This is a wonderful meandering stretch of the river with depths from 3 5 foot and a variety of river bed conditions and features. The 2 most popular methods of fishing the river are using a pole or ledgering.
On monday morning i discovered that my garage had been broken into and the vast majority of my fishing tackle had been stolen.
River ivel fishing. Barbel stocking by ea at biggleswade mill. Pole fishing on the ivel is a very effective method as 10 metres is about all that is needed on most stretches. This had the knock on effect of dropping the level of an already desperately low river course.
Arguably the best barbel river in the country the sections at biggleswade back meadows and common are the most heavily fished for barbel with fish being regularly caught in double figures. The association has exclusive fishing rights to five still waters in cambridgeshire and bedfordshire as well as exclusive fishing rights on the rivers ouse and ivel in bedfordshire cambridgeshire and buckinghamshire. 15th march to 15th june inclusive.
Members may use the rugby club car park. Ivel protection association river ivel at biggleswade common the ipa is an association of angling clubs with fishing rights on the river ivel. Catch reports please read yourhelp is needed.
River ivel biggleswade beds. The banks are owned by the council. By settled convention its name is given frequently to the lower part of the flit in the south west and all of its separate south east headwater which rises in the north of the parish of baldock in the far north of hertfordshire the rest of its course and catchment area is in bedfordshire it flows through the parishes of stotfold.
The stretch holds roach bream chub dace carp and tench and is little fished. However there are other spots and the best advice is to go and walk the river check it out in truth there are barbel all. The ivel a few weeks back was deprived of much of its streamer weed and pipe reed beds along much of the river from langford all the way down past blunham.
Entrance is via biggleswade rufc in langford road or from broom mill. Left hand bank upstream 1000 yards above ivel protection association s stretch. Posted in angling diary tagged barbel chub river ivel roach fishing trotting on january 12 2012 leave a comment well after a horrendous start to the week i managed to get out fishing.
That is the message from biggleswade town council on a stretch of the river ivel between two wooden bridges close to franklin s mill. Running along the rear of the fishery is the river ivel. Trotting through with a stick float or waggler can still be very effective and at one time was the chosen method of most anglers.
Match dates for 2020. Plus depriving the fish of much of their summer larder and cover. We are a founding member of the ivel protection association ipa and as such have long standing rights to fish some of the.
No fishing on the river during the closed season. The river ivel has four headwaters of equivalent size. Do not drive on or around rugby pitches.
Carry on fishing for free. The ea act in mysterious.