Week Commencing: Sat 28/05/2016
The weather hasn’t been kind to us this week at Gigantica, it’s rained every day, the day time temperature was 12 degrees and going down to 8 degrees at night, with a northeasterly wind blowing it has made it feel very cold, the lake temperature has dropped to 16 degrees, and with all that rain the lake has risen 6-8 inches over the week, but it didn’t stop Andy Savage who was set up in Big Girls.
On Monday morning he had a take on his left hand rod which was cast towards the tall poplar tree on the far margin at 11 wraps, after a good scrap he goes and land The Snags Linear at 44lb, he had it on a 14mm orange pop up which was soaked in Bumbleberry and Wonderberry Goo, it was attached to a hinged stiff rig with a size 8 choddy hook.Then in the early hours of Tuesday morning he goes and lands Phill at 36lb this came on his middle rod which was cast to the far margin towards the tall tree at 17 wraps, Andy had it on a hinge stiff rig with orange pop up.A few hours later he was into another carp this time The Kreature at 30lb 4oz this one was on his right hand rod that was cast towards the reeds at 21 wraps, Andy had it on an IQ D-Rig with a size 4 korda Curv hook with a Mainline Peaches & Cream Wafter that was soaked in Wonderberry Goo.
That evening he lands The Leney at 38lb 8oz this was on his right hand rod which was cast to the 21 wrap spot and again on a Mainline Peaches & Cream Wafter. Andy was feeding about 2kg of bait per day a mixture of 18mm Mainline Hybrid and Cell Boilies.
Marty Lambourn was set up in Stock Pond he was casting over the the far margin at 29 wraps, then he was walking round to the far bank to bait up, over the week marty used 10kg of Mainline Cell Boilies, then on Thursday night he had a take on his middle rod after a good hard battle Marty lands a nice common of 28lb4oz, this was on a KD rig with a Gigantica Banoffee wafter.
That was one of the wettest weeks here at Gigantica, where has the sun gone!!
let’s hope the weather brightens up next week.
At Gigantica You get a breakfast roll delivered to your swim every morning at 9am, and an evening meal which is served at 5pm at the lodge on the main lake, you can order a baguette with a choice of fillings and drinks which will be delivered to your swim lunch time at 12.30pm, and if you would like a nice cold 6 pack of beers in a cooler box with ice it can be arranged, if you fancy a nice ice cream we can deliver them too!!
Gigantica main lake is closed next week for a work party, there will be some weeding done in some off the swim’s and to create new feeding areas at ranges that everyone will be capable of fishing. Also with that we will remove weed from around known feeding areas, which will help with line lay and rig presentation, all these areas have been receiving plenty of bait to get the carp visiting them regular and to make sure they remain clear and fishable. Every other swim will also get raked not necessarily for weed clearing but to turn over the bottom and to freshen up old feeding areas and to retrieve any waste line and rigs from the swims, which will be the reasoning behind some of the cut offs in previous months.
That’s it for another week here at Gigantica, like to thank all the lads this week, hope to see you all again soon.