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Anyone for curry!

John Cartwright fished the BHAA’s stretch of the River Ouse upstream of Harrold. He float-fished using curry flavoured maggots as bait which the fish found irresistible. He caught superbly-conditioned roach averaging around 3/4lb and perch to nearly 1lb at the rate of a fish per cast throughout the day until nightfall.

Tench starting to move

There have been plenty of fish showing at Gingerbread Lake as the water temperature continues to rise with a number of good-sized carp caught and several of the recently stocked ones. Most of the smaller stock fish have been caught from the factory bay where they were introduced. John Murphy landed a cracking early season tench weighing 8lb 6oz, a new personal best for the angler. On his next visit, he caught a 9lb plus pike which took a liking to his particle bait.

The mighty maggot strikes again!

The next meeting of the local PAC will be held at The Wingfield Club, 37 Church Street, Ampthill, MK45 2PL with a 7.30pm start. The guest speaker will be Chris Ponsford who is the co-producer of the video ‘Fenland Pike’ so the evening should be full of fishy tales and tips on how to find those elusive monsters. All anglers are asked to report all incidents of poaching and fish theft to the Environment Agency via its incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 and the local police by dialling 101.