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Hard frosts fail to dampen sport

A few carp were showing during the daytime at McGregor Lake although runs were hard to come by. Richard Bartlett fished only a short three hour session but it was enough for him to catch a 12lb 12oz mirror carp. Richard used fake maize fished on a chod rig to catch the fish.

Carp still active but reluctant to feed

The ground at both Eaton Socon and Sandy Lakes has become very soft following heavy rain so members visiting these venues are asked not to drive off road but to keep their vehicles on the hard tracks. Otherwise they risk their vehicles becoming stuck as well as creating deep ruts that only ruin parking areas and grass tracks for others.

Sport starts to slow as temperatures drift downwards

Robert Livock spent a day fishing at McGregor Lake where he caught mirror carp weighing 12lb 8oz and 11lbs plus a late season 6lb 8oz tench. He said that another angler fishing close by also bagged a couple of fish. He returned to the lake a couple of days later to catch another 1llb mirror plus a 3lb common, his smallest ever carp from the lake.

First frosts do little to affect sport

Antony Collins reported catching an 8lb 2oz common carp from the River Ivel, a relative rarity in recent years. Previously, he had caught a 5lb fully-scaled mirror carp fishing at McGregor Lake and another larger mirror carp.

Crucians showing at Grace Lake

Bailiff Richard Thompson has been informally reviewing catches with members fishing at Gingerbread Lake in recent weeks and they have concluded that the lake now holds more 30lb plus carp than ever with many of last season’s upper 20s now topping the 30lb barrier