It's Been A Long Time
Posted: 27th Nov 2014
Evening All, and once again sorry for the very long delay. There has been many an issue over the last 5 weeks but I will not drone on too much with this blog. The site has been down for a while with the company who list the site contracting a virus causing all manner of issues. But we are back on line now and I can start the blogs again. I have also only just returned from the UK after a death in the family of a man who will be sadly missed. My uncle was one of those chaps who saw the glass half full in every situation, and never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. Combined with a beaming smile whenever we met he was one of the good guys in this world so sleep well uncle Dave, you will be missed dearly.
Onto the fishery now and the end of the season was quite good, second to last week saw Mark take a fish of 50lb 14oz and Roger taking a brace of fish to 29lb+.The weather remained very mild indeed and was actually warm for a few days of the last week of November which is very strange for the time of year. I honestly think the fish were very unsure what was going on with Spring like temps but low, winter light levels each day. The fish did remain active with lots of showing on and off through a 24hr period.
Mark took a futher brace of 30s to 39lb+ on the Monday and Roger landing a 32lb after moving from Peg 1 to 5. A couple more fish lost and Roger took a 44lb powerful mirror from Peg 5 and Mark took a last minute fish but one of the fully scaled stockies of 18lb. Roger stayed on the lake being the last angler of the season and in his late 60s his passion still burns bright as it once did when he was a young whipper snapper!!! The first fish came on the Tuesday from Peg 3 at 32lb but the fish gave him the run around crashing all over the lake and once again very close to the Peg bank. After moving swims every other day his final move was into Peg 1 with him taking a 37lb,38lb 8oz & 39lb 8oz all within hours of each other on the Thursday night. He then finshed it off with another 44lb mirror on the last night to round his week off. The last couple of weeks were very changable but all in all a few good fish landed and once again happy customers!!
The doors are now closed and the weather has remained very warm with temps approaching 20oc, strange. The fish are still very active and the water is very coloured with big fish crashing everyday since the doors have closed. We have lots of tidying up to do over the winter with trees to be cut back and re-gravelling the pegs and paths before next season. I will also be harvesting some young C1's & C2s so I will keep you posted on our success when we tackle the ponds.
The weather is set to change with the first cold front of the year to arrive next week, I will be a little more regular with the blogs from now on and we will be quietly working away over the winter ready for hopefully a fruitful season next year.
Over & Out