Welcome to Lymm Angling Clubs Catch of the Month Competition for March 2015
The March 2015 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, saw a slow increase of reports submitted as the colder weather started to abate and more anglers got out on the banks. One such angler was Lymm member, Elliot Knox who paid a visit to Lymmvale hoping to bank one of its carp, he did, and in style! Elliot is our March COTM winner for his magnificent Koi carp capture, read his story below….
“When I arrived at the ‘Vale, I spotted a few fish in the upper layers and breaking the surface, this filled me full of hope. It was quite a pleasant, warm day and the water where the fish were showing was around 11’ deep. I decided on fishing zig-rigs and given the depth of water, it made sense to opt for an adjustable zig.
The first cast went bang-on the spot. While I was then setting up my second rod, the first one let out a single bleep of the alarm. I’d arrived here having been made aware by people that the carp could be tricky at times, so I looked down in disbelief as the rod hooped over and the clutch started ticking!
A very spirited scrap ensued, but eventually I drew the fish into my waiting net and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the very distinctive colours of a fine looking koi that tipped the scales at 22lb 2oz. The fish put up a hell of a scrap, sadly that was my only action of the day, but I’ll gladly settle for that every time. Now, I can’t wait to get back down to the ‘Vale!”
Well done, Elliot on a superb capture. Should anyone wish to have a go for fish such as Elliots’, then take a look at our website, www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and, of course, joining information. We look forward to hearing from you!