May 7th and 8th 2022 Overnight Results

Peg 22 R.Dickson

2 fish caught

17lb mirror at 21.30 pm Saturday

21lb mirror at 23.30 pm Saturday

Total 38lb

Peg 24 M.Collins

22lb mirror at 00.00 midnight

Peg 32 D.Palmer

21lb 4oz mirror at 13.30 pm Saturday

Peg 21 C. Pugsley

17lb 8oz mirror at 22.30 pm Saturday

Peg 10 M.Efteme

16lb mirror at 19.30 pm Saturday

Total fish caught 6

Total Weight 114lb 12oz

Fishing Match Results

Bob Warden Memorial Match on K&A Canal

The Bob Warden memorial match was fished on the Kennet and Avon canal at the George and Claverton. It was run in aid of Multiple Sclerosis and raised over £400 for the charity.

20 anglers fished and being a bright warm day, it meant there were lots of boats putting colour into the water and many walkers and cyclists around. Despite this, the canal has fished extremely well with an average weight of over 9 lbs per angler.

Bob’s son Leighton Warden was delighted to add his name to the trophy by winning the match. He was on the end peg at the George by the school.
He fished bread down the middle and caught skimmers and bream up to 3 lbs. He tried other baits but caught nothing on them so kept coming back to the bread to catch more skimmers and bream and finished with a weight of 19 lbs 12 ozs.

2nd was Andy Britt who was on the brambles at the George. In an area not usually known for skimmers, he was surprised to catch skimmers and bream to 3 lbs on the bread at 5 metres along with some roach. Once this line died, he was able to catch more skimmers and bream further across the canal, again on bread. He weighed 19 lbs 8 ozs.

3rd was Bob’s other son, Lee Warden with 16 lbs 2 ozs. He was drawn at Claverton a few pegs down from the bay. He started on bread and caught only 12 roach and then switched to his chop worms lines to catch a roach of 1 lbs 6 ozs, an eel of over 1 lb and a few small skimmers. Feeding squatts on the far side he caught lots of roach and bleak. The last hour he caught bleak on the inside while feeding squatts.

1: Leighton Warden (Crown)- 19 lbs 12 ozs
2: Andy Britt (Mosella Bathampton) - 19 lbs 8 ozs
3: Lee Warden (Mosella Bathampton) - 16 lbs 2 ozs
4: Nick Coles (Mosella Bathampton) - 14 lbs 15 ozs
5: Nick Lewis (Crown) - 12 lbs 6 ozs
6: Kev Boltz (Midland Spinner) - 11 lbs 12 ozs

Committee Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT: BRIDGE POOL

ANNOUNCEMENT: BRIDGE POOL

The following information is in relation to the recent closure of Bridge
Pool due to fish mortalities.

The Environment Agency was contacted after fish deaths were seen
earlier in the year.

The Agency took samples of the water and fish for analysis and returned
the following information.

A parasite not previously present was detected and is likely to be one the
causes of the fish deaths. The parasite can be transmitted by new
stock, fishing tackle and possibly wildlife.

Other contributory factors considered were stock density, the presence of
an algal bloom and too many nutrients in the water.

Currently the fish deaths have significantly reduced and the stock left is
feeding now and looking good.

Looking forward and using the information supplied, the stock density has
been reduced and the algal bloom has run its course.
It may be considered to dye Bridge Pool when necessary to prevent further
algal blooms. The lake may be chalked to assist condition of the lake bed.

The lake and stock are being monitored daily and the situation with
regards to reopening will be reviewed in the next few weeks.

BAA Committee.

April 2nd and 3rd 2022 Overnight Results

Peg 32 S.Coster

2 fish caught

27lb mirror at 2.00am Sunday

32lb mirror at 5.15am Sunday

Total 59lb

Peg 27 M.Gilliam

3 fish caught

17lb common at 18.30pm Saturday

12lb mirror at 2.30am Sunday

24lb 8oz mirror at 6.30am Sunday

Total 53lb 8oz

Peg 5 R.Dudbridge

2 fish caught

19lb mirror at 11pm Saturday

28lb 8oz mirror at 12.15am Sunday

Total 47lb 8oz

Peg 10 G.Collings

30lb mirror at 5.45am Sunday

Peg 38 D.Stock

25lb 4oz mirror at 12.15am Sunday

Peg 22 A.Coleman

25lb mirror at 9.30pm Saturday

Peg 24 B.Williams

22lb 11oz mirror 2.00am Sunday

Peg 31 S.Rowe

16lb mirror at 12.15am Sunday

Total fish Caught 12

Total Weight 278lb 15oz