News Update: 15th May 2022

The warmer weather has really got the fish feeding on BHAA’s still waters resulting in some super catches by members. Also, most of the fish reported are of fish caught during daylight hours which makes a welcome change for those members who do not have night permits.

At Swan Lake, a member reported catching the two-tone common again weighing an impressive 39lbs and within only a brief time from casting out. Nick Page visited the lake for a day session catching two carp during his stay although the weights of the fish are not to hand. Also, postman Craig reported catching a nice carp following him being able to wheedle one of the larger specimens from McGregor Lake, a 28lb mirror carp.

Paul Swift continued his run of big carp catches from Gingerbread Lake by landing a super looking 33lb 8oz mirror carp. Meanwhile, Fraser Hayden decided to target other species during a 24-hour stint at the lake. He periodically spodded mixed pellets to attract fish into his swim and fishing a maggot feeder over the top. The tactic soon began to produce results with five good-sized bream coming to the net all weighing between 5lbs and 7lbs. Later in the session, Fraser finally started to attract his intended targets, the lake’s big tench, catching three super-sized specimens weighing 7lb 4oz, 7lb 9oz and another 7lb 4oz fish.

Keen lady member Rox Xie Mce caught a lovely looking 24lb common carp at McGregor Lake using pop-up boilies as bait. Club secretary, Alan Davies, had a bumper session catching 4 carp to 18lb 13oz during a brief stay. Glenn Last was another member to taste success on the lake catching a cracking mirror carp.

Members visiting the Sandy Lakes fishery are asked to note that there are now multiple users at the complex with the surrounding fields being let for horses. A report has been received of a member walking his dog in or near one of the fields occupied by horses which can frighten the animals. If you bring your dog on to the complex, it must be kept under control within the fenced areas of the two main lakes. It may be walked along the track up to Grace Lake but must not be taken where horses are present. We enjoy good relations with the horse owners so please do not jeopardise the situation.