Despite the high stocking ration in McGregor Lake, the changeable weather in recent weeks has slowed catches down with few reports of any carp being caught. Barry Gyles fished an overnight session at the lake this week though and managed to catch two good-sized carp, miirors weighing 15lb 9oz and 18lb 6oz. Also, he was unlucky to lose a third carp which got off as he was about to net it. In addition to the action from carp he managed to catch a small bream too.
Visitors to Gingerbread Lake will be pleased to find that the troublesome lock has been replaced. Members are asked to ensure that the entrance gate is fully closed with the latch engaged to prevent straining the new lock installed.
A quantity of carp fishing tackle has been offered for sale by a member together with indicative prices as follows – Carp Wheelbarrow (unused) £40, Chubb bed chair £25, Rod holdall £10, 3 x Witchwood carp rods together with 2 Witchwood reels £70. For more information, contact Paul Gray (Tel: (01954) 204351).
Please note that essential maintenance work will be taking place at the Sandy Lakes complex on Saturday 6th February and Sunday 7th February when heavy machinery will be in use. For safety reasons, it will be necessary to close the lake to all fishing including