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High pressure slows down feeding

Despite water temperatures being well within the range when fish should feed, the recent high pressure weather patterns have put most fish off the feed. Norman Brinn reported being the latest angler to catch the much sought after mirror carp called ‘the Clone’ recently at Gingerbread Lake. The fish weighed an impressive 41lb 8oz and showed signs of having been tucking into a feast of boilies. Another member spotted signs of fish near the surface in his swim and decided to climb a nearby try to see what they were. They were carp and amongst them was a really big one too. He cast his bait into the area where he had spotted the fish and went on to catch a 33lb common carp. During his session, he also caught a 9lb tench. Alan Grimsey has not been able to find any carp in the past week but still caught a big bream in the 8-9lb region.

A member fishing Swan Lake got off to a cracking start to his session by catching a 31lb carp but had to wait a long time before adding a second fish to his tally. The wait was worthwhile as it turned out to be a 24lb carp. Gary Thompson made the long journey from his Preston home to fish and he was pleased to go to catch another 254lb mirror carp. Robert Livock assessed the conditions and decided to put his carp gear away and try for pike instead. Soon after casting out a dead bait , he had a take from a 10lb 4oz pike.

Richard Bartlett has found a swim at McGregor Lake from which he seems to catch every time he fishes it. In a short evening session, he caught a 16lb mirror and the following evening two 8-10lb common carp. His successful baits were Sticky Baits’ boilies.

From 16th June, there will be a new rule introduced requiring members to bring with them a sealable toilet bucket or equivalent to enable all human waste to be removed from club venues as there are no toilet facilities on site. Members are asked to comply with this new rule by a obtaining suitable receptacle.