Improving By The Day
Posted: 27th Jun 2013
Well things are really starting to improve each day with another 16 fish landed over the last few days. Some fish were still spawning late last night, and in the early hours, but the bulk of the fish have completed the task. It looks like it could be the bigger fish that are the last to go, which seems to be the norm with the larger fish taking that bit longer to "come into" condition.
Fish to 39lb 12oz and lots of fish in the 32lb-33lb bracket and some upper 20lb males. All the fish caught are fighting like wild Tigers which is good to see after giving so much energy up over the last few weeks, normally they can be spent afterwards, but I think they had gathered strength the previous week when it was quiet. The fish seem to be a good 12-15% down after their antics, but will soon gain that and more over the rest of the season.
The lads started catching at night on the Sunday & Monday but with a full, bright moon being around the nights have gone very quiet and all the fish are coming out in the day time now.
One thing that does need to be mentioned is anglers attention to rigs. The lads have all been using the same style of rig and hook resulting in 12 fish being lost due to hook pulls, that is a lot of fish not to be banked and not just what has been lost but it can also result in unnecessary mouth damage. After Steve dropping 3 fish on the bounce in Peg 4 we had a good chat and tied a few more rigs, the next 4 fish all went in the net so the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say. I will take a picture of both rigs tomorrow to explain, but please take your rig choice seriously, it can be the difference between an average week and something special, also some fish only see the bank once every 1-2 years so you could be losing something that could break your heart!!!!
There has been a little swim swapping going on in the last 24 hrs resulting in Tom pulling out of Peg 5 into Peg 3, and Steve moving straight in Peg 5 for the evening and banking 4 fish straight away, talk about rubbing salt in the wound and as you can imagine the lads are ripping Tom apart down there, followed by Tom then having a pick-up in Peg 3 while talking to me on the path, he ran that fast to the rods with his feet spinning around like a cartoon character who couldn't get traction and falling over no less than 3 times, I nearly fell off the quad laughing, while he is holding the rod in one hand and the flap of skin over his knee with the other, crazy that one!!!
All in all a great bunch of lads and many laughs have been had this week, no doubt more fish will be coming out and it's all about getting beds of bait over the rods because it's feeding time.
Back very soon, over & out.