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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:50 pm 
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anyone know much about this lake, or anyone fished it lately? i know there was a big fish kill a few years ago but looking at some of the fish coming out now, cluster coming out at 42lb and a good head of 20`s and some 30`s i might join and get my name on the night fishing waiting list
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 Post subject: Re: gingerbread lake st neots
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Hi Mr Darren. Gingerbread is a good looking lake that has matured nicely over the last 20 odd years. As you mentioned, it does operate a night 'syndicate' and does hold some good fish. The biggest known fish, Cluster, has recently had a tussle with tarka unfortunately. I sincerely hope this lake does not go the same way as Willington did a couple of years ago. The lake gets quite weedy in high summer, sees a lot of anglers and far too much marker floating, spodding and bait boating but thats probably considered normal behaviour now. I used to fish it (about 12 years ago), with little baits over hemp just beyond the marginal shelf and had mirrors to about 26lb. There are good sized fish of most species in there.

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Clonking tench :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: gingerbread lake st neots
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whats a tarka :oops:

Iv heard it gets busy, and thomo iv heard about the big tench too :)

Is it secure at night :?: just that Bob the baliff`s water is in cambridgeshire, and see his water was hit by scum bags :evil: (i dont know what water he is on tho)


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Gears80 wrote:
whats a tarka :oops:


Its like a Tikka but a little otter

Yeah I know but someone had to say it... :lol:

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Thomo wrote:
Gears80 wrote:
whats a tarka :oops:


Its like a Tikka but a little otter

Yeah I know but someone had to say it... :lol:


Cheers Thomo :lol: you are a wealth of infomation, felt silly asking but if you dont ask you dont get :D


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Gears80 wrote:
whats a tarka :oops:

Iv heard it gets busy, and thomo iv heard about the big tench too :)

Is it secure at night :?: just that Bob the baliff`s water is in cambridgeshire, and see his water was hit by scum bags :evil: (i dont know what water he is on tho)


It is about as secure as your average club water, there are two locked gates for vehicular access, the river Ouse along one side and a main road that runs along the opposite bank, (A428) so i presume it would be vulnerable to 'attacks' along the road bank. Never had a problem myself but that was a long time ago.

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Used to fish it years ago for the bream and tench, not surprised that it's been Ottered unfortunately it is open to increasing predation problems which will only become worse, as is the case around St Ives. Gingerbread a lovely lake but who could afford to fence that one!!?. :x :cry:

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Clooper wrote:
Used to fish it years ago for the bream and tench, not surprised that it's been Ottered unfortunately it is open to increasing predation problems which will only become worse, as is the case around St Ives. Gingerbread a lovely lake but who could afford to fence that one!!?. :x :cry:


It is expensive (and very annoying to have to do it) but Luton have done it with North House and once the Otters get in its too late!


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