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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: 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: 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 […]

News Update: 15th September 2019

It seems the onset of autumnal weather has got fish into a feeding mood as at Gingerbread Lake there have been multiple catches of carp with almost all the known specimens being caught and some more than once. The relative richness of food in Swan Lake tends to make it a harder proposition with many […]

News Update: 1st September 2019

An outstanding haul of fish was achieved by bailiff Simon Izzard during his latest session at Gingerbread Lake when he caught three large bream, two tench and no fewer than eleven carp. His carp included two 30s, mirrors weighing 36lb 10oz and 34lb 8oz, five 20s (both mirrors and commons) and four double-figured specimens. Simon […]

News Update: 5th August 2019

Very few anglers ventured out in the recent spell of hot weather followed by heavy rain but there were rewards for those who did. A member fishing at McGregor Lake caught four carp before rising temperatures finally made him call it a day. Dave Albon caught a 15lb 8oz mirror carp in the hot spell […]

News Update: 14th July 2019

New member Hazel Lee got off to a cracking start when she fished at McGregor Lake by catching a 20lb 4oz mirror carp. Anthony Pogmore opted for a day’s fishing on the lake too using two 15ml boilies as hook bait and a wide scattering of freebies. His decision was soon justified when he banked […]

News Update: 12th May 2019

Lee Allum just failed to break the 40lb barrier by 5oz when he fished at Swan Lake. He caught a mirror carp he had caught previously only a couple of weeks ago then weighing 39lb 3oz but now weighed 39lb 11oz. Lee Pybus was another angler to break the 30lb barrier when he caught a […]

News Update: 31st March 2019

The Spring like weather for much of the week brought many anglers out on to BHAA’s lakes but most of them returned home with dry nets as feeding fish were few and far between. At Gingerbread Lake, Steve Curtin fished for much of the day without a bite but a later run produced an early […]