Week Commencing: Sat 04/05/2013
This week saw the arrival of Steve, Phil and Dave who were lucky enough to have the lake to themselves for the week. Steve decided to set up in the ever consistent Turtles Corner, leaving Phil and Dave to fish Tea Party 1 & 2.
Steve and Dave both started catching from the first night and carried this on throughout the week. Whilst on his second ever fishing trip, Phil kept positive re-assuring us that he was warming up (along with his beard straighteners) and he would just catch the big-uns. Staying true to his word on the third day he caught a very impressive mirror of 32lb+, and with all three of the guys now catching good numbers of fish it was only a matter of time until I got the call to say they had an upper 30 common in the net and of course Phil was the captor. At 36lb, this is the new lake record.
The guys fished small PVA bags over light scatterings of bait slowly topping it up over the course of the week and took a very impressive 48 fish haul, with 12 being over the 20lb mark and two over 30lb including the lake record at 36lb.