Posted: 11th Jun 2013
I have not updated the blog for a while due to little to report being honest.The 2 chaps last week had to work hard for their fish but also enjoyed the peace and tranquility that is always present here regardless of the time of year!!! After the big spawning on the Thursday night it was very quiet afterwards, with the fish laying up with very little signs at all for most of the week. Jeff stayed in Peg 1 for the week after moving from Peg 2 in the first 24hrs, Graham took a different approach moving from Peg 3 into 5 and then into Peg 2 for the last 48 hrs. I can honestly say I have never seen such an array of hookbaits before with Graham having more baits than the local tackle shop. Most of his little 8mm pop-ups had been rolled by Eclipse Baits and the flavours and smells even my "Bloodhound nose" could not identify. I think a couple of his baits did account for a few fish, it was a case of just trying to tempt the odd one because they had other things on their mind.
Best fish of the week was 42lb mirror and only 13 fish landed which is not great for us really. 8 fish of 30lb+ (with around half mid 30lb+) and finished off with 4 low 20lb male commons.
The fish have not finished spawning with the larger fish to follow when conditions dictate. The fish have been showing themselves much more this week for the new group of 4 lads, but they have been crashing & bubbling very close into the Pegs over the weekend and showing a preference for natural food. They seem to have spread out over the lake and moved to all areas but not really feeding. Roland down in Peg 5 has landed a couple of fish in the last 24 hrs to 36lb but the fish are still holding spawn, so I'm expecting it all to kick off again very soon with the water temp hovering around 20oc at the moment.
I have been working on the 15 acre lake back bay over the last week and all the trees along the 250 meter stretch of Dam have been pruned heavily or dropped where need be, so I can access areas with the digger. The bay is now starting to dry out slowly and fingers crossed I can start the machine work in the next 6 weeks!!!! I will take a few pictures over the next week to make it easier to visualize the task ahead.
Over & Out