Posted: 31st Aug 2015
Just catching-up from last weeks fishing and its been a quieter week but vey enjoyable all the same. I'm flat out on the 15 acre lake bed at the moment, its been quiet with updates because the machine went down over a month ago due to a major part breaking, its been a stuggle to get thing back up and running, costing me some very serious dry weather time and putting me back somewhat, but the way things are shaping up if the gods are looking down on us we can still have the lake bed finished for the end of the year, lets hope things go to plan!! We have just started the construction of the first island today so I will take a few pictures this week to show the progress.
We had two chaps book the lake last week with Paul bringing young Finlee along to spend a little father & son time and get him use to catching silvers on the float rod!! & while on the subject Mick who was fishing Peg 2 had a cracking Roach over 2lb this week that somehow escaped the floatation sling before we photograpghed it, we both blamed Paul for the incident, and like I always say " No Picture, No Proof"
The chaps wanted to fish next to each other to enjoy the week together, so opting for pegs 1 & 2 which allows two anglers to fish close to each other, which is a positive in one respect but allows a lot of water for the fish to rest-up, which took place this week. But on the contrary a weeks holiday has many facets to make it memorable and not everyone is looking for a score sheet at the end of the week. The boys had a ball, catching some good fish with the best day being on the Friday when Paul took a brace of 40s to 46lb+ breaking his pb twice in succession. Mick also had a fish of 39lb+ which was a new pb also, so the end of the week could not have been better. Young Finlee & Dad also had stacks of small Tench on the float rod, it appears they have spawned again and lots of these little buggers are pecking away at the bait which needs to be taken into account with how much bait you bring and use.
Lots of fish still crashing and bubbling so plenty of signs of the fish feeding, we have just come into a very bright full moon indeed, which has the lake lit-up almost like day break so I would think this week will be quiet through out the night, which seems to be the case so far, with the fish falling to the daylight hours.
The week total was 8 fish with a couple lost. Bets was 46lb+, 42lb+ 2 x 39lb+, 35, 34lb, 2 x20lb+ to 29lb.
Back soon with some pics of the work in progress, and a story of a surprise sad find in a landing net this morning!!?