My apologies also for a delayed post. I have been working far too hard! This was my first trip to Wingham and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Whilst the conditions were tough, several anglers proved that the fish were there to be caught if you could locate them and had the skills to tempt them.
For a newcomer to Wingham, it's a steep learning curve but I absolutely loved the challenge. The Lake is a credit to Steve and the team that have put in many years of effort to creat a stunning natural environment for us to enjoy and also maybe catch a fish or two. My sincere thanks to all that made me welcome and helped to make the week end a real joy.
For the record I managed a 1lb 14oz perch on a float fished lobwork down the margin where Steve had told me they were known to frequent. With the water so clear I was amazed that I tempted one and was pleased to have had my screen with me which must have helped.
I tried my best to find some Tench or even that illusive monster bream but to no avail. Steve pointed me in the right direction for some prime feeding spots and I certainly found some great area's and was confident I had good baits in good places but the long bobbins stayed still all through the first night. The second night I decided to give the worm a go having stepped up the baiting but the inevitable happened and a 3lb eel ish duly obliged in the early hours.
Once again thank you to all that made me welcome.