And here’s one I caught earlier!

A hard overnight frost greeted Robert Livock when he arrived at McGregor Lake on the Sandy Lakes complex. Nonetheless, the lake is capable of producing the odd run even in the coldest conditions. He cast his boilies out towards one of the lake’s islands and was soon getting small signs of fish activity on his bite indicators. Before long he experienced a confident run which he struck into. The fish was netted after a dogged fight and turned out to be a common carp around 10lbs. He fished on with renewed confidence but it turned out to be the only action for the day.

Anglers pike fishing at Gingerbread Lake were catching the odd fish on dead baits and roach and rudd could be seen active on the surface on most days. However, there were few signs of feeding carp but lake regular John Murphy belatedly released a photo of a mirror carp he caught at the lake a few months ago. It was the carp named as ‘The Lookalike’ which is esily recognisable by its bulbous eyes. The fish weighed an impressive 42lb 4oz, its heaviest ever weight, and was John’s second carp over 40lbs from the venue.