Big pike still feeding well

Alan Davies has continued to target a corner of Gingerbread Lake from where big pike are known to gather in the Spring for spawning and for pursuing the large shoals of small silver fish that congregate in the area. Alan’s persistence was rewarded with the capture of two big pike, a 20lb 12oz specimen and a good-sized double. A few big carp have been spotted topping in Deep Bay but no reports of any action have been reported during the week. Sport at the Links Pool remains slow too although carp have been seen leaping clear of the water, a sure sign that they will be soon be getting into a feeding mood.

It was a different story at the prolific McGregor Lake where regular visitor Richard Griffin reported catching three big bream ranging from 6lb 5oz to 8lbs and a hard fighting mirror. Richard reckons that he may have also hooked one of the lake’s bigger resident carp but lost the fish after a hectic 10 minute scrap. Former Chairman Peter Currell caught a 12lb plus mirror and two good-sized bream and skimmers using a swim feeder to attract the fish.