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  • Terry with the beard at 50lb
  • Terry with the harrier
  • Martijn with a 40lb mirror
  • Pin Scale 43lb
  • Mike with a 37lb common
  • Mike with a 36lb mirror

Terry with the beard at 50lb

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Bailiff Comments

Week Commencing: Sat 16/04/2016

A varied week on the Road Lake this week.  The week started warm and as the week went on this lead to a wet second half of the week to end.

Terry Sanders was fishing in Turtles Corner and came up trumps this week landing an incredible 25 fish, including a brand new 50lb mirror for the lake, which he has christened The Beard.  This fish last came out April 2015 at 39lb, so has gained 11lb in a single year, which is some growth rate and hopefully means that we will have a few more suprises ahead of us this year.  Terry also managed to land a nice 42lb mirror called The Harrier amoungst his captures. Terry was using IQD rigs to good effect towards the treeline.

Mike Donigan started the week in Bachillers, but spent most of the week roaming around to different swims that were free chasing the fish, which paid off with Mike ending the week with eight fish to his name, with the largest being a 37lb common.

Like Mike, Neil Thomas also chose to move around this week chasing the fish.  Neil started his session in Billies then on Wednesday he decided to move into the vacant Shingles swim.  Neil’s largest fish for his effrots was a 38lb mirror on Friday, caught and landed on on a zig rig.  Zig fishing is a very under used method on the Road Lake and throughout the spring clearly well worth a try.

Our Dutch friend Martijn Markwat was back for another visit and ended up fishing from the Tea Party swim.  Martijn tactic for this week was using an out and out boilie aproach, which is the best method on the Road Lake.  Martijn managed a total of five fish for the week including two nice 40lb mirrors upto 43lb, a fish known as Pin Scale.

Del Griffiths fished in the newly made Beach swim and later in Single Boards and like Martijn ended the week with five fish landed, with the largest one being a nice 39lb mirror.


With the weather looking to improve over the next couple of weeks we are sure that there are going to be plenty of fish coming out and hopefully some nice suprises just like Terrys capture of The Beard having gained 11lb in a single year.

Tight Lines.