Three scales tips the scales for the Fat Fish Lake Exclusive at an impressive 59lb 8oz, just shy of the magic 60lb mark; it’s not going to be long before the Road Lake has its first 60lb chunk on the bank!!!!!!
The weather this week has been mild with very little in the way of rain, and day time temperature’s improving as the week has gone on. Everything looked perfect for some good fishing, the only thing against the anglers this week is a high pressure system still sitting on top of us; other than that conditions have been perfect.
Phil Newman fished The Poo and had the week of a lifetime with three being his lucky number, he came third out of the draw, got his third choice swim, and landed three of the lakes larger residents. The Blade at 42lb 8oz, Stubby at 47lb along with two 30’s, one mid-20 and he topped all this off with a new PB and Lake Record; 3 Scales caught at a new top weight of 59lb 8oz! Awesome. Phil fished a 9”, Size 4B, Korda Kurv on an IQ D-Rig tipped with yellow and white Manilla wafters. He was baiting up with the Spomb during the day, and throwing stick during the evening when the fish were showing over the baited spot’s. His left rod was fished at 10 wraps towards Shingles, his middle rod at 17 wraps towards Turtle's Corner and his final rod was fished at 8½ wraps into the right hand margin.
Ian Cannon fishing Tea Party 1 also had a great week with the fish on him right from the off, with a sixteen fish tally for the week; including 7 x doubles, 5 x 20s, 3 x 30s and topped off his week with the capture of the expremely friendly Hammer at 52lb! Ian fished all three rods at 18 wraps towards Turtle's Corner, and opted for the Spinner Rig baited with an 18mm Sticky Manilla Wafter. He baited up with the throwing stick, spreading the bait over an area the size of a large dinner table. He caught consistently through the week, making the most of the oppertunities that came his way.
Anna and George started the week in Dunkerque and managed to winkle out the Korda Social Common on the first night on his left hand rod fished at 8 wraps towards Decoy. He was using a Blow-Back Rig with running leads, but with little fish activity in the area they decided to move around the corner to the Beach. After seeing fish showing consistently in front, the rigs were sent out to a spot at 22 wraps in front of the bund. They baited up by hand with 2-3 kg over each rod, which worked well as a 23lb 5oz Common proved the theory to be sound. George also suffered a couple of lost fish during the week.
Jason Foster fishing Billy’s was amongst the 30's, with three fish for the week. The biggest a lovely 39lb Mirror came on the Monday night, which was followed-up on Wednesday night with a very respectable 34lb 8oz Mirror. His third and final fish came on the last night, which turned out to be a stunning 34lb Mirror. Jason fished a Korda 20lb N-Trap Soft D-Rig baited with a Sticky Manilla Wafter and fished all three rods at 17 wraps towards Tea Party 2. He baited up with the throwing stick, putting in 5kg of boilies through the day, feeding little and often to keep the swim active.
Chris Bates fishing in Birches managed two doubles for the week with the first coming on the Sunday night at 16lb 4oz and the second on the Friday night at 14lb. Both fish fell to a Sticky Manilla Wafter on an IQ D-Rig and running lead system. All the rods were fished at 14 wraps towards the island, Chris used 20kg of bait during the course of the week using both the throwing stick and Spomb, baiting up after lunch each day.
Dean Cullen fishing Bachelliers had a fantastic week, with a new PB in the shape of Ron’s fish at it's first time over 50. The chunky Mirror weighed in at 51lb 8oz aand he backed this up with two Commons of 30lb and 22lb, all three fish falling for his Plan B Active Bait Solutions. Dean used the popular Ronnie rig at 19½ wraps towards the tall tree on the left hand side of the swim, and baited the spot with 2-3 kg of freebies around lunch time each day, topping up after each fish and after dinner. He used 35kg during the course of the week.
Another great week was had by all on the road lake, with a total of 50 fish and a new lake record at 59lb 8oz!! I’m sure it won’t be long before we see our first 60 pounder, and now with 11 fish tipping the scales over the 50lb mark, why not book your next trip to Gigantica Road Lake and try and land one of these stunning fish for yourselves. I am sure it’s going to throw up some surprises, look forward to seeing you in 2018.