Slow going this weekend but Matt had 2 x 27lber’s on the Saturday morning and Bigdog continued his fine run of form with a 33’5 oz fish the following day.
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Some wonderful fishing conditions this week with wind, rain and of course very low pressure for most of the week saw Andy Roberts popping down to the lake on Tuesday for a quick overnighter. He set up in swim 25, but after a very short while decided that the swim “didnt feel right”. I am sure this is angler speak for being too cold and windy He moved during the afternoon into swim3, and settled down for the night. The action started to come as soon as it became dark. 5.30 saw him catch his first fish of the session a nice fish at a weight of 19’8 oz. This was followed in the next 12 hours by 5 more takes, 4 of which were landed and amongst them he managed to catch two thirties.
All the fish were caught during the hours of darkness.
Weights were as follows…………. 19’8 oz, 25’8 oz, 31’8 oz, 32’10 oz.
Well done to a relative new member Alex Wright, who fished only his second session on Grenville this weekend. He was one of the chosen few that actually caught this trip. He set up in peg 21 and fished at approx 60yds range. The slight South Westerly died down during the evening, and the lake was flat and calm. Alex’s choice of swim paid dividends as he was awoken at 11.50pm by the sound of line being stripped from his reels. A 30 minute tussle ensued with Alex finally landing a lovely 32’9 oz Mirror. A very Satisfactory capture I am sure with so very few actually catching anything at all over an extremely quiet weekend at Grenville.
Well done that man.
Massive Congratulations to both Brian and Julie this weekend. After setting up in swims 5 and 6 they proceeded to catch one fish each during the course of their session. Brian has now caught on his last three trips when most have been struggling, so he was pleased to keep the run going with a 21’02 oz fish, although slightly smaller than the stamp of fish he has been used to catching of late, I am sure he was happy enough not to blank.
Julie who hasnt been down for a few weeks was not to be out done and managed to hook and land a double of 16’12 oz.
Well Done to Both.
Alan Viney tried a different approach this weekend, One which I doubt he will repeat in a hurry. He Fished from swim 18 which he has made his own in recent weeks. Unfortunately for Alan the carp werent playing ball and it looked as if yet another blank was on the cards, until…………. He caught an eel, and then another, and then yet another.
Paul has been busy this morning setting up a stall complete with it’s own burco boiler behind swim 18 on the BBQ bank and it is strongly rumoured that a certain Mr Viney will be selling Jellied eels from next Friday evening. £2.00 a pot.
Andy Moriaty, kept up his incredible run this week. He has now fished Grenville for over a year without a blank session. This week saw him start his session in swim 23, with no joy during the first night of his stay, he decided on a move into swim 29. Fortunately he kept his record intact with a scraper 20lb Mirror caught during the second and last night of his session. Well done Andy.
Alan and Jamie returned to the lake this weekend to hopefully do battle with some carp. They plotted up in swim18 in the teeth of the storm and once they had set up and cast out , retreated to the relative comfort of their bivvy. Alan managed a couple of fish over the 48 hrs with a single weighing in at 8lb (touch of de ja vu mate ?) and this absolute stunner which weighed in at 29 10 oz
The Northern Sharks secret weapon was wheeled out this weekend in the shape of our old mate Oz. He seemed to think it was getting a little dark at night for his colleagues and thought it best that he came down again to help keep their averages up………… Or so I am told
Oz plotted up in his favourite swim and awaited the worst of what the weather had to throw at him and everyone else, the first night Oz managed quite a clever trick with the recapture of the fish he had on his last trip, this time at a weight of 30’2 oz. You obviously made it feel very special last time Oz :0
On the second night of his stay Oz hooked and landed what was to be the 150th Thirty Pound Carp from the lake this season. Quite an amazing achievement for Paul and the Fishery, and of course for Oz who managed to catch it.
The weight was a very healthy 36’10 oz. A stunning fish with which to celebrate this milestone.
A mixed result for Phil Calloway this weekend. Battling his way through the storm that finally arrived Friday night he made his home for the weekend in peg 28. A wise choice as the wind battered into the opposite bank. He had two takes over the course of the session, losing one and landing the other at a weight of 24lb. Well done Phil
Awesome result this weekend for Brian, he arrived on Friday evening and set up fishing swim 29 on the back of a vicious Southerly wind and a fair sprinkling of rain. A wise move as the wind and rain combined really combined to remind us all just how nasty it can be fishing the lake at times. Those that braved out the storms of Friday night were rewarded as they helped to stir the fish from their almost dormant state of the last few weeks. Brian definitely took full advantage of the feeding fish in front of him and took six fish including three thirties.
Weights were……………. 17’9 oz, 19’6 oz, 21’12 oz, 30’5 oz, 30’15 oz, 33’10 oz.
A fine weekends angling.
Prospective new members Lee Bowyer and Steve Perkin were at the lake this week for a 24 hr guest session. They decided to both fish from swim 23. There trip coincided with a little improvement in the recent weather and lo and behold the fish started to reappear, both of the guy’s managed to wet their nets with Lee bagging two lower twenties and Steve managing an upper twenty Mirror. Welcome to the lake lads and congratulations on the fish.
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After sneaking out one of the few fish to grace the bank last weekend, Dave Gowing must have fancied his chances when arriving to find similar conditions this weekend. Deciding to change his angle of attack he fished from peg 29 and fish on the back of the cold wind this week, until it inevitably changed and ended up blowing right into his bivvy just as the rain started in the early hours of Sunday morning! His determination to stick it out were rewarded with this 29lb 10oz mirror which was followed by an hour of liners but unfortunately no more takes.
Dave is next down in 2 weeks for his birthday fishing session so hopefully he will be lucky once again.
Mark Skellam arrived at the lake early on Tuesday morning, after a good look round the lake he decided to fish from peg 31, and combine his stay with a social, his friend Paul Cooper was fishing close by in 29.
After a chilly first night with no fish to his rods and few fish showing there seemed little point in moving so he decided to stick with his original plan. At some ridiculous hour of the night as increasingly seems to be the way Mark was rewarded for his efforts with a run and eventually a 34?4oz Carp. The well deserved confidence this fish brought tempted Mark to stick it out one more night just in case. Unfortunately it was to be just the one fish, but at over 34 lbs it certainly was worth the wait.
A relative newcomer to the lake of recent weeks, I am sure that many of you will have met the cheerful and friendly Yorkshireman Gerrard Williams. Gerrard met Paul, during his recent holiday, as he worked on the Cruise ship that Paul took to New York. Being an avid carp angler Gerrard was very interested in seeing the lake upon their return to the UK.He has since fished the lake on a guest ticket a couple of times in recent weeks whilst on leave between ships.
Having struggled through poor conditions, he has remained ever cheerful and worked hard at his angling. Last week he fished for a few nights in swim 33, despite improved weather conditions the carp remained as elusive as they had been in recent weeks. As Gerrard was due off the lake and indeed due to set sail for a months cruise on the Monday it was decided that he could spend the last night of his stay fishing from the cabin swim following the departure of Max, Lee and the DVD crew. This proved to be the turning point for Gerrard, and he was fortunate enough to enjoy the sort of nights fishing that makes Grenville such a special place.
In the 12 hours between 5.25pm Saturday night, and 5.40am on the Saturday morning, Gerrard banked 7 fish, including breaking his PB twice.
Oh what a night………
I could not let last week pass without mentioning the efforts of Alan Vine. During a quite chilly few days he decided with time to spare he was going to give the lake some serious time. He set up in swim 18 and stuck to his task faithfully. Despite an apparent absense of any fish he plugged away and worked hard. His sum total of three fish for the week weighed in at 8lb, 8lb, and a 15lb fish. A poor reward for the effort made, carpy Karma will come around though Alan, your day will come mate.
Last week Max Cottis and Lee Collins spent a 5 day session in the Cabin swims. This was in conjunction with a video crew visiting the lake to film for a forthcoming dvd promoting, ACE, Mainline, and of course Grenville Lake.
It was a week of mixed blessings with quite a few fish coming to Max’s rods, unfortunately most of the fish came during the hours of darkness which made filming of them a little difficult. Lee struggled to get amongst the fish, from the jetty at the front of the cabin. Max however had more success fishing from the side of the cabin peg, fishing toward the island mark. As always he fished over Mainline Cell boilies, with pellets and hemp. His total was 17 fish for the week including 5 thirties to 38lb.
Weights of fish were….. 38lb, 34’12oz, 33’7oz, 31’13oz, 31’5oz, 29’6oz, 29’5oz, 28’1oz, 27’9oz, 27’1oz, 25’14oz, 23’14oz, 23’14 scaley, 23’13oz, 22’5oz, 22lb scaley, 20’11oz scaley,
With conditions as they were during the course of last week and considering that only 1 other fish was caught throughout this period it was good consistent angling once again from Mr Cottis.
After catching his first fish from the lake on his last visit, James Temple was this weekend back at the lake after a long drive all the way from the Sunny North East. With conditions on the lake proving to be slow for the last few days, James decided to fish in swim 29 where it had been relatively quiet all week. This proved to be a wise decision as the weekend progressed. He was to manage two fish for the weekend both twenties, at 22lb and 24lb. Once again James travelled home with that satisfied smile on his face and the smell of fish on his hands.
Well Done Mate
Another angler to manage to winkle out a fish or two over this weekend was Brian. Unusually on his own this week, and arriving much later than normal, Brian set himself up in the dark. Choosing swim 31, and fishing out into the deeper water proved to be a fruitful plan and Brian actually bagged himself a brace over the 36hrs that he fished. A double coming to his rods followed by this lovely fish weighing in at 31’10oz.
Very Well done mate, some good angling there on an otherwise quiet weekend.
Congratulations to Dave Gowing, Visiting the lake for a 40 hr session this weekend, he was brave enough to set up in swim 23. Facing right into the teeth of a very chilly wind. He was obviously in the right place as he managed to catch one fish at a weight of 25lb’s exactly. With very few fish out over the weekend it was a very welcome reward.