Major Broads Fish Survey from CEFAS

CEFAS are planning to undertake a major survey on Smelt stocks across the Broads.  They will be conducting an acoustic tracking study of smelt in the Broads from March 2015. Starting with the tagging commercially caught smelt on the Waveney and tracking their movements throughout the broads area, covering the major waterways from Breydon water upstream. …

Species An Introduction

There are many freshwater species, some more difficult to catch than others. As a beginner into angling, it’s always rewarding to catch something rather than wondering what you were doing wrong and go home with a blank on our early trips to the bank side. The species below are listed in the easiness to catch. Roach…

Broads Angle Magazine 2013

BASG obtained funding from the EA to produce a new version of the previously named “Angle on the Broads” for 2013 and re-branded it the “Broads Angle”. Complied and Edited by renowned angling publisher Steve Harper, some 10,000 copies of this free publication were distributed both within the Broads and across the UK. An online…

Broadland Pike DVD 2013

BASG and it’s partners the PAC obtained funding from the EA to produce a comprehensive DVD on catching and conserving Pike within theBroads. This professionally complied video with contributions from some of the countries leading predator anglers was distributed by DVD attached to the 10,000 copies of the Broads Angle in 2013. Distributed both within…

Boat Angling Safety

The Broads has miles of bank space for anglers, but to enjoy the full potential of this fishing wonderland a boat is an asset. We have various boat hirers and some clubs who on joining can supply boats, so the area is yours to explore. So before you get involved with tactics and rigs spare some…

New Swims at Buckenham

Rod licence money is helping to make the popular Buckenham Broads river venue accessible to all. Following our recent trip out with EA Broads fisheries lead Steve Lane, here’s a look at the work in progress by the Environment Agency to improve this popular Broadland river venue. We’re going to be working closely with the…

Countering the threat of Prymnesium in the Broads

An update on scientific research underway at Norwich’s John Innes Centre that should help in the fight against the fish killing algae Prymnesium This news article was shown on ITV. http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2014-10-30/scientists-in-norfolk-develop-water-testing-kit-to-save-thousands-of-fish-from-deadly-toxin/ Prof Rob Field from John Innes came and gave a talk on their work at last nights BASG AGM, which went down very well with…