The Bat Phone Rings
Posted: 8th Jul 2014
Well last week was cut very short with Mike leaving at Dawn on the Wednesday for urgent business needs but managing to bag a last night mid 20lb+ mirror from Peg 1.
The week total ended with 4 fish only due to the week being cut short because we both felt signs of fish bubbling seemed to be increasing and a few more fish I'm sure would have followed. The best fish was the 38lb Mirror that put up an epic fight, followed by a 36lb 14oz, 31lb and 25lb 15oz. A couple of hookpulls not helped by the weed and very mixed weather including a heavy rainstorm with hail this week. After Mike left I made the most of the week ahead clearing the band of weed in front of the Pegs to get it under control and make landing the fish easier from each Peg. The big surprise was on Thursday morning when I came down to the lake only to be confronted with small groups of fish spawning once again, mostly in Peg 1 and the far bank in Peg 3. I was taken back to see another dozen+ fish in the throws of reproduction, after seeing all fish caught so far being very empty indeed, lets just hope this is the last of the antics this year!!.
The two chaps who have booked the lake this week are "First Timers" but loving every minute of their week. The weather has been very mixed indeed with one of the heaviest downpours we have seen for some years, with hail larger than marbles obliterating the garden, cars and bankside vegetation. The fish are very active and feeding heavily on naturals at the moment but the lads this week have lost far too many fish. Its down to a few factors being rig mechanics, weed causing hookpulls and maybe the way the fish are feeding, but either way a good 15+ fish have been lost to hookpulls. Best fish so far is a stunning 41lb Grassie to Alistair in Peg 3, and a mirror of 38lb to Dave from Peg 1. I think if the lads can turn the hookpulls into fish on the bank it could turn the week around and new pb's could be broken!!!
The weather is set to be on and off this week so hopefully no more thunderstorms set for the week ahead, but I will keep you informed.