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Bailiffs rule OK?

Enough of moaning about the weather. We have been praying for rain and now we have got it! Two of BHAA’s newly appointed bailiffs have both enjoyed success with big carp at Gingerbread Lake recently. Kevin Gormley caught one of the lake’s really big commons weighing 32lbs. This is one of a number of common carp stocked by the club and supplied by Bedwell Fisheries that have grown steadily since being introduced. For a number of years, their weights averaged below 30lbs but over the last couple of years they have started to put on a lot more weight. Steve Bull caught an even bigger fish, a magnificent 33lb linear mirror. Fellow anglers may wish to note that Steve seldom uses boilies but, instead, prefers to keep his choice of baits more natural looking. Paul Elt reported action from big bream that were starting to display signs of getting ready for spawning. Paul landed a couple of double-figured specimens together with other fish on a recent visit. A few tench have been caught too but the continuing cool conditions seems to have slowed their feeding activity right down.

Alan Wilkie has been in the doldrums over the past few weeks but his luck changed for the better when he caught two double-figured bream from Swan Lake during an overnight visit. His best fish weighed an impressive 11lb 1oz. Barry Richardson hooked and lost three good carp during a recent session so he is probably feeling a bit miffed at the moment!

Members are asked to exercise extreme caution when driving around the lakes as the recent heavy rains have softened tracks and previously hard ground. If in doubt, walk your route before attempting to drive it as the club does not provide a breakdown service!