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Sport improving but its still hard

A steady stream of carp are being caught at BHAA’s Gingerbread Lake but the constantly changing weather conditions are playing havoc with fish feeding patterns. Several carp to upper 20s have been landed from nearly all parts of the lake during the past week. Also, most of the fish were now beginning to feed during daylight hours so the day anglers have a good chance of catching a big fish too.Chris Tyrell fished for a couple of nights before he experienced any action but his perseverance paid off when he caught a heavily-scaled 27lb 2oz mirror carp. Chris’s fishing companion Ken Smith caught a couple of low doubles plus a bonus 6lb tench from a nearby swim. Matt Parry landed a near 20lb common and Steve Bull tempted another twenty 20 after spotting some fish moving through his swim. Damon Matthews caught his first big eel from the lake whilst carp fishing but was somewhat relieved when it managed to free itself and crawl back into the lake.

Carp to low 20s wee being caught at Swan Lake too as well as the odd double-fiured specimen. Roach and bream have been feeding well at McGregor Lake for those anglers seeking a change from the ever-present carp.

The next working party date for Grace Lake will be Sunday, the 29th of April where work is proceeding apace to get the fishery ready for the new season. There will be a designated car park alongside the lake which members will be able to access through the currently locked gate. Also, a large selection of water plants are being set to help provide features as well as defining swims. If you would like to help in the work, please come along for a few hours in the morning.

A few selfish anglers have been allowing their bait boats to cross into other anglers’ swims causing annoyance. People reported using boats in this manner will be disciplined by the Club and risk losing their membership and/or night permits. Please follow the guidelines set out in Rule 4 of your club book.