The uplift in temperatures saw ice disappear from BHAA’s still waters. Bailiff David Grant was confident that carp in Swan Lake would be moving so decided to fish a three-night session. Two days and nights passed without any bites, but he remained determined to finish his stint so settled into his bivvy for another long night. It started to rain heavily in the early evening and in the middle of a deluge David had a run. He leapt from his chair and soon found himself playing a heavy fish which was not keen to co-operate with him. After a long hard fight, the fish was finally netted and turned out to be a heavily-scaled mirror carp weighing 31lb 4oz. David recognised the fish as being one that he had caught a few months earlier when it weighed around 28lbs. Drenched, but happy, he returned to his bivvy for a change of clothes and a more restful night!
Members are asked to note that a second working party will take place at McGregor Lake on the 23rd of February with the aim of removing overhanging branches that were becoming snags particularly around the small island.
The Association’s Board reaffirmed its intention allowing a number of night fishing places on the prolific McGregor Lake from the 16th of June along with other changes to membership arrangements. Members wishing to learn more are encouraged to attend the forthcoming AGM to be held at the clubhouse of Biggleswade Rugby Club on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 7.30pm.
The next meeting of the PAC will be held at The Silver Fox in Hatfield Heath where the guest speaker will be David McLachlan, a real treat for pike anglers. The evening will kick off at around 8pm if you would like to attend.