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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: 26th January 2020

Fraser Hayden continued his fishing exploits on the River Ivel when he decided to fish a stretch at Sandy for a short evening session. He moved from swim to swim in search of fish using small cubes of luncheon meat as bait and went on to catch four chub weighing up to 4lb 4oz. He […]

News Update: 15th December 2019

Fraser Hayden visited another BHAA controlled stretch of the Upper Ouse above Bedford in search of big perch that were known to be present. He used a block end feeder filled with maggots and chopped worm with lobworms on a size 8 hook. Only one bite registered on his rod top during a brief four-hour […]

News Update: 8th December 2019

The slightly milder weather encouraged Fraser Hayden to visit one of the club’s stretches of the River Ouse selecting a swim where the flow varied with slow and faster glides. He fed his swim with the occasional handful of mashed up bread to try to entice fish to feed whilst fishing with bread flake on […]

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: 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: 19th February 2019

Winston Pogmore made his first trip to his favourite stretch of the River Ivel at Tempsford in search of a chub or two. Fishing with link-ledgered bread flake, he soon hooked into a powerful fish that turned out to be a specimen 5lb 2oz chub.

End of Season Chub

Chris Tribe targeted the river Ivel recently, using bread and managed a 5lb chub to bread. Chris reports that the river has been hard going this winter, with a roving approach needed to find the fish.

Chub Make A Change

The bridge across to the island at McGregor Lake has a hole in one of the planks, so anglers are advised to take care when crossing it to avoid having an accident