Chris feeds the birds to get to big carp!
Floater king Chris Tysoe was confronted with an array of birdlife that barred his way to getting amongst the carp at Gingerbread Lake. He ended up patiently feeding five swans, numerous mallards and gulls with around 6 kilos of floaters before he had an opportunity to cast out his own floating bait. However, his perseverence was rewarded when a big carp took his bait on his first cast. The fish turned out to be a 32lb 8oz heavily scaled mirror carp. Chris Tyrell fished overnight but had to wait until the next morning before getting a run on his ledgered boilie. The wait was more than worthwhile though as Chris went on to catch a 28lb 12oz common carp. Barry Richardson’s first season at the lake has seen him catch several big tench and bream but the lake’s carp had so far eluded him. The wait was over when his margin fished boilie was picked up by a whopping 34lb mirror carp. Barry said the fish was a personal best for him. There was plenty of sport to be had float-fishing with anglers catching some nice rudd to just under 1lb on sweetcorn whilst roach were feeding aggressively on bread flake.
Unfortunately, there have been incidents reported recently of anglers breaking club rules by (a) driving their vehicles at excessive speed around the lake and (b) leaving tackle in swims unattended and not even fishing. If the culprits are caught, they can expect to be dealt with severely so be warned
Nigel Cleaver has been on a hot run at Swan Lake where on his last two visits he has caught an 18lb 12oz mirror carp followed by three more mirrors weighing 19lb 2oz, 18lb 6oz and 14lb 4oz plus a 16lb 8oz common carp during an overnight session. Eoghann Thomson fired a few boilies around his hook baits and did not have to wait long for a run. Fishing with a chod rig Eoghann went on to catch a 14lb common carp.
Ray Wyka decided to put his carp rods away for the day and do a bit of float-fishing at Grace Lake. Fishing on maggots Ray enjoyed catching a real mixed bag of fish including two tench, five perch plus roach and rudd all in a few hours.
McGregor Lake has proved to be a lot harder to fish of late despite being heavily stocked with several species of fish. One member fished behind the long island to take a nice mirror carp around 12lbs during the day. Other anglers continued to enjoy good support with skimmers and roach using float tackle.
A new member visited the River Ouse at Manor Farm, Lavendon and reported having some good sport with roach topped by a large 7lb bream. There have been problems getting into the parking area as the farmer has put on a temporary lock. We are hoping to resolve the situation shortly.