Still Feeding Despite the Cold

December 3rd, 2017 • By: Alan Davies News

Despite the recent drop in temperature carp continue to feed. Paul Burton, fishing McGregor Lake managed to catch a low double mirror carp, while Robert Livock caught three during the week, his best a mirror weighing 14lb 8oz. All his fish were caught close to the margins on boilies.

Chris Tribe found success on Swan Lake where late in the afternoon he caught a 19lb 14oz mirror again casting behind some marginal reeds. The margins seem to be the place at the moment to pick fish up as Justin Clark caught a 28lb mirror carp from Swan Lake using the same tactics.

An unnamed angler recently had two carp out of Gingerbread during a session, a 26lb common and a 35lb mirror

Work on the otter fencing around McGregor Lake has been completed and will provide much needed protection for the fish therein.

McGregor Carp On the Feed

November 6th, 2017 • By: Alan Davies News

Chris Tribe has been targeting the carp in McGregor Lake recently and has been having plenty of success with many doubles topped by a 22.06 Mirror Carp, which is believed to be the largest authenticated carp caught from the lake.

Alan Davies targeted the River Ivel for short afternoon session and finding the river fining down after some recent rain and the weed dying back fished ledgered red maggots against a far bank reed bed and had chub to 4lb and Perch to 2lb.

The club are pleased to advise its members that the otter fence around McGregor Lake will be starting on Monday 6th November and work should take about 10 days. Once complete it will mean that the three main lakes will all be fenced off, ensuring that the fished are protected from otter predation.

A facebook page is in the process of being set up https://www.facebook.com/bighitaa/ which it is hoped will encourage reporting of catches from around our venues.

Carp Galore

October 30th, 2017 • By: Alan Davies News

Carp have certainly been on the feed in recent weeks with good reports coming in from all our still waters.

Richard Fosker, targeted Swan Lake at the start of the month, catching three 20lb+ carp including mirrors of 20.07 and 20.15 and a 26.12 common. He then turned his attention to Gingerbread Lake and landed a further two 20lb+ mirror carp of 20.06 and 26.08.

It has also been reported that another un-named angler caught a 38lb Common Carp from Gingerbread, believed to be the largest ever Common caught from the lake.

McGregor Lake was the venue for Chris Tribe, who has been catching consistently from the venue over the past few weeks, topped by an immaculate Mirror Carp of 23lb. Richard Bartlett took advantage of the recent low pressure to target the carp in a short session. Using Sticky Baits Krill boilies fished hard on the bottom, he caught two carp, a Common which just made double figures and a mid-double mirror.

Fraser Hayden did a night session on McGregor Lake, catching five the best two both being over 16lb. Winston Pogmore did a short day session on the lake and had two quick bites, resulting in two carp, 10lb and 13lb respectively

Another angler who fished McGregor in the recent windy conditions was Paul Burton who caught three Mirror Carp upto 16.08. One of the carp he caught was a repeat capture from July when it weighed 11.04, this time weighing 12.04 showing that the fish are still putting on weight.

Anglers targeting other species on McGregor report catching bags of roach, with fish upto ½ lb, while others have had Bream upto 4lb.

Peter Scoats fishing Swan Lake caught a 24lb mirror, while other anglers carp of 30.02 and 33lb

Bill Chisholm

October 30th, 2017 • By: Alan Davies News

The Association was sad to hear of the death of its President, Bill Chisholm, who had been suffering from a degenerative illness in recent years. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew him and for the contribution he made to the club and its predecessor, Biggleswade AC, over many years. In the past, he has both helped the club financially and bought fish for introduction into the club’s waters. As a director of a company offering fishing holiday’s around the world, accompanying fishing celebrities like Chris Tarrant and John Wilson to exotic locations, Bill caught many large fish including catfish weighing well over 100lbs, but his true love was catching roahch from the River Ivel. Our deepest sympathies go his his surviving relatives and friends.’

River Carp

October 16th, 2017 • By: Alan Davies News

Jason O’Neil has been targeting the River Ivel over the summer for carp and has been rewarded with fish, including two lovely common’s within the last couple of weeks, proving that there are still good fish to be had within the Ivel if you know where to look. In between catching carp, Jason spent a short session on Sandy Lakes and caught a nice brace of fish.

The bridge at McGregor Lake is due to be repaired in the near future with all of the boards being replaced making the crossing safer.

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

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