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News Update: 27th March 2022

The first of the guards designed to prevent fish eating vermin from gaining access to our fisheries has been fitted to the inner gate at Gingerbread Lake. It is a hinged cover which allows members access to the locks but swings down to cover the hole in the gate after use. It was upsetting to find that an individual had propped open the cover thereby defeating the object of having it.

Members should be aware that such vermin will use every means possible to gain entry to our fisheries and have used holes in the gates for this purpose. Please ensure that no action is taken to interfere with the operation of the hinged covers as this would jeopardise our fish stocks.

Ionut Cires reported catching one of the lake’s big carp on a recent visit and it is precisely these specimen fish that we are trying to protect.