London bus syndrome strikes again

Michael Cooney was fishing in the factory bay at Gingerbread Lake when he had a run which turned out to be a lovely 20lb 12oz common carp. He was about to put it on to his unhooking mat when one of his other rods was away with another run. Michael eventually landed the fish which turned out to be another big common, this time a 22lb 12oz specimen, with both fish in his landing net at the same time. On a previous visit, Michael caught a 26lb 8oz mirror together with a number of bream. Pete Housden is a newly-appointed bailiff who will be at the venue throughout the winter months in addition to the other bailiffs.

BHAA held its first Carp School at McGregor Lake was well attended and favourable comments were received from those who attended. The youngsters felt they had learned much on the day and were now keen to put their new found knowledge into practice. A big ‘Thank you’ is due to the coaches who were on hand throughout the day passing on tips. The next event on the calendar will be another Open Day to be held on the 27th October at the same venue. All tackle, bait and refreshments will again be available free of charge to participants. The event is open to novice anglers and to non members who may wish to sample this well-stocked fishery.

Anglers have reported good sport at the club’s recently opened venue Grace Lake which is rapidly gaining in popularity with tench, crucian carp and silver fish all present. Also, McGregor Lake continues to get the plaudits from anglers who have been enjoying consistent sport from bream and other silver fish throughout the day.

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Ron Hitchcock who was a life member of the Association having been its President for a number of years. Ron was also an active member on the Committees of Blunham AC and the Ivel Protection Association until ill health forced him into retirement. His funeral service will be held at Beeston Chapel at 1230pm on the 4th of October.