The One That Got Away!!
Posted: 13th Aug 2015
It's a late update with us only just catching-up with last weeks update which I have not had chance to post. The weather has just broken today with a quick heavy shower breaking the air temp of 36oc+ again last week and it really is turning into a blazing hot and dry summer so far.
The big machine died on me 2 weeks ago and a major part has been sent back to the UK to be repaired and hopefully we will be back on the machine next week if all goes to plan. This has cost me 3 weeks all in all but I cannot stress over the issue and just need to make headway once we can start again, but it gives you a little update to what has/has'nt being taking place on the large lake recently!!
Anyway back to the fishing, the number of fish have started to slow down after such a great summer, with each week producing plenty of fish. I'm sure the lads will agree with me about not fishing too hard last week and Gav seemed to enjoy relaxing more than fishing, but hey if he enjoyed his week doing just that nothing else matters I say!! We had a split group last week with Mark & Gav fishing Pegs 1 & 3, and a Dutch couple (Bas & Cindy) fishing the double swim Peg 4. A lot of fish seemed to be in Peg 5 this week and with no lines in the water they stayed there most of the week. We had a brief drop in temps on the Tuesday night with a spat of rain which flicked the fish on, producing a brace of 40's for Mark, and a brace also for Bas which gave the lads a very productive 24hrs. Quite a few fish lost this week to one thing or another which affected the overall result, but 16 fish landed was the total. Largest being two x 43lb fish, 4 over 40lb+ and 4 x 30lb+, 8 x 20lb+ and 6 stunning stockies not included in the total catch below 20lb+. Some lovely fish landed this week and not many Grassies, but overall it seemed to be the smaller fish on the feed.Saying that, a couple of PBs were broken this week which is what we all hope for when out on the bank, Happy Days.
The one fish that we would have liked to see landed was another lengthy battle for Mark in Peg 3 playing a fish for over an hour, but could not get the fish up off the bottom with it repeatedly taking line with run after run, getting it close to the net for it only to charge off again taking another 30 yards of line. Mark was gutted with that loss and I'm sure it will leave its mark for many years.We have seen a few battles of this proportion this year and it just goes to show how fit and healthy the carp are for mid season.
Thats all for now Folks, back soon.