The previous week’s rain got the fish feeding in McGregor Lake during Xmas week albeit mainly after dark. Stephen Chessum fished overnight to catch three nice carp, a 17lb fish and two around 12lbs each. Paul Burton also fished for one night catching five carp all averaging around the 17lb mark. Paul said that the fish reacted to a few spods of freebies after each fish was caught but his runs ended abruptly when the sun rose the next day. Both Alan Wilkie and Robert Livock did manage to catch the odd carp during daytime sessions with a single-figured mirror and a 11lb 8oz mirror respectively.
The recent wet weather has resulted in several swims on Swan Lake becoming waterlogged but it did not deter a few regulars from wetting a line. Lee Allen caught a carp over 21lbs from the lake in an overnight stay. Reports of a couple of much larger fish being caught post Xmas day have been mentioned. Another member reported catching a 10lb mirror from the lake which was a surprise as no carp of this size were thought to be present