News Update: 8th November 2020

It is with sadness that we report the death of Harry Grummitt who was made a life member of the former Biggleswade AC and its successor BHAA. In his later years, Harry did most of his fishing on the River Ivel close to his Biggleswade home after his favourite fish, roach. On one occasion, whilst float-fishing on light tackle he hooked and landed two big barbel from the river whose weights exceeded his scales. However, a keen barbel angler advised him that the length of the fish indicated that they were both over 10lbs. In more recent years, failing eyesight and advancing years prevented him from enjoying his pastime.

BHAA’s Chairman Neil Sampson showed that there is still some great fishing to be enjoyed at this time of the year when he visited one of the club’s stretches of the upper Ouse where he caught a pristine-conditioned 2lb 12oz perch. The fish fell to ledgered worms. Fraser Hayden meanwhile opted to try similar tactics on the River Ivel where he caught two more ‘stripies’ weighing 1lb 3oz and 1lb 8oz despite losing a couple more.

Tim Chessum fished after dark at McGregor Lake on a cold night and was rewarded by catching a 23lb mirror carp.

Members are again reminded that we are in the throws of a major pandemic and they MUST take basic precautions such as using hand sanitiser or soap when opening locks and gates and not entering swims occupied by other anglers to maintain social distancing.