News Update: 24th December 2023

The mild conditions enabled Trevor Richardson to get a real Xmas cracker in the form of a 32lb 50z mirror carp which he caught whilst fishing at Swan Lake. Meanwhile, Fraser Hayden continued to fish the River Ivel for winter specimens introducing dendrabena worms together with a sweet ground bait to draw fish into his […]

News Update: 26th November 2023

After catching several carp and tench from Gingerbread Lake during the milder weather, David Young was still keen to catch one more good fish before the wintry weather arrives. He fished overnight at the lake and was rewarded by catching a 25lb 2oz mirror carp. Alan Davies had enjoyed catching carp throughout the summer months […]


We recently sent out a survey to all members who have given us their email address. Replies are coming in, and we are grateful for the responses. If you weren’t sent an email, it’s because we don’t have an email address for you, or the one given was incorrect and has “bounced back”. Existing members […]

Sandy Lakes Closure

Due to the current level of the River Ivel which is causing flooding at Sandy Lakes, the club has taken the decision to close the lakes to members with immediate effect on health and safety grounds. The club will continue to to monitor the situation and will advise the members when the lakes will be […]

Flood Warning

Flooding at Gingerbread Lake and to a lesser degree at Sandy is being monitored by board members. Nobody should be putting themselves at RISK during this serious event. Floodwater is extremely dangerous. You can’t see your footing. If you get swept over wearing winter clothing and or pop waders etc the chances of survival are […]

Working Parties

We regret to inform the membership that the planned work parties at Sandy and Gingerbread will no longer take place due to the new Covid 19 restrictions. Future dates will be published here and on the website as soon as the status changes. During the last lock down, it became clear pretty quickly that a […]

News Update: 11th October 2020

The previous week saw Chris Jeffries catch two super carp, a common weighing 33lbs and a mirror weighing 29lbs but this week on Swan Lake there were few fish caught apart from perch from around the island. Anthony Pogmore fished for carp all day but only connected with a fish when he started to wind […]

News Update: 15th June 2020

In common with most angling clubs in the locality, BHAA has experienced an unprecedented demand for membership books for the new season starting on 16th of June so much so that books have all but run out. Anyone wishing to join or re-join the angling club should contact sales outlets to check if they still […]

News Update: 6th October 2019

Alan Lawrence completed five-day sessions on Swan Lake finally amassing a total of 12 carp, both commons and mirrors, with two topping 30lbs. Andrew Smart is another angler who has found catching the lake’s carp during the daytime no problem catching 9 carp over 26lbs since July with the best weighing 32lb 6oz. Steve Curtin […]

News Update: 29th September 2019

Colin Hewitt, who was previously reported as catching a 7lb plus tench from Swan Lake, returned to the same swim and repeated the feat by catching another tench weighing 7lb 4oz. His successful tactic was float-fished corn and maggot. Steve Curtin has found a way of consistently catching carp from Swan Lake during the daytime […]