Christmas Cheer!

A few hardy anglers have continued fishing over the recent holiday period and for some it has been a worthwhile experience. Gingerbread Lake has proven itself to be a good winter carp water over recent years and this trend appears to be continuing. Bailiff Derek Orchard has caught two 20s in recent weeks using Denham Baits’ boilies. Dave Albon fished a day session with his friend Andy Richwood and was pleased to catch a 17lb 15oz common carp. Although Andy did not catch, he had several bites throughout the day.

Michael Broom fished some short sessions on a stretch of the River Ivel catching plenty of roach up to the 1lb mark and perch to 1lb 8oz. He and his friend Gordon West fished a day at McGregor Lake too each catching a double figured mirror carp. He added that both fish were caught fishing very close to the margins.

A member fishing at Gingerbread Lake has found an item of carp gear. Anyone wishing to claim it can by contacting him on (07905) 529880 with a description of the lost item.

Members are reminded it is crucial to keep the newly installed gates in the otter fencing closed after entry or exit to safeguard our fish stocks. Anyone failing to abide by this requirement will risk losing their club membership in the future. The next meeting of the local PAC will take place at 7.30 on the 11th January in the lounge of the Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill, MK45 2PL when the guest speaker will be Fenland legend Denis Moules. Further details can be obtained from Val Tomlin at or by phoning him on (07802) 156196.