A Happy New Year to all our members!
The mild weather at the start of the new year brought many members on to the lakeside and riverbanks. At Gingerbread Lake, Mike Tabone took advantage of the conditions by catching a plump 7lb 4oz tench.
Club treasurer Fraser Hayden has been concentrating on the River Ivel visiting several of the club’s stretches at Langford, Broom and Tempsford. He found chub to be feeding well catching several fish in the 3-4lb+ plus but also added two specimens over 5lbs, the best weighing 5lb 10oz. More excitedly, he found roach returning in numbers although shoals were tightly bunched. He employed float-fishing methods with his hook baited either with trusted bread flake or punched bread. Fish caught were generally in the 6-10oz bracket, but his best roach topped his scales at 1lb 2oz.
The club has recently spent a lot of time and effort in trying to enable year-round access to the river side of McGregor Lake and to extending the track alongside Swan Lake. Also, warnings have been given to members to avoid taking their vehicles on to land softened by winter rain and frosts. Despite all these efforts, it is still disappointing to find the odd angler persisting in trying to drive his vehicle into or alongside swims. This has again resulted in vehicles getting stuck and the ground getting badly churned up. This behaviour is selfish, thoughtless and totally unacceptable and will result in action be4ing taken against the individual(s) involved. Please be sensible and take extra care during the winter months.