Friday, August 17, 2007

Drevviken, 17th August 2007

Dragged myself out of bed and got to the swim at 09.30. The first bite led to a Tench of 1.18kilo(2lb 80z.) at 10.20am. The fish is the smallest to date at the site and will easily be identified if taken again due to a scar on the flank of the fish, presumably from a pike attack at some stage in the past. It is interesting that to date the five Tench I have managed to land here have all been different individuals, I would of thought that that perhaps one or two fish might have been caught repeatedly from the swim, assuming they are territorial and faithful to one feeding area.
Other fish did follow with 3 Bream between 10.50am and 11.00am up to 130z. in quick succession. Sporadic small Rudd followed for the next 90 minutes before anothr 15 minute spell brought 2 more Bream and an 8oz from 12.15pm to 12.30pm. Rudd. After this feeding speel things really died off with small rudd the only fish to come to hand. These feeding spells are remarkably predictable. Moon Rise this morning was at 10.50am, so feeding would be expected between 09.20 and 12.20 with noticable peaks at the these precise times and at 10.50am, when the rise occurs. It is uncanny how the bigger fish react on cue to these times!

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