Week Commencing: Sat 05/06/2021
Have they something else on their mind!!??
Well, we still had a couple of anglers on this week but with the previous week only producing the 1 stocky and with soaring temperatures of over 25 degrees and high pressures what could the week ahead hold?
It was very clear from the outset that there were a lot of fish hugging the margins, especially in Big Girls, Stock pond, Treeline and Scotties Corner. Although their presence was there, they didn’t seem interested in feeding and this was a constant throughout the week. Although the conditions were tricky there was still a few fish banked and a couple of beauties so let’s head over to Stock Pond where Phil Swift is……...
Phil Swift or “one hand Phil” or “the singing bailiff” or whatever you want to call him decided to attack “Stock Pond” with a single rod approach. Choosing to fish at 24 ½ wraps to a lovely little round clear margin spot that looks like it has been designed by the carp gods themselves he fished a single on the Saturday night of 2 grains of Slow Sinking Maize on a spinner rig. This produced a blank overnight but there were fish around the area. Introducing 2 scoops of maize over the spot and a recast and it’s safe to say the spot kicked off!!!!! Whilst working away deep cleaning the kitchen with James and Dean he couldn’t stop that Delkim screaming off. The day produced 7 runs with 4 fish landed. 2 scoops after every fish kept them feeding. The first was a double that was slipped back then a 20 then “Jayden” slipped into the net with an increase of 11lb since its last capture at 37lb but the best was still to come. On the last bite of the day something like a steam train headed out into open water. After a lengthy fight a “LUMP” lay there in the net in the form of “Well Hung” at a new top weight of 55lb on the nose. This astonishingly was the only action from stock pond all week as the fish had finished there feeding spell and were reluctant to feed off the bottom again. So……what did Phil do??.....yep out came the floaters. Now its well known that Gigantica carp don’t feed on the top, well….. THEY DO NOW!!. It took a few days of steady trickling in floating pellet, but they started taking them with gusto, after a couple of losses finally one slipped in the net. Not one of the bigger ones but who cares and an uncaught stocky of 11lb 8oz was being renamed “Off The Top”
We had a visit from our new friend Tom Tebbut who had taken advantage to visit us from his own lake and do a few days. He decided to head first of all into “Oblivion” but as stated earlier it was clear and apparent that the bulk of the fish were crowding around the overflow in “Big Girls” and in the margins between the 2 swims. A quick change later and Tom managed to bag himself a couple of fish up to 36lb but also lost a couple along the way. Tom swopped and changed baits sometimes fishing a snowman, his preferred style or a small pineapple popup on spinners. Again, the loose feed of maize seemed to do the trick early on to induce a bite. The overflow at 21 wraps in this heat really is a draw with the fresh oxygenated water constantly flowing from the stock ponds. Tom it was a pleasure meeting you, enjoy building your monster koi (carp) pond and I look forward to visiting your lake.
Now Mr James Jones !!!! ………… He just can’t let anyone have a moment…….With Phil still celebrating from the capture of the 55lber after nearly a complete lake blank the week before and even with him heading back off home he had to snig one just before he left didn’t he? Not just a fish, not just a 30lber or even a 40lber nope he had to go and get a 50. I actually think he may be descendant from the carp gods themselves. I mean how can such a small person keep catching all the bigger fish. Same old method but with 3 grains of SS Maize on a spinner and size 2 krank hook. Fishing 23 1/2 wraps in “Alcatraz” with that same old maize loose feed approach. Well mate if it aint broke………don’t fix it!! Well in lovely fish with “The Unattended” at a joint top weight at 50lb………
Well that’s all folks, yep only the 8 fish to report, we need the lakes full and fingers crossed it won’t be too long now. The fish that are being landed are all in good health and weight so hurry back the fish want some cuddles.
Till next time Guys and Gals tight lines, be lucky and bag a chunk.