John catches big pike from two different lakes!

One would have expected with the continuing mild weather the fish would have been feeding avidly but this was not the case as many anglers struggled for bites. John Lincoln ventured out on a really wet day and found Gingerbread Lake almost deserted. He had a take on a roach dead bait though which turned out to be a 15lb 12oz pike which made his trip worthwhile. Later in the week, he fished at another BHAA controlled lake and this time he opted for a smelt fished close to the margins. A single take produced another big pike for John, a 20lb 2oz specimen giving him his second 20 pounder this winter. Steve Bull reportedly landed a mid 20lb mirror carp whilst fishing at Gingerbread Lake on a day when there was little sign of active feeding.