Catches bring some autumn gold!

Anglers fishing at Gingerbread Lake have been reluctant to disclose their catches of late but a report of one angler landing no fewer than eight carp in a two day session has been received with the best fish weighing 31lbs. Ian Fisher reported catching a late season tench which tipped his scales at 8lbs.

Brad Hollidge caught a cracking 24lb 2oz mirror carp fishing overnight at Swan Lake. His fish fell to an All Season development MB1 boilie. Barry Fox turned up for a day’s pike fishing using Joey mackerel as bait. Almost immediately, Barry connected with a single-figured pike and the action continued unabated until he had run out of dead baits. He had to strike as soon as he got a take as the fish were gorging the baits. His best fish topped 10lbs although he was forced to pack up early through lack of bait.

Robert Livock caught an 11lb 8oz mirror at McGregor Lake fishing on a very wet morning and went on to add another smaller carp later in the day. Ray Wyka used a method feeder to catch three double-figured carp and a couple of sizable bream fishing in the bay behind the small island. Another angler caught two carp by casting close to an overhanging bush near the shallow end of the lake.

The local PAC will be holding a pike match on the BHAA controlled stretch of the River Ouse at Brampton on Sunday, 17th November. However, before that a PAC meeting will be held on the 13th of November in the Lounge Bar of the Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill. MK45 2PL. Proceedings will start at 7.30pm with prolific pike angler Ben Ward being the guest speaker. The cost of attendance will be £4 for PAC members and a £1 more for non-members.

Anglers have an opportunity to join the Angling Trust for as little as £2.50 per month by applying on-line at or by phoning the Membership Team on 01568 620447. The Trust is performing some sterling work in promoting angling in the media and protecting angling interests to safeguard angling in the years ahead.