Week Commencing: Sat 10/09/2016
Another great week here at Gigantica with some cracking fish being landed including two carp over 60lb. The weather has been really good to us this week, it was a nice cool 22 degrees in the day and a pleasant 10 degrees at night and with a steady north westerly wind all week. The lake temperature was around 20 degrees for the week.
Gary Pallen decided to go into Bob’s Beach as his friend Baz was in there the week before and he had 3 carp to 42lb. Gary was fishing to the same area at 21 wrap towards Alamo he put all three rods out in a line on that spot. He spodded out 3kg of Mainline Cell and Essential Cell boilies. The next morning Gary was rewarded with a nice 22lb mirror. Gary was re-baited every day with 3 kilos of boilies. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning at first light that he had his next take, a cracking 49lb 12oz common called The Lippy Common. The following morning around the same time he was in again, this time a 21lb mirror graced his net. Gary went onto have a 38lb mirror and a 28lb mirror, with all these fish coming on IQ D rigs with a Banoffee wafter soaked in betalin and black.
Luke Vallory chose Alcatraz after the great results its had over the last few weeks. Luke decided to fish the 27 wrap spot, and started off by spodding out 5kg of Sticky Baits Krill boilies, which have been soaked in the Krill liquid over night. It wasn’t long before he was into his first ever Gigantica carp, and a cracking carp it was wieghing in at 41lb 8oz and is called Fight Club. The next morning he was in again, this time Bite Mark was his reward at 31lb 8oz. On Tuesday morning Luke gets the fish of a life time, namely Split Pec at 61lb 8oz and what a cracker it is. He baited up after every fish with three kilos of boilies and it didn’t stop there. He went on to have The Cut Tail Common at 56lb 2oz as well, what a week for Luke!! First time at Gigantica and he lands a thirty, a fourty, a fifty, and a sixty. We didn't expect anything less from Luke really. All these carp come on a simple twelve inch supple hook link with a Korda Krank hook and a Krill bottom bait topped with a Krill pop up.
Josef Bohrn was here with Roman Aigner and they both come all the way from Austria. Two great lads both hopping to catch one of these Gigantica monsters. Josef decided to got into Baxters Hole and he found a nice clear area at 21 wraps towards the Stink. He bating up with five kilos of Mainline Cell boilies and cast out two rods on that spot, his other rod was cast towards the Alamo at 16 wraps. On the Wednesday morning at first light Josef was into his first fish of the week, where he goes and lands Ziggy Stardust at 62lb. Wow what a fish! The next morning he was in again this time a 34lb mirror called The Movie Star. He was using a simple DF rig with a Mainline Cell wafter as his hook bait.
Ross Millhouse was set up in The Stink, he found a nice hard area at 28.5 wraps towards Baxters Hole. Ross baited up Saturday evening with five kilos of boilies. The next morning Ross had a take on his middle rod, and after a hard battle he lands a cracking 43lb mirror called The Snags linear. He had this fish on a twelve inch Hybrid Stiff hook link with a size four hook, baiting with a Krill bottom bait topped with a Vor-Tex pop up from Sticky Baits. It then went quiet for a few days until Saturday morning at first light, when Ross was in and this time he lands a nice 34lb common. He was using a mixture of Vor-Tex and Krill boilies in sizes 12mm, 16mm and 20mm. They were all soaked in lake water and the Krill liquid.
Stephen Shepherd and his Dad, John, decided to double up in The Alamo. They were fishing three rods at 28 wraps and three rods at 25 wraps. They were each baiting up every day with five kilos of Mainline Cell boilies and on Sunday morning Steve was into his first fish of the week, and a nice 30lb 8oz mirror it was, namely Pecs. It wasn’t until Friday morning until he was in again, this time the Spotty Leather at 52lb. Steve was using a KD rigs with a Cell wafter as his hook bait.
John had a take on the last morning and very welcome it was too. A cracking 36lb mirror called Horseshoe, this truely is a stunning fish. This capture came on a IQ D rig with a Mainline Cell wafter.
Ryan Allen-Varney aka RAV was set up in Big Girls, and he had all three rods spaced along the far margin. He was using Shrimp boilies in sizes 14mm, 18mm, and 22mm from 4K baits. Over the week he used a total of 20kg, but it wasn’t until Thursday morning that he had his first take of the week, which was a very nice 24lb common. He then had Snub Nosed Scaly at 28lb. Both of these fish coming within thirty minuets of each other. A simple knotless knot rig with a size 4 Krank hook, and using a balanced boilie as his hook bait.
Kevin Watts was in Pole Position. He decided to cast all three rods to a clear area at 26.5wraps, and after a few days of no action he then gets a take on his middle rod and well deserved it was too. Landing a nice little 22lb common. Over the week he used 20kg of Mainline Cell boilies, and Kev used an IQ D rig with a Cell wafter as his hook bait to tempt his capture.
Ryan Pacey was set up in Big Southerly, where he had his left hand rod down the left hand margin at 13.5 wraps, the 2nd rod was cast to the orange marker at 15 wraps and his 3rd rod was cast straight out in front at 16 wraps. He baited each spot with 3 kilos of Mainline Cell boilies, and after a few days with no action Ryan went and had a look in Scotties Corner. After seeing a few fish in the margin he decided to bait up a couple of spots. The next day he went back and cast out 2 rods over to the far margin where he had baited the day before, and it didn’t take long before he was into his first carp. A nice little 22lb mirror was his reward for his effort. Ryan had it on an IQ D rig with a Banoffee wafter as his hook bait.
Barry Yeomans was on his second week, and he started off in The Stock Pond swim. After a few days of not seeing any carp in there, he decided to have a move up to the Tree Line swim. Barry found a nice hard area at 25wraps towards The Alamo. He then baited up the spot with a few kilos of boilies, and it wasn’t long before he was into his first fish off the week. A nice 31lb mirror, called Colin. Barry was using an IQ D rig with a Banoffee wafter as his hook bait.
Well that’s it for another week here at Gigantica, and what a great bunch of lads we had this week. We hope you all can return soon!
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