Posted: 5th Oct 2015
Well, I will have to compile two blogs together this week due to playing catch-up after a few very busy weeks on the machine, trying to make headway on the 15 acre lake while the weather is holding out.
Talking of weather, two weeks ago for Graham and his group the weather was still very warm in the day with a couple of storms that week, blowing a few trees down around the lake, but still nice for the time of year. The lads did have a good week with all 3 of them catching 40lb+ fish and a brace of 47lb+ being the largest. Nev in Peg 5 had a large proportion of the better fish in his swim, providing steady action each day and a brace of 40s including one of the 47lbs on the Tuesday gave him a new pb. Graham had a good start in Peg 1, John in Peg 3 was struggling so moved into Peg 2 which proved a good move for himself, but then Peg 1 went quiet for Graham so he moved into Peg 3 that John had vacated!!! Either way with the moving around all the chaps continued to catch with the guys ending the week on 32 fish with 6 over the 40lb mark, and plenty of upper 30s between 36lb-38lb.
Last week saw another 3 regulars book the lake with the boys spreading out in 1,3 & 5, covering plenty of water but this was the first week this season I saw a big change in the carps behaviour with very little signs of fish in the daylight hours, no bubbling, which they have been doing all season and the only crashing was late in the night when the lake came alive with the sound of crashing pigs!! It was a super moon this week, being blood red in colour and closer to earth, so in effect providing a stronger magnetic pull towards the earth. Now some regard the moon phase as important like myself, others think its an old wives tale, but for many years a full moon has been the kiss of death for myself and always seems to put a blanket of silence across the landscape, no sheep bleeting or owls to be heard, just an eerie quietness. So this week I was expecting daytime action like the week before, & the nights very quiet with the super-moon peaking on the Tuesday night, how wrong could I be!!! Well we are all allowed to get it wrong once in a while, with Alex having 8 runs on the peak of the moon and not managing to keep a line in the water for an hour!!! This is the first big hit I have seen at the fishery on a full moon & I was very suprised indeed. The fish seemed to group up in the middle of the lake in front of Pegs 3-4 which I did get right!!! and it was Alex in Peg 3 having a blinding session this week. Simon fished his socks off in Peg 5 but the fish had moved out and it was proving difficult fishing. Dave in Peg 1 also was going through the motions catching the odd fish here and there, losing a couple of good ones too this week. The boys ended the week with 24 fish along with another 7 stockies under 20lb which takes the total to 31 but these I won't count. Dave finished the week on a high with a 41lb mirror, Alex had two braces of 40s this week and ending the week on the last night with a 41lb,43lb on the bank at the same time. Largest fish this week was a 45lb mirror, along with a 44lb mirror that very rarely graces the bank for Alex. The prettist fish was a 29lb heavy scaled mirror for Simon which he snuck out of Peg 2.
The chaps had 5 over 40lb+ this week, along with 11 fish over 30lb+ including 2 x 39lb+ fish.
The weather is all over the show once again with the very high pressure and clear skies of last week being pushed aside, making way for a few days of rain. The new group of 3 who have booked the lake this week have had a very wet start but Andy in Peg 5 had a first fish of 47lb+ on the Saturday night only hours after casting out. I do think it will be a little quieter this week, but it's not the first time I have been proven wrong!!
Back at the end of the week.