The Sanctuary Snoozers
Posted: 17th Jul 2013
Hot, Hot, Hot and getting HOTTER!!!! It's been the hottest day of the year today touching 34oc in the shade and being 30oc+ every day this week in the shade.
The fish and the lads seem lethargic and talk about sleep. Mr Guest comes here each year and is a man who enjoys the sun and the special experience that The Sanctuary offers, but he really is catching up on his beauty sleep!! The first morning I came down with breakfast he had set no Bivviy up on the Saturday night, and had crashed out on the floor in front of the shower block with nothing but a pillow, spread eagled in the sun. I came around the corner on the Quad and nearly ran over him, & he honestly did not flinch a muscle leaving me thinking "Is he alive?"
The fish have been stacked up in Peg 4 again, having no one fishing for them last week there, followed by the lads this week fishing Pegs 1, 3 and 5. The fish have been crashing and rolling over the small beds of weeds only 20 yards out, and throwing huge plumes of clay up as they turn the bottom over. They have been in this area for 10 days now, and feeding hard on something despite the crazy weather.
The lads have managed 7 fish to 35lb+ and lost a good one last night. To be honest the lads are enjoying their hard earned break and not fishing hard at all, with the rods out of the water for half the week and all of them sleeping away the lazy days in the sun followed by BBQ time in the evening, but hey it's a dogs life and enjoying the holiday away from work and pressure of life does take some beating.
Paul thinks there has been odd spits and spats of spawning through the week in the early hours so the saga does continue. The lads also dropped into Peg 4 yesterday evening and casting the "Method Feeder" every couple of hours did disperse the fish from their resting area, resulting in fish crashing through the night over the whole lake again and giving John in Peg 5 a pick-up in the early hours and losing one 20 minutes later, lets hope the plans gets the fish feeding on the lads spots again tonight.
Big lake update: The 14 Ton digger has had it's full service and if all goes to plan the digging will start on Monday next week, I will be first of all working down the length of the Dam wall removing the topsoil and cleaning the backside slope ready for transfering the material off the lake bed. I will take a few pictures soon as the work kicks off. The lake bed is 80% dry now and with this heat I think in the next 3 weeks will be dry completely helping the job along nicely!!
That's all for now and time to climb into the chest freezer to cool off.