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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 […]

News Update: 29th September 2019

Colin Hewitt, who was previously reported as catching a 7lb plus tench from Swan Lake, returned to the same swim and repeated the feat by catching another tench weighing 7lb 4oz. His successful tactic was float-fished corn and maggot. Steve Curtin has found a way of consistently catching carp from Swan Lake during the daytime […]