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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: 16th March 2020

Fraser Hayden finished the river season fishing the little-fished stretch called ‘The Jungle’ at Tempsford, once one of the area’s prime match fisheries. He adopted a roving approach using ledgered boilie paste on a size 6 hook. In a short two-hour session he caught four chub weighing from 2lb 5oz and 4lb 13oz and had […]

News Update: 10th February 2020

Despite the worsening weather conditions, Paul Burton continued his quest for winter carp at McGregor Lake where feeding fish tend to move during the hours of darkness. Last week he added another two nice fish to his tally with mirror carp weighing 14lb 7oz and 16lb 4oz. Karl Franklin has enjoyed some good river fishing […]

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: 22nd December 2019

Despite the prolonged periods of rain the milder conditions were enough to entice a number of anglers to wet a line at BHAA’s still waters. Robert Livock fished at McGregor Lake where he managed to tempt a small fully scaled mirror and two bream around 4lbs each. Bailiff David Grant fished a couple of nights […]

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 […]

News Update: 20th October 2019

The cooler wetter weather over the past week affected sport with few catches reported. However, Paul Tidmarsh was really pleased to catch two perfectly conditioned carp from Gingerbread Lake, both mirrors weighing 11lb 8oz and 33lb 9oz. Bailiff Mick Broom reported that water levels at the lake were very low so it was difficult to […]

News Update: 13th October 2019

The recent work undertaken to remove some of the dense weed beds at Gingerbread Lake seems to have triggered off a feeding response as no few than seven carp weighing over 35lbs each were reportedly caught during the past week let alone others below this level. Bailiff Mick Usher added that these captures still did […]

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 […]