Williams family scores in the Cottage!
Grandad Malcolm's 34lb Common is the biggest of the week.
Friday 14 July 2023
With the low pressure and moderate winds and temperatures, conditions over the last ten days or so have been good. The Carp across the complex have been feeding hard as they try to recover from the exertions and damage from spawning.
From memory the last three changeover periods have all reported all Lodges catching Carp, which on Cherry Lake cannot be bad. Three thirties from the Cherry Lake Cottage swim to the Williams family (detailed below and pictured above) being the highlight.
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Last weekend on Cherry Lake was quite exceptional in terms of the number of Carp caught. A total of 18 Carp were landed with all anglers catching. Top rod for the weekend was Jason Biden, landing 6, who was on his first visit staying in Heron Lodge. His biggest was this 32-12 Common pictured above.
Anthony Lynott was on his return visit to Osprey Lodge and landed 5 Carp including is classic looking Mirror of 30-06. I presume this is a male fish because it weighed in at 30-09 when caught by Cameron Brannaghan earlier in the year.
Also worthy of note was Neil Grant 's capture of 19 Carp to 19-08, with a little help from father-in-law Richard, from Cherry Pool. Most of these were I believe to be were doubles. Alex Pugh followed up on the weekend's good fishing with a PB Common of 16lb. A very skinny one which looks like we need to give it some more food!
The good fishing has continued this week, and I can frequently see Carp fizzing and feeding around the lake. This week the William's family booked themselves into Cherry Lake Cottage. They had landed 7 Carp, including 3 thirties and 4 twenties. The biggest of these was caught by Malcolm who was not 'officially' fishing this week. He had kindly stepped back allowing Grandson Luke, and (I think) Grandson-in law Tom Green (if there is such a thing!?) to fish. However luckily for Malcolm, Tom had to return home unexpectedly on Wednesday.
Malcolm's Common weighed in at 34lb and can be seen in the great 'family photo' above, where the Carp is held by Luke. One of my favourite photos of the year!
Tom did however manage a new PB before he had to depart. This stunning 31lb Linear Mirror is a real beauty, but just like the Common in the lead photo it is still showing signs of spawning damage. Hopefully we will see fewer and fewer carp 'showing off their wounds as we go through August.
Luke Williams actually caught the bulk of the 8 Carp landed from the Cottage this week. They were all twenties except this chunky looking Common of 30-02 pictured below.
Well done to the William's and to all the other anglers mentioned here.