Bude Canal Angling Association

Membership Update 2019-2o-

We have reached our quota of allowed Full and Associate members, we only have places still available for Junior Memberships for 2019-20.  Memberships will not normally become available until 1st June 2020, we will advertise for applications on our web site should any full or Associate memberships become available.

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 Full and Junior places available but Associate Membership is currently full; details of how to apply can be found on our membership page.

Day tickets must be purchased in advance from the Crescent Post Office, the Crescent, Bude. 2019 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)

Sunday 15th  December – Winter League R5 – Fur and Feather -  Please note entry (£24) must be paid by Friday 6th December (Waterfront Shooting and Fishing) – Evening only tickets are available for £8 for those not fishing but wanting to join us later and see me pick up my winnings (or more likely biscuits!).   Draw Brendon Car Park 9.00am, fish 10:15 to 3:15pm Sections: 10 to 20, 25 to 35, 41 to 47

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