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Well that's it our 2019 season kicks off exciting.
Darron,Dave,Nathaniel (aka) Rambo and James fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11.
Peachy keen boilies,pellet and our freshly cooked particles more was cooked up mid week for them all,bait boats were used.
With the guys nicely spaced out it was always going to kick off with some lumps being banked and some PBS being smashed.
1 X 60 - 64 lb 4 X 50's 10 X 40's 9 X 30's, 9 named fish 2 newly named.
Firstly ive got to start with Charlie's shoulders a male fish that hasn't been out for 18 months coming in at its best weight up nearly 5 pounds @ 56 lb 6 oz how many times did this fish visit your spots and get away with it now Darrons new PB mirror.
Rambo smashed his PB on swim 5 with William @ 51 lb 10 oz and has also named a fish Adrien @ 46 lb made up,Darron also named a fish Solar 47 lb 10 oz,Dave smashed his PB with Stallone @ 55 lbs others were Sir Bob ll,Rosie,Tash all well up Blondie,Jenny and not forgetting the Big girl Daisy tripped up by James on swim 11 another PB already a massive 64 lb, from now until spawning someone could get lucky with a new lake record on the cards.
Fish Average for the group over the week 43 lb 5 oz Darron on swim 3 with the best 45 lb 2 oz followed by Dave 43.8, James 42.2 and Ram 41 lb.
It's a first for us awarding every group member with a 50's/60's club hoodie amazing work on what was a hard weeks fishing.
Apart from meeting Darron a few years ago the other guys were all new to the lake and I must say there fish care and respect of our property was second to none it was a pleasure to have you all here.
Weather was a mixed bag throughout the week sunshine, cold nights and some stormy conditions with added rain especially during pick up time on Saturday.
Rob's been on the rods this week inbetween doing jobs around the lake, it had been very hard with a strong chilly northerly wind blowing down the lake holding the fish away from Rob in the shallows but the wind turned around bringing the fish with it temperatures have risen to low 20's.
1 am alarm call Friday banked Rob his new PB The Mole @ 61 lb 4 oz,another 60 to the lake and a well earned 60's club hoodie awarded, then this evening around 11 pm same mark as before a 37 lb, after a hard frost Saturday morning 7 am ish one toner off the Daisy spot Rob's heart must have been going produced one of her body guards the near leather Marly well up in weight 48 lb 4 oz Sunday morning saw another to the bank a stockie from 2 winters ago @ 30 lb,Tuesday morning another 2 to the bank 38 lb 4 oz and another bodyguard off the Daisy spot the Thumbprint common @ 34 lb 8 oz the afternoon saw another @ 32 lb which has brought down his average weight to 40 lb 6 oz,all fish were caught on peachy keen topped with fake corn on blow back rigs.
Today Tank aka Big Dog lost his short fight with cancer he will be greatly missed on the fishery and was loved by everyone who met him.
Minnie his sister will miss him greatly they we're inseparable Gizmo the pug only cares about food lol.
RIP Big Tank Sutton 25/6/2012 - 11/4/2019
Mummy and Daddy love you.
Overnight session produced a nice 50 lb common for regular angler Richard who is staying with family in mezieres a couple of Kms from us, Our first fish out on Peachy Keen Pink boilie tipped with fake corn,the pink is on test.
Richard was fishing swim 10 pushing down the lake towards swim 11 on a mark half a rod length of the island blow back rig over a couple of hand fulls of peachy keen freebies.
Richard returns in a couple weeks for his yearly group trip with us.
Well that was great first fish of 2019 local guy Pete fished a 24 hour session and banked Jenny @ her best weight 49 lb 4 oz on swim 4 on our very own peachykeen bottom bait.
It's been a very mild and dry winter going into spring the fish have been very active more on the sunniest days water temperatures are good so we inturduced pellet much earlier this year with boilies being added more and more.
I've had major surgery back in early January nearly 9 weeks on I am still on the mend but getting stronger every day that's why I havnt had the rods out as normal but watch this space lol.
Last group of the year,
Josh and Dad Richard on swims 3 and 4,Alex and Rex arrived Sunday afternoon they were on swims 5 and 10.
Alex returned home Wednesday afternoon, Rex moved to swim 8 from 10 Wednesday evening then onto swim 11 on Thursday evening which did pay off for him with a new PB after we put him on the marks.
It's always a pleasure to see these guys always a few laughs throughout the week.
Over the seasons they have fished here with us they have always hit it wrong on timing but this time they all had a good session PB's for Alex The Mole 59,4, Josh Stallone 57.2 and Rex Split Tail 51.4.
Josh also had another 50 Tyla @ 50 lb 6 oz and two double takes with Dad Richard on the swim next to him priceless.
20 fish in total resulting in 4 X 50's 11 X 40's 5 X 30's.
11 named fish some of these at there best weights.
Swim 4 fished the best and all fish were caught on our very own peachy keen boilie over freshly cooked particles.
We had a mixed bag of weather very mild ending with rain on the Saturday.
See you guys in April ! Maybe not Richard if his transformation into a fish takes place after being sprayed on two occasions with fish milk into a open wound lol. What a laugh that was !
Rob and little Jaks are on swim 3 this week until our last group of 2018 arrive next Saturday.
Particles/pellet and peachy keen boilies being used with ur range of pop ups and wafters.
Robs helping me out throughout the week but will be fishing at night and whenever he can in the day.
Chilly first night heatings on !
Updates as always as it happens.
This week we have Sir Bob back over with Ashley,
Rob and jaks are also still here until mid November he will be helping me out until our last group leave us the week after next.
Guys are only fishing the nights because they are working on our house during the day.
Fishing swims 3,5 and 9 bait being used the usual freshly cooked particle,pellet and our peachy keen boilies/wafters/pop ups.
After last week it was going to be interesting what Bob/Rob/Ash can pull out the hat.
Well didn't take too long Monday 3.30 am Sir Bob's off the mark swim 9 on the Daisy spot William @ 49 lb 14 oz on the old faithful peachy keen boilie bottom bait with a wafter pac man style.
Rob done his PB on Friday morning 6 am Small Scar best weight 57 lb 8 oz off swim 3 fishing right hand rod down into swim 1 on a small pink pop up cold morning very foggy and another fish Saturday morning around the same time Jess @ her best weight 49 lb believe it or not she has come out a year to the day where has she been hiding all year gaining nearly 5 lbs this season tripped up on peachy keen snowman.
Weather started warm very windy ending up very cold,damp and foggy.
it was slower then sir Bob's normal hauling time these guys finished dinner and got on the rods it was dark and they were back working early every morning so lots of bite times missed.
A Big Thank you Bob,Ashley and Rob for what is a amazing transformation of the inside of our house this will help us get around my forth coming surgery and help my recovery.
Group of 6 guys this week from Merseyside area.
Dave,John,Keith,Brain,Danny and Ben.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11.
Some of our fresh particles/pellet being used and all there own boilie baits, towards the end of the week some peachy keen was being used.
Well to my surprise this week turned out to be very hard going I was expecting them to have it right off but the fish werent having it.
The weather played a big part in it very strong gusty winds from the start from the south which then turned itself around to the end of the week, high temperatures into the mid 20's sunshine blue skies a right mixed bag to say the least.
Only one swim produced fish Ben on swim 3 fishing his right hand rod down into swim 1 on my advance banked himself 3 PB's a common, 43,8 and 61,12 mirrors yep the big girl was out again on our peachy keen wafters.
So Daisy has now showed her face 5 times this year madness still a lot of fish nowhere to be seen this year.
Great bunch of lads they were made up when Ben joined the 60's club and was awarded one of our hoodies.