Posted: 13th Oct 2014
Well what a contrast this week from the stunning weather we had and great fishing the week before. The lads arrived on the Saturday to glorious sun & T-shirt weather only for it to fade away it to one of the most changeable weeks you could care to mention. We have had it all this week from high winds felling trees into the lake, combined with over 3" of rain on The Thursday having me running to the sluice outlets to try and grapple with the rising flood water in the valley. We had boards out on both lakes and the Chateaux lake grill fully open to remove the excess water as quickly as possible to prevent any more flooding around the lakes. The Sunday was very cold in contrast to the week before only reaching 10oc which as you guessed it seem to congregate the fish once again down the deeper end of the lake which gave Steve a good weeks fishing, but made life very hard for the other two lads. We saw a huge rise in temps on Wednesday even though the rain persisted for the week, with a strong very warm wind arriving from the south making it feel very mild for the time of year.
Steve was steady throughout the week taking fish every 24 hrs from with a lovely little hard patch only 20 yards out "Again" but this time down the left Hand margin. He had seen fish clouding the area up and with 100 baits morning and evening over the spot he had them picking bait up and returning each evening. He took a brace of 42lb mirrors off the spot along with a 43lb mirror from the farbank back to back. Also a 39lb, 37 and a couple more 30s this week making the numbers along with 3 stockies that were not weighed. Kieron had the run around all week with the fish moving from one spot to another only to go back over his baited patches when he moved. Warren moved towards the back end of the week and took a stunning 34lb common on the last night which saved his bacon from Peg 5, good angling buddy!!! All in all 10 fish on the bank and the lads fished well, the problem once again was mother nature dictating the Carps behaviour with the weather. We are starting to see the weights coming up nicely with a few fish now showing a good 3lb+ gain over the last 3 weeks boading well for the end of the season. With no drain downs and regular feeding this winter, combined with every female caught having spawned completely we will be looking at a very exciting spring in 2015!!!
B5 and pellet doing the business, same again the better fish coming from open water areas close the the fishing bank.
We have a new group on this week pitting their wits, we have a few nice days forcast early in the week so I'm hoping a few fish will drop down onto the bait. Lots of fish showing this morning out in front of Pegs 3 & 4 so the fish do seem active again and are willing to move.