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New lake record for Swan

Night fishing at Swan Lake has been fruitful for many anglers in recent weeks especially for Roy Keeble who has caught a number of 20lb plus carp. This week saw him notch up his first 30lb carp from the lake, a 33lb 11oz mirror which sets a new lake record. The big fish fell to a Letchworth Bait Services’ boilie. Another angler spotted some carp topping close to a reed bed and so he decided to trickle in a handful of boilies. He returned to the swim a while later and cast out to where he had seen the fish topping. His reward was a 29lb 10 oz mirror known as ‘The Parrot’. Joe Doherty caught one of the lake’s big commons, a 28lb specimen and later added a 14lb carp too. Evan John was another angler to get amongst the lake’s big carp netting a 27lb mirror. Martin Barnatt decided to fish for some of the good-sized roach that have appeared in the lake over recent years. He pole-fished maggots to take around 20 fish including roach, rudd, skimmers and hybrids but could not find the better fish. A float-fished dead bait also produced a good-sized pike for the angler.

There have been few reports of catches made from Gingerbread Lake although some double-figured carp were caught in the factory bay whilst a larger carp was caught further round the lake. Kevin Bacon caught a nicely conditioned 29lb common carp during the week.