Sport hots up!

The warm changeable weather has brought with it a flurry of activity on BHAA’s fisheries. Kevin Bacon caught a super 40lb 4oz mirror carp from Gingerbread Lake and, on his next visit, followed it up with another stunning looking fish, this time a 29lb 2oz common carp. Mark Saunders was pleased to get off the mark with a 32lb 12oz mirror carp and Lee Edmans added a 31lb mirror to his tally for the season. A number of the named carp have been caught too but details are not yet to hand.

Sport at the Sandy complex has been good with carp feeding during the day at Swan Lake while night fishing has proven deadly at McGregor Lake. DeanFlattley caught a 20lb 9oz mirror carp fishing at McGregor Lake using Denham Baits’ ‘The Element’ boilies to tempt the beast. He added that the fish gave him one of the hardest fights he had experienced for some time.

Club chairman Neil Sampson decided to try and catch chub from the School Meadow stretch of the Gt Ouse at Tempsford. He found a clear run between weed beds and began trotting pellet hook bait through the swim. However, the tactic brought him fish after fish of cracking roach in the 10-12oz bracket rather than his intended quarry.

Apologies to anyone who could not gain access to the Sandy complex which had to be closed on Health and Safety grounds whilst heavy machinery was being used by the working party. A big thank you to those members who came along to help and enabled a number of improvements to be accomplished. The otter gates on Swan Lake have been made more secure and paths widened. Some dangerous swims around McGregor Lake have been removed and a temporary levelling of the entrance road was achieved too.

The board has become aware that the concreting beneath the otter gates at Gingerbread Lake has resulted in some vehicles not being able to be driven over it without scraping the undersides of their vehicles. An urgent request has been made to the contractor to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

The rumour mill has been at work again. An individual has been claiming that the club is in the throes of removing any large carp from McGregor Lake and, believe it or not, selling off the remaining stock. The board wishes to assure members that this assertion is wholly false and would like to learn the name of the individual who has been making these claims so that disciplinary action can be taken.

Photo completion winners are Roy Keeble for June with his 34lb 1oz carp from Swan Lake and, for August, Martin Barnatt’s 5lb 2oz Ivel chub.