John Murphy was getting bream bites from the moment he cast out into Gingerbread Lake but, after a heavy shower of rain, carp started topping in several areas of the lake. Soon afterwards, he had a run and struck into a fish which immediately surfaced before going down and hugging the bottom. John suspected that he was into a good fish and when netted it turned out to be the mirror nicknamed ‘The Lookalike’ weighing 42lb 4oz, the third different 40 pounder to be caught from the lake this year. Later in the week, Ian Fisher caught another cracking carp, this time a pristine 25lb common carp.
Kevin Young and his elderly father Jock had a day fishing together at McGregor Lake. There were a couple of other anglers fishing the lake too but by 5.30pm they had all left leaving Kevin and Jock alone. One of Jock’s rods soon after had a screaming run which turned out to be a hard fighting 14lb mirror carp. Next, it was Kevin’s turn for some action. He spotted some fish topping and re-cast his baits towards them. Within a matter of minutes, he had a good run but lost the fish soon after striking. Another half hour elapsed and then it was Jock’s turn again. His grandson, Conor, arrived just in time to slip the landing net under a 14lb 6oz mirror. Soon after, Kevin struck into a second run but again failed to hook the fish. The evening continued with Jock catching another mirror weighing 11lbs whilst Kevin lost a third fish. Granddad 3 Father 0!
Members are asked to note that the new track will now be laid from the 10th of June until the 14th, a week later than previously stated. Also, there will be a working party at Sandy Lakes carrying out vital maintenance work on all three lakes. Anyone wishing to help will be welcomed but apologies are given for any disturbance caused to people fishing whilst this work is being undertaken.