Peter Holgate and Mark Morgan fished Glehias last week and witnessed the strangest behaviour of Lake Lauren I have ever seen. The Cats and the Carp literally split the lake in two! The Carp took to the shallows whilst the Catfish took over the deep end.
On arrival, Mark said that he would like to land a big moggy at some point in his week here, so I advised that he take the deeper end of the lake as very few are banked in the shallows due to the snaggy nature of the far bank; we could never have predicted the way his week would go!
Mark found cat after cat, and could not find a single carp till about Wednesday evening when the weather became more overcast and seemed to mix the fish up a bit. In his week here, he hooked into a total of fifteen catfish of which he managed to land eight between 18lb 5oz and 54lb 7oz, including two previously unknown 30’s and two 50’s!
The latter part of the week saw Mark catch up on the carp numbers as the catfish eventually went a bit quieter and the carp started to go back to normal and spread out over the whole lake. He managed to bank seven carp to 30lb 9oz by the time he wound the rods in to go home.
On the other end of the lake, Peter didn’t struggle at all to get through to the carp as he banked a total of fifteen between 13lb 6oz and 37lb 14oz, plus a few he lost early in the week.
I’ve never seen anything like it! It was as if there was a wall under the water separating the two ends of the lake, I was so glad to see Carp coming from the deep by the end of the week and so was Mark!