Largest So Far!
Posted: 26th May 2017
At last the fish have started spawning this week after such a changeable season so far with the weather. The spawning lasted for two days until once again the weather flipped on its head, after highs of 29oc this week which seem to kick start the fish into spawning, on Friday a storm rolled in with cold rain lashing the lakes sending the temps plummeting and putting a very abrupt end to the frolics!
Most of the spawning took place on the near margin in Peg 5 and just to the left between the two swims over marginal weed.....I would have said it was the younger fish going first and some of the larger fish are still to go.
It made the fishing very patchy indeed but Roland in Peg 1 cannot complain because he landed his first 50lb, and it turned out to be the largest of the year so far at 55lb 2oz. Now this fish is a near leather and was the twin of nemo which was one the largest fish in the lake some years ago. She seems to have had a growth spurt again after the drain down and I can genuinally see this fish pushing 60lb in the near future. Roland also took fish of 47lb+ and a few upper 30s......Richard in the centre of the lake had a hard time with few fish in front of him but he did manage fish to 43lb+. Shaun and Paul in 4 & 5 semed to be picking the young males up as they gathered for spawning and Shaun did manage fish to upper 30s and a male tench of 8lb+
The chaps finished on 16 fish, a few lost so all in all not bad considering and a cracker to top the list.
It was not easy going but is to be expected when they are spawning, crazy thing is the fish were ready 4 weeks ago! They are still grouped up this week swimming around in large groups and following each other in long lines, I just hope the bigger fish now get it out of the way so they can start feeding again. My stockpond fish are completely spawned out, so far so good.
We have had some lovely looking fish out this week, mostly males and a few spawned out females, and I'm hoping the fish that have will start to feed again and they can be seen very close in go back over the small patches of weed feeding on the eggs that have been laid.....easy food I guess.
I will be back soon and it's set to continue to be very warm over the next few days so let's see what happens.
Over & Out