Joss sticks & Coconut Milk
Posted: 1st Jul 2014
Sorry for the late update and I've been trying to catch up with the jobs around the land over the last few days. Along with rolling my quad down the spit on the big lake last night which I won't go into!!, other than it's been a full engine strip down today to get her back up and running, well done you donkey!!!!
It was a funny old week just gone, with the fish being very active and bubbling in the centre of the lake most of the week, but not picking bait up very freely. Dave & Jim were both Gentleman and great company, they have planned a return trip next year, being a little wiser in how to tackle the lake. I have told Dave his bivvy smelt like a buddhist shrine all week with his candles burning, & combined with his coconut milk he could have been mistaken for a Thai Takeaway Tent at Glastonbury!!!
The lads ended the week on 8 fish with 7 of them falling to Jims rods in Peg 2, a few fish lost with the weed playing a roll in this causing hook pulls. The best fish went 41lb being a very dark mirror that was still on the slim side after the last bout of spawning. 4 fish over 30lb+ and 3 x 20lb (including 2 x 29lb) making the total.
I think the fish have only just turned onto the naturals, and over the next few weeks should start to turn towards bait to replace lost calories.
This week we have one of our longstanding regulars who has booked the lake for a week of serenity and a few fish to boot, only issue being he has received a phone call in relation to a work issue meaning his week is cut short with him rolling out Wednesday morning, which is a crying shame. Mike has fished hard as per usual, but with a lot of water to cover it's been a little tricky. He took a brace of 36lb, 31lb in the first 24hrs, followed by a couple of hook-pulls on the Sunday night. A move into Peg 1 for the day saw him doing battle for 45 minutes with an angry male fish of 38lb+. Nearly all the fish over the last few weeks have fallen at night so I just hope tonight being Mikes last night he can get amongst them to finish his week off!!!
The weed has shot up so please bare in mind, good quality brand new line is a must, along with widegaped hooks in size 4 & 5 being needed to prevent hookpulls. I will make the most of this week now clearing weed infront of the Pegs to open the band that has thickened around 20-30 yards out to give you a clear run to the far bank.