Swan Magic

Meanwhile, at Gingerbread Lake, one of the named fish, Moonscale, was caught weighing 35lbs well down on its top weight no doubt spawned out. John Murphy caught his best fish from the lake so far this year when he banked a 26lb 8oz mirror carp but had to wait well into the afternoon before getting a run. In contrast, Alan Bates had only a short time to weight when fishing in the factory bay before a 19lb 4oz carp picked up his red pop-up boilie. Another angler to enjoy success fishing in the factory bay was Trevor O’Dell who caught a 29lb 14oz carp whilst his fishing companion banked an 18lb 4oz carp from another part of the lake on a later visit.

London bus syndrome strikes again

Michael Cooney was fishing in the factory bay at Gingerbread Lake when he had a run which turned out to be a lovely 20lb 12oz common carp. He was about to put it on to his unhooking mat when one of his other rods was away with another run. Michael eventually landed the fish which turned out to be another big common, this time a 22lb 12oz specimen, with both fish in his landing net at the same time. On a previous visit, Michael caught a 26lb 8oz mirror together with a number of bream. Pete Housden is a newly-appointed bailiff who will be at the venue throughout the winter months in addition to the other bailiffs.