News Update: 10th March 2019

The unsettled conditions over the past resulted in an increased number of catch reports and signs that fish are now starting to feed more often.

Regular visitor to McGregor Lake, Robert Livock, caught an 11lb common carp fishing alongside some branches that had fallen into the water and later in the day added a 17lb mirror carp. Both his fish fell to boilies with only a minimal number of freebies being fired out. He returned later in the week to catch an 11lb 12oz common carp from the same swim. Alan Wilkie turned up for a short session and used Crafty Catcher baits to tempt a 9lb 13oz mirror carp followed by a 3lb 8oz bream. Baits were fished in conjunction with PVA bags filled with crushed boilies. Karl Franklin caught a small 3lb mirror carp followed by a 3lb 8oz bream. Several other carp were caught from around the lake during the week too.

The previous weekend, two carp over 20lbs were caught from Swan Lake but further details are sketchy. Anthony Pogmore landed a 12lb 4oz mirror carp during a day session using boilies fished in conjunction with PVA bags filled with squashed Peanut Pro boilies. Alan Wilkie fished the same swim later in the week and went on to catch one of Swan Lake’s largest residents, the big linear, weighing 36lb 1oz. It was a new PB for Alan and the fish fell to the same tactics he had previously used at McGregor Lake earlier in the week. Alan witnessed another big carp being landed by ‘Lee’, a 25lb specimen.

Members who fish the High Romper stretch of the Ivel at Tempsford owe Mick Usher a vote of thanks for single-handedly clearing the pathway to allow access to swims between the club’s footbridge and the cattle bridge higher upstream. New scaffold boards are to be installed on the footbridge after some existing ones mysteriously went missing.

Members are reminded that the club’s AGM will be taking place at Biggleswade RFC’s clubhouse on Thursday, 21st March 2019, when they will be able to raise any matters of concern with club officials as well as learning about developments taking place in the coming year and beyond.