An unusual midweek session was the order of the day for Tim Fromant this week. Taking full advantage of the last week or so of his holidays, he snuck down for a quick two night session. He set himself up in swim 34, and set about baiting up the swim in the hopes of drawing fish in. Despite his attempts he could manage only one fish for the session, a small mirror of 14lb’s. He also lost a fish during the two nights.
Syndicate member Tim Fromant, booked the cabin for last week. He arrived full of anticipation on the Saturday lunchtime with his wife and two children. They got themselves comfortable very quickly and it was wonderful to hear the sound of childrens laughter drifting across the lake on the wind. The family thoroughly enjoyed their stay, with Jools (Tims wife) enjoying a healthy two laps of the lake each day. The children were fascinated with the wildlife around the place, and spent many hours seeking out the elusive cygnets which inhabit the dykes alongside the car park.
For his part Tim was kept fairly busy on the fish front. Certainly the first few days were steady without being exhausting, with the odd carp tripping up on his rigs. There was a change of wind direction on Thursday and the action kicked in suddenly and with a vengance. Infact Tim was to catch three thirties and a double within a 25-30 minute period. Rods going off everywhere, and as he took the picture of one fish, Paul would treat and release it as Tim battled another.
In total Tim caught a total of 14 fish, with one double at 18’10 oz’s, seven twenties, and six thirties up to 37’11 oz’s
A very slow weekend by Grenville standards. A combination of Full moon, high pressure, quite a few anglers on the lake, and of course the inevitable hatches which seem so abundant at this time of the year all gave the attendant anglers plenty of excuses for their poor showing. A total of 18 anglers graced the banks on Friday night, with only a few managing to wet their nets unfortunately.
Amongst those to catch were,
Mick Brooks, Fair play Mick after being repeatedly wiped out by weedbeds the size of your average family car and when all seemed against him he managed a small common of 11lb’s. Not quite what he had in mind but gratefully recieved in the circumstances.
Gary Kimbell, Gary set his stall out in swim 5 hoping to bag one of the big girls which had frequented this area for the previous few days. He was troubled less than Mick by the weed, but still had to be aware as the weed came away from the plateu in the strong South Westerly. Gary landed a mirror of 24’8 oz’s and lost another good fish at the net. Better luck next time Gary.
Andy Sewell, Andy had the pleasure of catching the most fish of the weekend……Two !! Unfortunately they were not of any great size, both being doubles, a 16’8 oz mirror and a 12’12 oz common. but again were much better than a blank. I am sure the next two will be bigger Andy.
Tim Fromant, Tim was a late arrival and decided to give swim 3 another go after doing relatively well there the previous weekend. He found the going tough like most and was pleased to catch a mirror of 21’8 oz’s. Despite watching the water like a hawk no more fish visited the vicinity and Tim had to make do with just the one fish to show for his efforts.
Phil Calloway, Phil fished swim 33 on the back of what wind the was. he fished dilligently as always working hard to make the swim produce. He managed on the second night of his stay to hook and land a mirror of 20’4 oz’s. He hung on a little on the Sunday in the hope that another would take the bait, but despite a bait in both shallow and deeper water no more fish were to fall to his rods.
Whilst a number of members pitched themselves on the end of the wind, the catches for the last couple of days have come mostly off the back ofthe wind.
Ron… spent 48hrs in swim 34, he was rewarded with two fish both twenties up to 23lbs.
Brian and Julie… spent 48hrs in swim 37 although it was only Brian that caught this weekend with two twenties up to 24lb
Tim Fromant… was in swim 3 for this period and managed to catch seven fish three of which were doubles and four twenties up to 26’8 oz’s.
Dennis… The only member to do well over the other side was Dennis, who fishing the day only managed three fish from swim 18. He caught two twenties, topping them off with a 32lber.
Finally at the end of the week there came a little more breeze than we had seen the previous few days.
The South west corner looked good and a few managed to take full advantage of the stuation.
Shaun Harrison managed three fish to 27’12oz from swim 9,
Kevin Benham also managed three fish to 19’14oz from swim 10,
Barry Minall took three fish to 21’6oz from swim 12, and
Tim Fromant caught two fish to 19lb