Sunday, 16 June 2013

And it came to pass......a damp squib

Well it started raining Tuesday evening and Joe said that if it was raining hard on Wednesday morning he wasn't bothered about getting up. As it turned out that was a good call as wednesday morning came and it rained and rained and rained all day and into the evening. Unfortunately this put a damper on proceedings and with it an end to Joes' holiday. Although the weather had been poor for the majority of his trip and we didn't catch as many fish as the week before, I do think that we did ok for quality with two 30s and 2 new pbs. Final totals for the week were as follows:

32 carp caught in 5 sessions

14 x 20lb +    7 for Dave and 7 for Joe

2 x 30's         pb's of 35-4 for Dave and 32-6 for Joe

Bait tubs emptied and washed, corn in the freezer and another season passes by.


Dam................................yes that could work

Today (Monday) we decided to fish down at the power dam and what a good idea that turned out to be with seven fish  over 20lbs and a new personal best for me of 35 lbs 4 oz. Joe had a back-up fish of 28.0 and we finished the day with 15 fish.
Hopefully we will be back here for Joes final session of the holiday tomorrow

Sunday 9th June

Fishing was a bit better today although not by much and by the end of the session we had five fish, three for Joe and two for me. Two fish were 20 plus the best being 23 lbs 4oz to Joe.

Saturday 8th June

Today we went to the island view swim again, the weather was cold, wet and windy and the fish just didn't want to know. I had the only run of the day which accounted for a fish of 25 lbs 12 oz. We fished until early afternoon and then called it a day and made our way home.

Just gets better for Joe Thursday 6th June

We arrived at the swim at around 7pm and started fishing at 7:30 conditions were not favourable as there was a cold east wind blowing, the water level was slightly up but dropping, however  between 7.30 and 11:30 am we managed to catch 8 fish. Top prize once again went to for Joe who caught another new pb this time 32 lbs 6 oz, I had a backup fish of 28 lbs 2 oz, at 11:30 the swim died and it turned very cold, it was raining so we decided to make the trip home. We won't be fishing on Friday I don't think, so the next session will be Saturday

It was during this session that we encountered an Health and Safety issue with the weigh scales in that yours truly nearly knocked himself out, however after a meeting the necessary alterations were made

Ding ding....round 2 Wednesday 5th June

Due to the fact that Joe didn't arrive until midnight yesterday, we decided to make an afternoon start on his first day and arrived at the island view swim at around 1 pm. The water level had dropped considerably,  however by the end of the
session we had caught three fish and lost three, joes first fish of the holiday was a new PB of 29-2 and I had one of 22-4 . Tomorrow we will be making an early start for a full days fishing and the carp are now starting to spawn in some of
the bays

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Monday 3rd June


Today was the day that Dave returned home so we decided to go to the Power Dam for a few hours before he had to go to the airport.

Water levels were lower than I have ever seen them but it did nothing to deter the fish, or the quality. Usually the water is up to the top of the concrete

Dave managed 8 fish to my 2, 5 were over 20lbs with the biggest weighing in at 24lbs - 8 ozs, a great days fishing by any standards I'm sure you will agree.

We finished at 3.30pm and by 6 we were heading for Montreal airport.

Final totals for Daves holiday were:-

117 carp caught in 6 sessions

19 carp over 20lbs (12 to Dave)

1 x 30lb carp to Dave

Sunday 2nd June

Guess where we are heading this morning, well catching carp is why Mr Wass is over here so question was would the swim produce again??

Well conditions were right and we did catch a total of 23 fish but only one fish went over the 20lb mark, not that we were complaining though, at the end of the day we retired, totally knackered, back to base camp. Ordering in tonight, no cooking required

Saturday 1st June


Up bright and early, we were down at the marina by 6am and in the Island View swim by 7am. Water levels were very high so it was chest waders on and most of the gear left in the boat, although we were able to use our chairs which was the main thing. I really wanted the swim to show what it was capable of as I had been continually ''bigging it up'' to Dave prior to his visit. The swim is only 4ft deep at around 20 yds with a sand and rock bottom, so it was the polaris float which we decided to go with. Action started quickly and the fish fed intermittently throughout the day, final totals were:-

48 fish caught

9 over 20lbs

Biggest fish 29lb - 12ozs to Dave

Highlight of the day had to be when Dave landed a 29lbs-8ozs fish and the very next cast landed the 29-12, not bad eh.

Friday 31st May

Today Friday we went down to the first bridge basically it was very very slow until around 6 pm when I started to get a few fish however the highlights of the day was a 30lbs carp caught by dave and I had one that weighed in at 22 lbs 12 oz, the weather was very very hot as the temperature soared to 34 degrees,
by the end of the session we had caught 11 fish

Thursday 30th May

 Thursday we fished the island View swim, upon arrival the wind was in a perfect position blowing from the west, however as being the trend this week the fishing was very slow and by the end of the session we had 12 fish the largest of which

fell to dave and weighed 26-4

Stressful game is this fishing lark, unless of course you are able to chill out, some are better at it than others

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday 27th May

Back on the Island View swim today, managed a total of 9 fish with the best going 22lbs. Today marks the end of fishing on my own as Mr David Wass arrives from the UK tomorrrow for a week so I will be off the Montreal airport tomorrow to pick him up.