Gigantica giants wake up!

With the weather continuing to stay warm, summer is on its way and Gigantica is waking up more each day with the fish becoming much more active day and night.

With a rather nice spring feel this week, a maximum temperature of 25 degrees was recorded on Wednesday afternoon and night temperatures averaged around six. A strong south easterly greeted the anglers Saturday afternoon - conditions looked good!

First off to a flier this week was Dan in the Tree Line, his first bite coming within hours of putting his rods out! Fishing tight to the trees at 13 rod lengths, the bite produced a fish that goes by the name of 2 Cs, weighing a very healthy 46lb and looking stunning. A new PB for Dan and within hours of arriving, not a bad start to say the least!

Then just as we where doing the photos his right hand rod was away, this time a hard scrappy fight resulted in Kling-on at 30lb 14oz - two fish in a matter of minutes!

Fishing off the end of the dead tree at 17 rod lengths, both fish where caught on a double tiger nut hook bait on a short 6-inch combi rig over a small amount of our Gigantica particle mix and a few chopped up boilies. Two PBs before dark on Saturday night, what a start!

Sunday night passed with no action, a slight drop in temperature maybe and a strong easterly wind defiantly didn’t help. But come the afternoon the wind had dropped and the temperature started to rise.

At almost the same time as Saturday evening, around 7pm, Dan in the Tree Line was in, again on his left hand rod fishing tight to the trees. Fishing the exact same tactics that caught him 2 Cs the previous evening, this time again another solid chunky mirror - The Clean Fish at 46 lb 8oz, again another PB for Dan and the smile on his face says it all! Three fish by Sunday evening and three PBs - already a session he’ll never forget!

The next few days past uneventfully for everyone but it wasn’t through a lack of trying. Fish could be seen crashing all over the lake 5-7am and again into dusk!
Wednesday morning came and just before dawn Dan in the Tree Line had his forth take of the week which resulted in a 27lb mirror. Dan was fishing at 11.5 rod lengths into a small gap, again on his short tiger nut rig, which was constructed using a size 6 Kurv shank and N-trap Soft hooklink fished over a small amount of hemp and tiger nuts.

Friday morning and Steve fishing in Pole Position had several bleeps on his 21ft zig fished at 30 rod lengths towards The Stink. After a hairy few moments and with a little help from Ben, a solid mirror by the name of Baby Cluster was safely in the net, weighing in at 46lb 10oz and looking amazing. Steve fished a small piece of black foam on a size 10 Mixa hook and a 9lb N-Gauge hooklink.

Well that’s it for another week here on the Big G, Lets hope this nice weather continues and the Gigantica carp start getting their heads down and get on the feed!

We still have space on the main lake for the weeks commencing 6th, 13th and 20th June; 11th, 18th and 25th July; 1st and 22nd August; and the 10th and 24th October plus some other dates for smaller bookings. Call 01268 820440 for more details.

See you all soon,