Richard Bartlett visited McGregor Lake for a quick four hour session catching a well-conditioned 14lb mirror. He had had a four carp haul on a previous visit fishing two different swims with his best fish weighing 12lb 12oz.
A new outlet has been arranged for the sale of membership books for the coming season namely JR Goldthorpe & Son’s shop which is located in the High Street in Biggleswade. The premises has the advantage of customer parking facilities at the rear of the shop.
Carp fishing at Gingerbread Lake was in full flow with big fish ace Nick ‘the Greek’ Page banking 4 carp during a daytime session including ‘Moonscale’ weighing in at 40lb 4oz. Nick fished into the face of a bitterly cold north-west wind and picked up all his fish relatively close to the margins. He returned the following day to fish at the opposite end of the lake only to catch another ‘whacker’, a 31lb mirror. Denham Baits owner Paul Rudd proved just how good his baits were by taking 6 carp in a session, the best being a 26lb common carp. Several other anglers also caught the odd carp from different parts of the lake with most fish coming during daylight hours. Eoghann Thomson fished overnight in the factory bay catching around 10 big bream and a couple of carp with fish coming regularly throughout his session.
The lack of foliage on the trees and bushes has revealed that some anglers have taken to dumping their leftover rubbish around the lake particularly behind the spinney in the factory bay. If any member can throw any light as to whom the culprits might be, the Board will take appropriate action. Do not these selfish individuals realise they are putting the future fishing rights in jeopardy as well as leaving the mess for other members to clear up?
Simon Lashmore and his stepfather Had a day’s pike fishing at Gingerbread Lake braving a hail storm and snow flurries but still managed to catch three pike, the best weighing just over 16lbs, Buoyed by these results Simon decided to target pike on another of the club’s waters, McGregor Lake at Sandy with his friend Paul Frost. Conditions were again far from ideal with the couple having to endure heavy rain for most of the day accompanied by strong winds. However, their perseverance paid off when they went on to catch 6 pike with the best weighing 19lb 9oz and coming in the last hour of daylight. Simon returned to McGregor Lake after a few days again with his stepfather when they caught another 10 pike up to 13lb 1oz.