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Success at British Lure Championship

Congratulations to BHAA member Joanna Davies who was the last qualifier place for the British Lure Championship organised at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. Lure fishing is becoming very popular lately and Fox in conjunction with Anglers Mail have launched this competition. There were 10 qualifiers for the final and Joanna won the last of these places. The final to select the British Champion will be held at Chew Valley and is to be televised by Sky Sports.

Neil blitzes Ivel chub

Gingerbread Lake recorded its biggest pike of the winter when a member banked a 20lb specimen which makes it the third BHAA venue to produce 20lb plus pike this season. Barry Fox fished for a few hours during the week as was soon into a decent pike, a 9lb specimen.

Big pike bring some winter cheer

Whilst the odd carp is still getting caught, it is pike that have been feeding well at BHAA’s Sandy Lakes complex. Three pike over 20lbs have been reported with the best weighing 28lbs and the other two topping 25lbs. Details of their captors are not yet to hand though.

Spectacular catches as temperatures continue to rise

Alan Wilkie confirmed his recent catches from Swan Lake as being an 18lb 6oz common carp, a 20lb 13oz mirror carp and a 10lb 9oz bream. Alan said his two carp fought long and hard as he was only using light tackle intended for bream. His son Paul visited the lake for the first time since joining the club and soon spotted a good-sized carp surface near his swim. He cast his baited rig to where the fish had risen and, within a few minutes, had a run.

An Evening with Bob Church & Mike Green

Local PAC Meeting

The newly-formed Bedford PAC RA 106 will be holding its inaugural meeting on the 14th of November featuring none other than the Pikers’ Piker, Dennis ‘Digger’ Moules. The longstanding PAC stalwart, Regional Liaison Officer and author will be giving a talk on ‘Fifty Years of Fenland Pike’ which is guaranteed to be both entertaining and […]

Open Day – Saturday 27th October

Like London buses!

Mark Horspool struck gold on his latest visit to BHAA’s Gingerbread Lake where plenty of sightings of carp have been made but few fish caught. Mark was elated to have caught a 30lb plus common carp but only a few hours later he had a second run that resulted in him catching another huge common. His fish weighed 30lb 14oz and 32lb with one of the fish a long lean fighting machine whilst the other was a superbly proportioned specimen. Another member to catch a big common was Mark Arnold who landed a 33lb common, a new personal best for the angler.

Barry lands his third twenty pound pike!

Barry Fox decided to try for pike at a BHAA controlled lake which has received less pressure than some of the others in recent weeks. He mounted a sardine on to a uni-hook rig float-fished about a foot off the bottom. A single take produced yet another huge pike for Barry, this time a 22lb 8oz specimen and his third over the 20lb barrier this season. He fished on until dusk without any further action but, when tackling down, he threw his hook bait into the lake only to see it devoured by yet another big pike. Barry tried a few more casts to see if he could tempt the beast but without further success.

Mick breaks the 10lb barrier again!

John Murphy. Decided to fish in the Links Pool after he found his preferred swims occupied on Gingerbread Lake. John found that he had to fish tight to the thick lily beds in order to get bites and, as a consequence he lost two good fish that made a dash for cover when hooked. However, he was pleased to land a 10lb 3oz bream, one of the biggest reported from this venue, plus a stockie mirror carp.

Still Feeding Despite the Cold

December 3, 2017
by: Alan DaviesNews

McGregor Carp On the Feed

November 6, 2017
by: Alan DaviesNews

Carp Galore

October 30, 2017
by: Alan DaviesNews

Bill Chisholm

October 30, 2017
by: Alan DaviesNews

Success at British Lure Championship

September 29, 2014
by: Kevin Goldsmith • Uncategorized

Neil blitzes Ivel chub

March 3, 2014
by: Anthony Pogmore • Uncategorized

Big pike bring some winter cheer

December 9, 2013
by: Anthony Pogmore • Uncategorized

Spectacular catches as temperatures continue to rise

April 30, 2013
by: Kevin Goldsmith • Uncategorized

Success at British Lure Championship

September 29, 2014
by: Kevin Goldsmith • Uncategorized

Neil blitzes Ivel chub

March 3, 2014
by: Anthony Pogmore • Uncategorized

Big pike bring some winter cheer

December 9, 2013
by: Anthony Pogmore • Uncategorized

Spectacular catches as temperatures continue to rise

April 30, 2013
by: Kevin Goldsmith • Uncategorized

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