Let Me see Your Teeth
Posted: 17th Apr 2017
Well the second week's over and some lovely fish have graced the bank but they have not come easy. The natural food is playing a huge part in the puzzle so far this season, combined with the high water temps for the time of the year so the fish are starting to think about getting ready for spawning! They are not ready to go but instinct will be kicking in which partly explains why the fish seem to be grouped up in tight areas.
Besides the above the rewards are there and some nice fish are being caught and they are looking plump and in good condition. I photographed a 39lb+ this morning that had a very soft belly so the eggs are starting to take on water and mature...ready for the occasion.
Apart from the angling last week we had a great moment with Kevin & Bod....two brothers who have been coming to the fishery from the start. One of my son's came down to the lake in the evening and while Bod was preparing his spots on the far bank, Kev & I were talking while Reuben was looking in Bod's bivvy!! "Who's been eating these sweets" said Reuben holding two empty bags in his hand, puzzeled why a man is eating sweets. Kev replied that must be Bod as he came walking back around. "Who's been eating sweets?" barked Reuben to Bod as he approached? "That's not me young man", came the reply "it must be Kev!" Reuben is straight back at Bod with "Show me your teeth then", a quick inspection and he turns on his heals....."show me your teeth Kev" "Aha it's you Kev....you're lying, you've eaten all the sweets"......we were all rolling around belly laughing, nothing gets past that young wipper-snapper!
The peak on the full moon around Wednesday & Thursday had the fish crashing all over the lake and they seemed to have moved in numbers down to Peg 5. The sunday when the chaps first arrived was baking hot touching 23oc+ and fish could be seen the whole length of the far bank along the entire lake which is hard to believe I know. Craig in Peg 5 was only picking off odd fish but with so many present and showing over his spots it was a real headbanger for himself.
John in 4 was slow and steady, taking the largest of the week to 46lb+ but same again for the amount of fish that had showed on the full moon they certainly were not feeding hard on anglers baits! It seemed Bod was the most consistant with a change in tactics and fortune on Tuesday he started getting into the fish with kev only picking up the odd straggler in 2.
The week ended on 21 fish landed, a few lost and 4 stockies not included. Best went 46lb+ along with 5 fish over 40lb+ including another mid 40lb and 12 fish over 30lb+ to 38lb & 4 x 20lb+
The weather is set to drop this week with temps of 12 oc in the day and minus again at night so not sure how that will play out. We have 4 regulars on this week who have taken 13 fish already to 47lb+ so lets see how they get on.