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Carp still active but reluctant to feed

There were plenty of signs of carp moving at McGregor Lake where the observant angler could spot the odd fish jumping particularly close to the islands. However, anglers reported few signs of fish feeding during the daytime although Graham McCormick bucked the trend when he caught a 14lb mirror. Another angler banked another good sized fish later in the week although we have no details as to size or type.

A big ‘thank you’ is due to everyone who helped out at the recent working party at Gingerbread Lake and the Links Pool. The weather was fairly kind with the rain holding off until well into the second day. A large tree that had fallen across the Links Pool was removed and the track to the Pool was levelled to prevent cars from bottoming out. A new parking area was created at the eastern end of Gingerbread Lake to enable members to park safely even when the surrounding land is saturated. Several of the existing swims around the lake were rebuilt too to make them less awkward to fish from and to remove a number of branches that were beginning to make casting difficult to do.

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.