The Onesie Boys Break 50lb
Posted: 1st Jun 2015
Well its been another enjoyable week with steady weather and the two lads who booked the lake catching a few and breaking a long standing pb!!
The fish have still not spawned yet with the up and down weather this season, but they are ready with a few females this week looking tubby and the males are milting. The lads used just a boilie approach this week with no other feed, but the chopped baits did seem to help, and produced a few extra fish. Warren was off to a flying start in Peg 1, catching 6 fish in the first 36 hours but he did make the fatal mistake of only using a handful of bait after each fish and did not play the long game of building the swim over the week. Its so hard knowing how much to put in and when to apply bait, combined with if your catching, why change anything? But I strongly believe that you have to create competition for the fish to stay in your swim or for them to keep returning while you are catching. It's a shame because Warren could not put a foot wrong with fish to 41lb+ but when they moved, they moved leaving Peg 1 deathly quiet and then it becomes a headbanger wondering what to do, more bait or not, stay on the same spots or change, and you can then start chasing them all week. Steve on the other hand was very mobile moving each day from swim to swim, taking fish to 43lb from peg 2 but saving the best to last with a mirror of 50lb 13oz from Peg 3. It's not a very long fish but the depth and width has to be seen because it is so wide across the shoulders, and being a male fish it's just solid muscle. It's been over 12 years in the making breaking his pb so he was over the moon slipping the net under the mirror. The week finished with 12 fish in the bag for the two of them, best being the 50lb+, 2 fish over 40lb+, 5x 30lb including 3 of 38lb, the last 4 being stockies to 28lb+.
The boys teamed up with a "onesie" each and did a little photo shoot which I will stick on FB, horrendous sums it up and they looked like a pair of smurfs while baiting up each evening, no chance of a Sanctuary Onesie going into production that is for sure!!!
On the wildlife front it's alive at the moment, Turtle doves nesting everywhere, Redbacked Shrike are back, Red squirrels becoming cheeky than ever, along with a whole host of other species its worth packing the binoculars.