Rapidly falling temperatures have brought about a dramatic slowdown in sport but nevertheless some BHAA members have made some great catches. Ollie Jenkinson fished a BHAA-controlled stretch of the River Ivel from where he caught a new p.b. pike, a super 19lb 20z specimen. Club Secretary Alan Davies, a keen pike angler, went after chub fishing on an undisclosed stretch of the river and landed three big chub with two over 5lbs. His best was a 5lb 12oz specimen followed by a 5lb 8oz fish and a 4lb plus one too.

Barry lands his third twenty pound pike!

Barry Fox decided to try for pike at a BHAA controlled lake which has received less pressure than some of the others in recent weeks. He mounted a sardine on to a uni-hook rig float-fished about a foot off the bottom. A single take produced yet another huge pike for Barry, this time a 22lb 8oz specimen and his third over the 20lb barrier this season. He fished on until dusk without any further action but, when tackling down, he threw his hook bait into the lake only to see it devoured by yet another big pike. Barry tried a few more casts to see if he could tempt the beast but without further success.