Conor Young fished overnight at Swan Lake where he was able to up his personal best carp by catching an 18lb 8oz mirror. He caught and landed the fish just before dawn after earlier catching a 9lb bream. Members will find vehicular access to the swims has been greatly improved as the track and carp parking areas have been resurfaced. A few tench have been spotted in the lake which were not stocked by the Association. If anyone catches one, please inform Anthony Pogmore, Membership Secretary, as we would like to know their sizes.
Membership Secretary, Anthony Pogmore, fished a day session at Swan Lake where he was the only person fishing for much of the day. At about 10am, he saw his indicator lift a couple of inches and then slowly drop back. He though he spotted the line still twitching so struck but, at first, felt nothing. However, a couple of turns of his reel brought him into contact with a powerful fish which took him around five minutes to net. It turned out to be a 22lb mirror carp, his first fish of the season from the lake. The lake has been producing some big roach too with fish to 1lb 8oz being caught on float tackle.
A new member, John Harvey, went with his son, Bay, to McGregor Lake. In two short evening sessions, the two anglers caught 4 carp to 13lbs. John reckons his son is now hooked on fishing and they are looking forward to many more trips in the future. Other anglers continue to pick up the odd carp or bream but the generally bright conditions throughout much of the day have put fish off feeding for much of the time.
There has been plenty of action from carp at McGregor Lake with the fish being particularly active at night and anglers enjoying multiple catches. However, anglers fishing short day sessions were also catching the odd carp or two usually before the sun gets two high or when it starts to set in the late afternoons.
Mick Usher fished overnight in a weedy part of the lake to take two 20lb plus mirrors and Scott Parkin also caught a 20lb mirror and a super 29lb common carp margin fishing. John Murphy opted for the less weedy factory bay where he enjoyed plenty of action from bream catching five fish during the daytime but his day was made when he landed a whopping 8lb tench.