Week Commencing: Sat 08/06/2019
Week commencing 08.06.2019
it was obvious from the beginning of the week it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park on the Main Lake with the fish showing definite indications of spawning and with warm and consistent weather we can only hope they get it out of the way quick and get back on the feed. With only six anglers on this week it was important everyone spread out to cover as much water as possible and keep the fish that are feeding moving about. With the guys all having a good idea of what swims they wanted to get in it was decided after the walk around not to do a draw and everyone got their desired swims.
Kicking off with John Allan (on his second week of a five week campaign) opted to drop back in to Bobs Beach after struggling the first week in there he knew it was only a matter of time before they moved in on his baited area’s from the previous week so with no delay he got the rods straight back out. Fishing mainly particles is Johns favoured approach with a scattering of Urban Baits Nutcracker boilie this was fished over with a multi rig and varied baits including plastic corn and boilie fished snowman style. John managed four fish throughout the week with Wodka at 46lb being the biggest and was backed up with Bobbing’s Dancing at 42lb 2oz, Hutchies at 30lb and one of the new 2018 stockies at 14lb with all of them coming from a spot he had been baiting over the last two weeks at 15 wraps towards the point.
Jason Showell fished Stock Pond and with fish showing under the bushes along his right-hand margin this was definitely the place to start and with baiting up from the margin the disturbance could be kept to a minimum. The first rod was fished at 9 wraps to the first tall tree the second at 23 wraps to a deep hole along the treeline and the third rod was fished into open water all three were fished on a Blowback rig with a Link and Cell snowman over a bed of crushed and chopped Link boilie mixed with particle baiting up each day and after each bite with around 2kg over each rod. Jay managed three fish for the week but struggled to get amongst the big girls with three stockies up to 20lb.
Colin Hitchcock fished The Alamo after starting the week fishing at 23 wraps the fish stared showing just a little bit past his baited spot so he pushed all three rods out to 25 wraps and baited the area with 5kg of 20mm Manilla boilies a day this was fished over with a hinge rig tipped with a snowman presentation hook bait. Colin was made to wait until Wednesday for his reward which came in the shape of Petal at 42lb 12oz this was followed up with The Teacher at 29lb off the same spot on the Saturday morning.
Jon Alger started the week in the Alamo with Colin but after seeing a lot of activity in Big Girl’s a move was on the cards for the last couple of nights all three rods were fished up close to the tree line with a scattering of maize over each this was fished over with IB plastic pop-up maize on a hinge rig and after losing what felt like a good fish on the first night Jon continued with his tactics and managed to land himself a blank saving common at i6lb 8oz which he has named Casper.
Paul Currill fished Big Southerly a regular at Gigantica Paul knew just how hard it can be at the best of times let alone when the are spawning so he was well pleased when he landed Skinfade at 30lb 8oz on the Wednesday morning falling to three pieces of plastic maize presented on a Ronnie rig at 14 wraps towards the left-hand marker this was fished over a bed of boilie and maize.
Stewart Young also a regular visitor to the Main Lake fished Co’s Point his first two rods fished at 27.5 wraps towards the Tits and the third at 30 wraps towards the flat oak tree however with most of the fish activity coming from the clubhouse end of the lake Stu was made to sit it out till Wednesday evening before picking up his only fish of the week with The Resident at 43lb 12oz falling to a 21ft zig cast at range.
Bailiff Steve Bartlett fished Pole Position with all three rods out long at 30 wraps towards stink and baited the area with around 5kg of ?? boilie and pellet mix pre day this was fished over with a pink Almond pop-up on a Ronnie rig landing him Le Flair at 29lb on the Friday morning.
With Alcatraz still empty I had to get in there and it was the perfect opportunity to try out a new prototype bait from Mainline so with all three rods fished at 27.5 wraps left of stink I started baiting the area with 6kg of crushed and whole boilie mixed with a small quantity of pellet and with a fish on the bank the following morning in the shape of Solid Scales at 18lb confidence was high I followed this up with two more stockies by Tuesday morning. I continued to bait up with 4kg of my spod mix each day and fished over the top with a hardened match the hatch bottom bait tipped with a small pop-up on a blowback rig this was doing the business and just after breakfast on Thursday I was into a better fish landing myself buttercorn at 48lb 8oz.
Hopefully that’s the spawning out of the way for this year and they start getting back on the feed….
Until next time tight lines….