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New fish for both Gingerbread and McGregor Lakes

A total of fourteen carp up to 10lbs were introduced into Gingerbread Lake by AJS Fisheries. The fish were mainly heavily scaled mirrors and high backed commons. This means that the lake has received over 60 new carp recently with the biggest topping 27lbs. There were reports of bream, tench and the odd carp being caught throughout the week with John Murphy enjoying a catch of six good-sized tench and a 13lb 8oz mirror.

It has been a different story at Swan Lake where a number of great catches have been reported. Jim Stratford was one of the first anglers to benefit from the upsurge in action when he had three runs and landed two carp, a 21lb 8oz common and a 19lb 2oz mirror. Paul Clarke fished overnight to take a five fish haul with carp up to 17lbs. Mark Bailey had four doubles but did not weigh any of his fish. Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore got in on the action too when he caught a personal best common from the lake, a 22lb 4oz specimen. Anthony’s fish picked up a Robin Red boily tipped with a sliver of artificial corn. Father and son duo Martin and Callum Sharp each caught a big carp from the lake. Martin’s was an 18lb specimen but Callum took the honours with a 23lb mirror. Thomas Pashley reported catching a couple of double-figured mirrors using zig rigs when he spotted loads of fish cruising near to the surface. Fraser Hayden resumed his quest for big bream but had to be content with a 9lb 9oz specimen.

Another lake to benefit from the club’s stocking policy was McGregor Lake when a large number of carp around 2lbs were introduced. A member fishing overnight had an eight fish catch of carp but there were still plenty of fish being caught throughout the day. Method feeder tactics proved to be the successful method on this occasion. Wayne Macrow finally had some action using boilies when he caught three carp, the best topping ten pounds. Reports have been received of a whopping 9lb 4oz tench being caught which, if correct, sets a new lake record. Fraser Hayden decided to hone up his floater fishing skills using mixers dyed red and flavoured with Monster Crab. Fraser caught around half a dozen carp using this method and said that the fish were keen to take the offerings provided you kept out of sight.

Thomas Pashley spent a day fishing the River Ivel where he spotted 15-20 chub milling around in his swim. He managed to catch one of them, a 4lb 3oz specimen. Also, he caught some nice perch and roach whist float-fishing and spotted some big perch around the 2lb mark but they could not be tempted to feed. His fishing companion caught no fewer than eight jack pike throughout the day.

Bailiffs will be on the lookout for individuals who continue to use the bank side as a toilet making no effort to bury their muck or burn toilet paper. Anyone caught will be dealt with severely by the Board.