Weekly catch report of High Mill Lake - Week 25 April - 2 May 2015
Submitted by Bas van Klaveren on 05-05-2015
A mixture of sunshine and showers brought the weather back to a more normal pattern for this time of year finishing with some torrential rain storms that raised the level so high and so quickly we had to open a sluice gate to avoid everyone floating away. That aside the anglers had a good week producing 8 fish over 40lb and 3 fish over 50lb, 2 on swim 11 and 1 on swim 8 and needless to say 3 new PB's for those anglers. A party of 3 German anglers fished 6, 7 and 8 on a mixture of garlic, mulberry, GLM, and fruit boilies and tiger nuts. Bernhard on swim 6 beat his PB with a lovely 45lb mirror only to beat it again when he landed another mirror this time at 49lb 8oz. His colleagues both fished from swim 8 and they had 7 fish over 30lb topped off with mirrors at 44lb 10oz and 50lb 1oz. Piet is here again this year for 6 months up on swim 9 and after a few days of settling in to his fishing he landed a 44lb mirror. Regular visitors Nigel and Christophe fished off swim 11 and began the session with a great common at 53lb, though they had a few camera disasters and none of the photos registered on his phone. So a lesson there to check the photos before you release your PB fish. Unlucky Nige. Christophe's first fish was also a new PB with a mirror of 50lb 1oz so it was shaping up to be a session of a lifetime for them both. Following several more 30's Nige had another mirror of 41lbs but top rod this week went to Christophe who followed up with several 30's, and mirrors at 42lb 14oz and 41lb 13oz and an average for the week of 33lb. Christophe first came to us 2 years ago as a complete novice and Nigel, who lives locally, took him under his wing and has been teaching him each trip so I think its another case of the pupil became the master Nige! We also loved the way Juno the retriever made herself very much at home in the carp cradle! So along with 5 fish for the chalet, 4 over 30 and a 41lb, there were 55 fish landed at High Mill Lake with an overall average of 32lb so well done to all.