Welcome to the web site of GAPS the local Ipswich Angling Society

Our society is heavily involved in the preservation and conservation of the fisheries in and around the Gipping Valley area. We welcome all anglers to our fisheries, and wish you the best of luck with your angling on our club waters.

About Us
GAPS was established in 1868 and are the product of two local clubs joining ranks early in the twentieth century. We now maintain an ongoing stocking policy for our still waters and work with the Environment Agency to keep the river Gipping in good condition.

We provide fishing for all different types of coarse fishing at well maintained fisheries in pleasant surroundings.

Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and share their views on how the society is run. These meetings are held at the Royal British Legion club, Bramford 20:00 on the first Monday of each month (not bank holidays).

Aims of the Society
Our Aim is Provide, Acquire and Protect fishing for all Members of the Society and people within the areas of Ipswich and the surrounding districts. To Protect and Conserve Wildlife in connection with Rivers and Lakes. To encourage all members and the General Public to do likewise. To offer help and advice where it is possible to all Angling Clubs, Associations, Landowners and Riparian Owners in Suffolk and East Anglia.

The club has an open policy of membership, encouraging existing members to rejoin, and welcoming new members. Memberships rates and a postal application can be downloaded from the downloads page.

Work Party Calendar
Please show you support by volunteering some of your spare time to help us improve our venues by attending the works parties.

Work parties are vital in keeping our fisheries in top condition. Work carried out during work parties also saves the club money which can be spent on stock fish. For more information please visit our Working Parties page.

Match Calendar
A comprehensive match calendar can be downloaded which features matches on the clubs own waters and also a selection of matches on guest waters. Please contact the Match Secretary to book a place on one of the matches.

Armed Forces Special
In support of our troops, GAPS is proud to announce that all armed forced personnel can join us HALF PRICE!!!. Please see the GAPS membership section for more information.

Your Photo Submissions
Members are encouraged to submit photographs of their catches to be uploaded onto this website. The gallery on this website helps to advertise the club to anglers browsing this website.

Members can now register and add gallery images themselves. Alternatively you can email us your pictures along with any relevant information such as the venue to gallery@gippingaps.co.uk.

If you would like any further information regarding GAPS then please email us at enquiries@gippingaps.co.uk.
If you have any comments or suggestions about this website then please send an email to webmaster@gippingaps.co.uk.

Latest News

Elton Bank Work Parties
Flexible work parties are planned for Elton Water Bank in the evenings when help is available. Contact the Secretary to confirm your availab ...
Monday Night Work Parties
Work parties will be taking place at Alderson Lakes to carry out otter fence work on Monday nights. 16:30 onwards, please bring a spade! ...
B Pit Barham Competion Fish
The birds competition fish has been caught out of Barham B Pit. Andy Arbon caught it, he named it 'Diamond Dave' in recognition of the late ...
Information regarding all the GAPS still waters and rivers.
Find out how to join GAPS, renew membership and how to obtain guest permits.
Find the match fixtures and venues here.
Help us to keep our waters in the best condition for all our members. Volenteer your time to a good cause.
Rules & regulations govening all the GAPS waters.
The GAPS constitution.
Various images submitted by GAPS members.
Keep up to date with the monthly society newsletter.