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Carp starting to feed actively again

Mick Day returned to McGregor Lake where on his previous visit he had caught carp weighing 15lb and 12lb 10oz but he thought his luck was out when he hooked and lost two more double-figured mirrors. However, around 3pm he experienced a third run that turned out to be from a 17lb mirror carp. All of his fish were caught fishing close to the margins in a swim neglected by most anglers. Anthony Pogmore banked two mirrors on the same day but both turned out to be hard fighting single-figured fish.

Fantastic sport on rivers as season ends while big carp start to feed at Gingerbread

Winston Pogmore returned to a BHAA controlled stretch of the Ivel near Sandy from where he caught a 5lb plus chub on his previous visit. Sport started more slowly this time and, for a couple of hours, all he could catch was the odd minnow. He kept feeding his swim with breadcrumb and a trickle of maggots and put a bunch of them on to his size 16 hook. He soon landed a 3lb 10oz chub but then hooked into a really powerful fish that he thought was probably a pike. However, when he finally netted the fish it turned out to be a 6lb 15oz chub, his biggest ever chub. His friend Alan Wilkie fished the same stretch of river catching two big chub weighing 5lb 4oz and 5lb 14oz. The latter of the two chub he has caught this season on three separate occasions!