A Blanket Of Fog!!
Posted: 18th Oct 2015
Well we are now fast approaching the end of the season and we only have a couple of weeks left until we close, it will be digger work up until Christmas on the 15 acre lake, let's pray the weather hangs in for me!!
We had 3 on last week with Rich & Paul being regulars along with Adam making the 3rd angler for the lake booking. The lads spread out covering most of the lake and it started off well with the sun shining and the fish feeding in short bursts, but then we saw a huge change in the weather around midweek, with a cold fog moving in and blocking out the sun completely, inturn the temp plummeted down to a light frost which just shut the lake down. I think the temp drop was so sharp and sudden that the fish had no time to adjust, putting them into a dormant winter state. The lads fished hard, and tried tweaking rigs and easing off with the bait, but nothing could induce a take for the backend of the week. The fish caught this week were of a good stamp indeed, with nothing small putting in an apperance. All 3 chaps broke their pbs which you cannot better, and the best fish fell to Rich in Peg 4, being a new 50 at 50lb 8oz. The week total was only 8 fish but alonside the 50 they landed 4 fish over 40lb+ including a 45 & 46lb. the remaining 3 fish being 34, 37 & 39lb. Paul did manage a fish on the last morning casting into peg 2 from 1 on a small bag, resulting in a 42lb mirror which ended the week nicely!!
The lads fished well this week putting in 100% effort, but sometimes we just all have to accept they are wild creatures and being cold blooded the environment plays a huge part in their behaviour. Either way it was still a result and clearly indicating that 2016 is going to be a special year for 40-50lb+ carp for the fishery.
The infamous Cockney Roger has arrived this week and will be with us for the final two weeks of the season. I say the same thing each year, repeating myself like an OAP, but any carp angler from the northwest who has been around for a few years just knows how this fella can catch Carp!! He has fished for a lifetime and caught more Carp than most of us put together, so as expected it only took him 3 hours to put his first fish on the bank of 43lb+. The weather over the next few weeks will play a crucial role to how the fish feed, it is set to be much brighter with a few warmish spells, so lets hope a few more fish will grace the bank over the coming weeks.
Only a few weeks left now for 2016 so if you're thinking of making a booking, please get in touch soon and we can pencil you in the diary. Looking forward to next year already and lets hope it's as consistant as this year!!
That's all Folks