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Ollie gets some festive joy!

While many anglers have not even dared to venture out in the recent cold weather, 13 year-old Ollie Jenkinson got off to a flying start to his winter campaign. Ollie decided to target pike on one of BHAA’s lakes using a float-fished joey mackerel as bait. His reward was a cracking 18lb 8oz pike. Apart from the odd jack pike, there have been little or no reports of any worthwhile catches during the latest cold spell.

Members will be pleased to learn that the environment Agency is planning to introduce barbel into the River Ouse at Manor Farm, Lavendon which has been assessed as an ideal habitat. It is known that some big barbel are already present but the new stocking will be a welcome addition. The EA is also hoping to stock some roach into the River Ivel in the coming months. More details of the planned stockings will be announced as and when they occur.

A number of complimentary and reduced price tickets have been obtained for the forthcoming British Carp & Angling Show on the 19th and 20th of January 2013. If you would like to obtain one of these tickets, please contact the Membership Secretary by phone or e-mail as soon as possible. With a massive 50000 sq.ft, indoor and weatherproof heated arena of trade stands to visit, it should provide a memorable day out.