Teakettle Diaries – April 2015

By Steve Evans
In April 19, 2015

With not much time left until the end of the 2014/15 season ticket Whittle Mere has seen more anglers on the banks trying to snare a few carp before they move onto new pastures. We have also seen the regulars out in force peppered with a few new members who we’ve let fish the lake early to stop the mad May rush.

Brian one of our new members had his first session a week ago and was lucky enough to catch a carp we call Apple Slice at a new weight of 35lb 7oz. Apple Slice we believe to be the biggest original carp has steadily increased its weight since the fishery opened its gates from around 27lb to 35lb 7oz in just 3 years.

Paul Fryer was also fishing this weekend and caught what we believe to be a mirror we stocked at the end of 2013 at a weight of 23lb. He caught the mirror at a new weight of 27lb 13oz so well done Paul for pulling out one of the new stockies! The stocked 35lber still evades us but we’re sure it’ll grace the banks soon enough.

Andrew Blythe – Whittle Mere regular who I’m sure set up home on the lake last week (as he was there every day i was) managed to snare a stunning original Whittle mirror using a PCF Stella Yella Pop up over a bed of Pickled Krill boilies.

And last but not least (however he is the lake hobbit) Matty Curtis had a great session catching three carp at 16lb, 22lb and 23lb in freezing cold conditions from a relatively shallow area of the lake.

I’m sure other anglers have had success over the past few weeks so well done to those who have put the effort in and caught a few! If you’d like to be included in next months report send your photos to steve@premiumcarpfishing.com or post them up on the Teakettle Fisheries Facebook page.