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An early xmas present!

Around 240 chub were recently stocked into the lower Ivel at Tempsford by the Environment Agency. These young fish will provide a welcome boost to this section of the river and will be able to swim downstream into the Ouse if they should choose to do so.

Work has begun on the drain down of Grace Lake at Sandy in preparation for the creation of a new fishery which it is planned to open from next June. The residual fish are to be transferred into McGregor Lake and then the lake will be restocked with specimen crucian carp and tench.

During the past week carp have still been rolling on the surface at Gingerbread Lake showing that they are still active but no reports of any captures have been received. Steve Bull caught a big bream after an overnight session but he unhooked the fish in the water so its weight is not known.

Pete Housden has continued to put in the hours at Swan Lake where he recently caught a 14lb mirror. Pete believes in trickling in a few boilies during the week to keep the fish interested in searching for food as the lake temperature starts to fall.

Robert Livock fished at McGregor Lake where he caught two carp shortly after setting up. The fish were a 9lb 4oz common and an 11lb 4oz mirror. Thereafter, his indicators remained stationary for the rest of the day. The lake’s carp continue to feed though as another member reported catching a 13lb mirror during the week too

Members often ask why the lake is called McGregor and why the new lake is to be called Grace. Well, all is revealed in the attached photo. They are both named after the owners dogs!