Week Commencing: Sat 03/10/2020
23 fish haul and 2 new 60’s for Road Lake……..now that’s a session to remember……
The future on the Road Lake here at Gigantica is so bright, not only is there a fantastic stocking system bringing generations of the huge growing “Main Lake” stock into the “Road Lake” but this is making the original big girls compete and stack on the weight. Andy Reynolds of “Fat Fish Tackle” enjoyed a session of a lifetime and banked some astonishing fish and what rubs the salt in is he only fished in the daytime!!!!!............
The session started on a Sunday and I think that he must have been on bended knee praying to the carp gods because the results we are about to unfold are truly biblical. Designated swim was “Tea Party 1” and chosen distance was 16 wraps, nice and easy range. Andy’s far bank markers were between “Shingles” and “Turtles” spreading three rods out and catapulting Sticky Baits krill active over all three. By choosing this shorter distance he could use a catapult for the boilie then spomb out maize on a regular basis at 15 ¼ wraps to allow for swing back. The results of this baiting schedule were instant, he had the fish literally searching out for the next boilie. Chosen end tackle was a D-Rig around 8 inches of “Korda” N-Trap and a krill active bottom bait drilled out with cork plug. The match the hatch tactic from the off worked like a dream and the first fish he landed was “Twin Patch” at 46lb. Bites continued adding a couple of 30’s to the tally, the next day was a blinder 5 runs, 5 fish landed, 5 x 40’s the biggest being a lump of a Common at 48lb named “Porky”. The big girls shied away on the Tuesday but bites still came adding some 20s and 30s, that little and often approach still bringing fish into the swim. The next day something special happened as the call came in to say there was a lump in the net. On arrival and after weighing the grin on Andy’s face was amazing and especially when the fish was identified and confirmed a new 50lber in the form of “Broken Tail” at 50lb 8oz. Photos were done and Andy went back to work as there were more to be had all be it a few 20s and 30s for the rest of the day. The website will need some serious attention as Andy kept catching new big weights for the fish, in total he had 4 new 40lbers and 1 new 50lber and he wasn’t done yet!!!! The Thursday saw 2 of these grace the bank as “Budapest” and “Lumpy” went 40lb 4oz and 40lb 8oz.
I’ve started a new paragraph so here’s where we get serious. I have always had a joke about naming the days of the week when fishing France sessions, “Wobbly Wednesdays” “Big Fish Thursdays” “Freaky Fish Friday” “Sod it Saturday” all in good jest but Mr Reynolds proved the “Freaky Fish Friday” theory spot on. The call I’ve got something special came through, then we learnt it was a 60lber, and then learnt it was a new 60lber, all in the space of a few minutes, you can see the delight in Andy’s face in the photos “Amstel” had only gone and smashed her way to 62lb. Then…………….this happened…………….half an hour after slipping her back the phone rang again……..another chunk………ANOTHER 60……ANOTHER NEW 60……..whats going on !!!!!! “Mable” an absolute stunning Common weighed in at 61lb, so we now have a common to add to the other 60 mirrors.
I had a joke with Andy after the captures, the convo was something like. “I know you’ve done really well mate and what a session but…….youve not really done anything special angling wise have you?” we laughed and then spoke about the importance of being accurate, accurate baiting, neat tidy rigs, knowing when to bait. These are things we take for granted the more experience we get, I think its safe to say Andy’s fishing was 100% spot on and the stars aligned, he did everything right and the rewards were had. All in all he had 2 x 60s, 1 x 50, 10 x 40s, 6 x 30s and 4 x 20s just how’s your muscles feeling pal hahaha……….
Well done again from all of us here at Gigantica where dreams come true.
Till next time guys n gals, tight lines, be lucky and bag a chunk........