Weekly catch report of High Mill Lake - Weeks 4 - 18 July 2015

4 - 11 July
The scorching hot weather continues... Abnormal temperatures of 44 degrees in the sun persisted again making it difficult to sit on the bank during the day. The fish appeared to be in the deeper water with the chalet having 38 runs and 26 fish in the net. Fishing with tiger nuts popped up they had 10 fish over 30 including a nice grass carp and a mirror both at 39lb (but sorry no photos at all). Swim 8 fished shrimp or garlic boilies on either simple basic rigs or chod rigs at between 40 and 80m and landed 8 fish to 36lb. So more fish than we had expected with the heat.
11 - 18 July
The hot temperatures and no rainfall has meant that we have lost a lot of water and the levels on the lake are low with more weed than we would normally see. But it has not stopped the fish coming out. It has been lovely to see so many familiar faces with regular visitors on all but 1 swim. Roel and Ivonne on swim 8 fished with tiger nuts popped up to produce 8 fish from 9 runs and though they weren't huge fish after spending a week on another lake with nothing the whole week they were glad to see some carp. With 4 over 30lb he was happy. Newbie Dave and son Harry had a new PB with every fish landing 3 high 20's, 4 low 30's, 3 high 30's to 39lb 4oz (Harry's new PB) and a 41lb 2oz (Dave's new PB). So a great introduction to the lake for them. We hadn't seen Jens and Isabelle for 4 years following the birth of their daughter Iris so it was an emotional reunion with them this week. They fished the chalet swim and the highlights of their 9 fish were a cracking grass carp at 37lb, a beautiful linear at 17lb and a mirror at 42lb 11oz on fruity boilies. Despite the low levels thought the biggest fish of the week came out of swim 11 for Philippe and Margot with a 47lb 5oz mirror. Fishing tigernuts on blow back rigs at distances of between 25 and 60m he finished the week on 11 fish including 6 30's and 3 40's at High Mill Lake.
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