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Fraser earns his stripes while Barry outfoxes them!

It was a toss-up between lake or river fishing but Fraser Hayden decided to opt for a BHAA controlled stretch of the River Ivel as he could only fish for a few hours. He fished tight to a reed bed in an otherwise barren glide using lobworms as bait fished two feet off the bottom. Fraser soon found himself connected to a big fish that made two spectacular runs before coming begrudgingly to the net. The fish turned out to be an immaculate 4lb 2oz perch, a new p.b. for Fraser.

The occasional carp was still being caught at Gingerbread Lake but the fish were becoming more nocturnal with their feeding times. Willy Woodfield landed a 30lb 4oz mirror carp fishing in the factory bay plus two large bream on a recent session. Robert Hammond caught a 28lb common fishing near to the bridge at the far end of the lake. Some anglers were reported to be catching carp from swims in the deep bay near the entrance too.

Junior members Ollie Jefferies and Tom Potterill fished an overnight session at New Road Lake. Keen carp angler Ollie caught a cracking 21lb 3oz mirror whilst Tom was unlucky to lose another good fish. Anglers fishing this water have been surprised by the numbers of quality roach that are continually being caught from the venue providing a welcome alternative for members to target.. Two members reported enjoying some terrific sport float-fishing using with maggots for, after a slow start, they were catching at almost a fish a cast.

Barry Fox decided to have a day’s pike fishing at McGregor Lake where he enjoyed a tremendous day’s sport landing pike weighing 10lbs, 15lbs and topped a an immaculate 21lb 14oz specimen. Barry fished with the tail of a herring mounted on a single hook proving that treble hooks are unnecessary and worth consigning to the waste bin. Winston Pogmore was still finding the odd double-figured carp feeding catching an 11lb 4oz mirror this week together with a smaller one and a good-sized bream. He reported seeing carp jumping alongside the islands showing that they still remain active.