Squirrels In My Nut Sack
Posted: 12th May 2015
Well we seem to have bounced back after the flood and I have drained the excess water away and the big lake is drying once again. The rain continued for the new group of regulars when they arrived but the temp had climbed massively despite the rain it felt very warm. The lads had a good start with all 3 of them catching on the first night with a brace of 32lb and a 39lb 8oz the lads could relax knowing they had a fish in the bag. Over the course of Sunday the lads had a few more with Steve taking a 46lb+ mirror from Peg 1 in the day along with Guy taking his first Grassie of 31lb+.
The rain stopped on Monday and Spencer in Peg 4 had a lovely purple patch taking 3 fish over 40lb+ through the night from a little hard spot he had ear-marked in his diary from the year before, good angling buddy!!
Over the next few days it was very quiet with the lads taking a few fish but the sudden rise in temp seemed to switch the fish off, a few more grassies came out to 30lb+ mid week, but Spencer had seen fish in Peg 5 and decided to move from Peg 4 for the night. I have been putting food out for the Red squirrels over the winter months, and I now have them coming to the food stations on a daily basis. Not one to miss the chance with a camera, Spencer managed to take some stunning photos and video footage this week, so anyone wanting to take a few photos all you need to bring is a bag of monkey nuts and a camera!!!
Nothing happened in Peg 5 but a quick move into Peg 2 after so many fish showing on the Thursday evening, Spencer was soon rewarded with another 40 of 41lb 8oz and a young stockie at the same time. Steve landed the largest of the week and a new pb with a mirror of 52lb 12oz on the thursday night, followed by a 43lb 8oz and a 35lb grassie while packing-up. Guy managed a lovely 20lb scaley stockie from Peg 3 bring the total to 27 fish landed for the week. Best being the 52lb+, 6 fish over 40lb+ to 46lb. 8 fish of 30lb+ to 39lb.8 fish of 20lb+ with 5 being 28lb+. 4 x stockies to 20lb+
All in all some nice fish landed and a great group to spend time with, always a pleasure chaps to have you here and look forward to next year.
With temps into the 30oc this week we will have to see how it pans out for the new group of 4. The fish are quite possibly thinking of spawning despite no signs of males milting with the extreme weather this season, so we shall wait and see.
The dye has been topped-up after the flood to keep it at the correct concentration, so far so good with only a few small areas of weed, lets hope it remains that way for the season ahead.