It's "Boss" That Is?
Posted: 9th Oct 2013
We have two regular lads on this week fishing with two "New comers" from Liverpool & Wales. Colin & Bez are loving it down there this week and in Famous Liverpudlian style everything is Boss!!! They have seen more fish crashing over their spots in the first 24hrs than they have seen all year on a tough Northern water back in Blighty so they have been like a pair of kids in a sweet shop.The fish are very active late evening time and through the night, but because we have no moon this week it's black as Ink down in the valley so all you can see is the ripples hitting the Peg front as another fridge falls out of the sky with a "Dosh"
The last 48 hrs have been very good with all the lads taking a 40lb+ fish in the same 24hrs to 48lb+ and no less than 13 fish on the bank in that hectic run of action. The lads have had around 20 fish so far but a good 10 lost for one reason or another which could have made it a good week for the time of the year.
The weather is set to change towards the end of the week down to 2oc at night, so the log burner is now on in the house and we just hope the days still remain around 17oc.
Baiting plan is still absolute key to success which I will touch on again at the end of the week, but make no mistake it can make a huge difference to numbers of fish on the bank.
On the wildlife front the Toads are now making their way back to the woods to hibernate for the winter. This slow, docile creature has always made me smile, and to see the annual cycle take place on many different waters in my angling life is one of the joys of late Autumn for me, signaling winter is not far away and the golden leaves of Autumn will litter the bank side once again, pure magic.
The lads have also asked me about the Isotopes glowing in the grass each night along the lake bank, I explained they are Glowworms & it's an amazing sight for the first time. I always wanted to find one as a child but never had the opportunity, low and behold you could fill a jam jar full with them here!!!
If all goes to plan I can complete the back bay on the 15 acre lake in the next 3 weeks, I need to cross everything because the weather is now working against me, & it's "cutting it fine" to say the least.