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Grace Lake bream

The stormy weather over the bank holiday weekend caused a flurry of activity at Gingerbread Lake with carp seen crashing out as they reacted to the fiery conditions. Several big carp were caught by anglers who braved the changeable weather. It seems that the worse the weather is the more chance one has of tempting the lake’s carp to feed. A number of big pike have been seen around the lake in the margins striking at small fish that have grown from last year’s fry.

Big carp start to feed in earnest

The milder weather has resulted in some big carp being caught at Swan Lake too with head bailiff Dave Hallybone catching a 34lb 12oz linear mirror. Another big carp of 28lbs was caught that had put on around six pounds in weight since it was caught earlier in the year.

Don’t let cheats prosper

Anglers fishing overnight are asked to be aware that an angler suffered an attempted mugging whilst he was fishing at a local lake. Hopefully, this was an isolated incident but it would be sensible if anglers could ensure that, where possible, they fish with other anglers in close proximity.


We have been informed by our bankers that they will no longer accept cheques with abbreviated payee so members wishing to renew their memberships by this means are asked to ensure that cheques are made payable to ‘Biggleswade & Hitchin AA limited’.

Big chub from the River Ouse

The fish at McGregor Lake have started to feed with a number of anglers reporting catching carp with the largest fish weighing over 20lbs. A number of the fish taken were at low light levels but some have been caught during the day as well.