Alan Viney….. First fish out of the lake this year was caught by Alan in swim 5. It certainly isnt the largest ever 1st fish of the season at a weight of 18’8 oz’s although it was I believe a scaley fish, so I am sure it was nice to get a bend in the rod again, albeit it only a slight one.
Stuart….. A good start to the season for Stuart who fished in peg 9 this weekend who after a quiet first night, managed to capitalise on the short appearance of the fish in this area on the Saturday afternoon.
He caught 1 fish a mirror of 29’12 oz’s and lost another. Good start to the season Stuart.
Gary Bird….. Gary chose to fish in peg 23 this weekend giving himself the best part of 40 acres to himself, with his neighbouring anglers in plotted up in 33 and 14. He took full advantage of this fact and after seeing a couple of fish show during the Friday afternoon, was full of confidence for the weekend ahead. The first night, after the barbeque he lost what he was sure was a good fish at the net cord. Not beaten he renewed his efforts over the Saturday and was rewarded with two fish during the night. Weighing in at 28’2 oz’s and 27’1 oz’s respectively they were very well deserved and I sure appreciated.
Ron Key….. Ron positioned himself in peg 6 for the opening weekend . After a fishless first night he worked the swim like an expert the following day and despite less than ideal conditions managed to tease out a nice mirror of 22’8 oz’s.
Vince King…. Congratulations to new member Vince King, fishing swim 14 with his wife Marlene he failed to get off the mark the first night. The second night however proved slightly more succesful, with not only his first but also his second Grenville carp netted. Unfortunately it appears the smaller carp were patrolling that particular area and they weighed in at 10lb’s and 16’8 oz’s. Thats a strange brace to get from the lake and all I can say is take confidence from it Vince, you are obviously doing the right thing, or else you wouldnt have got the two bites. What picks up our bait is very much down to lady luck and as such out of our control to a great degree.
I am sure the next one will be much bigger
Dean Gill….. Another new member to pop his Grenville cherry this weekend was Dean. The second of the double act that were the Yorkshire lads, he is always cheerful and proved on opening night that he is a bloody good laugh to boot. He managed one carp a small mirror in double figures. Keep at it mate, there are more of the bigger fish than there are smaller ones. This lake aint like they are oop North