EIGHT POUND Rainbow on a £14.00 Sporting Ticket. Top Quality Fishing – The Best in the Area by a country mile ?!
…An 8lb specimen caught this morning on the bottom lake (chestnuts) properly weighed and witnessed and a favourite for ” FISH of the MONTH “. I have been running this competition for Game Anglers since FEB, and this is the FIRST ENTRY. What are you fisherman doing ?
In Dave’s Word.. “I started the day arriving at 09.20 and started fishing at about 10.00 at the ” Point ” on Midway Lake. The wind was quite stiff and gusting made casting pretty difficult with my light set-up of a 5wt rod / floating line and a small PTN, I soon decided to switch to a heavier fly and tied on a size 10 dragonfly nymph to allow a little ” punch ” into the wind. Two or three casts later I was rewarded with a nice 2lber that launched itself several times before submitting to the net. The gusting WNW wind did however get the better of me on the Point and I decided to move to the bottom lake and seek some shelter from the stand of trees on the North side of the lake while fishing from the platforms. Still with the same nymph and set-up I continued a deep and slow approach using the old fan method of casting around. I had arranged to meet for coffee at 11am and it was a few minutes before the appointed hour that I had a subtle but distinct tug, then a hefty pull and “fish on”. I knew it was a good fish with the first flash and turn but I was not prepared for the long and sustained fight that this fish produced. It stayed deep for most of the time, showing at the surface just twice and making regular deep and powerful runs several times. The tussle eventually lasted 40 minutes and believe me I was almost as tired as the fish, run after run. then dives and dashes for the poles of the platform but I was determined and patient so eventually prevailed and it ended with a stonking 8lber in the net. This one I intend to get smoked !!!
See attached Photo … sorry about the hand over the tail but Mike took the pic on my phone..He’s no David Bailey is he ???
AND hes gonna love me for saying that !!! lol
Casting / Coaching Sessions
The Club has a very well qualified coaching team in both game and coarse fishing disciplines. We have AAPGAI qualified game coaches, who are supported by both Level 1 and 2 game coaches.
Instruction sessions with both single and double handed casting, as well as demonstrations on fly-tying, general fishing advice from top quality coaches.
Click here for more details, including dates for 2015.
‘A couple of issues have been raised by our bailiffs at the venue. Firstly, members are reminded to stay clear of the bird sanctuaries on the water. This includes not entering the water to place baits in the margins within them or on the islands. To this end the following regulation has been requested and, once passed, will be strictly enforced,
‘Wading only permitted in front of the swim you are fishing in (to a maximum of 12ft from the bank), to allow casting and the landing of fish’.
Secondly, members must only use designated access points to the water. Please do not risk damaging fences by trying to create yourself a shortcut. Both these points are to help protect wildlife on the water. As such, I’m sure we will enjoy full cooperation from all our members. Tight lines everybody.’
Pure Strain Crucian/Tench Project.
As you are no doubt aware our original plan to create the first pure strain Crucian and specimen Tench water was centred around the Coarse fishing lake on the new site which also includes the new trout water, which has been awaiting planning permission. We have been informed by the owner that significant complications have arisen with planning, the net effect of which is we are likely to experience a protracted delay in receiving the necessary permission. There is even the possibility planning will never be granted therefore we have had to radically change our plans to cater for this unexpected reversal.
The project continues despite this – please read on below for progress to date on this exciting new venture for CAC
Click here to download the first instalment in the project.
Click here to download the Project Update : 25th April 2015.