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We have the fishing rights on a 3.5 acre mixed fishery farm reservoir in the village of Bradfield.
The reservoir is used for irrigation on the farm and the club does not have any control over the amount of water extracted.


Just a reminder that members should stop fishing during thunder storms, carbon fibre used in modern rods and poles is a very good conductor of electricity.

As you know from our previous email, we are working with Andrew Strachan to restore Ponds Lane fishery.

Please look at the web site Work Parties page for dates, access, parking etc .

About 1900 fish have been transferred to the stock pond area and the main area is having the water pumped out prior to the the excavation being carried out.

Bradfield Lake, The new season starts on the 16th June. Please note that the padlock code on the gate is due to be changed and that if you want to go fishing from the 16th June you will have needed to renew your membership. 

Membership Renewal, this is due on the 1st June 2021, discount of £5.00, if paid before 1st July 2021. Renewals after 1st July 2021 to be paid in full. As we have set a limit on membership of 132, new members to start from 1st July 2021. (no new members in June so that we don`t reach limit before old members have had a chance to renew).

We have not reached our membership limit so there is no waiting list. Any one wishing to join should contact Richard Ruane, by email: ruanerichard@hotmail.com or phone: 07704 626535.

HAC Wednesday Evening Matches 2021

The matches have now been completed. The overall winner was Daniel Longley. Marc Snelling & Daniel Longley finished on equal points, but on a count back of weights, Daniel was the winner. This was gracefully accepted by Marc. The rule will be stated before May 2022 series starts.

Club Documentation

All Club documentation is now on the Documents page, this includes COVID-19 rules, membership application form, club rules, etc


Peg 11 the first along the North Bank has been taped off as a member slipped on the wet surface of the wooden platform and nearly fell into the water. We will be looking into how best to make the surface safer.

Only BARBLESS HOOKS are allowed at Bradfield Lake, Rule 37
Please take your litter home.

Several lengths of line, some with hooks attached have been found on the banks, please take any disused line home.

Request from webmaster

If any members have photos of catches made this year can the please sent them to me along with the location, date, bait used and any other useful information as I am up dating the web site Gallery,
A new itemised email is on the New Catches Report link below, just fill in the details next to the items, this link works with both computers and Smart Phones etc.


The lake is still fishing well and the water level is increasing in depth again.

Steve Longley caught 5 Crucian Carp on 2nd November 2021, 2 are shown above.

Dan Longley caught this nice Tench on 2nd November 2021.

On Wednesday 4th August a number of members fish Bradfield Lake, lots of fish were caught, including a number of Tench which were introduced last year.

Steve Longley with a nice Bream caught on the evening of4th August 2021

A 12oz Roach caught by Harold Griffiths on the evening of 4th August 2021

Several good size Crucian Carp have been caught recently, a number of Common Carp up to 18lb and Bream to 3lb 8oz.

7oz Tench caught by Sydney Emerson on 7th July 2021, the first one caught out of the ones put in the lake in December 2020. 2 more were caught on the evening match on 14th July.

Liam Willis caught this nice Common Carp on the 31st March.

On the 1st December Con Keilty caught this big Perch from the pipe swim on the dam using a worm bait.

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Last updated 7th January 2022