Bury St Edmunds Angling Association



    Shackerstone Lake at Badwell Ash                         

 From Bury take Gt Barton road to Ixworth A143, at the Ixworth roundabout take the 3rd exit to Norton,


As you enter Stowlangtoft take a left at the crossroads to Hunston/Walsham.                                                                                                              

As you enter Badwell Ash (Village sign) take a right to Great Ashfield.                                                                               

The lake is an old gravel workings up to 8 feet deep. Fishing from marked pegs only. 

It holds Carp, Roach, Rudd, Tench and Bream.




 Barrow Lake                                                                                This picturesque lake is located 7 miles west of Bury St Edmunds on the edge of the village of Barrow. The lake is about 1 acre and has depths of up to 10 feet. The lake contains a good head of Crucian Carp, plus Perch, Tench, Roach, Bream and Carp.Fishing is from platforms only with some suitable for disabled anglers. Banksticks must be placed in the sand buckets provided as the lake has a plastic liner.There are also toilet and kitchen facilities available (not during winter months).


Water Lane Reservoir                                                                 About 4 miles southeast of Bury St Edmunds in the village of Little Whelnetham, this lake is approximately 3 acres in size with a large central island and depths to around 10ft. The lake contains a good head of Carp to 20lbs plus Bream, Perch, Roach, Tench and the ocassional Chub.The banks are very steep and fishing is from the platforms only.

This lake is only suitable for anglers who take extreme care when approaching the platforms.Under no circumstances should two people be on a platform at any time, care must also be taken when walking down the steep bank towards the platform. We do advise that anglers with a walking disabilty do not use this venue due to the nature of the steep banks and possiblity of slipping on the platforms. Anglers that do use this venue do so at their own risk and whilst the club maintain the fishery we cannot be held responsible for any accidents that caused by anglers having disregard to the above information.




 Middle Reservoir                                                                     About 5 miles southeast of Bury St Edmunds on the edge of the village of Bradfield Combust, this lake is approximately 4 acres in size with a gradual sloping bottom to around 14 feet. This is predominately a specimen lake with Carp to 33lb, Roach to 1lb, Bream to 6lb and Pike to 20lb. Day tickets are available in advance from Tackle UP in Bury St Edmunds for this fishery.Limited Night Permits are also available for this lake - please contact the Treasurer.