News Update: 31st May 2020

Following on from last week’s reported capture of a 31lb 6oz common carp by David Grant from Swan Lake, he went on to catch four more commons weighing 20lb 14oz, 23lb 8oz, 32lb 15oz and 20lb 15oz together with three mirror carp weighing 25lb 9oz, 27lb 14oz and 18lb 7oz. Nearly all of David’s fish were caught during the daytime and the eight fish haul gave him his best ever catch from the lake. Paul Burton was pleased to get back fishing again and he soon got amongst the fish catching a beautiful linear mirror carp weighing 21lb 4oz, a 6lb 8oz tench and a new personal best bream of 9lb 3oz. Stephen Chessum caught a heavily scaled mirror carp weighing 26lb 8oz and later added another nice mirror weighing 18lbs. Several other anglers caught carp too but no details have been received.

Lee Jakes has concentrated on fishing at McGregor Lake where he has amassed several carp fishing an area often neglected by most anglers including a 24lb mirror carp, his best fish from the water to date. Anthony Pogmore had a day’s fishing on McGregor Lake where he was pleased to get off the mark with a 19lb 4oz mirror carp and throughout the day continued to get runs resulting in three more mirrors weighing 16lbs, 13lb 12oz and 14lbs despite dropping three more carp on the way to the net. Alan Wilkie visited the lake for an evening session when he landed a 15lb 10oz mirror despite the fish managing to find snags close to the bank. Gingerbread Lake continued to produce some spectacular catches. Dave Young had a red-letter day when he caught a 7lb 7oz bream soon after casting out quickly followed by a 34lb 7oz common carp and another common weighing 20lb 2oz. A change of tactics to a zig rig produced a 19lb 13oz mirror carp and later a 16lb mirror and 32lb 1oz common carp were added. Steve Curtin notched up another two carp, mirrors weighing 17lbs and 25lb 4oz, the latter he caught stalking with a single rod and line. Again, these catches are just a sample of some great sport being enjoyed by anglers visiting the lake.