She managed to find the first weed bed, but by keeping the pressure on I manged to get her through it, only to find she’d discovered a second one! Luckily for me my special friend, James Coffey, was there to save the day! He threw on my waders and literally jumped in the lake to free her. What a man. After another few tussles he manged to get her in the net. Phew, I let out a huge sigh of relief!
It’s always nice to peel back the cord and look at your prize, and to say I was somewhat elated to see it was one of my target fish would be an understatement, I was over the moon! As is often the case at this time of year she was a little low in weight at 39lb 10oz, but that didn’t bother me, I was just happy to have the pleasure of meeting ‘The Anchor’ in person. We manged to get some cracking shots, and after a short time I returned her and started the pack down, with a broad grin spread on my face.
Well, that’s it for me on the syndicate for another couple of weeks, I have a French social trip to attend so will keep you all posted on how it goes…