River Ivel - Twin Bridges, Blunham
Luton AC members are able to fish this Barnet and District Angling Club controlled 1/2 mile (both banks) stretch of the lovely Rivel Ivel near Blunham.
The river is non-navigable and is only around 10 metres wide and a foot deep in places, during the summer it can suffer from a weed problem.
For such a small river it holds a remarkable head of fish. With Chub and Roach being the most common of species but carp, bream, tench, dace and gudgeon can also make an appearance anywhere along this stretch.
According to BADAC the weather affects when this venue throws up it’s best catches and often the best results are when extra water is running off. For the chub try pole-fished caster in the slack by the road bridge.
If conditions allow the stick float or waggler can produce good bag of roach and dace. When the river is carrying extra water ledgered worm can tempt the chub.
In the summer fish can often be seen between the weed growth and ledgering baits like cheese or meat can tempt a welcome response from the Chub population.