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News Update: 18th June 2023

The 16th of June saw the welcome opening of coarse fishing on our rivers when Fraser Hayden was at the Drift stretch of the river Ouse in Eaton Socon for a dawn start fishing beneath a canopy of giant willow trees. He fished with a simple cage feeder cast to mid river filled with mixed pellets, sweetcorn died and a little hemp. Hook baits were corn or lobworm tails. The tactic accounted for seven bream weighing between 4-6lbs before lunch when the fish stopped feeding. All the fish were returned without retaining them in a keepnet because of the high water temperature.

During the week, carp were actively spawning on all our lakes deterring most anglers from fishing. A few anglers ventured out fishing areas away from the spawning fish. McGregor Lake saw most action where Emerald Smith caught a 23lb mirror carp and Steven Manning had a 22lb mirror carp during an evening visit. Tom Lacey continued his run of fine catches by netting four carp before the sun brought feeding to a halt. Lloyd Gadsby had a pristine 9lb common and Troy Fletcher caught a good- sized mirror carp.

Graeme Gadsby found the carp on Swan Lake preoccupied with spawning but still managed to catch a super looking tench during his visit.

Tench were said to be spawning at Gingerbread Lake in the latter part of the week so please be aware when margin fishing.

Several anglers were observed poaching at the mill in Sandy and the Police were asked to attend when they refused to leave. The Police arrested them all, and they were taken away in a Police van. Please safeguard your fisheries by reporting such suspicious activity to club officials, the Environment Agency emergency helpline or to the Police’s rural crime team who are keen to clamp down on rural crime.