Another month of the year gone by and its been a month of warm water temperatures and a lower water level. This has seen the Carp cruising around in large groups just under the surface with some big fish amongst them. This has been frustrating many anglers during the day as they have just not been interested in feeding.
Early morning and late evening surface fishing with bread or mixer biscuits has proved to be the tactic of the month for anglers wanting to put Carp on the bank. A couple of our members had some decent size mid to high teens in the net, both Mirror and Commons. Also Grassies to 16 lb have shown to surface tactics. Bigger ones are there to be caught as they can be seen cruising around like nuclear submarines….its just a matter of getting them to take the bait (good luck!)
Bream, Roach and Rudd have all been keeping the anglers busy, caught on all the usual baits and tactics. Just don’t fish too light as you never know if Carp might just come along and snaffle that double maggot or whatever you have on your hook. Make sure the drag is set correctly on your reel, I see so many anglers lose fish or snap off because of this.
Over the past couple of weeks two large Carp, a Common and a Mirror, have been caught with hooks and trailing line. Both of these hooks were large size 4′s and barbed. This will not be tolerated and if the Bailiffs find anglers breaking the fishery rules in this way they will be asked to leave immediately.
Rain towards the end of the month has put a few inches of much needed water into the lake. It also looks like it has been a good year for fry in the lake as very large shoals cans be seen everywhere you look.