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The McGregor Imbecile

Disappointingly, one of our summer species has made a winter appearance. “The McGregor Imbecile”. Despite investing of hundreds of man hours, tonnes of aggregate and several thousand pounds to provide a winter car park on the Ivel Bank, anglers continue to drive on the wet

News Update: 10th January 2022

A Happy New Year to all our members! The mild weather at the start of the new year brought many members on to the lakeside and riverbanks. At Gingerbread Lake, Mike Tabone took advantage of the conditions by catching a plump 7lb 4oz tench. Club

Merry Christmas

Our Press Officer Anthony is out of the Country until Jan 3rd, reports can still be made via the email address on the website. information@bighitaa.co.uk Chub and roach are being reported from our stretches of the Ivel, but location appears to be critical if captures are

Maintenance Works

Further works will be done to tracks, paths and otter fencing during this week. Plant has been hired to speed up the process and make the work efficient. Members may be asked to move their vehicles, if required. Wednesday and Thursday work will be carried

News Update: 27th November 2021

The increasingly cold conditions have seen most carp anglers call a halt to their pursuit of these leviathans but not so Troy Fletcher who has continued to fish on at McGregor Lake. Fishing into the dark, Troy went on to land two nice carp, a

News Update: 21st November 2021

With falling temperatures on the way, the past week still afforded the chance of catching a big carp.  Ionut Cires continued his impressive run of big fish by landing one of Gingerbread Lake’s most sought after fish, a mirror carp named ‘The Clone’ weighing just

News Update: 14th November 2021

Clive Day again reported catching carp off the surface of McGregor Lake when he landed one of his best carp from the lake, a 23lb mirror carp. He said that the fish were getting very wary though as he saw four or more carp swirl

News Update: 7th November 2021

A cold start to November did not prevent some good catches being made from BHAA’s fisheries. A big thankyou to all those who participated in the working party at the Sandy Lakes fishery where even more work still needs to be done. Two members who

News Update: 30th October 2021

Some more great catches have been reported by members fishing BHAA’s lakes during the week. Mike Tabone fished overnight at Gingerbread Lake and caught two big mirrors, a 28lb 4oz specimen and an even bigger one weighing 37lb 2oz. Glen Mills caught a super looking

News Update: 24th October 2021

Despite the cooling conditions there were still numbers of carp being caught by anglers at Gingerbread Lake with several being caught during daytime hours. Jordan Laflin caught an old favourite, a mirror carp known as The Clone or Lookalike weighing an impressive 38lb 14oz. Calum