Not sure how to follow on from the honeymooners story from last week, which made it into last weeks issue of Carp Talk so nice for Claire and Stuart to see themselves in print. Another one for their album for sure. So all guys this week, Erik and Wim back this time on swim 11 in the cabin hoping to do better than last time when they only had 1 fish. They succeeded with 2 on the first night fishing Triple X boilies on stiff rigs and were rewarded with 18.8kg and 16.25kg (41lb5oz and 35lb12oz). The rest of the week for them was a bit slow but they saved the best for last when Wim landed a lovely 22.4kg mirror (49lb4oz) and his new PB. In the chalet Johan and Glenn were here for the first time. They were using tigernuts and hemp to great effect and landed 20 fish from 24 runs. Fishing only about 90m out along the wall or straight out into open water they had 11 over 30, 5 over 40, including 2 grasscarp at 13 and 17kg (28lb and 37lb) so a great intro to the lake. Overall average for the week 16kg (35lb 5oz) at High Mill Lake.
Another week for strange weather, 23 degrees at best but very changeable with rain again. James and his family fished the chalet swim on Sticky Baits Krill mainly though his one rod with a tigernut on produced another grass carp at 14kg (31lb). Using a mixture of bottom baits and pop ups he finished on 7 fish in total smashing his previous French PB of 20.9kg (46lb) not once but twice with mirrors of 23.6kg (52lb) and a 26.4kg (58lb) so another very happy angler. Glenn and his father fished swim 6 and 8 using either tigernuts with Goo Berry or Garlic, or acid pear or scopex pop ups at ranges of 50 to 120m to produce 14 fish. A few small ones from swim 8, including a stunning fully scaled mirror (no photo though) but they finally finished with 5 over 30lb and 3 over 40 to 43lb 8 (19.8kg).
Back this year are the MTC Triple R Garlic boilies in 20mm that did really well a couple of years ago. Orders now being taken, sale price 9.95 euro per kilo.