Week Commencing: Sat 30/11/2018
November 2018 - Round Up
Week ending 3.11.18
Well its looking like winter is on its way with the temperatures taking a nose dive with daytime temps struggling to get above 10c and the first dusting of snow. Morning frosts most days, but the fish still seem to be very active, with a lot of fish showing in the middle area.
Rowan Hill decided to fish Co's Point, fishing at 31 wraps towards ‘the Tits’. He baited consistently throughout the week with 4-5kg a day using a mixture of Mainline Cell and Fyber, which resulted in a lost fish on the first night. Not ideal, but always a good sign that fish are in the area. Tuesday night and Rowans first fish was landed, the ‘Spotty Leather’ at a new top weight of 61lb. Rowan used an IQ D-Rig with his favourite Banoffee wafter to land this beast of a carp. This was followed by a 22lb Mirror and a 24lb Scaley original, what a stunner!
Lars Nielsen found himself in Bob's Beach and didn’t take any time at all to land his first fish of the session, fishing at 25 wraps towards the stink, Lars landed a 36lb Mirror known as ‘Bullet’ using a chocolate flavoured bait on a blowback rig set up. Lars baited up with the spomb using about 3-4kg a day. He finished the week on the Friday when he landed a fish known as ‘Pixles’ at 41lb, top angling Lars!
Ryan Westby fishing in Pole Position landed ten fish to 21lb, fishing at 25 wraps towards The Stink, using IQ D-Rigs and a mixture of Cell and Link wafters. He baited regularly through the week and after each bite, using about 4kg per day. Fishing was tough this week with the weather all over the place, but still a great week had by all, let’s see what next week brings…
Week Commencing 3.11.18
Well what a difference a little sunshine makes, the fish have been very active and well spread out over the lake. Even with the sun out the temperatures are still dropping which seem to be having a knock-on effect on the bigger fish feeding. With seventeen fish out in total this week, most anglers got in on the action at some point during the week.
Sam Barnard was on his second visit to the Main Lake and fished out of Pole Position with all three rods at 25 wraps towards The Stink. His baiting approach for the week was to use chopped Royal Marine mixed with maize spodded over an area the size of a dinner table and fished all three rods on Ronnie Rigs tipped with a Scent From Hell Pop-up. This resulted in five fish over the week but he struggled to get amongst the bigger fish, with them all being the new 2018 Stockies of which are already showing some great growth rates.
Mark Newson also on his second trip to the Main fished in Big Southerly with two rods out at 23 wraps, and the third at 11½ wraps to the back of the left-hand marker. Mark managed to land fish from both spots his baiting strategy was to use chopped and 18mm Sticky Krill with around 5kg over each spot per day. His hook bait presentation was an 18mm Krill hardened hooker on a size 4 Kurv D-Rig. This method worked well for Mark, landing himself three fish for the week up to 38lb with "The Almost Nude Fish" being the largest.
Luke Cornelius fished Co’s Point after coming out early in the draw and with the fish showing at around the 27 wrap mark, this was the spot he choose to fish with all three rods. Two were fished at the tit’s and the third was fished to the Flat Oak. Luke fished the IQ D-Rig tipped with 18mm Krill hook baits and 5kg per spot of free offerings consisting of chopped and whole Krill mixed with maize. During the week this resulted in six fish, with the biggest being one of the 2017 Stockies at 29lb 12oz which he has named Timberlake.
Nathan Churchill fished Bob's Beach and with fish showing along the bay