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The Hunt for Hendrix
tures for me and he did a cracking job,
even getting in the lake in order to get
some good water and return shots.
With all the pictures done, Hendrix
was slipped back to its home to fight
another day. I didn’t have any other
action for the rest of the session, but
to be honest I really didn’t care less.
I will stay on Cleverley for the next
couple of months, as I really do enjoy
it over there, and there are still some
lovely fish to be caught, but come
November I will be turning my attentions back to Dinton Pastures for the
winter. I have held a winter ticket for
Dinton for a few years, but didn’t fish
it last winter, as I wanted to get done
on the Manor. I will definitely be over
there this coming winter though, and
I’m already looking forward to it. You
never know, the way my luck has
gone this year, I might just catch one
of its gems – I’ll let you know if I do.
There are just a couple of people
that I have to mention before I go. The
first is a guy whose name I have mentioned a few times in this article, and
who is fishing Cleverley this year, and
that is a man that goes by the name of
Luke Stevenson. Luke only joined
Cleverley this season, and what a sea-
son he has had so far. This guy generally only manages overnight sessions
as well as the odd weekend trip due
to his work commitments, but since
joining in May he has had more than
20 fish topped by Tango the big common at 39lb 8oz, Chester, one of the
original commons, at a spawned out
33lb 14oz, the Big Girl, a mirror, at 37lb
6oz, and the mighty Ringo at a new
lake record of 52lb on the nose. As
well as these crackers he has also had
a further handful of 30’s, and some
lovely looking 20’s. All of Luke’s fish
have been caught using Scopex
Squid with Robin Red, and you have
to take your hat off to this man for
what he has achieved in the limited
time he gets. It just goes to show
what you can achieve if you are prepared to put a little effort in and work
hard with your limited time. Well
done, mate.
The other is my good friend George
Benos. Since George caught the
Amphibian back in early part of the
year from the Essex Manor, he has
been doing a bit on a few waters
including the North Met Pit where he
has had a few to low-30’s. He has
now however moved his attentions
over to the Lynch Hill Complex in
Oxford, in particular Christchurch
Lake.
Although the said lake has been
apparently fishing a bit slowly over
the last few weeks, George, on his first
visit, managed to have himself a couple of takes resulting in one fish
landed and one fish unfortunately lost
due to the heavy weed. The fish he
landed though, I’m sure you will
agree, was a cracking looking half linear mirror of 31lb 4oz. Both takes
came to Nash Bait Mach 1 fished over
around 6kg of boilies. I will keep you
informed as to what these guys have
in the coming weeks, as I’m sure
there is more to come from them.
One other person that I have to give
a mention is fellow Nash consultant
Joe Hubble from Manchester. Joe has
been fishing a tricky, to say the least,
park lake some 170 miles from his
home, and has just had a fish called
the Resident at 39lb 12oz. A week
later he returned, only to catch the
lake’s largest common. Well done, Joe
mate, a cracking result and well worth
the long journey.
That’s it from me for now, so ‘til
next time – tight lines! n
Joe Hubble with the Resident at 39lb 12oz.
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