After a relatively long period of inactivity Gingerbread Lake’s big carp are finally starting to get their head’s down. Lake regular Colin Burge reported catching a 30lb 4oz specimen on a single tiger nut cast close to the margins in the factory bay. Bailiff Derek Munro was aware that two other big carp weighing 28lbs and 32lbs had been caught the previous week but was finding bream to be the only species picking up his baits. Derek’s luck was about to change though when a 34lb mirror carp decided to feed in the afternoon with the lake packed with bank holiday weekend anglers. Most of the remaining carp caught were either doubles or singles. John Murphy keeps catching the odd big tench whilst carp fishing and a 7lb 12oz specimen added to his list of recent catches.
Conor Young returned to fish at McGregor Lake following his success with the lake’s carp at the recent Open Day. It was not long before Conor had a run but this time it was from a bream weighing 5lb 5oz. Another big bream soon followed in the form of a 7lb 4oz specimen which was yet another personal best for the keen angler. Spicy tuna flavoured boilies again proved to be the successful bait. Anglers who float-fished in the margins were getting plenty of action from silver fish and some of the smaller carp recently stocked by the club.