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News Update: 7th March 2021

The end of the river fishing season is fast approaching so the coming week will provide a last chance for members to catch some of the specimen fish that can be found along our club stretches. This week, Fraser Hayden tried his luck fishing on the River Ivel at Broom on a cold unwelcoming day. He used a small worm as bait topped with a single maggot and presented below a small float. His only bite of the day produced a beautifully conditioned 2lb 10oz perch which left him determined to try to break the 3lb barrier at last.

Board member Marc Snow kicked off the week on McGregor Lake by catching a nice double figured mirror carp. Robert Livock followed his lead by catching two more mirror carp weighing 13lbs and 18lb 8oz and, at the weekend, Lloyd Gadsby landed the heaviest fish, a prime 22lb mirror carp.

Reports of fish caught from Gingerbread are sparse but mention of a 34lb common carp being caught was made.

The extra daily fishing times agreed by the Board covering daylight hours should enable members to have a better chance of catching fish. Please remember though that the Covid epidemic is by no means over yet so members must continue to sanitize their hands when opening gates and maintain social distancing from other anglers. We are aware of two members who are currently suffering from covid infection and another who is suffering from the long term effects of this disease so please take precautions seriously to protect yourselves and fellow anglers.