Memberships available from Birds Tackle, Breakaway Tackle, Copdock Mill and Gladwells
Needham Lake- Open All Year- Day Tickets Available
This is a popular site of approximately 4.5 acres with depths to 18ft. The lake is stocked with Bream, roach, Rudd, perch, tench, hybrids and pike.
The most productive methods for silver's is pole or waggler; Feeder and ledger tactics prove fruitful when after the bream and tench. The best baits are caster, maggots, worm and pinkie. Floating Baits are strictly prohibited: All Baits must be at least 600mm 2ft below water surface as per Rule book.
Boilies are permitted to be used (in moderation) at Needham lake.
Pike fishing and other predator species (including Zander) is only permitted September 1st - March 31st and pike anglers must use only imitation lures or sea fish baits, As per rule book
Angling on the River Gipping at Needham Market, east of and adjacent to, Needham Lake, south (downstream) of the large tree behind pegs 22 and 23 is permitted between 1st November and the following 14th March Only, inclusive (this rule applies to Both Banks and Strictly No Angling Downstream Of Footbridge)
Maypole Farm Lake, Buxhall closed river season applies Members Only.
This is a 3/4 acre lake with 13 swims that have been redeveloped in 2015, to give better access. A very peaceful and tranquil site stocked with roach, rudd, tench, crucians amd perch to specimen size the average depth is around 5ft with best results achived using fine lines, small hooks and baits. This venue is a firm favourite for mant members who enjoy catching quality roach using Mr Crabtree tactics.
The River Gipping adjacent to the lake and upstream into kings meadow holds quality roach, dace and chub with a few tench and carp. All methods will produce, using all permitted baits, strictly members only, GVAC control four sections including Green's Meadow and Pike's Meadow in Stowmarket, which are very narrow and shallow sections that hold a stock of quality roach and chub. The best approach is to stalk your catch.
Our "Riverside" section is located on the Great Blakenham/ Claydon border. Members may fish both sides of the bridge. This site has produced some fine roach nets and permitted baits such as maggots, caster, worm and punched bread, work very well using pole or rod and reel tactics. Running a stick float through the pegs when there is a flow and colour will always produce. Otherwise, nail the bait and target the skimmers.
Manor Farm Lakes, Battisford- Open All Year- Strictly Members Only.
Gvac took control of this, brand new site in 2001. We applied for and received a sport England grant though the Awards for All scheme. This grant, and other monies received, provided us with the finances to purchase platforms, signage, plants, fish stock and safety equipment. The grants also helped us provide a wheelchair-accessible platform and suitable path; the platform can accommodate five wheelchairs. This site is used for our very popular junior and disabled teach-ins. We have toilets on site, including wheelchair-accessible facilities. The two lakes hold healthy stock of bream, small hybrid, carp, crucians, roach, Rudd, perch to over 3lb, gudgeon and tench. There are around 28 fishing platforms, incorporating additional wheelchair access. The site is over looked buy two houses and members Must respect the occupiers privacy. Additionally, GVAC Members Must park their cars on the concreate pad, and with due consideration. Most productive baits are maggots, pinkies, casters, worms, sweetcorn, pellets and bread. In view of the nature of the fishery, anglers should use pole or short range rod and line rigs.
GVAC renews its tenancy at the commercial fishery on an annual (calendar year) basis. The venue has two lakes and is available to all. It is subject to the rules of the fishery available on the website http://stonahmbarnsfisheries.co.uk/ , you will also find directions to the fishery given on the website. Matches do take place which are not enclosed within the schedule of this booklet, so please do check beforehand by calling the Fishery on 01449 711901. The lakes are well stocked with some large fish.
Middle Farm Lakes Barking Open All Year
Day Tickets Available.
We opened this venue in 2006, following the success of grant applications from the Environment Agency and People's Millions Lottery, the venue provides wheelchair accessible pegs and toilet facilities. Disabled anglers with proven mobility problems. May drive to their chosen peg at this venue.
Since opening, the lakes have hosted many events for young anglers and the disabled, they are being used as they where intened.
The Lower Lake Woody's is right of the car park, as you enter and has 17 pegs, some are double, the lake is predominantly stocked with small carp with depths of 1-2m. All permitted baits will work for the hungry carp, great venue for new comers to fishing. Please observe special rules in place for fish welfare reasons.
Jim's Match Lake to the left of the car park, has 24 swims, the lake is stocked with bream, roach, crucians, rudd, tench and a few surprise golden orfe. A good quality groundbait plus maggots, pinkies, squatts, caster, pellet or worm approach will, work throughout the year.
You may snare the occasional carp.
Plumb up carefully to find underwater features, fishing down the edge, down the track or across against the central island. Depths vary thoughout the cut.
The club took tenancy of this venue in December 2015. The usual river closed season applies but members can enjoy sport here though the winter and with a bit of raking of weed from June 16th. It is a great winter roach venue, with match weights in the 25lb range not uncommon. Natural baits will work, particularly seed baits and caster in the winter, but worm or pellet can snare the odd bonus fish, which could be chub, bream, eel, carp, tench or barbel. The water level lends itself to all types of tactics and is great for trotting a waggler, when water levels are up and running fishing to hand or pole tactics. The (pool's) section, situated to the left side of the main A137 when travelling away from Ipswich, has platforms for anglers to enjoy. It is permissible to access the swims behind the garage via the grounds of the garage where you will find a gentle slope down to the bank.