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Grace Lake receives a boost

Mick Broom finished his day at McGregor Lake with no fewer than six carp as runs kept coming throughout the day. He returned a couple of days later and soon caught another two carp but then the fish just stopped feeding and the bites dried up. Mick Baldwin managed to catch three bream to over 3lbs fishing with a bitter northerly wind blowing over his shoulder. Mick said that all his bites were very delicate and could easily have been missed. Robert Livock fished throughout the day on mini boilies without any action but a single run late in the afternoon brought him a nice mirror carp of about 9lbs.

Paul Wilkie fished on the River Ivel in Sandy for chub and caught fish weighing 2lb 8oz, 3lb 15oz and 5lb 2oz with the best fish coming late in the afternoon. Paul used ledgered crust in conjunction with mashed bread groundbait. He returned to the same stretch a day later and caught another 5lb 2oz chub possibly the same fish. His father Alan targeted School Meadow on the River Ouse at Tempsford where he enjoyed similar success catching chub weighing 3lb9oz, 4lb14oz and 5lb4oz. Alan used ledgered luncheon meat as bait. Later in the week, heavy overnight rain made for poor conditions with the water chocolate coloured and full of debris.

It is hoped that repairs to the track around Gingerbread Lake will shortly be carried out after a meeting between interested parties. In the meantime, members are advised not to try to drive their vehicles on to parts of the track that are deeply rutted and likely to cause vehicles to get stuck.

The next meeting of the Bedford branch of PAC will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 13th February in the Lounge Bar at The Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill. MK45 2PL The guest speaker will be Nick Peat, an angler with more than 300 20lb plus pike to his name together with a sprinkling of 30s.

Can you help? A member’s car parked by the gate on the by-pass outside the Links Pool was damaged when a white van backed into it causing considerable damage to both vehicles. The owner of the van drove off without attempting to find the member or leaving any note on his vehicle. Have you any idea who the driver of the white van might be? If so, please pass any information on to the membership secretary in confidence.