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Summertime ends on a high

Winston Pogmore fished at McGregor Lake on a bright and fairly windless day when nothing seemed to be feeding. He was about to call it a day in the late afternoon when he had a solitary run out of the blue which turned out to be from a pristine 14lb 3oz common carp.

And here’s one I caught earlier!

A hard overnight frost greeted Robert Livock when he arrived at McGregor Lake on the Sandy Lakes complex. Nonetheless, the lake is capable of producing the odd run even in the coldest conditions. He cast his boilies out towards one of the lake’s islands and was soon getting small signs of fish activity on his bite indicators. Before long he experienced a confident run which he struck into. The fish was netted after a dogged fight and turned out to be a common carp around 10lbs. He fished on with renewed confidence but it turned out to be the only action for the day.

Silver fish put in a welcome appearance

Membership Secretary Anthony Pogmore went to McGregor Lake but found the lake shrouded in dense fog. He need not have worried though for within a few minutes a screaming run produced a 13lb 4oz mirror carp for him using a snowman rig made up of a plum boilie and a robin red pop-up. Ray Wyka appeared who was fishing a nearby swim carrying a 13lb common he had just caught and then he followed that up with a 10lb mirror carp. Honours were even soon after though when Anthony caught a beautifully-conditioned 13lb 8oz common carp and then missed another screaming run. However, as soon as the sun broke through sport was over for the day.

Mick breaks the 10lb barrier again!

John Murphy. Decided to fish in the Links Pool after he found his preferred swims occupied on Gingerbread Lake. John found that he had to fish tight to the thick lily beds in order to get bites and, as a consequence he lost two good fish that made a dash for cover when hooked. However, he was pleased to land a 10lb 3oz bream, one of the biggest reported from this venue, plus a stockie mirror carp.