Lakes come alive after spawning is over

The club will be holding an Open Day at McGregor Lake on Saturday, the 24th of May, designed for novice anglers which will be open to non-members. Trained coaches will be on hand to provide tuition and assistance throughout the day. Refreshments and drinks will be provided too at the club’s expense. Fishing will start from around 8.30am but participants can come and go when they like.

First catches from Grace Lake

Simon Carr, proprietor of Walker’s Pitch, took his young son with him to BHAA’s newly-opened fishery, Grace Lake.They found a swim that had been previously dragged and opted to float fish close to the margins. Simon said they were well pleased to catch three good-sized tench in quick succession to just under 4lbs and even had fish rolling in the swim for much of the time. Members wishing to fish this venue are reminded that it is heavily weeded so dragging of swims is desirable.

2011 ends on a high and 2012 starts with a bang!

Biggleswade & Hitchin AA was delighted to be declared as being the best club in the Midlands and East Anglian Region by ‘Anglers’ Mail’ despite competition from a number of much larger fishing clubs and associations. The award took into consideration the quality of the waters and the proactive approach of the club in promoting its fishing.

Second Open Day at McGregor Lake exceeds all expectations

Around 50 participants enjoyed themselves at BHAA’s second Open Day held at McGregor Lake with everyone who fished catching, at least, one fish. Fish caught were mainly roach, rudd and skimmers but the odd small carp and perch were also landed. Those who attended were a mixture of novice anglers and persons who had returned to the sport after gaps of many years. All tackle and bait was provided free of charge by the Club and there were both hot and cold drinks available throughout the day together with a variety of snack foods whenever the anglers fancied a break.

Xmas presents to and from the Ivel!

Paul Elt braved near arctic conditions to fish but was rewarded with a number of cracking chub. During the day, Paul trotted maggots though his swim landing five chub to 5lb 4oz. As light started to fade, he opted for a change of tactics by switching to a maggot feeder and, within a few minutes, hooked and lost a good fish. He recast quickly and soon afterwards had another confident take. He struck and was soon playing his best-ever Ivel chub, a 6lb specimen.