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Bude Canal Angling Association

Bude Canal is open for angling.

Tuesday 23rd July - Budehaven School Activity Day - Whalesborough Lake

Please note that 15 Schoolchildren with accompanying adults will be fishing at Whalesborough Lake from 09:00 to 15:30 on Tuesday 23rd July as part of thier annual activity events.

 

Zebra Mussel Eradication Work

Work is planned to commence on the zebra mussrl eradication project which will be concentrating on the Bird Hide to Sea Lock section of the canal.  This will see the introduction of barley straw bales to lower the pH of the water level in this section with is more acidic than upstream.  Consultation with offiers of the club begins on Monday 8th July to minimise the impact on anglers although it is not anticipated that these works will be an issue for the Association.

Ticket Info:

Day and Night tickets can be purchased online (using the buy tickets tab on the right) or in person from the Crescent Post Office.  Day tickets are per rod to maximum of two rods and run from sunrise to one hour after sunset,  if you want to use two rods you must purchase two rod day tickets.  Night tickets are incluse of using two rods.  There is a strict maximum of two rods to be in use at any one time.

Day Ticket Adult (Per Rod): £7 (Week £30)           Day Ticket U17, over 65 and Registered Disabled (Per Rod)       £5.00  (Week £20)

Night Ticket Adult (two rods):  £20 (Week £80)     Night Ticket (Two Rods) U17, over 65 and Registered Disabled   £10 (Week £40)

(Please note for U12 fishing is free provided they are accompanied by an adult) 

Next Match (please note Bank Closure times):

Sunday 4th August - Pairs League - Draw Hele Bridge Bridge Car Park - 7am - Fish 8.15am to 1.15pm Whalesborough Lake  

Sunday 18th August - Summer League - Draw Brendon Arms Car Park - 7am - Fish 8:15am to 1:15pm, pags 12 - 20 and 25 to 35.

Current Restrictions

Tuesday 23rd July - Budehaven School Activity Day - Whalesborough Lake

Please note that 15 Schoolchildren with accompanying adults will be fishing at Whalesborough Lake from 09:00 to 15:30 on Tuesday 23rd July as part of thier annual activity events.

Zebra Mussel Eradication Work

Work is planned to commence on the zebra mussrl eradication project which will be concentrating on the Bird Hide to Sea Lock section of the canal.  This will see the introduction of barley straw bales to lower the pH of the water level in this section with is more acidic than upstream.  Consultation with offiers of the club begins on Monday 8th July to minimise the impact on anglers although it is not anticipated that these works will be an issue for the Association.

Anglers are especially reminded of the following:

  • Anglers to carry their BCAA ID Card/ Day/Night Ticket and EA Rod Licence with them when fishing.
  • No Fishing within 15 metres of another angler. Please fish within the peg from which you are fishing.  If anglers turn up and fish pegs that you are fishing to from a distance, they have every right to do so and you will need to fish within your peg number.
  • You must be within an arms length of any rod or rods that are in use.
  • When fishing the Lower Basin or narrow sections of the canal please avoid placing your rod bag/keepnet bag, etc immediately behind you, place them to the side and maximise space for towpath users to pass.

When Night fishing (Our lease does not permit night fishing at Whalesborough Lake):

  • No more than two rods to be in use at any time.
  • If Fishing pegs 1 to 42, remember you are in a residential area, keep noise and use of headlights to an absolute minimum.  Avoid shining headlights on adjacent buildings.
  • Do not block the towpath with bivvies, this includes the west grass bank from Falcon Bridge to the Lock Gates which is a designated towpath.  A 1 meter access must be retained for pedestrians at all times, for absolute clarity this includes the hours of darkness.
  • Bivvies can only be erected after sunset and must be taken down by 8am.

Diary

Sunday 4th August - Pairs League - Draw Hele Bridge Bridge Car Park - 7am - Fish 8.15am to 1.15pm Whalesborough Lake  

Sunday 18th August - Summer League - Draw Brendon Arms Car Park - 7am - Fish 8:15am to 1:15pm, pags 12 - 20 and 25 to 35.

Latest News

Summer League R5

22/07/2024

Sunday 21st July - Summer League R5 It was a one two for the Allen's with Si Allen junior winning from Dave Allen senior by a 2lb margin. Fishing off end peg 13 Si bagged up on skimmers using the long pole and also banked a 13lb carp (although only...

Pairs League (Evening) R5

10/07/2024

Pairs League: Tuesday 9th July Apologies for the very late publication: Peg Lower Basin Peg Upper Basin Pts 1st 14 Simon Allen 9lb 5ozs 31 Dave Allen 7lb 11ozs 14 2nd 19 Tone Johns 8lb 6ozs 30 Phil Eagen 2lb 9ozs 8 2nd 16 Ady Larkins 5lb 12ozs 34 Steve...

Charity Match - Summer League R4

07/07/2024

Sunday 7th July Charity Match - Summer League R4. Andy Southey dominated the competition bagging a succession of skimmers and a couple of quality bream to bring 17lbs10ozs to the scales. Andy alternated between his favoured tip tactics and the pole from peg 18 to keep the fish coming throughout...