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Hot weather keeps anglers away but fish still feeding

Kevin Bacon decided he needed a break from work so opted for a couple of nights fishing at Gingerbread Lake and was pleasantly surprised to find only a handful of other anglers fishing. The weather was really hot but he found the fish to be feeding in the heat of the day. He ended his stay with a tally of five fish – a 9lb bream, two tench each weighing between 7 and 8lbs and a 28lb carp. Alan Cross had a great session landing no fewer than six carp but his biggest weighed only 13lbs. Little did he know but he had chosen a swim where many juvenile carp appear to have taken up residence.

The Allum family returned to the Ouse at Tempsford for another day’s fishing. This time it was Paul Allum (jnr) and his grandfather Dave. The pair enjoyed a cracking day’s sport catching around 20 fish including perch, chub and a 2lb eel.

Peter Biernis fished on the River Ivel where he caught a 5lb 3oz chub after banking a 3 pounder the previous week.