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Spectacular catches as temperatures continue to rise

Alan Wilkie confirmed his recent catches from Swan Lake as being an 18lb 6oz common carp, a 20lb 13oz mirror carp and a 10lb 9oz bream. Alan said his two carp fought long and hard as he was only using light tackle intended for bream. His son Paul visited the lake for the first time since joining the club and soon spotted a good-sized carp surface near his swim. He cast his baited rig to where the fish had risen and, within a few minutes, had a run.

What a difference a week makes!

The improving weather has really started to get fish feeding with specimens of several different species caught. Richard Bartlett caught three carp from McGregor Lake with the biggest weighing 13lb 6oz. Richard was using fishmeal boilies as bait. Peter Biernis caught a small carp around 6lbs on hair rigged sweetcorn whilst Mick Duffy tempted two bream around 4lbs each using red maggot and a pinkie. Craig Garwood caught a nice double-figured mirror too.

The thaw starts to set in!

Tom Warren broke his p.b. when he hooked and landed a common carp weighing 27lbs from the same venue. Tom was using a chod rig fished close to some dense weed beds. Fraser Hayden thought it might be timely to try for the lake’s big bream so he opted for an overnight stay. He baited sparingly because of the low water temperature and then cast out two swim feeders baited with mixed particles. In the depths of the night he had a run that turned out to be a pristine 17lb common carp.

Fish still reluctant to feed

The next meeting of the local PAC will now be held on the 9th of October at The Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill. Bedford Mk452PL at 7.30pm when it is planned to have another celebrity guest speaker lined up.