Another cracking week on the Gigantica Road Lake: over 70 carp were landed by the end of the week. The day time temperature was up to 32 degrees most days, creating a real summer holiday feel to the week, and the evening temperature dropped to a more comfortable 14 degrees. The wind was blowing from the west for most of the week making it perfect conditions for fishing, the lake temperature was 20 degrees.
the left hand rod was cast at 15 wraps towards the left hand margin, his middle rod was cast at 18 wraps inline with the island,6 wraps inline with Tea Party 1. It wasn’t long before he was into his first fish of the week, a 29lb Common. Craig was using an IQ D-Rig with a size 4 Korda Kurv hook with a wafter as his hook bait. On Monday Craig went onto zigs as there we fish showing all over him but could not get a bite off the bottom. It didn’t take long before he was into his first fish on a zig, so he decided to put his other two rods on zigs at a depth of 11ft and all with Black foam. Craig went on to land 10 more carp up to 29lb.
10x 20’s, and 2 doubles made it a great week for him. His first rod was cast at 10 wrap in- line with Double Boards. The other two rods were cast to the right of the swim inline with Turtles Corner at 20 wraps. After no action on the bottom he decided to try zigs at a depth of 11ft , and it didn’t take long before he was into his first fish of the week a cracking mirror called “2 Scales”, which was a new PB at 44lb 8oz. Rob was casting all three rods at sixty yards, and they were all fished at 11ft, with a small piece of black foam and a Korda Size 6 Mixer B hook.
James Hickin was set up in Birches: he started fishing on the bottom for the first couple days but after no action he also went onto zigs at a depth of 11ft, which seams to be the right depth to catch these carp at present. James had a total of eleven fish ranging from 19lb to 42lb 8oz which turned out to be a new PB for James.
Aaron Brown went into Decoy, and after no action on the bottom he followed the crowd and went onto zigs at 11ft with black foam. Aaron had a total of eleven fish for the week, a 46lb 8oz Mirror called “Decoy” which was a new PB. He also had 2 x 30’s to 34lb, 7 x 20’s and 1 double. Aaron was only fish out about 60 yards and casting the zigs to showing fish which worked well for him.
Ben Marley went into The Goo. He went onto zigs and started of with depths of 8ft,11ft and 16ft, over the week he landed a total of nine carp, 2 x 30’s to 39lb6oz, 4 x 20’s and 3 doubles. All of these carp came on Black foam with a Korda Size 6 Mixer B hook.
Darryl Cowpe went into Dunkerque, after 2 days he realised the carp were not feeding on the bottom so he went onto zigs, and tried depths of 9ft and 11ft both with Black foam and Size 6 Mixa B hooks. Darryl started catching straight away because he was only casting to showing fish, over the week he landed 6 fish, but smashed his PB three times over the course of the week. Firstly a 35lb Mirror, then a 37lb Mirror, and to top it off he goes and lands “Maggie” at 41lb, a cracking Common too. Not a bad week for Darryl, smashing his PB three times in a week.
Alex Kobert went into the The beach, with the high temperatures this week Alex went onto zigs as the carp were showing all over him, he was fishing zigs at 11ft, all with black foam. It wasn’t long before he was into his first fish of the week, a cracking 44lb mirror called Pac-Man, which turned out to be a new PB for him. The next afternoon Alex was in again, this time with a 46lb 4oz mirror which was an unnamed fish so he called it “The German”, which broke his PB again! He also went onto have a 32lb Common at the end of the week.
James Bann went into The Poo, he started of fishing straight out at just 6 wraps and baiting each rod with a few kilos of boilies. Then on Tuesday James had his first take, a nice 34lb Mirror. The next day he was in again, but this time on a 11ft zig with black foam. A very tough week for James but he was well pleased by catching a cracking 34lb mirror from a venue he had never been too before.
Jason Van Der Mewe went into Bacheliers, he started of fishing two rods at 21 wraps just off the left hand margin and baiting with 2 kilos of boilies, his third rod was cast out to the centre of his swim in 20ft of water with a 11ft zig. After a few days with no action Jason went up to the stalking swim, and it wasn’t long before he was into his first fish of the week, a nice 26lb Common. A few hours later Jason was in again but this time it turned out to be a cracking 51lb Mirror known as “Ron’s”; which was a new PB for Jason. What an amazing fish for this young lad who came all the way from Belgium.
Paul Robson went into Shingles, he was fishing all three rods at 16 wraps in-line with the island, he baited up every day with a few kilos of boilies just before dinner. On Wednesday he decided to go up to the stalking swim, and it didn’t take long before he was into his first fish of the session. A nice 44lb 8oz common and this was a new PB for Paul, and a big well done to him for landing this fish, as he had a broken arm. This came on an 11ft zig with a small piece off black foam.
Road Lake regular, and thouroughly nice guy, Richard Standfield went into Billy’s, he found a nice area over to the right hand margin at 16 wraps just short of the overhanging tree, and the other two rods were cast out at 20 wraps in-line with the gap in the trees. It turned out to be a tough week for Rich with only a 21lb common landed. “But better than a week at work. “he said”.
Well that’s it for another week here on the Road Lake, with the temperature up into the 30’s the fish were defiantly up in the top layers of the lake as most of the fish came on zigs.
Thats it for another week here at gigantica.
Just a few comments the anglers left on their catch report foam:
Brilliant venue, food second to none, all fish in perfect condition, bailiffs do an amazing job. 100% be back next year.
Top Venue, Immaculate fish, recommend to anyone.
Brillant service on meal times, Good advice with swims info, be back again, and thanks to Buzz.
Great food, bailiff great for info on catching.
Bailiffs are helpful at any point you need them, always point you in the right direction, and Buzz is the best camera man on the plant.
Just a few of the comments the lads left, and a big thank you to all this week and hope to see you again….