Tag Team Duo
Posted: 8th Sep 2013
Well another week comes to a close and our Regular Chap "Tony T" this time teamed up with his good mate "Tony" and like always was a pleasure to have here along with a good bit of angling all round, with the week building steadly. Tony dropped in Peg 1 with anticipation running high, with the string of good fishing down this end of the lake this season. Tony T opted for Peg 3 as his base camp for the nightime fishing, then moving throughout the day to the other empty swims to try and locate the fish. He baited different spots, leaving them for 24hrs+ while alternating between them until he started to pick up fish. Peg 1 fished steady through the week, with Tony having very specific feeding windows between 13-14.00pm in the blazing sunshine, followed by the witching hour around 02.00am each morning. The better fish once again came from this end of the lake with Tony taking 3 fish over 40lb+ to 45lb over the week. Tony T had odd fish from Peg 3 but the fish seemed to be at both ends of the lake again, not crashing a lot apart from Peg 1 in the night time, and staying low throughout the day, but still feeding on the baited patches. Then Peg 5 started to kick into action for Tony T with him taking 3 fish in the day time after dropping straight into the swim with a double hook-up to boot, and the plan of baiting and resting the spots paid off very nicely for him, good angling mate.
21 fish landed this week with only a couple lost over the week. Best was the 45lb+ mirror followed by another brace of 40lb+ fish and no less than 12 over 30lb+ to 39lb. The remaining 6 fish over 20lb+ (included 3 of 29lb+) rounded the week off. All the fish were in lovely condition and showing those deep Autumn colours, reflecting the change in the season with signs of the odd leaves starting to fall and the Red Squirrel in the garden busily collecting and hording the Hazelnuts for his winter slumber.
The Kingfishers have been very active indeed over the last month with 4 birds working the lake throughout the day, stopping on the rods in Peg 1 each day on route to finding his dinner elsewhere. I have seen them also hovering like a Kestrel about 10 feet off the water surface before plunging through the meniscus to impale their catch for supper, a fantastic sight that makes time on the bank so special. The night Herons are very active over the lakes too, and the tell tail signs are obvious of all the animals, including the fish, telling them that its time to start fattening up for the winter!!!
This week it's regulars again with the "Heades Brothers" & John & Dave hoping for a good week. The fish this morning have been very active in Peg 2 again with it being the empty swim this week, at least 6 fish came clean out of the water while talking to John in Peg 1 at day break, along with bubbling, no more than halfway out from the bank, no doubt tapping into those bloodworm beds again!!!
The big lake is shaping up nicely with the very far reedlined bank now all shaped up ready for me to start the Large island this Tuesday, pictures will follow as soon as the island is complete!!!
That's all for now Folks, back soon.