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Biggleswade & Hitchin AA

Ltd con­trol sev­eral ex­cel­lent still­wa­ters around the Bed­ford­shire/Cam­bridgeshire bor­der, and stretches of the Rivers Ivel and Great Ouse. Their blue-riband wa­ter is Ginger­bread Lake, which holds carp to 40 lb-plus, spec­i­men tench and bream, with the nearby Sandy Lakes com­plex a fast-ris­ing at­trac­tion. The club is af­fil­i­ated to the Ivel Preser­va­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, which gives mem­bers fur­ther ac­cess to other clubs’ waters. Sea­son mem­ber­ship op­tions start from adult £65; fam­ily £75; OAPs, dis­abled and 16-17s £30; ju­niors £20. Gate keys for new mem­bers are sup­plied. www.bighi­

Tel: 01767 223147.

Ben­wick, Cam­bridgeshire, PE15 0XA.

Day tick­ets £4.50. Ben­wick AC mem­ber­ship avail­able.

Tel: 01480 453303.

What’s be­ing caught? Tench to 4 lb, perch, roach and rudd be­tween the vil­lage bridges and along the first 20 pegs at Chapel Farm. Dou­ble-fig­ure pike also pos­si­ble.

Tac­tics? Chopped worm, cast­ers, red mag­gots and dead pinkies feed for the tench. Light pole rigs with squatts, pinkies and ground­bait for the roach and rudd. Float leg­ered smelt or lam­prey for the pike.

River Cam

Where? Baits­bite Lock, Mil­ton, Cam­bridgeshire, CB24 6AF.

Day tick­ets £7. Cam­bridge FPAS mem­ber­ship £40. Tel: Gra­ham Tweed on 01223 234616. What’s be­ing caught? Good num­bers of chublets in the


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