obert Livock fished at McGregor Lake for carp twice during the week but his first visit only produced a 2lb bream. However, he returned a couple of days later to catch two mirrors, a 9lb 12oz fish and an 11lb 4oz fish. Both were caught using Crafty Catcher’s Retro boilies. Richard Bartlett caught two nice common carp, a 14 pounder and another fish just slightly smaller. Both fish fell to Waitrose frozen sweetcorn.
The change to milder weather helped to make it a red-letter day for Russell Bonnett when he fished a day session at Gingerbread Lake. During his session, he banked three big carp two of which tipped 40lbs. They were the mirrors called the Clone weighing 40lb 12oz and Moonscale at 40lb 15oz. In addition, he caught another super looking mirror weighing 29lb 2oz. Another angler to catch was Nick (the Greek) Page who landed a mirror weighing in the low 20s.
In the wintery conditions, Simon Izzard put his carp rods away and decided to go for pike instead. He decided to lure fish at Gingerbread Lake and was successful in catching several pike up to low doubles. Another two carp were reported being caught at the lake too showing that the fish are now starting to move despite the icy conditions. At Swan Lake, four carp were caught over the previous weekend including, at least, two over 20lbs.
However, neil Sampson decided to try for chub on the River Ouse at Tempsford where specimens to nearly 7lbs have been caught