Friday, 23 May 2014

Thursday 22nd June

Back up at the island view swim (why would I want to go anywhere else), water temperature was up in the low 60s, not much surface activity and no big fish showing. I finished the day at 2.30pm as I had business to take care of (more of that later) 11 fish graced the net, again mainly mid doubles with four fish of 16lbs and one of 17-4. Can't help thinking it can only be a matter of time before the big girls move in. interestingly the two lads who were on the first bridge had gone as had the anglers on the pines, so obviously those swims had not been producing. Next session will be Saturday or Sunday I think. 

Monday 19th June

An early start saw me leaving the marina at around 6am, by the time I had reached the swim and set up it was around 7.15am, conditions were very good with a west wind blowing straight into me and no rain forecast, the only concern was that the water temp was only 52 so that needed to improve. It wasn't long before the first fish came over the net and at 23-6 was the first 20 of the trip. Strangely that was the only fish until lunchtime but as the water warmed up so did the fishing. By the end of the session with the thermometer reading 60 degrees, I had caught 16 fish including another at 22-2 but as is the norm in mid may, most of the fish were mid to upper doubles, I packed up at 4.30 and the fish were still feeding but hey there's always another day.

Friday 16th May

Took the boat out as planned and pre-baited, the forecast for the next couple of days is not great fhough regarding the wind so we will have to see

Friday, 16 May 2014

Wednesday 14th May

Arrived at the swim at around 8pm  and had my first fish within 30 seconds of casting in, conditions were good  with a Sw breeze but as is the norm early in the season, the fish were slow to respond and by the end of the session I had caught  eight fish with the best going 16-2, fed the remaining bait as I left, next session will be Saturday with a pre-bait Friday.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tuesday 13th May

Took the boat down to the marina and set off for the first prebaiting trip, 20 mins later I arrived at the swim, there were a few fish showing so things look promising. The water levels are very low at the moment which according to the locals is due to the east winds,  hopefully they will rise over the coming week.
Anyway I was able to wade out  to the baiting  area and after positioning the marker I put in a large bucket of cracked corn. First session is tomorrow, we'll see how it goes

Monday, 12 May 2014

2014 Carp quest starts here

Ok then, arrived at the house after a long day of travelling via Toronto, first job was to move the van out of the garage......well that wasn't going to happen as the battery was flat as a fart and seeing as it was booked in for an emissions test the following morning, it was to say the least, a bit of a bummer. Anyway since Friday the van has sat on the driveway fully charged but un-licenced, on the up side I have done the front garden and this morning at 8.30 we go for the test. Fingers crossed we should be up and running.