Posted: 14th Aug 2016
Another week comes to a close and we had 4 chaps fishing this week who came way back in 2008....so it was interesting to hear how much the fishery had changed and progressed overtime and they thought it had matured massively and looked bigger than they remember!! Now I'm sure they won't mind me saying that they look to enjoy all aspects of their holiday and its not just a tick-list regarding numbers of fish that count. They did mention a couple of pbs for the boys of 45lb & 47lb they set way back in 2008 here at fishery, & they have not beaten them since then!!
The chaps did not fish at night, just from dawn into dark which I think worked to their advantage resting the swim. So bbqs and homemade gin was the order of the evenings and for Les in Peg 1 along with Gary in Peg 5 it was none-stop action throughout the day. Well, Les put the cat amongst the pigeons early in the week with a 49lb pb from Peg 1 which broke all their pbs from the off!! Then Gary mentioned he would love to break his 45lb pb around midweek while we chatted at breakfast time, 24hrs later he landed a 47lb+ mirror so it was looking like a good week with two new pbs set. Kev fishing Peg 4 had a hard time with little out in front and being the camera man all week for the other chaps....Les played the gentleman card and let him drop into 1 for the day which resulted in another pb of 47lb 8oz for him, along with another 2x20lb which gave Kev a boost that his bait and rigs were working, but the poor sod could not win with the others throwing in the Sympathy fish comments every 5 minutes,LOL
Tarquin in Peg 3 was slow and steady catching odd fish including a few smaller grassies, but with a quick few hours in Peg 2 midweek he soon bagged a 40lb 8oz mirror starting the day in fine style. He then repeated the same move the following morning resulting in a stunning 45lb male fish while I was on the breakfast run, a few water shots and his righthand rod is away in the process.....double hook-up!
A fair few hook pulls this week totalling over a dozen fish for the group which was hard to figure out but my instinct was the c3s that had survived the spawning in 2014 may have been the culprit.
5 fish over 40lb this week of 40.8,45,47,47.8 & 49lb........... 13 fish over 30lb+.....best going 39lb and 9 of them over mid-30lb.....10 fish over 20lb to 29lb and few stockies caught this week.
All in all with 3 new pbs and with the time spent fishing it was a great week and a wonderful return for the chaps. Les is a very keen entomologist who was constantly on the lookout for something of interest. With a few rare butterflies and insects recorded I'm looking forward to seeing his pictures once they come through!
I have attached a picture of a Peg called the Twin-Towers on the 15 acre lake.....this is number 4 swim and gives you a little insight into the progress so far. I have been updating Fb and we will be putting a blog and personal email out to everyone who has visited the fishery over the years in September this year......this will inform everyone with the plans for opening the door next season (2017) which will go ahead, but will encompass all the information before the bookings will be taken.
We have 4 regulars on this week but after the cooler last few weeks that has seen a huge pick-up regrading the fishing, we are once again into our second heatwave this summer. Air temps are already 33oc today.... it's melting the tarmac on the roads so i'm not sure how the fish will react with this sudden surge in temps once again..... but that we cannot change so the lads will pit their wits and let's hope they can get a few fish feeding.