Polaroids,Pbs & Peg 4 Bonanza
Posted: 8th Sep 2015
Running a tad late with the update but it's been all go this last week. What a great weeks fishing the two chaps have just had last week and for two booking the lake they seemed to cover plenty of water, and made the most of their fishing. It was funny the way the fish split this week with most of the better fish staying up in Pegs 4 & 5, and the stockies down the other end of the lake, or it could have been Steve was just the better angler:). Lots of fish could be seen ripping the bottom up in Peg 4, sending large sheets of bubbles to the surface each morning and giving Steve a new pb almost each day! He fished so well, holding the fish without spooking them, a clever combination of baiting-up outside of the feeding period and resting the swim inbetween, it was a joy to see his face each morning knowing he had slipped the net under another cracker, leaving him a little speechless to be honest. Tony started in Peg 1 catching plenty of fish and on some occasions making it look too easy with fish taking his baits on the "DROP", yes hard to believe but he did this more than once, only downside was he was abusing my young stockies!! ranging from upper doubles to mid 20s, they might have been the smaller fish but they are stunning and growing at 5-6lb per year so watch this space. He then moved into Peg 3 hoping to catch fish from the main shoal in Peg 4 which Steve was enjoying and it did make a difference for Tony. On the Wednesday night he took 9 fish which I don't think I have ever seen before at the fishery, class angling!! Between the chaps they landed 49 fish losing very few indeed. Largest fish went to Steve at 47lb 12oz which came on the last day, he broke his pb early in the week with a 41lb+ and it went up each day, peaking on Friday with two fish over 47lb+. Of the 7 fish over 40lb+ this week, Tony had just the one at 44lb and Steve taking the 6 others, which certainly showed where the better fish wanted to be. They landed 18 fish over 30lb+ with 10 being 35lb+ and 3 x 39lb+. 12 x 20lb+ with 5 being upper 20s to 29lb 14oz. The remaining 12 fish being stockies under 20lb which soon will all be over the mark, & no grassies again this week.
I'm really looking forward to the start of next year because so many fish will be 40lb+ it will be common place to see multiple fish of this weight each week, which has been the case so far this season, but plenty of upper 30s will step-up another level.
Once again it was a pleasure chaps and we look forward to seeing you again, also a big thanks for the polaroids you gave me as a gift Steve!, you know I had my eyes on them a few years ago!! and it was very genererous of you buddy.
Pictured below is not the biggest fish (all others on our FB page) but the hardest fighting. I'm sure some of the anglers think I have embellished the truth about some of the fights this year, or maybe its the calibre of angler, but rest assured the fish are fighting like tigers, fish pictured below was a 34lb male which I rarely see caught, and it really did give Steve pound for pound a fight he won't forget, happy days.
Over and Out