Sport is hotting up as temperatures cool down!

Windy conditions throughout the week have certainly stirred the fish up at Gingerbread Lake with a number of big carp caught. Anthony Pearson was in the midst of a hectic session landing 4 carp, the best weighing 38lb and losing a further 4 fish. Anthony enjoyed a similar result on his previous visit when he landed 5 carp with three of them topping the 20lb mark. Andrew Stapleton and his dad Ron have both caught some good fish in recent weeks with Andrew banking a personal best common carp weighing 29lbs and Ron a 21lb mirror carp. Andrew has had some sport with another species, namely, big eels when he made up some fish flavoured boilies. He caught several big eels including a 4lb 7oz specimen. John Murphy finally caught one of the big carp he has been after when he caught a pristine 29lb 12oz common carp and then added a 15lb common on his next visit. John was unfortunate to lose three good fish to hook pulls too. A member has had some terrific sport floater-fishing on the back of the strong winds hooking and landing several big carp and losing a few too. Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore caught a 15lb 6oz common and a large male tench around 7lbs during the week using boilies fished on top of the dying weed. Young Lewis Vereecque added a 10lb 8oz mirror carp to his growing tally of big fish catches when he fished with an unusual combination of a pop-up boilie tipped and two artificial maggots.

Another of the club’s younger members, Kay Fletcher, fished at McGregor Lake where he got amongst the carp landing 4 mirrors to over 10lbs. Kay used a Cell boilie as bait popped up with plastic corn and fired out a few freebies to attract fish into the area.