Welcome to our website. Established in 1967 Bude Canal Angling Association exclusively offers angling on 1.5 miles of the Bude Canal which is stocked with carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch and gudgeon. As Bude canal has a sea lock at one end and is open to the rivers Neet and Strat at the other the occasional trout, dace and eel can also be caught. The Association also has a 1.25 acre lake at Whalesborough stocked with carp, bream, tench and roach. there is no close season and the canal and lake are open for angling 365 days a year.
Access to the canal is good with a tarmac towpath and numerous car parks at the town end of the canal. There are also a number of purpose built fishing platforms on pegs 25 to 30 in the Upper Wharf which are ideal for wheelchair anglers. The Middle Pound section between Rodds and Whalesborough locks has six platforms and Whalesborough lake has 19 purpose built fishing platforms with new hard core access paths to most of the pegs.
The Association has a lively match scene for members with full summer and winter league programmes as well as a pairs league and numerous cup contests. Please check out our competition pages for full details (inc. fixture lists) and the most recent match reports.
Full and Associate members also have exclusive access to fish at Hele Bridge Pond, a small secluded section of canal to the south of the A39. The Association currently has limited places available and details of how to apply can be found on our contact page.
Day tickets must be purchased in advance from the Crescent Post Office, the Crescent, Bude. 2014 prices: Senior Day £5.00, Senior Week £20; Junior/OAP Day £2.50, Junior OAP Week £10. (NB There are a limited number of day tickets available each day for Whalesborough Lake available from the Weir Cafe which overlooks the water)
Hele Bridge Pond Car Park- Would members please note that this is a Bude Town Council Car Park. The Association has the exclusive fishing rights to the pond and that is all. There are no parking rights for members above that of the general public.
Wednesday 6th August – Introductory Fishing Day – Whalesborough Lake (booking essential, see post)
Sunday 10th August – Pairs League (Stu Bell Trophy) – Draw 7pm Falcon Car Park, fish 8am to 1pm.