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May 2011 by Paul Fletcher
Having just spent a week at Golden Oak Lake in the beautiful Dordogne countryside, we thought that it would be good to tell you all about it!
It all started back in mid-2010. We have been visiting France chasing big carp for over 20 years now and as our lives have changed and so have our venue requirements. Gone are the days where my wife (Liz) & I would happily ‘drive & survive’, we now have 2 young children (William 8 & Annabelle 5) so life has certainly moved on!
After a break of a couple of years due to the young children we decided that it was time to resume our fishing holidays so a quick call to Bridget at Angling Lines took place. Although we were originally looking towards a spring 2011 trip Bridget mentioned the excellent late season deals they had on offer, so we were soon booked to go to Bletiere in late October. Bletiere offered everything we were looking for with quality accommodation plus great fishing right next to the Gite. All looked good when disaster struck early September when Liz slipped and badly broke her left leg – meaning that we had no alternative but to cancel the trip. We were all devastated as we were really looking forward to the holiday, however fortunately we were fully insured so managed to claim back all the costs (less excesses) – A REAL LIFE REASON FOR MAKING SURE YOU GET HOLIDAY INSURANCE IN PLACE- WITHOUT THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN CIRCA £900 OUT OF POCKET & NO HOLIDAY!
I made the fateful call to Bridget and she was as gutted as us – however I told her that we would look to re-book somewhere for Easter 2011 plus she mentioned that they were taking on a new venue – Golden Oak with Field Tester Paul Cooper heading over there the following week. (Important to add that Bletiere was already booked up for Easter week)
We agreed that we would wait to see how Paul got on and then make our decision. Numerous calls and texts were exchanged between Paul & myself the following week and after hearing all about the trip including the excellent accommodation & fishing on offer we booked a week in late April 2011.
The next 6 months were spent wishing away the days, weeks & months – Liz was making excellent progress and I spent the usual fortune stocking up on gear, planning bait and constantly checking the Angling Lines website for any Golden Oak Lake updates. (Inc. winter shots and netting/stocking)
Worth mentioning a little on the gear & bait choice for the trip here – gear wise was easy given that the lake is just 5 acres. Therefore I prepared my Century NG’s in 2.75lb TC, Shimano 10000 Baitrunners, 15 lbs mainline and usual UK style end gear. The only difference for me this time was that William was up for a bit of carping meaning extra kit would be needed. We decided to share the rods (William would fade in and out of the fishing as the week went on!) however we would need a 2 man bivvy and 2 bedchairs – this gave us a problem on car space until we saw that Golden Oak can hire kit for you – job done with 2 bedchairs and a 2 man ready & waiting for us! (more about the kit later!)
One bit of luxury I did take with me this year was a bait boat. My good friend Kieron kindly lent me his Microcat and although I knew it would take a bit of packing I was sure it would give me an extra edge when I got there.
Bait-wise again was easy as I have been a Quest Bait user for many years now plus you can take the car space issue out of the equation again by ordering you bait from Joe & Dick at Golden Oak meaning it is waiting for you when you get there.
A few emails followed and I had ordered 10, 15 & 20mm Quest Bait Ghurkka Spice Readymades (absolutely no need for frozen bait with this stuff – its quality and just as effective as frozen – take it from me as I am one of the biggest ‘bait-snob’s around!!).
I also ordered some hemp plus some of Dick’s own pellets which he regularly feeds the fish on – makes sense given the fish are familiar with these.
All I took with me was a few tubs of pop ups, paste and a bag of my own pellets – just to add a bit of personalisation to it.
As I mentioned we exchanged numerous emails with Joe & Dick prior to the trip. Not only does this help with planning (we pre-ordered basics such as milk, bread, beer, wine…) plus it really gets you buzzing! ) I remember one tough particular day at work when I had received some horrible emails – then I received an email from Joe at the Lake telling me that 5 goslings had hatched to the resident geese – made me really smile on a tough day!!
Time to go!
The 22nd April finally arrived and the Passat Estate struggled out of the drive complete with packed boot, roof box and KIS rod tube (7 rods safely inside). Here’s a useful tip for you when packing your car – my spare wheel is situated in the hole under the boot lining. I always pack the inside of the spare wheel with gear – it’s amazing how much gear you can get inside a full sized spare – I put 7 reels, end tackle, and some bait tubs in there!
The drive down to Portsmouth went surprisingly well and we board the overnight ferry to Caen. I’d then like to say that ‘after a good night’s sleep’ we arrived in France, however I never sleep well on the ferry but at least I had a good break.
Driving in France is still an absolute dream when compared England so we soon covered the 300+ mile journey to the lake – took just over 6 hours and I must add that the Angling Lines directions did us proud again. I have Sat Nav built into the car however Liz and I still rely on the old fashioned combination of directions and an up to date Michelin Map.
“Bienvenue a Golden Oak”
Venue owners Joe & Dick (plus very friendly dogs – Bracken & Bramble) gave us a really warm welcome and although tired we were keen to see around the 21 acres they have.
A lot has already been written about the excellent quality accommodation at Golden Oak in Paul’s article (and on the website video) however I must add my piece here! By far it was the best quality ‘angling-connected’ accommodation we have stayed at in all our years visiting France – it was awesome! Joe had already stocked the cupboards and the pre-ordered wine and beer was already cooling in the fridge!
As ever I was ‘gagging’ to get around the lake so Dick, William and I left the girls to it and headed over to his ‘Fishing Office’ to have a catch up on the fishing! First thing first though – Dick handed me a cold beer – meaning I was now ‘officially on holiday’ – YES!
The first thing that struck me when I walked into the office was the tackle available and more importantly the quality of the stock for hire. He has pretty much everything you would need to fish effectively without having to take your own gear over. In addition to our ordered JRC 2 Man Bivvy and JRC Terry Hearn 3 legged bed chairs he has loads of quality Fox rods, reels from Fox and Wychwood, Fox Microns, pods…………etc…………etc – I must admit that I was questioning my sanity given that I had just driven a combined 10 hours (England & France) when I could have packed a few bits of end tackle, jumped on a plane from East Midlands and been there in a few hours all in! (See main Golden Oak Venue Page for full breakdown of tackle for hire – trust me, its quality gear!)
Another clever little touch Dick has made is to have a good stock of end tackle again mainly FOX gear available for sale. He stocks baiting needles (I lost 2 of mine when I was there!), quality hooks, leads, boilie stops, markers, spods, leaders, spare line – even head torches! All the things you would really struggle to find in France if you lost/forgot them.
Dick then passed us the landing nets, weigh slings and extra-large poly ball unhooking mats he insists on all anglers using during their stay. Again this helps save space in the car but more importantly it means that no unwanted bacteria is brought on site potentially harming the great stock of fish Dick & Joe have put together. These are all FOX so no compromises are made on quality.
Next thing was a walk around the lake – Dick has been living on site for over 2 years now and quietly walks his lake a couple of times a day. Therefore I would really recommend listening to his advice on good areas, patrol routes etc.. As we took a slow tour of the ‘pear shaped’ 5 acre I breathed in the tranquillity of the lake – the only thing you could hear was the ‘countryside’ and of course the resident animals – horses, donkeys, pygmy goats, ducks…………………!! (these were great and no issue with the fishing).
After discussing options I decided to set up base-camp just in front of the Gite. This gave me excellent coverage of the middle to deeper parts of the lake plus kept me close to the family for convenience sake.
My plan for Saturday was to get everything set up then put some bait in before settling into the gite for the site for a good night’s sleep. We had also booked the evening meal for Saturday & Sunday and judging from the wonderful smell of food coming from Joe’s kitchen I was really looking forward to the food!
Dick helped out with the bivvy and brought down the pre-ordered bait from the tackle store. The wheel barrow helped with the carrying although I must admit that it was only about 150 yards max from car to swim!
Once the gear was set up I put approx 5kg of pellets and boilies in a few likely looking places including a baited area in 7ft of open water in front of the swim. (Found by using my marker rod) The pellets are top quality high protein pellets which are purpose made for course fish also they break down quickly providing an attractive ‘mushy’ effect which draws the carp towards your baited area. (Well recommended!). During the stay you can feel the passion both Joe and Dick have towards their fish. Not only have they cost them a small fortune – they really care about their welfare so please make sure you show the same care & attention when landing/handling them.
I then just had enough time to dash up to the Gite, quick shower (you have 3 to choose from!) and out on the patio for dinner. And, WOW what a dinner it was large quantities of –
Starter – Egg Mayonnaise
Main – Home-made Lasagne with salad & Garlic Bread.
Pudding – Home-made Trifle
This was washed down with several beers and a nice bottle of white wine.
We were well stuffed by the end of this so a nice wander around the lake was needed!
After a lovely nights sleep William and I were up at dawn and heading down to the lake ready for action.
I had split the 4 rods onto two different buzzer bars set ups with each one carefully placed using the Microcat–
Rod 1 – Baited area on a clear patch in 7 feet of water straight out. Quest Baits Ghurkka Spice (GS) snowman over a scoop of Dick’s pellets & selection of matching boilies.
Rod 2 – As above – but on the edge of the baited area. (Something that has produced more suspicious bigger fish for me in the past). Just a handful of 10mm GS boilies.
Rod 3 – Far Margins – tight to overhanging bush where Dick recently removed some serious snags. GS Pop up over heaped scoop of mixed pellets & boilies.
Rod 4 – Far Margins – further up towards shallows close to where Joe’s white stallion Dusty drinks. This was fished with a GS Pop up KD style over a mixture of pellets & hempseed.
At last I was fishing – it was 7-45am by the time all the rods were out and I was just tidying up the usual ‘bomb-site’ when I had a drop back on rod in the main baited area. I quickly wound down and pulled the NG into a healthy curve – yes I was in!
After a hard fight William netted the first fish of the week – a plump 25lbs 10oz Mirror which posed for the camera. Action continued for the next hour & half with a further 3 fish landed best one went 29 lbs. What a great start! Fish came to all 4 rods and each one fought like demons – a real testament to the quality fish stocked over the past few years. Each fish was also in top condition with some never having seen a hook before.
By 10-30am the sun was now high in the sky and the temperature well over 20 degrees. This had the effect of switching the action off so I chose to reel in the rods at lunchtime and head back up to the gite for lunch. I am a big fan of giving both the lake and myself a rest from fishing each day – the fish were sunbathing and I needed a refreshing cool beer!
It was also to spend some time with the family – this is the beauty of the Golden Oak set up – you can combine quality fishing with a family holiday. The kids were in the splash pool and Liz was reclining on one of the sun loungers – is life any better than this!
Dick had one of his usual reccies around the lake and informed me that quite a few fish had headed up to the shallows and were getting a bit frisky – they had enjoyed warm weather for the last few weeks and the water temperature was rising each day, meaning early spawning likely – not good news!
After a good break and anther cracking meal cooked by Joe (Local Pate / Pork with home grown vegetables followed by banana splits – amazing grub!) I wandered down to the swim late evening and boated out the baits again. Once again I went to the baited area but this time moved one of the rods to a new area where you could see a 2 foot white post close to the far bank . This had a nice quite bay in front of it and Dick informed me that the biggies (Dennis at 45lbs & Vera at 39lbs) regularly visited.
This proved a good move as I took 2 fish of 26.10 and 25.12 from this area between 8 & 9pm. William and I chatted about doing the night but to be honest we were still really tired from everything so wound in and strolled up the garden to a warm cuppa and nice comfy bed!
Same ‘game plan’ with the alarm going off at first light and down to the mist covered lake. There was now a nice breeze heading down to the Dam Wall area so William chose to put a rod down this area. Good thinking by the young angler as he soon landed a new PB of 24.05 from one of the overhanging bushes in the top left hand corner of the Dam.
The morning also have us 2 other 20lb+ fish (Inc a cracking 27.10) but both from the ‘white post’ area. The KD Rig really produced the goods in this clear shallow area.
After a nice lunch back up at the Gite I set up a float rod and with Dick’s permission we headed off the one of the small stock lakes to try and catch Annabelle her first fish! Although the pool is fairly small it contains some nice commons which are part of the original stockings many years ago. After just a few minutes we were connected to an angry 3lbs common carp which gave us some fun moments on 3lbs mainline and a size 14 hook! Annabelle was well pleased with her prize and it was a lovely moment to share with the family! William and I spent a further hour catching more small commons on simple float/sweetcorn tactics before the lure of the bigger carp drew us back to the main lake!
The afternoon session started at 3-30pm and at just after 5pm we endured the most incredible storm. Black clouds had accumulated during the late afternoon and then the heavens opened and we endured 15 minutes of dramatic thunder, lightning and hailstones! I was zipped up in the bivvy when it happened and videoed the whole thing including a dramatic ‘one-toner’ at the end of the storm which dragged me out of my bivvy into the hail to land a brave/stupid 20lbs+ mirror! The day resulted in 4 more fish including a cracking 23lbs common – the only common we caught all week. Once again I wound in the rods at dark, baited up the regular spots and headed in for a good night sleep – with these results I was more than happy to give the cold nights a miss!
We woke again to another misty morning and there was no doubt that we were in for another hot one! I must admit that when I boated the 4 rods out that morning I had no idea on the amazing day ahead!
Action started at 7.51am when William pulled into another PB – a chunky mirror of 25.06 was landed from the Dam area and posed nicely for its picture! 2 more fish came to the rods before 10.15am and I was just thinking about reeling in when the Dam rod roared off and William pulled into a powerful fish. As previously mentioned all the Golden Oak fish fight really hard however this one was like a speedboat and it certainly knew where the last few snags remained (Ask Dick about these which are situated near the boat bay and outlet Dam corner). After just a couple of minutes William was struggling and passed the rod over to me to take over the battle. The following 5 minutes resulted in lots of side strain, under the water rod plunging and holding on for grim life before I managed to steer a good mirror into the waiting landing net. Dick had joined us by now and during the fight I noticed him smile every now and again – like he knew something we didn’t about this fish! This was soon revealed as I peeled away the folded net to see the huge mirror carp known as Vera – normally caught around the 39lbs mark!
I carefully hoisted this great fish onto the zeroed scales – would this beat my existing French PB of 39lbs 8oz………………….???? The Fox Digitals settled and we took a reading of 39lbs 3oz – was I disappointed – ‘hell no’ – how could anyone be disappointed with such a cracking fish! Lots of photos were taken and I told William that this would always be a ‘joint capture’ given that he had initially hooked and played the fish – however we did agree that it wouldn’t be counted as his PB.
Vera was kissed and carefully returned to the lake – unfortunately Liz & Annabelle had missed the capture as they had gone to top up the supplies at the local supermarket.
It was gone midday before I had tidied up the aftermath and at 12-30 the ‘white-post’ rod roared off. I was on my own by then so lifted into the rod as the fish powered off towards the shallows. I instantly knew that this was another good fish due to the way it plodded away at range using its size to keep well away from my waiting landing net! The sun was high in the sky by now and I was sweating buckets as I slowly gained line. Liz had returned so I quickly waved her down to help me out – this was the beauty of being so close to the Gite. After about 5 minutes I had the fish within netting range and I waded out into the margins to net this large looking mirror. To be honest I was still unsure how big the carp actually was – that was until I tried to lift it up the bank to the waiting unhooking mat – ARGGGGGGGGGGGGG……………..what a lump!
By now we had no doubt that this had to be the lakes biggest known resident Dennis (named after Dick’s father). It was a different shaped fish to Vera having a rather large belly to go with shoulders you could put a saddle on! The scales were carefully zeroed and with shaking hands I hoisted the fish onto the hook…………….after waiting for them to settle we all agreed on 47lbs 15oz…………YES, YES, YES – Get in there!!!!!!!!!!!! A new Golden Oak Lake record and more importantly a new PB for me and by a considerable amount! William headed up to get Joe and Dick whilst Liz took a load of photos to record this historic moment. (Worth mentioning that during the short time the fish was on the bank we were constantly pouring water over it to keep wet –Dick provides a bucket for this important task).
It wasn’t until I carefully returned is amazing fish that I then realised the brace of fish we had just taken – 39lbs 3oz & 47lbs 15oz equalling a massive 81lb 2oz of Carp in 2 runs – WOW!
Dick informed us that Dennis had only graced the bank 3 times over the past few years before my capture – twice to anglers (best weight 43lbs) and then during the January netting when it weighed in at 45lbs.
After all this it was certainly time for an afternoon and evening off – the rods were wound in and I ‘skipped’ up the garden wet through and ready for a celebratory ice cold beer – what a morning’s fishing!
It was great to spend the rest of the day with the family. After a shower and a quick change we headed out for a lovely lunch at a lovely French town called Brantome. After driving back we enjoyed the Golden Oak garden, we played, we chilled and the kids really enjoyed the splash pool (although still too cold for my liking!!). This was followed by a nice light tea on the patio before baiting up the swims in readiness for the next morning’s fishing.
During the week we experienced a few ‘recaptures’ – proof that the fish were feeding confidently and certainly liked the Ghurkka Spice boilies I was offering them. However when the ‘white-post’ rod roared off at 8.25pm the last fish I expected to see in my landing net again was Dennis – but how wrong I was! Given the previous days capture we quickly and carefully weighed him (he had dropped a little weight at 46lbs 8oz but still looked really healthy) before returning to the lake non the worse for wear.
In addition the above surprise we also took a further 7 fish on Wednesday including 2 new PB’s for William – first he took a 25lbs 12oz mirror (part of a quick brace of fish inc a 24lbs 8oz) and then in the evening he took a 25lbs 13oz fish from open water after casting towards a crashing fish.
Thursday brought more good fish with 7 carp taken 28lbs 12oz all taking a liking to our Quest Bait boilies.
Sitting by the lake gives you a great opportunity to take in the countryside and the surrounding wildlife. We spotted red kites, honey buzzards, buzzards, pine martens, foxes, kingfishers, jays, coypu, herons, cookoos, woodpeckers and an amazing bird called a Hoopoe! We even experienced of a swarm of bees passing through the swim one afternoon! (don’t worry this was a real one off!) All this in addition to the resident animals which the children enjoyed feeding with Joe and Dick!
Friday was the last fishing day and I planned to rise early and then start the slow pack up from lunchtime onwards. The mist that morning was thicker than ever and I was unable to see the far bank until about 9am. This made getting the baits out a challenge and even with the bright rear lights on the bait boat we still lost it in the mist for 15 minutes when trying to place the ‘white post’ bait!
With the hottest weather of the week the fishing was challenging and this was made even harder by the fact that they were now spawning in the shallows. At 10am I switched 2 of the rods over to Zigs and this proved successful with 3 fish taken to 27lbs 13oz – a great way to end a great week!
Packing up following a week’s fishing is always hard although I must say that I really felt that I had fished well and enjoyed the top rewards the lake had to offer. Plus I had the prospect of one of Joe’s lovely dinners to look forward to once I had packed the car!
- 36 fish
- 26 x 20lbs + fish
- 15 x 25lbs+ fish
- 1 x 39lbs fish
- 2 x 40lb Captures (Same fish of course)
- Biggest Fish – 47lbs 15oz Mirror
All this from just fishing mornings and evenings – no overnighters done!
Things that worked well for us…………….
- Listen to Dick – his knowledge is priceless and WILL help you catch fish!
- The fish love the far margins and patrol up and down this bank all day – place your bait close to the overhanging bushes/trees.
- Pop ups worked for me – bright flouro Quest Ghurkka Spice and Pineapple at various heights.
- A bait boat is not essential but certainly an advantage. It helps with consistent placing and great presentation.
- Pre-Order your bait – so much easier!
- Order some of Dick’s pellets – the fish love them and they break down really well.
- Vary your boilie size – I used baits from 10mm to 20mm in addition to pellets & particles.
- Try zig rigs if the weather is warm – the fish love to cruise around mid-water.
- Recommended areas – white post, Dam Wall, Old Snags, Horse Drink Bay & Shallows.
- Worth casting to crashing fish – produced well for us.
- Keep rigs simple – I used UK style rigs and these did me proud. The Korda Wide Gape Hooks are awesome and I can honestly say that we didn’t lose or pull out of any of the fish.
- Finally – use the gear which Dick has for hire – it really is quality stuff and will either save you important space in the car or mean you can chose to fly-drive instead of driving down through France!
Non Fishing Tips -
- Joe has prepared a useful list of local resources and you will find this in the Gite. We enjoyed the wonderful pastries from the Boulongerie at St Jory and Liz visited the Supermarket at Thiviers. Plus as mentioned we had a lovely lunch at Brantom, a gorgeous riverside town which is about 40 minutes drive away.
- In addition there are some nice walks around the area if you fancy stretching your legs a little!
This said, its lovely to just sit, relax and take in the surroundings at Golden Oak Lake!
Wow – what a week! The accommodation was brilliant, the facilities great for all the family, the weather was sunny all week (apart from that crazy hail storm!) and the fishing amazing! Joe and Dick really looked after us and it was a real privilege to share their wonderful home set in such peaceful surroundings. Nothing was too much trouble for them – they were wonderful!
The Angling Lines Holidays Feedback form asked if the facilities were better than expected and would we recommend Golden Oak to friends? The simple answer to these questions is ‘Definitely’ – it was an awesome week and every one of the Fletcher Family enjoyed our stay so much.
I have no doubt we’ll be back to Golden Oaks but next time I think we might just jump on a plane and use their own gear – it will be so easy!
Massive thanks to Joe and Dick for their hospitality over the week. Thanks to Bridget at Angling Lines Holiday HQ for recommending the venue and to Shaun at Quest Bait for the quality bait!
Until next time!
Paul, Liz, Will & Annabelle Fletcher
Here’s the full catch list;
|GOLDEN OAK LAKE – CAPTURES 24TH TO 29TH APRIL 2011 – FLETCHER FAMILY|
|24-Apr||8.00||M||25.10||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||OPEN WATER 40 YARDS|
|24-Apr||9.00||M||29.00||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||OLD SNAGS BUSH FAR MARGINS|
|24-Apr||10.10||M||16.12||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|24-Apr||10.30||M||23.06||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||SHALLOWS OPEN WATER|
|24-Apr||20.00||M||26.10||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|24-Apr||20.50||M||25.12||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|25-Apr||9.15||M||25.10||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|25-Apr||9.15||M||24.05||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|25-Apr||11.45||M||27.10||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|25-Apr||15.57||M||25.01||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|25-Apr||16.05||M||21.03||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|25-Apr||17.50||M||23.12||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|25-Apr||18.25||M||24.12||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|25-Apr||18.55||C||23.00||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|26-Apr||7.51||M||25.06||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|26-Apr||8.00||M||16.08||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|26-Apr||10.15||M||25.15||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|26-Apr||11.10||M||39.03||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|26-Apr||12.30||M||47.15||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|27-Apr||6.30||M||18.03||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|27-Apr||7.45||M||24.04||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|27-Apr||7.55||M||25.12||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||OPEN WATER 40 YARDS|
|27-Apr||8.00||M||24.08||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||OLD SNAGS BUSH FAR MARGINS|
|27-Apr||19.15||M||25.13||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|27-Apr||19.40||M||17.03||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|27-Apr||20.25||M||46.08||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||WHITE POST FAR MARGIN|
|28-Apr||10.00||M||21.08||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||SHALLOWS|
|28-Apr||10.30||M||28.12||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|28-Apr||10.35||M||16.08||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||SHALLOWS|
|28-Apr||13.00||M||21.08||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||SHALLOWS|
|28-Apr||18.30||M||21.06||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|28-Apr||20.15||M||18.09||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|28-Apr||20.20||M||11.13||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||OLD SNAGS BUSH FAR MARGINS|
|29-Apr||11.00||M||27.13||QUEST BAITS GHURKKA SPICE BOILIE||DAM WALL|
|29-Apr||12.00||M||22.08||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|29-Apr||13.00||M||23.07||QUEST BAITS PINEAPPLE CRUSH BOILIE||HORSE DRINK BAY|
|TOTALS – 36 FISH inc -|
|- 26 X 20′S (15 OF THESE 25+)|
|- 1 X 39 CAPTURE|
|- 2 X 40+ CAPTURES|
|- NEW LAKE RECORD – 47LB 15OZ.|