With no one on the lake the previous week we made our way back from the UK in the early hours of Saturday morning, and arrived at the lake just in time as the next group of lads from Hertfordshire arrived at the about the same time as ourselves.
All the lads were all going to use the same bait that they have been using for the last year (not a known bait!) and this can sometimes make the fishing a little harder but this week was different, the bait in question was Aqua Baits shrimp. The man behind the bait, Spencer Butler was top rod for the week having an amazing 21 fish which included a PB Mirror weighing 55.15lb. Spencer didnt have any forties but did manage to have 8 thirty plus fish. Roger Figg broke his PB with a 29.14 mirror early on the Saturday evening only to beat it 4 hours later with a 39.06 mirror!. Graham( walkabout!) Myles had 5 fish which also included a new PB Mirror weighing 52.14lbs. His other 4 fish weighed 42.03, 32.01, 30.13 and 30.05lb. Paul Cox had a 35.08 mirror on Sunday but he then lost a big mirror as his net ripped and the fish swam away. Paul had the hump over this for a day then got his fishing head on and he managed 5 more fish including a PB mirror at 51.02. His other 4 fish weighed 35.08, 33.02, 32.04 and 23.08 so well done Paul after the events earlier in the week.
Trip organiser Paul Hill, who was sharing a double swim with his pal Greg Barber managed to land 5 of our fish, with the biggest being a 36lb mirror. Greg went one better having 6 fish and 2 new PB’S – a mirror at 46.14 and a common weighing 36.03. Well done you two and thanks for all the early morning coffee throughout the week!
Marc (Del Boy) Smith also had 6 fish including 2 forties – mirrors at 41lb and 40.04 and he also had one of the smallest fish in the lake a cute 18lb mirror.
Fellow french fishery operator Roy Fulton, who only fished 4 days had 2 fish at 39.06 and 24.02.
Wendy and myself had a difficult end to the week when on the Friday our ii year old Boxer dog Dylan sadly died. Thanks lads for your understanding when we had to rush him to our local vets.
We are glad to say these lads have rebooked with us after telling us at the start of the week “we never go to the same venue twice” . Thank you, this means so much to us as we are hopefully doing things right in our first year running Moulinots. And last and no means least, POWER OF THE SHRIMP!!!
Total fish 53
Average weight 30.04