Spawning does little to effect sport

Gingerbread Lake was back to its brilliant best with some fantastic catches over the recent bank holiday weekend and the past week. Eoghann Thompson Fished for a couple of nights and caught no fewer than 9 carp up to 30lbs. In addition, he caught several tench, over 20 sizeable bream and a 17lb pike. Wayne Albon also enjoyed some hectic action with carp catching another 9 fish, the best weighing 34lbs. The two anglers’ decided to call it a day only after the carp began a frantic spawning session. Mike Broom deliberately targeted the weed beds in search of carp and it proved a successful ploy as he went on to catch three carp, a 26lb common and mirrors of 24lbs and 38lb 4oz. Kevin Bacon from Leicester made his first trip to the lake for a number of months and caught an 18lb mirror, an 8lb tench and a small carp that gave him a real tussle. He had to return to his home but he decided to return to the lake for another overnight session. Although seeing little sign of carp activity in his swim, a single run produced a 36lb 10oz mirror for him. Dave Holland has found the lake’s tench more reluctant to feed of late but, instead, has been catching quality roach and rudd from most swims he float-fishes in.

Dave Holland decided on a change of venue and went to Grace Lake on the Sandy Lakes complex. There he found tench to be more obliging catching fish up to 5lb 11oz.

Richard Bartlett’s latest trip to McGregor Lake yielded two fish for him, an 11lb 14oz mirror and a 12lb common carp. John Murphy’s grandson, Jonnie caught a 10lb 8oz mirror carp on a day when little was feeding. However, there has been a steady stream of carp being caught throughout the week from all parts of this lake. Members are reminded that the lake will be reserved for an Over 60s match on Wednesday, the 3rd of June.

Swan Lake has fished its head off this year so far with runs coming both at night and during the day. Roy Keeble set up for an overnight stay but banked a 16lb carp during the afternoon.