Archive for January, 2014

Lone carp brightens up the day

Several anglers took advantage of one of the few dry days to go fishing at Sandy’s McGregor Lake. Robert Livock was one of those who returned for another day following his catches in the previous two weeks. Although there were plenty of small fish topping in the early morning, there were no signs of any carp moving as his lack of bites confirmed.

Rainfall continues to affect sport

The lakes at Sandy all remain fishable particularly with the overflow sluice at McGregor Lake maintaining the water level at the optimum height. Robert Livock returned to the lake on one of the few dry and milder days and again found carp to be feeding. During a day session, he caught three carp, a 5lb common and mirrors weighing 8lb 4oz and 10lbs

Rain stops play, well almost!

More heavy rainfall has rendered most of BHAA’s river stretches unfishable and even Gingerbread Lake received its share of floodwater. However, the Sandy Lakes complex remained fishable throughout the week so there were plenty of anglers on the banks mainly after pike.

The mighty maggot strikes again!

The next meeting of the local PAC will be held at The Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill, MK45 2PL with a 7.30pm start. The guest speaker will be Chris Ponsford who is the co-producer of the video ‘Fenland Pike’ so the evening should be full of fishy tales and tips on how to find those elusive monsters. All anglers are asked to report all incidents of poaching and fish theft to the Environment Agency via its incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 and the local police by dialling 101.

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