Three generations of the family all catch on the same day!
Phil Robertson paid his first visit of the season to Gingerbread Lake with carp at the top of his shopping list. Although the carp proved to be elusive, Phil was more than pleased to bank a whopping 9lb tench. Hot rod, John Murphy continued to get some great sport from both tench and bream. On his latest trip, he landed three tench to 8lb 4oz, a new personal best, and three bream in the 7-8lb bracket.
Membership Secretary, Anthony Pogmore, fished a day session at Swan Lake where he was the only person fishing for much of the day. At about 10am, he saw his indicator lift a couple of inches and then slowly drop back. He though he spotted the line still twitching so struck but, at first, felt nothing. However, a couple of turns of his reel brought him into contact with a powerful fish which took him around five minutes to net. It turned out to be a 22lb mirror carp, his first fish of the season from the lake. The lake has been producing some big roach too with fish to 1lb 8oz being caught on float tackle.
Bradley Dorrington has been enjoying some great sport at McGregor Lake catching a fully-scaled mirror weighing 13lb 4oz and other mirrors weighing 13lbs and 12lb 4oz., Conor Young and his dad, Kevin, turned up for a day session on Sunday morning. Within an hour Conor hooked a nice 5lb bream when, as he was netting it, one of Kevin’s alarms started screaming resulting in a hard fighting 9lb 8oz mirror. Conor asked his granddad to join them for the rest of the day. Throughout the day Conor hooked another four fish and landed three, the best of which was a 9lb 12oz mirror. Kevin went on to catch another mirror weighing 10lbs whilst granddad Jock got into the action too catching a brace of mirrors each weighing about 8lb 8oz and losing another. Three generations of the same family all catching on the same day must be some sort of first!
Members are asked to exercise extreme caution when venturing on to low lying land as the ground will remain water logged for some time yet with a risk of vehicles getting stuck. The motto is to walk it before you drive it!