A triple success!

With the lakes all frozen solid, the only fishing that was readily available was on the rivers but even there the plunging temperatures had taken their toll. One of the few anglers to venture out was Alan Wilkie who fished near to BHAA’s Sandy Lakes complex on the River Ivel. Alan employed similar tactics to those reported last week that enabled Fraser Hayden to catch an Ouse chub. He ledgered bread flake and kept on introducing small amounts of crumb into the water to provide a regular food supply for any feeding fish. Alan’s tactics worked as he went on to catch a near 4lb chub as well as having several other bites throughout the day. The slightly milder conditions forecast in the coming week should get the odd fish feeding but it is unlikely any fishing will be possible on the lakes.

Congratulations to the three members of BHAA’s management board who have successfully passed level 2 of the ADB professional angling coaching course. They are Neil Sampson, Martin Crouch and George Horne and they hope to be arranging tuition for young and aspiring anglers in the new year. Moreover, their services may be available to adults too for the payment of a small fee and will provide them with a shortcut to gaining adequate skills to enable them to be successful in the sport. More details will appear on the club’s website in the future.