On this page we will keep you
up to date with the latest news from Tiddenfoot.
All Tiddenfoot night
passes are now sold. We have set up a waiting list for night
passes. To add your name to the waiting list send your name
and contact details to LBAC using our waiting list email
address - email@example.com
Anglers can now fish at
Tiddenfoot for four nights. See rule 21 in the membership
Tiddenfoot updates and Night
Tiddenfoot is one of LBACís
flagship waters. It has been under our control for many
years and in that time we have seen it become the premium
specimen water in the area and one of the best in the
country. It contains a truly staggering
array of large carp and catfish and the popularity of this
venue has continued to grow and grow.
Last year we asked you, the
Tiddenfoot anglers to provide our bailiff team and committee
with honest feedback around the lake and issues you have
been facing. Many of you stated that you wanted to see an
increased bailiff presence, improvement to the existing
stocking, primacy given to local anglers and more work
parties undertaken. We are aware the lake was very crowded
last year due to extra pressure from anglers, largely as a
result of the lockdowns. We appreciate that overcrowded
waters are not something any of us want.
With the above in mind LBAC have
taken on-board your suggestions and this season we shall be
making some changes to how Tiddenfoot is managed. With any
change comes some initial concern and we shall of course
continue to monitor this matter and as always welcome your
feedback as the season progresses. We hope to ensure all of
you who fish this water see significant improvement to your
angling experience and this magnificent lake continues to
provide top-class fishing for years to come.
are limiting the number of night passes to 100 to help
minimise overcrowding. We will also change the way we sell
these so that existing local anglers have the first
opportunity to purchase night passes. Next year this limit
may reduce further if the lake is still too crowded.
Night passes will go on sale
from April 12th, along with the new club
Browns of Leighton Buzzard
will be the only agent to sell night passes.
From April 12th
to May 10th Browns of Leighton Buzzard will
only sell night passes to anglers who purchased a night
pass last year.
You will need to take your
current club book to Browns of Leighton Buzzard to show
you have a current and valid night pass.
After 10th May, night passes
will be available to all anglers.
When all 100 night passes
have been sold no more will be issued.
Night pass prices will
increase, as detailed further below.
Night pass prices
For the coming season the night
pass charge will increase to £100, plus the cost of club
membership, which remains at £40, making the total price for
At present Tiddenfoot contains
four different 40lb+ Carp, Catfish to over 100lb, Tench to
13lb, Bream to 16lb, Rudd to 3lb and other specimen sized
species such as Pike, Perch and Eels.
This will bring the cost in-line
with other waters of similar stature and those located
around us. It is important to note that the club have not
increased the price of this ticket for many years. This
venue has a huge array of specimen fish and represents
fantastic value for money. We are minded that the cost of
angling at Tiddenfoot at night is still significantly lower
than any other water in the local area with such specimen
fish on offer. The club will also be investing in Tiddenfoot,
a new lease and specimen fish stocking will take place this
Through liaison with VS
Fisheries, who are a nationally renowned Carp breeder, we
have devised a stocking-plan for Tiddenfoot in order to
re-invest funds accrued and secure the lake as a premium
carp water for the future.
We intend to increase the carp numbers with regular
stockings of hand-picked specimens starting this year.
We have reserved 20 C5 carp
(16lb to 20lb) which are scheduled to be delivered during
the next stocking window (Autumn 2021). They are beautiful
fish, with some stunning scale patterns (as seen in the
picture). We are confident they will go on to become future
30lb-40lb fish and provide fantastic value for money.
Further fish have been reserved with VS Fisheries for future
stocking next year and we shall continue yearly stocking to
maintain the levels of specimen fish. We want to create a
premier specimen fishery for our members.
We are aware that some of the
swims need maintenance. Working on the bankside at
Tiddenfoot is very much limited by rules imposed by the
council. These changes are strictly reviewed by our landlord
and any work must be approved prior to taking place. It is
not simply the case of undertaking our own work as per other
waters within the LBAC portfolio. Many people from outside
of angling utilise and enjoy Tiddenfoot. We must be mindful
of them and ensure all users are afforded a pleasant
experience. Working along side groups who retain interest in
the park is a priority for us to ensure we co-exist and the
future of angling at this site is secure.
We have been working with the
council for many months highlighting your concerns around
some of the swims and we are happy to state that we have
agreed a process that makes it easier for us to make
changes. As a public park, Health and Safety is their key
concern, but we are pleased to say that we may now carry out
pre-approved bank side repairs and limited changes in
cooperation with the Tiddenfoot Park User Group. We will be
soon announcing on this page and Facebook, dates for work
parties at Tiddenfoot. If you are keen to assist please
contact us to register your interest. We must emphasize that
all work must be supervised by LBAC and will be at times,
working with members of the Park User Group. Our rules
relating to members not being allowed to make any bank side
changes will still be strictly enforced. Please do not
jeopardize our relation with our colleagues in the council
or park user groups by carrying out any un-official bankside
We are expanding the bailiff
team for Tiddenfoot and changing how the team works. We will
appoint additional bailiffs and they will be asked to patrol
Tiddenfoot more regularly. This will include ensuring the
club rules are adhered to more stringently. There will be
regular bailiff meetings and open forms of communications
between the team. If you would like to be part of the
bailiffing team please contact John Carroll, our head
bailiff. John's phone number is in your membership book and
on the website.
We believe the above changes
have responded to the needs of the Tiddenfoot anglers. Our
aim as a club is to ensure Tiddenfoot becomes a highly
respected club water that attracts a high caliber of angler.
We hope you see these changes as a positive step in securing
the future of this wonderful water that allows for future
generations the chance to catch specimen fish at an
extremely competitive price. We will continue to monitor the
popularity of the lake this year and if any overcrowding is
noted we will further reduce the number of night-passes
available. There is a possibility that a further reduction
in the number of night passes would lead to an increase in
the night pass fee. Our aim is to provide a top-quality
specimen fishery with local anglers given priority.