28th May-4th June
After 4 years away it was nice to see Glenn and Jack again, this time they had brought with them Matt and Dec (Ketchup). Jack won an Anglers Mail cap for his 41lb common he caught here last time so what would come their way this week. They all wanted to camp out so we set off to the Figgy where we set up the 4 ovals, tea facilities and cool box which boy did that need some re-filling!!!! Glenn got us off the mark with a small cat and by the morning all had caught with Glenn catching a new PB at 84lb.
Day 2 went well, plenty of drinking munching and fishing but it was what was waiting for me on a rope the following morning, a very smug looking Glenn and this quite stunning looking full Mandarin at 88lb.
Lots of fish being caught a few nice carp to 27lb but where were the monsters?? well it was up to total novice Matt in three goes of the rods he managed 2 “Tons” and lost a monster in between!!! the biggest being this cracker at 109lb.
Dec yet to score big apart from how much Ketchup he consumes !!! literally covering everything in it even ham salad baguettes!!!!! but he soon got on the score board with two quick fire cats both caught on pellets dipped in ketchup!!!
Jack did get amongst the big fish with a go down the garden so what a weeks fishing, Glenn noting every catch and in his words spent a priceless week camping out with his lad Jack and his two future son in laws. Final tally was 1950lb’s of fish….2×100’s 4×80’s 3×70’s and 37 fish up to 60lb including 6 carp to 27lb. Great week of hauling lets hope it doesn’t take 4 years to get back here again!!!
until next time Paul0