Daytime catches are on the increase

Firstly, a correction is needed to last week’s report in which the capture of two 30lb plus carp was reported from Gingerbread Lake. It transpired that both fish were actually caught by Mark Collins. He had already banked the first of his 30s when fellow angler Laurie Bowden phoned him to say that he had seen some carp activity elsewhere in the lake as he drove round on his way home. Mark immediately moved swims to where Laurie had spotted the fish movement and, in a short time, Mark connected with the second of his 30s. Laurie enjoyed some success himself banking a 15lb common carp and followed this up with a 7lb 12oz tench on his next visit to the venue. John Murphy landed a nice bream of around 7lbs which was drawn in to feed on his particle bait. Gary Page caught tench weighing 7lbs and 4lbs and also landed a big eel weighing 4lbs. Other anglers reported catching some of the recently stocked carp and some nicely conditioned rudd that can be caught from nearly every quarter of the lake.

Gary Page had been enjoying some great sport from pike fishing one of the Association’s still waters. In five trips, Gary banked no fewer than 36 pike with the best one weighing 16lbs.

Stuart Blacow fished overnight at McGregor Lake but had to wait until the next morning for some carp action. In two hours in the morning, Stuart caught two mirror carp weighing 15lbs and 17lbs.

A member reported finding a rod and reel left behind by someone fishing at the Sandy Lakes complex. If the owner can contact the membership secretary, arrangements can be made to reunite him with his tackle.

Please note that the Sandy Lakes complex will be closed from 1300 hours on the 25th of April until 1800 hours on the 27th of April to enable essential ground works to be carried out. There will be heavy machinery being delivered and operated during this time with a need to ensure that no accidents occur.

Night permit holders are reminded that they need to renew their permits for the coming season by the end of April as, after this time, applications will be sought from persons on the waiting list to fill any remaining vacancies.

Finally, some more signs of Spring were apparent with a cuckoo heard during the week and a tern and sand martin spotted above McGregor Lake.