News Update: 6th May 2023

It has been another productive week with specimen fish of several different species being caught.

At Gingerbread Lake, early in the week Chris Tribe caught a nice you mirror carp weighing 19lbs. Ionut Cires fished overnight catching a big mirror carp around the 30lb mark but then followed this up with an even larger specimen, a cracking common carp weighing 37lb 8oz. Big bream and tench were being caught too by anglers targeting these species.

Meanwhile at Swan Lake the flood of big fish catches continued almost daily. Craig Leitch reported catching a 25lb 9oz mirror carp before having to return to work. Karl Franklin was pleased to get off the mark with a nice 13lb mirror carp only recently stocked using a zig rig as he noticed there were many fish cruising on or near the surface. Anthony Pogmore decided to use some mini barrel shaped boilies fished in conjunction with a PVA bag filled with pellets infused with tiger nut essence. With a short period of time, the new bream produced a 9lb bream for him. He returned to the lake a few days later and caught an 18lb 12oz mirror carp using the same method. Alan Wilkie decided to scale his tackle down and try for bream using various combinations of bait fished in small offerings like chopped worm. He landed a 9lb 8oz bream almost straight away and soon added another weighing 9lb 4oz. Tench responded to his method too catching three specimens weighing 6kb 2oz, 6lb 13oz and 5lb 13oz. Steve Curtin had to fish throughout a wet day at the lake but still managed to come up trumps with a 30lb 4oz Mirror carp.

Peter Scoats has joined our list of bailiffs and will be keeping an eye on people fishing at Swan Lake during the week.

It is disappointing to report yet again incidents of members using swims as toilets at both Gingerbread and McGregor Lakes. The Board will take the strongest action against anyone found to be responsible.

Board members regularly inspect the fencing around our three carp lakes and it is disconcerting to find incidents where holes appear to have cut out. The Police will be informed and covert cameras set up to try and identify the culprit(s). It is our intention to prosecute anyone found to be vandalising the fencing. All members are asked to be vigilant and to keep an eye out for anyone engaged in such activity. We have suspicions as to who we think the culprits may be and just need the evidence to proceed. Please help to keep our lakes secure.