A much better week at Emperor Lakes with a change in wind direction really getting the fish moving. The Syndicate Lake has produced for Rob Pierce who offered Mainline New Grangebaits to trap a brace of cracking fish at 25lbs 12ozs and 30lbs 8ozs. Rob has been a consistent member of the Syndicate catching good numbers of fish when others have foundered so it's nice to see he is still catching well; Rob told us that both his fish came after the wind moved to the South East after a prolonged cold breeze. Oisin Riley hasn't featured for a while after an accident, but returned to the banks this week and landed a lovely mirror of 34lbs 4ozs in misty conditions after using Pallatrax Jungle baits. Oisin has to return to hospital this week for further treatment, but reckons his big mirror, in pristine condition was a perfect tonic!
Rob Pierce - 30lb 8oz
On the day ticket lakes, Steve Renyard's Contrast range of baits have been the going bait for months now and it has been no different this week with anglers reporting multiple catches on these great new baits; Plymouth rod Chris Brown used them to good effect to bag a 22lbs 7ozs common carp, and Pete Thomas netted a trio at 16lbs 2ozs, 18lbs 12ozs and 24lbs 12ozs on the same baits, so if you want to up your chances, get on the Contrast! You can find out more about the complete range here; www.steverenyard.com/pro-boilie-range/contrast-range. Fish have also been moving in the upper layers, and Gary Davis travelled from the Isle of Wight to fish a zig rig baited with a white pop up just under the surface which was picked up by 17lbs 8ozs mirror. As the weather continues to warm, floater tactics and zig rigs will really start to score, so don't neglect them!
Aimee's Lake has seen plenty of anglers on over the last seven days and none have had dry nets as mixed bags of mainly roach approaching 60lbs have been the norm. No single angler has weighed in less than double figures, with maggot, corn and pellets the baits of choice.
Our big news is the completion of our new lake; after a week or two of good weather, digging has now finished, the banks have been cleared and the pool is slowly filling. This week will see extensive planting and construction of pegs before the new lake is stocked ready for anglers to use later this year.
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Oisin Riley - 34lb 4oz