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News Update: 19th September 2021

September continued to produce some more great catches from BHAA’s fisheries. David Grant fished a 72-hour session at Swan Lake where he caught probably the lake’s largest mirror carp weighing 36lbs. He did not photograph the fish though as he had caught it earlier in

News Update: 12th September 2021

The hot weather with light winds made conditions far from ideal for catching fish during much of the past week but members were still able to report some good catches. At Gingerbread Lake, Ionut Cires continued his run of big carp landing two mirrors both

Sandy Fishery Closure

Sandy Fishery closed from 22:00 on Friday 24th September until 05:00 Monday 27th for a work party. Priorities are otter fence maintenance, track extensions and car park construction. Those attending will be able to fish on the Saturday night (we expect a decent shift on the Sunday

News Update: 5th September 2021

Karl Franklin fished at McGregor Lake catching a 4lb tench and two sizable bream weighing 4lbs and 5lbs. Clive Day enjoyed his first taste of success with the lake’s carp when he fished a snaggy swim but still managed to land mirrors weighing 21lbs, 19lbs

News Update: 1st September 2021

Now that autumn is approaching, and water temperatures are cooling, carp in all our lakes seem tobe getting the urge to fatten themselves up in readiness for the winter months. Glen Mills reported catching a super looking 28lb common carp that he caught at Gingerbread

News Update: 22nd August 2021

Iotun Cires visited the challenging Swan Lake for a day session catching a cracking fully scaled mirror carp before moving on to the nearby McGregor Lake on another visit. He reported catching a haul of carp comprising of both mirrors and commons and totalling 18

River Access Update

Our partnership with Olney and Clifton Fishing Association is off to a good start. As a reminder, we now share the Lavendon and Harrold stretches. The Lavendon track has been improved, the farmers’ gate has been repaired, and a small car parking area strimmed. The

News Update: 14th August 2021

Whilst most members plied their trade on the lakes after carp, Peter Elliot opted to fish a stretch of the River Ivel instead. In two short sessions on the river he enjoyed some fantastic sport landing five big chub to nearly 6lbs plus a quality

News Update: 8th August 2021

Apart from those members who put in overnight sessions after Swan Lake’s carp, results have been fairly spartan for day anglers. However, Alan Wilkie turned up for a short session and chose to fish on the windward side of the lake. He cast a small

News Update: 1st August 2021

A change of swim by Glen Mills did the trick for him when he went on to catch a 26lb 6oz common carp at Gingerbread Lake. Fresh from his exploits with the lake’s rudd, Jonah Tidmarsh returned to his pursuit of carp and was pleased