of tackle. Show your club card and you will get a discount off full recommended retail price.

Old Town Angling is at 75 High Street in Hemel Hempstead old town. Postcode is HP1 3AF and telephone number: 01442 252373

The Tackle Shack is at 4, The Queen’s Sqaure, Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4ES. Telephone is 01442 262368. Website is www.thetackleshack.co.uk, email : ian@thetackleshack.co.uk

 

Second thirty three pounder ‘Spike’ caught


Two thirty three pound commons have been caught in the same week. New member Richard Beaumont caught his first Boxmoor fish today, Sunday 31 January, when he landed a common weighing 33lbs 7ozs. It’s his first fish and only his third session since becoming a member.   The fish is known to carp anglers as Spike - a different fish to the first 33 pounder caiught earlier in the week. Congratulations Richard.



Largest ever Common from BDAS waters 

The largest common carp to be caught from BDAS waters has been banked this week (Tuesday 26 January 2016) by Doug Gosling at 33lbs 6ozs. it was witnessed and weighed by club treasurer Alan Cripp on a brand new and previously unused set of Reubon Heatons. The fish is known as The Box. Congratulations Doug!

As far as we know from available records the fish is the second largest fish in the club’s 89-year history.


The largest on record is a 40lbs 8oz carp caught by Ron Groombridge, then an 18 year old, on 23rd June 1966. At that time it was the equal second largest fish ever caught in the country - behind Richard Walker’s Redmire Pool caught 44 pound common in 1952 and Eddie Price’s 40-08 mirror, also from Redmire.



Fantastic response to our winter special offer on membership!

There has been a fantastic response to our special offer on winter 2015-16 membership. As a result, BDAS membership is now closed for the remainedr of the 2015-16 season. Club membership secretary David Wiltshire is accepting names of potential members for the waiting list - which should grant acceptance into membership from June 1. If you are currently seeking membership - do drop David a mail to membership@bdas.org

 

Take advantage of our special winter membership offer now!


Calling all potential new members - take advantage of our special Christmas offer for winter member. Or ask a loved one to buy a reduced cost membership for you.

See the membership form under the documentation section for details of how to join on a month by month basis from January to May 2016. It’s a great and cost-effective way of deciding if you would then like to join the club on a full year basis.

Any questions or additional information required - drop an email to membership secretary David Wilshire at membership@bdas.org

 

 

BDAS Club Newsletter
We publish a BDAS Matters newsletter around February each year which gives details of the AGM and carries the annual reports on the club and the management of our fisheries. This is sent to members by post and will be available on this page.  Occasional newsletters are published through the year but the Club’s Facebook Group is becoming the instant news forum for many members.


The AGM is your opportunity to contribute ideas for the running of the club and to have your say on exisitng polices.  The club can only be as good as its members so we really want to see you at the AGM.  Discussions can be lively and interesting.