Ray Wyka spodded out a bed of particles into his swim at McGregor Lake and the bites began soon afterwards. He ended up with a catch of nine bream and three carp but reckons he caught and returned the same bream no fewer than three times during the day. He is sure it was the same fish as it had a misshaped mouth which made it easily recognizable and it is a fish he has caught on previous visits too. Earlier in the week Ray enjoyed a five fish haul of carp with fish around the double-figure mark. He said that all his fish fell to 10ml boilies. In contrast, Gerry Caplin landed a 10lb 8oz mirror that readily picked up a 20ml halibut pellet. ConorYoung has been putting in practice the skills he learned at the first of the Association’s Open Days and successfully landed two mirror carp weighing 10lbs and 8lb 12oz single-handed. Another of the club’s younger members, Alex Lovell, caught a beautifully-conditioned 13lb 4oz mirror carp on a recent visit. Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore had five runs during a recent day visit to the lake landing three mirror carp, the best weighing 11lbs. All his runs came on 14mm boilies. Anglers float-fishing have continued to enjoy some good sport too catching a steady stream of rudd, roach and small carp throughout the day.
Sport at the adjacent Swan Lake has been patchy although the lake has a nice colour and should be producing more in the way of action. Reports have been received of the odd carp being caught to over 29lbs though.
Roach and rudd have been feeding well at Gingerbread Lake with anglers float-fishing in the factory bay catching fish after introducing a few balls of groundbait to attract them into their swims. No reports have been received of any big carp catches but some of the lake’s big fish have been seen leaping during the daytime indicating that they are feeding
Reports of some very large carp being caught from one of the Association’s stretches of the River Ouse have been received although the anglers do not want to disclose details until later in the season. The fish caught have been to upper 20s so far.
A small number of youngsters have been leaving rubbish in their swims at Sandy Lakes instead of taking it home with them. When the culprits are caught they risk being expelled from the Association. Please take all your litter home and leave the swims in a clean state. Also, some idiot or idiots have been regularly leaving the gates open at Gingerbread Lake compromising site security and putting fellow anglers’ belongings at risk. Gates must only be unlocked to allow vehicles to enter and leave. They must not be left unlocked while you pop home or to nearby shops. Again, if the culprits are found they will be severely dealt with.