Well it looks like the carp are shaking off the cloak of winter and starting to move around the lake once more.
Oz and Anton (bigvan) returned to the lake this weekend on their way home from their week long pilgrimage to Redmire. The cold weather had meant that their chances had been very poor whilst there. Although they both did well enough to tempt one of the lakes scamps, and thoroughly enjoyed their trip.
They returned to Grenville on the Friday afternoon, Oz chose to fish from peg 14 and Anton plumped for peg 15. Within minutes of casting out and firing out a number of baits around the area, Oz was suprised by a screaming run. He was happy to lift into a fish, the first to grace the banks of Grenville this year.
It weighed in at a respectable 29lbs. It was photographed and returned, and it wasnt long before yet another screamer had Oz dashing out of his bivvy door. This fish was a lot smaller that the first but was just as gratefully received, It weighed in at 11lb’s. Whilst doing the piccie’s Oz was startled to recieve yet another take. His third within three hours of setting up. This fish led him a merry dance and finally when the fish had been landed and the formalities completed it was confirmed at another 29lber.
Not a bad start to their 48hr session.
The night passed peacefully enough, with both of them getting a full nights kip. Anton moved from his first choice peg into 12 during the following morning. Oz carried on as he had the day before when in mid afternoon his rod roared off and he landed another twenty in the shape of a 28lb fish. A couple of hours later he was in again, and after a short tussle brought the largest fish of his trip to the net. It weighed in at 33lbs and was a very nice looking dark coloured fish.
Despite his best efforts, and fishing as close, Anton didn’t get a touch for his troubles, though Oz was very grateful to have such an accomplished Ghillie and Photographer on hand
Well done Oz, good angling mate, first fish, and first thirty of the new year.