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A wet, wet week ends on a high !

03/05/2014

 This week has been just about the wettest, coldest week we have ever experienced during the fishing season and all credit to this weeks anglers for banking such fine fish in conditions that felt more like December than late April. The icing on the cake was just before breakfast this morning when three fish were hooked at the same time. First we had Lee banking a cracking 40 mirror and thus avoiding a blank !! and then John had a screaming run as I was taking the pictures for Lee. After a strong dogged fight John had what was obviously a good fish close to netting. More than anything he wanted a big common and I mentioned that the area the fish came from was popular for big commons so you can imagine his face when the scaly back of a big common came into view. It was with shaking hands that John removed the net and sling from the fish and with a shout of delight he exclaimed that it was the ‘Cut Tail’ common !! Weighing in at 61lb 10oz it was a well earned new pb for John. Whilst this was all going on Alec had banked another upper 30 so that was three lovely fish banked whilst the lads were packing up. Happy days indeed !

Overnight Several other fish were banked including yet another 50 for Tony (his 3rd 50llb+ fish of the week) and Christine landed the big sturgeon at 47lb. With the weather gradually improving and a warm front due this coming week I am hopeful that the fishing will pick up even more.

Anyway, total for the week are 25 fish comprised of 2 x 60′s, 3 x 50′s, 6 x 40′s, 13 x 30′s (all but one of them over 35lb) and a solitary 20 at 29lb 14oz !

That gives a running total for the first 6 weeks of the season of 9 x 60′s, 28 x 50′s, 54 x 40′s, 37 x 30′s, 9 x 20′s and three doubles.

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