Week Commencing: Sat 03/05/2014
Three anglers this week, with 30 acres of water to choose from and plenty of big French hungry hippos to chase around the pond.
Nick started of in Shingles, fishing the left and right margins. He got off the mark on the first night with a lovely upper double mirror. Then disaster struck and an angry carp decided to steel his left hand rod. Make sure when fishing locked up;
a) Your quick on it
B) Your rods and set up is secure and locked down.
John started of in Turtles Corner fishing towards the X created by two fallen trees on the tree line. John got off the mark on the first night with a 16lb mirror and lost a couple due to hook pulls. With his mate Nick getting beaten up and tormented by the rod stealing carp next door, they decided to move round to Tea Party 1 & 2 for more of a social and fish the area they had seen a lot of fish showing in, by the island.
Nick moved his remaining two rods into Tea Party 2 and fished to the tree line at the left hand side of the island, with a little tuition from Barty he was hitting the spots towards the far margin every time.
Baiting with Hybrid boilies and our pellets that we sell on site, spread all around the corner. A size 6 ready tied IQ-D rig with a perfectly balanced Banoffee wafter anywhere towards the far margin (level or past the island) was a bite every cast. Nick took a total of 24 fish including 10 x 30's to 37lb, smashing his previous PB by nearly 20lb.
John in Tea Party 1 set all three rods up at 75 yards towards the tall prominent trees on the far bank. Baiting up with the trusty Hybrid and pellets every day. Action came fast on the ready tied IQ-D rigs with a Banoffee or Hybrid wafter soaked in Caramel Goo. John took a total of 26 fish, including five 30's to 36lb, which was a new PB and 17 upper 20's good work lad.
Matty started in Birches and got into the action early on, fishing all three rods at 14 wraps towards Billy's. He caught four fish from this spot on his very neat combi rigs with Banoffee wafters soaked in Almond Goo. Including the biggun at 45lb+, his second PB in two nights.
Matt was very keen on watching the water and was often spotted in his swim with a bottle of tomato ketchup in hand. During this time he had seen a lot of fish crashing in Dunkerque so decided on a move.
What a move it was flicking the left rod a couple of rod lengths out off the point and the other two rods at 9.5RL towards the island in front of Tea Party. He was soon rewarded with a couple of upper 20's, using combi and IQ D rigs doing the business. Thursday afternoon from the new swim, new spot and a different bait (Caramel Goo wafter), the biggun slipped up again. At a new lake record of 46lb, well done. A total of 25 fish to 46lb including eight 30's.
Mike & Barty