Week Commencing: Sat 21/07/2018
Another Tough week here at Gigantica, due to the high temperature getting up to
38 degrees in the day and a muggy 22 degrees at night, the Lake temperature is up to 24 degrees. With the high pressure and hot weather, the carp have just not been interested in feeding as much on the Main lake, most of the carp have been taking cover around the edges and under any trees just to get out of the sun in the day.
First up was Sean Aldrich fishing in The Stock Pond, he found a nice hard area at 19 wraps towards the right hand corner of the swim and baited that area with 8kg mix of Maze and Boilies, the other rod was cast out on an 18ft zig as there was fish showing straight out in front of his swim, it didn’t take long before Sean was into his first fish of the session a fish known as “The Clean Fish” which went 44lb4oz this fell to an IQ D rig with with3 grains of slow sinking maze as his hook baits, not long after that he goes and lands a couple nice stockies. On Wednesday afternoon Sean had a 23lb common and a 28lb mirror these both fell to an 18ft zig with a bit of black foam as his hook bait.
Dean O’Neill started in Bob’s Beach, he was fishing all three rods at 21 wraps, and baited the area with a couple kilos of boilies. After a few days with no action he moved into the Tree Line as there were fish showing all along the left hand margin. Dean baited the margin with 5kg mix of boilies and maze, the next morning he could see all of the bait had been eaten so he re-baited the area with another 5kg mix of boilies and maze, then on Saturday morning just as he was packing up he goes and lands a cracking common called “Classico” which went 43lb3oz this fell to and IQ D rig with yellow IB Plastic corn as his hook bait.
Stuart Young went into the Stock Pond, he started of by having a plumb around with his marker rod, he found a nice area at 19 wraps towards Scotties the other area he decided to fish was at 28 wraps just to the left of the stink, he then baited both areas with 8kg mix of Baitwroks Royal Marine Boilies and maze. It wasn’t until Wednesday that Stuart had his first fish of the session a 32lb5oz common. On Friday he moved to the Stink, as there was fish showing out in-front of the swim, Stuart decided to cast out three zigs all at different depths, the next morning he was into a cracking 38lb5oz scaly mirror known as “Mad Max” this fell to an 16ft zig with black foam. What a nice way to end the week.
Micky Breheny went into the Alamo, he was fishing one rod up the left hand margin and the other two were cast out at 28 wraps just to the right of Baxters hole. He baited each area with a 5kg mix of boilies and maze, it wasn’t until Wednesday afternoon that he had a take on his margin rod this turned out to be a scaly old worrier known as Black Eyed Linear which went 37lb, this fell to an IQ D rig with an Essential cell wafter as his hook bait.
Paul currill went into Cos Point, he was fish at 27 wraps towards the two round trees on the far Bank, over the week he spomded out around 20kg of Baitworks Royal Marine and 15kg of maze, then on Wednesday he goes and lands a 27lb mirror called “yorkie” this feel to IQ D rig with a Royal Marine wafter as his hook bait. After no more action Paul went over to 14ft zigs with black foam, it didn’t take long before he was into a fish this turned out to be a 14lb stockie which he named it “Mr Universe”.
Well that’s it for another week here at Gigantica, we defiantly need some rain and a strong wind to get these fish moving and feeding.