The past week has seen some changeable weather conditions which has greatly affected sport but nevertheless two cracking winter carp were still caught.
Paul Burton fished overnight at Swan Lake where he caught a perfectly conditioned 34lb 4oz mirror carp. Meanwhile, at Gingerbread Lake it was Richard Fosker who met with success when he caught one of the lake’s sought-after fish, the @Mitsubishi’ mirror carp weighing 38lbs and during the daytime.
The club has now sold all its membership books for the year ended 15th June. All existing members and persons wishing to join the club for next year are encouraged not to delay the purchase of club books to avoid disappointment as they are sold on a first come first served basis. Next year’s books should be available for purchase around May 2020. Also, persons interested in night fishing our waters must be existing members of the club beforehand and be prepared to go on to a waiting list.
A member has been leaving one of our gates unfastened on Swan Lake. It is essential that these gates are secured to safeguard our fish stocks so the culprit will be disciplined if caught.
A report has been received of Eastern Europeans illegally fishing on Back Meadows in Biggleswade where they were seen to catch and kill some chub. All members fishing our river stretches are asked to remain alert to such activity and to report any incidences to the Environment Agency’s emergency helpline immediately.