Cherry Springs beauty is Jake's new PB
The Blackwell's have a good weekend on Cherry Mere too!
Monday 26 October 2020
It has been good to see Cherry Springs return to form over the last few weeks with Carp being caught in the numbers I would expect as this time of year by our guests.
As regular readers know, I have been 'moaning' about the moody nature of Cherry Springs throughout the summer when even good anglers have at times struggled on Cherry Springs. We have some major work planned for Cherry Springs this winter, which includes installing a new aeration system, applying Siltex to 'eat up' some of the silt, removing some trees and lifting the bankside cover to improve air flow. This hopefully should help to improve the consistency of the fishing next year.
Ian Hughes fished Cherry Springs for the first time this week and was accompanied by his son Jake. After a slow start, they started to catch from Saturday morning, both from the deeper areas of the lake (around 6 feet) and along the margins. They had some cracking fish, but rather than list the for you, I thought I would simply reproduce Ian's catch log here...........
Ian and Jake shared 14 Carp, all doubles and included three twenties to 28-09 (the 14th carp came after I photographed the log this morning!). The biggest Mirror looked fantastic in the flesh, which I hope comes across in the lead photo above. This beautiful Carp was also a new PB for Jake beating his previous PB which was caught the night before! The 24-07 Mirror pictured below.
Ian's fishing log, reflects the observation made recently by Richard Mascall, that the carp in Cherry Springs have been growing. They landed ten doubles, only two of which were under 15lb, plus the three twenties. Perhaps they have been feeding on the naturals or playing hard to get by also feeding on washed out anglers bait!
Ian Blackwell, who is a very accomplished angler and a regular guest, treated his son Tom to a weekend away in Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere. As always they had a good time.
Whilst Tom had the 'Lions' share of the time on the rods and Carp caught, he was actually playing a Carp when one of the other ripped off. This resulted in Ian landing the Carp of the weekend, this fabulous Ghost Common of 26-08. A small pop-up positioned close to the far bank doing the trick.
They has a excellent couple of days with Tom catching some 14 Carp including a couple of good twenties of 25-08 and 24-07 (pictured below).
Well done to both Father and Son teams this weekend with some lovely fish caught.