Shaun Harrison followed into 12 as Lee Skellam left it Saturday morning. He worked hard as always and was managing to get his baits out an immense distance despite the wind blowing hard into his face. At least he had the gorgeous Brook to keep his feet warm at night. He stuck to his task and was rewarded during the Saturday night with a 22lb 12oz scaly fish. He was the last to leave on Sunday as he was confident of another take due to fish showing in the afternoon close to where he was fishing. Well done mate, Good angling 🙂
After a minor disaster when a wayward cast flew out onto the island on Friday evening which meant he fished the first twelve hours of his session with only two rods, Shaun Harrison made up for it once Paul had retrieved his rig and lead from the protective mesh fence surrounding the island. He fished hard Saturday and worked hard against a side wind to get both his bait and rigs exactly where he wanted them, which is no mean feat in itself. He obviously managed to find the right spot though as on Sunday morning the first of his two twenties graced the net. The second was not far behind it and so once again Shaun managed to save the blank on the last day of his session. Two twenties weighing in at 21lb 8oz which was a common and 25lb 15oz mirror falling foul of the the Quest bait.
Shaun Harrison and the ever gorgeous Brook returned to the lake this weekend and set up camp in swim 10 following their arrival. on Saturday. After a quiet 24 hrs things were looking bleak. with only a few hours left Shaun was staring down the barrel of a blank. Suddenly out of the blue an alarm sounded and Shaun finally had his chance. He landed what turned out to be a 19lb mirror, which albeit not quite what he was hoping for was it was a carp and therefore saved the day and the blank.
Shaun Harrison decided to try his luck in what is rapidly becoming known as a big fish swim, no 29. With the wind pushing down onto the barbeque bank Shaun was very much on the back of a stiff wind. All was quiet for the first night of his stay, and it was the early hours of Sunday morning before he was rudely awakened by an angry alarm. The fish was unfortunately not the monster that Shaun was hoping for although he couldnt have been disappointed by this lovely scaly one of 19’12 oz’s.
The following morning he decided a move was in order and so spent the remaining day of his session socialising with Ron Key in swims 12 and 14. Unfortunately Rons luck failed to rub off and this was the only fish of the trip.
The gorgeous Brook and her not quite so Gorgeous owner Shaun Harrison were back at Grenville this weekend. Arriving before the crowd at Friday lunchtime shaun set up very bravely in the teeth of a very chilly Northerly in swim 3. Despite his best efforts the swim was apparently devoid of fish, despite looking spot on. Possibly the fact that it was a few days old couting against him on this occasion. A combination of the very cold wind and lack of fish forced Shaun to have a look around the lake and he decided to spend his last night in swim 14, where it wan comparitively tropical. Despite seeing a few fish at range it proved to be hard going . Shaun managing to hook and land one fish. A mirror weighing in at 18’4 oz’s.
Nice to see both of you again, and proof if it were needed, that she is your lucky charm. 🙂
Congratulations are also due to Shaun Harrison this weekend. Fishing a 48 hr session in swim 5 Shaun was soon off the mark landing a lovely 32lb carp before he had set his bivvy up. An instantly recognisable fish this one and proving to be no stranger to the bank.
He followed this the next afternoon with another stunner at a weight of 31’14 oz’s.
Then a short while later in the afternoon had another screaming run which resulted in yet another thirty at a very healthy 35’4 oz’s.
Shaun then Finished his session off with a very pretty scaley 18lber. I am sure the gorgeous Brook is really just his good luck charm and has nothing at all to do with keeping his feet warm.