High pressure does little to improve sport

Despite a relatively mild week, the presence of high pressure has made fish less inclined to feed resulting in a lot of empty nets. Kevin Bacon attested to this state of affairs and, on his first night’s fishing at Gingerbread Lake, he only had a 14lb common carp to show for his efforts. However, he persevered and later in the week went on to catch a 28lb 12oz mirror carp.

Trevor French was well pleased to land a 27lb 8oz mirror carp during an overnight session on Swan Lake on the Sandy complex. Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore opted for a day’s fishing on McGregor Lake after blanking at both Gingerbread and Swan Lakes. Along with several other anglers fishing the lake, he had no sign of any action until late in the afternoon when he had a run out of the blue. The fish turned out to be a mirror carp weighing 12lbs.

A reminder to those predator anglers about to start their winter campaigns. Lure fishing specialist Dave Pugh will be giving a presentation for the local PAC in the Lounge Bar of the Wingfield Club, 37 Church Steet, Ampthill at 7.30pm on the 12th of October. Further information can be obtained from Valentine Tomlin at or by telephoning him on 07802 156196.