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News Update: 16th December 2018

McGregor Lake at Sandy has been heavily stocked with carp over recent years which are safeguarded by fencing to prevent predation by otters. Plenty of carp have been caught in recent weeks

Sport starts to slow as temperatures drift downwards

Robert Livock spent a day fishing at McGregor Lake where he caught mirror carp weighing 12lb 8oz and 11lbs plus a late season 6lb 8oz tench. He said that another angler fishing close by also bagged a couple of fish. He returned to the lake a couple of days later to catch another 1llb mirror plus a 3lb common, his smallest ever carp from the lake.

Youngsters get off to a flying start

John Murphy decided to take a break from fishing at Gingerbread Lake to take his two of his grandsons fishing for the first time as they had expressed an interest. He decided to take them to McGregor Lake where he explained to them how he fished for carp and what to do in case of a run. Sure enough, before long he had a screaming run on one of his two rods and one of his grandchildren rushed forward to strike but, unfortunately, forgot to close the bait runner first. The run was missed. Undeterred, the trio fished on and they went on to enjoy a memorable day’s sport catching mirror carp weighing 10lb 8oz, 12lbs, 13lbs and 18lbs.