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News Update: 22nd May 2022

Steve Curtin arrived for a day’s fishing at Swan Lake and soon after casting out spotted the odd patch of bubbles appearing in his swim. It was not long before he was able to find the culprits as he landed two nice tench. It was not until later in the afternoon that he was able to tempt one of the lake’s carp into feeding when he went on to catch a 20lb 12oz common carp. He fished on for a further two hours catching a third good-sized tench to complete the day’s sport. Graeme Gadsby found the conditions ideal for carp fishing and this proved to be the case when he landed a super looking 30lb 2oz mirror carp.

Meanwhile, at McGregor Lake, it was another Gadsby, Lloyd, who was enjoying a hot run of carp catches as over the past few days he has caught consistently with mirror carp weighing 21lbs, 19lbs, 18lbs and 24 lbs with a nice 14lb common too. All his fish were caught during the day. Another member fished close to the small island but found that bream had moved in by catching three fish in quick succession before they switched off feeding for the day.

It was a different story at Gingerbread Lake where the carp had engaged in spawning activity through much of the week causing them to be preoccupied with their reproductive activities.

 Members are asked to note that there is to be no fishing on the road bank at Gingerbread Lake between the end of the flyover bridge up to the Beach Swim. The reason behind this is one of Health & Safety with a risk of vehicles involved in accidents coming through or over the safety barrier. All the fishing areas affected can still be reached by casting from swims on the inner bank.