Named big fish put in appearances!

Anthony Pearson’s 38lb mirror caught from Gingerbread Lake last week was identified as being the elusive ‘Moonscale’ so called because it has a crescent shaped scale on one of its flanks. Also, he caught a 25lb common and two stockies. Lee Bundy re-joined the club and caught another of the sought after fish, the ‘cut-tail’ common weighing a massive 35lb 7oz, its heaviest ever weight. Matt Parry managed to bank a 22lb common carp whilst fishing along the north bank of the factory bay. The big fish feeding spell was short and sweet though because the lake has been very quiet for much of the week until last Friday when a member appeared to bank another big carp after freeing it from a weed bed.

Even the carp at McGregor Lake have been more difficult to catch throughout the day although a few fish have responded to beds of groundbait spodded out over feeding areas. It seems to be early mornings and late afternoons before the fish become really active though. Members float-fishing have enjoyed better sport with plenty of silver fish being caught from different parts of the lake.

Members are reminded that the Club will be holding its second Open Day at McGregor Lake on the 24th of September when the lake will be closed for much of the day. Fishing will still be possible on Swan Lake though, a venue that has attracted little attention in recent weeks.

It is with regret that we report the sad loss of Mike Hames who has been a club member for several years and was also a member of the former Hitchin and District Angling Association back in the 1960s. If any of his friends and acquaintances would like to pay their respects at his funeral, please get in touch with the Membership Secretary who can provide details of the funeral arrangements.