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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: 23rd March 2020

BHAA’s still waters have exploded back into life with some super catches during the recent spell of milder weather. At Gingerbread Lake, at least, two carp over 40lbs have been caught together with another two carp exceeding 39lbs in addition to several other large carp. Most of the fish caught were named fished such as […]

News Update: 9th March 2020

Reports of fish catches are still few and far between but BHAA’s Chairman Neil Sampson decided to fish the River Ivel at the club’s Willow Hay stretch and venturing on to the downstream swims on Biggleswade common. He used ledgered cheese paste as bait and went on to catch several chub all around the 4lb […]

News Update: 2nd February 2020

Sport on the lakes has been very slow over the past week although a few good carp were landed at Gingerbread Lake when plenty of anglers were still fishing for them. The water level in the lake has risen by nearly 18 inches restoring it to its normal winter level. Meanwhile, Alan Lawrence turned his […]

News Update: 5th January 2020

Paul Burton’s provided a detailed report and photos of his recent catch from McGregor Lake which included mirror carp weighing 17lb 13oz, 17lb 11oz, 17lb 8oz, 15lb 2oz and 13lb 4oz all of which were caught at night. Robert Livock fished a day session and had two runs in the middle of the day only […]

News Update: 29th December 2019

The previous week’s rain got the fish feeding in McGregor Lake during Xmas week albeit mainly after dark. Stephen Chessum fished overnight to catch three nice carp, a 17lb fish and two around 12lbs each. Paul Burton also fished for one night catching five carp all averaging around the 17lb mark. Paul said that the […]

News Update: 24th November 2019

With water temperatures cooling to 5-6c, the chances of catching carp start to diminish but a few hardy souls proved that fish were still feeding in McGregor Lake. ‘Secret Steve’ Curtin spotted carp jumping alongside the long island and so he decided to fish there the next day. He was rewarded by catching a 19lb […]

News Update: 17th November 2019

A recent report of fish being caught and removed from a stretch of the River Ivel by suspected eastern Europeans has occasioned the Association’s fisheries officer in conjunction with the Environment Agency’s enforcement officers to issue some guidelines on what constitutes illegal fishing and how to report it. Illegal activities include; The use of set/hand […]

News Update: 10th November 2019

The past week has seen some changeable weather conditions which has greatly affected sport but nevertheless two cracking winter carp were still caught. Paul Burton fished overnight at Swan Lake where he caught a perfectly conditioned 34lb 4oz mirror carp. Meanwhile, at Gingerbread Lake it was Richard Fosker who met with success when he caught […]

News Update: 3rd November 2019

The recent sequence of hard frosts was enough to stop fish feeding altogether but they had the reverse effect on fish in McGregor Lake with a number of multiple catches reported. Lake regular Robert Livock has caught many carp from the lake over the years but had not broken the 20lb mark. On his first […]