High pressure puts the brake on sport

Despite the warm weather during the week, the prevailing high pressure seemed to have put fish off the feed for most of the week. Although another 30lb was caught by an angler fishing at Gingerbread Lake in the early part of the week, thereafter, there were few signs of fish movement. Dave Holland has struggled to find the lake’s big tench this season but, instead, has continued to pick up the odd big bream. He float-fished from a swim on the north bank of the factory bay to catch his latest bream, a fish of around 8-9lbs to add to his tally.

Earlier, he had visited Swan Lake where he bagged up on quality roach. Dave used float-fished sweet corn to land more than 20 roach up to 12ozs. During his session, he had the misfortune to have one of the lake’s big carp pick up his corn but it was no contest as he was only using 3lb b.s. line.

William Holtum and his son William Jnr. found carp feeding at night at McGregor Lake where the two anglers shared an 8 fish haul with the best fish weighing 15lbs. Robert Livock managed to land a low double during the daytime too during his latest but struggled for runs.

Anglers fishing Grace Lake have been enjoying some multiple catches of tench with fish up to 5lbs being caught. This lake currently has a mild blue-green algae bloom so anglers need to ensure that they do not let their pets drink from the lake.

Although the road outside the Sandy Lakes complex will be closed to traffic during the coming week, members should still be able to drive to the entrance gate as the road works will be taking place beyond the entrance where a near store is being built. However, drivers are asked to give consideration to contractors working on the road at this time by not interfering with their operations.