Het laatste karpernieuws van High Mill Lake - maart & april 2017
Geplaatst door Bas van Klaveren op 19-04-2017
High Mill Lake is zonder twijfel één van onze 'verborgen parels' in ons pakket. Niet echt een standaard big-fish water, en ook weer geen runswater... maar daar komt verandering in. De vis groeit in de afgelopen jaren geweldig goed door, en in de eerste visweken van 2017 liggen de gemiddelde gewichten ruim boven de 15kg. Lees de onderstaande vangstverslagen maar eens door, en laat u overtuigen Wat een gewichten!
We were joined again by Steve Briggs and his lovely wife Joan from 18-25 March. Despite some chilly, wet weather, as you will see in the video Steve has done, and fishing from the chalet and swim 10, Steve ended up on 12 fish for the week. Using a basic snowman setup with Nash scopex boilies and the occasional citrus pop up at distances of averaging about 90m, the total was 7 over 30lb including the stunning 35lb linear, 3 over 40lb and of course the cracking 51lb12oz common, giving him an average of 37lb 3oz. Joan loves the chalet and enjoyed some well earned luxury with Tv and heating! Got to be up there as one of the best bivvies ever. And with the evening meals delivered, do ask Steve how many portions of cheesecake he ate, it was a nice relaxing trip for her too. On swim 1 for the week was a regular visitor to our water, Richard Piotrowski. Using fishmeal boilies he finished his first session of the year here on 10 fish, including 6 over 30, and 2 40's to 49lb 6oz and an average of 36lb 8oz. Overall average for the week was 37lb so good angling guys.
Only a few weeks in to the new season and we are already far behind with the catch reports! Must try harder lol. Ok so we are going back now to the week beginning March 25th when we were joined by Ross and Barry on swim 11 and Jens and Diethard in the chalet. It was the second visit for Ross and Barry and last time it didn't go so well for Barry who was left holding the net for Ross most of the week. So he was so pleased to get his revenge this trip. Of the 33 fish landed we wont say how many Ross had, oh ok he had 4, leaving Barry to smash his PB for both mirrors, twice, and commons with mirrors of 47 then 53lb and a common of 51lb. they finished on 12 over 40, and the 2 50's, a staggering tally by anyones standards, fishing fruity boilies and pop ups to achieve an average of 38lb. It was quieter for the boys in the chalet but they still had an average of 38lb over 10 fish including 5 over 40, at a bit longer range of 120-130m on bolt rigs. Overall average for the week was also 38lb.
So the record breaking week beginning 1st April. 7 anglers on, Michael and Ton van der Steen in the chalet, Andy Krankota and Anika on swim 8, Wim Konnig and Erik Trapman on swim 11 and Marco on swim 4. Erik and Wim back for their 3rd year and loving the cabin up there and of course our food package. Using a mixture of tigernuts and fruity boilies popped up on chod or simple rigs, they had a lovely grasscarp of 26lb and mirrors of 43lb12 and 49lb 8 the biggest. They lost quite a few so they will be asking themselves many questions before their next trip. Marco was here for his 5th time and he smashed it yet again. over 10 fish his average was 44lb, and was topped off by a stunning mirror at 61lb 10oz. nice one Marco.
Here for the first time was Andy and his girlfriend Anika, of Jet Fish. Using squid and other things seafood flavoured, they landed 12 fish, again a massive average of 43lb, and included 5 over 40, 54lb 12 and 59lb. The big fish are coming out of everywhere!
Top rods of the week though were the 2 brothers in the chalet. OMG! they had a trip of a lifetime, fishing cell in a multi rig or snowman at distances of 80-120m and they landed 40 fish between them, including 16 over 40lb, yes 16, and 3 over 50lb to 52lb 13oz. their average over those 40 fish was a whopping 38lb 8oz. So that gave the staggering total of 29 40's, 5 50's and a 61+ and an incredible average of 40lb 2oz over 68 fish. we have never seen so many big fish in 1 week so good angling guys.
To bring us right up to date now, here we go with the catch report from last week, beginning 8th April. Scott and Neil were back again in the chalet after an absence of quite a few years for Neil, but good to see them both again. No way they could follow the success of last week but they did have 3 over 40 and 2 new PB's for Neil fishing Nutcrackers to the dam wall mainly. Here for their first time were Anthony, Andy, Sean and Nathan. They were fishing quite a mixture of baits, Yell IB, Nutcracker, Cell, Tuna and Garlic and Pineapple and mainly D rigs. Anthony was on swim 4 to start with having chosen to fish the deeper end, then moved to his booked swim 8. A good move for him as he finished with 8 of his 9 fish from there topped off with a mirror of 48lb 8oz. Anthony was on swim 5 and did well with 9 fish at a distance of 80 yards and had 6 30's and 2 40's to 47lb 10oz. A nice 35lb mirror for Sean on 2 and Nathan on 1 who moved to swim 6 had a quiet week until the last night when he had a 31lb 8oz, and 20 minutes before he was due to reel his rods in he had a run giving him a new PB and a stunning common at 49lb. Lars was back on swim 11 for his 2nd time having had a very quiet week last year. He was not disappointed this time though and he broke his PB numerous times. Finishing on 10 fish, 4 over 40lb to 46lb. Overall average for the week was 36lb 6oz from 38 fish including 20 30's and 11 40's.