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Rob the carpet bagger?

The dense weed in Gingerbread Lake is just starting to show signs of dying back and fish have been feeding more actively on the bottom. Robert Hammond fished a session in ‘the carpet’ swim and went on to catch three carp all over 20lbs, the best weighing 28lbs. Paul Junke opted for ‘the dugout’ swim where he enjoyed some hectic sport and caught carp weighing 24lb 12oz and 18lb 8oz plus a nice tench. Paul said that he experienced line bites throughout the night confirming the swim was full of fish. Anglers who fished in the channel area caught carp over to 20lbs although the weed there was still very thick in places. A single run late in the day provided a 6lb 11oz male tench for membership secretary Anthony Pogmore who fished in the ‘20/20’ swim.

Mark Bailey fished his third overnighter on New Road Lake catching another 5 carp to bring his tally to 18 carp. Many other anglers were finding it hard going despite carp being active in the early mornings with several fish seen leaping clear of the water.

Sport remains consistant at McGregor Lake with plenty of carp feeding during the day and night with fish to low doubles being caught from several swims. Carp are still being seen in numbers feeding in the shallower water at the far end of the lake where they can be caught but are liable to get easily spooked. Bream were feeding well too responding to anglers prepared to ball in groundbait or use method feeders.

Discarded drink cans have been found and removed from New Road Lake. If the culprits are found, it will cost them their membership. Please ensure that you take all your rubbish home with you. Do not try to hide it in the vegetation as it will get exposed as soon as the plants die back.

Some tree surgery is shortly to be carried out at the Eaton Socon complex by electricity supply contractors. Anglers must be prepared to vacate swims in the vicinity of this work if requested to do so.