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Big pike starting to show

Anthony Pogmore was keen to have another day’s fishing at McGregor Lake and, despite an overnight frost, was still optimistic of getting the odd run. Signs were good when he had an early drop back bite which some time later developed into a good run. The fish was netted and turned out to be a pristine mirror carp around 10lbs. He returned to the lake later in the week with Robert Livock but it was Robert who saw most of the action. Within the first hour, he had a good run netting an 11lb 7oz mirror carp and soon after was playing another good fish when the hook came out. Thereafter, the swim died as gale force winds made casting and bait presentation difficult.

David catches another huge barbel

Anthony Pogmore and Robert Livock returned to McGregor Lake till hopeful of catching the odd carp. Within the first hour, Robert had a good run and netted a plump low double mirror. Throughout much of the day, both anglers experienced the odd violent bite but no runs until Anthony had an absolute screamer in the early afternoon. His fish turned out to be another mirror but this time it was only a single-figured fish. Both anglers fished with boilies albeit each using his chosen size and flavouring.

Sport on lakes slows down

The recent frosty weather has taken its toll with few reports of any catches received. However, a new member recently fished at Swan Lake and got off to a cracking start by catching a nice 17lb pike on a popped-up dead bait

Cold conditions blight catches!

One of the few anglers to get a bend in his rod was Mick Day who decided on a day’s pike fishing at Swan Lake. Mick caught two pike during the day weighing around 9lbs and 7lbs. In the early part of the week, fish appeared to be very active with roach and rudd seen breaking the surface at dawn and dusk and even the odd carp rolling in the late afternoon but this did not translate into fish caught.