September 2012: Newsletter
Another month has come and gone and for us September was an extremely busy one. Some of the guys were here earlier on in the year and were back to try their luck at the end of the season resulting in PB's for some like the 45lb 2oz mirror for Stuart caught off one of the markers in front of swim 8. Davey was here for the 14th time and his 2 week session on swim 10 turned out to be his best yet, with new PB's for commons and mirrors finishing up with a fantastic 5 x 40's, (2 x 48 lb, 47lb10 common, 2 x 44lb) 5 x 30's, and 9 over 25lb. The lilies were still up giving nice features to fish to and with the warm weather at the time it couldn't have been better for him. His fishing partner Mick, also bagged his PB, a nice mirror at 48lb 4oz among others, during his second week when he moved over to swim 8 to take advantage of the lilies and the incoming stream over there.
Here for the 3rd year running, on swims 6 and 7, were 2 brothers from Milton Keynes, back to take revenge on the lake after a disastrous 2nd visit when the fishing was not kind to them at all. The first year they smashed their PB's with several 40lb fish to 48lb and loads of 30's only to be disappointed last year with a very quiet week. So it was all to play for this year. Thankfully they were rewarded with 41 fish between them from 50 runs (those lost were mainly down to hook size being too small) including 12 x 30's, 3 x 40's and 2 x 50's. The weather was very wet but it was just what was needed to bring the fish back on the feed as we had had no real rainfall for a few months. But it certainly made up for it with some torrential downpours but it couldn't dampen their spirits after a session like that and they booked for next year before they left. So to round 4, bring it on!
We have had a much needed update done on our website by Angling4business, many thanks to Paul and Paul for that, and it finally went live a few weeks ago. It is still a work in progress and over the next few months Paul will continue to amend and update information so it will be worth checking it out from time to time.
The lake has faired very well this summer despite long periods of hot, dry weather. The repairs we carried out 2 years ago have certainly helped us to maintain water levels avoiding the problems with weed that so many lakes have seen these last few years when depths fell dramatically during the draught conditions that seem to be getting more common place. With yet more work planned for this winter to improve the shower block and chalet we will certainly be busy till the spring. Our stock pond is going to be drained this November with some of the stock being sold off to make way for more small fish to be transferred out of the main lake again next year to keep the average weights here up and allowing our big fish to get even bigger. With a bit of 'bon chance' we will see our first 60lb fish next year.
We still have a few guests booked in throughout October and November so do keep an eye on the website and of course, Facebook for more regular updates.
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