3 Blind Men
Posted: 7th Jun 2017
Playing catch up once again at the moment and the fish have been showing signs of spawning once again over the last few weeks. We had another 3 regulars on the lake this week and they had a wonderful view of the carp most of the week with so many fish crashing out and cruising around under the surface, it was hard to believe it was the same lake when you're used to seeing very little. The water is still clear, which the fish seem to be loving but with the 3 chaps on this week....all blind as a bat, I'm sure they didn't even see the clonkers crashing out on the end of their rods!! In Clive's case one very nearly came down on them which would have been a first, smashing the top-section in half.
Now for many reasons each week the fishing can be very different, with many factors like weather, time of the year, fish spawning and the one subject I can never talk about, the unwritten fishery owner rule......angling ability....Shssssss well the cat's out of the bag and Andy, Clive & George needed a few sessions with my young boys on how to catch fish. Maybe I'm being a little unfair because George is more than capable, but Andy in peg 1 and Clive in 3 need to learn how to tie a hair-rig, LOL. I even think Monty the dog was getting bored looking at "Dads" rods frozen to the buzzers when fish can be seen crashing out, so in a nut shell chaps it was a very poor angling show:)
On a lighter note after giving them a good ear bashing and a few tips they managed to start catching a few towards the latter part of the week, it even came down to myself putting baits on their rigs which quite frankly is not the calibre of angler we or the fish are used too!!
With the total running to 10 fish landed with the largest going to Clive at 48lb 12oz and a rod I cast for him! along with others to 45lb+ and some very nice looking fish indeed, with a fully of 30lb+ and one of the B&W fish of 31lb+ that looked stunning. The chaps also landed 6 stockies which I did not count in the full total of which 3 x 19lb+ and some absolute peaches amongst them.
Once again it was our pleasure having you guys here, not just talking about fishing but a full appreciation of the natural world along with George giving me a full daily account of the wildlife events around the lake each morning, which is always the way to win me over!
See you next years chaps, sharpen those hooks next time and pick-up the phone if you need any tuition...LOL
Over & Out