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Local PAC Meeting

The newly-formed Bedford PAC RA 106 will be holding its inaugural meeting on the 14th of November featuring none other than the Pikers’ Piker, Dennis ‘Digger’ Moules. The longstanding PAC stalwart, Regional Liaison Officer and author will be giving a talk on ‘Fifty Years of

Open Day a success despite arctic conditions!

It was lucky that there were plenty of hot drinks and snacks on hand to sustain all the brave souls who turned up for the Open Day at McGregor Lake as temperatures started to tumble. There was a good turnout for this second Open Day and, despite the conditions, a 9lb carp was landed together with some small roach.

Kevin is in his element!

Bailiff Kevin Gormley caught another big mirror carp from Gingerbread Lake. Kevin’s fish was a 36lb specimen and fell to the highly potent Denham Baits’ ‘Element’ boilies. Fellow bailiff Steve Bull visited the nearby St Ives complex from where he caught a massive 47lb mirror also on Denham Baits.

Mega catches from the Ivel

Light was fading when Colin Kingham had a run fishing in the deep water at Gingerbread Lake. The fish turned out to be a mirror carp weighing 31lb 12oz, his second 30 from the water this season. John Harvey had a two-day session at the lake banking two fish from different swims, a 17lb common and another weighing 23lb 14oz. John said it was the finest lake that he had fished and both fish were in first class condition too.Pike have been feeding well during the week with several anglers catching fish to low doubles. PAC member John Lincoln fished on two days during the week first catching a 12lb pike and then following it up with specimens of 15lb 4oz, 17lb 6oz as well as some smaller ones. His fishing companion Mark Burley also caught pike of 8lb 8oz and 11lbs and a small jack. John said that sea dead baits accounted for all of his fish. Another angler landed an eel whilst pike fishing and then went on to land a nice double-figured pike.

Big fish keep coming two by two!

Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore used an attractor boilie fished snowman style cast amidst a bed of Denham Baits’ Inception boilies in the factory bay at Gingerbread Lake. He had just received a phone call from one of the club’s bailiffs when the alarm for his right-hand rode signaled a run. The phone was thrown to the floor and, after a short fight, a 20lb 8oz mirror carp was netted. The fish was soon returned so Anthony got back on the phone to explain to his colleague what had happened. He had barely started to talk when his left-hand alarm screamed out and the phone was quickly discarded for a second time. This time the fish turned out to be a 25lb mirror carp.