Debdale or fairfield park res are home of some MONSTERS
Biggest out of Debdale was a 34lb dead fish
Ive had a few 20`s
Fairfield "now its a tricky 1 this"
17/18 years back some1 i knew relocated 20 10lb + fish into here, biggest being 19lb,
, and a club i was in (the bulls head) has a water linked to fairfield by a 6ft culvert, this they netted to stop stock leaving, Over a 100 carp up to 10lb, well the net collasped, fish did 1, and ended up in Godfry Hermon, a 3 acre lake, on the other side of this underwater culvert,
Now on the Viaduct side of Godfry Hermon is a 100ft Viaduct wall, going straight across Fairfield res with 10ft wide UNDERWATER arch`s built from the res bed, FISH have the run now of all, BUT theres also a 6ft culvert /drainoff leading to Debdale "so did they go here, or still in fairfield ???
Has only some gone through, Where did the Debdale carp come from???
as it used to be trout only, Many monster pike in both, and then theres the slimers (when i was a tadpole
) i was handlineing off 1 of these viaducts for pike.(theres plenty up the length of fairfield viaducts and pike) and whilst watching my livebait tremble i seen a slimer ,its head stuck out of the underwater arch, and its tail stuck out the other side, now ive measured viaduct at 7ft wide which makes this CAT 8ft 35 years ago, and low and behold, 2 years back a diveing instructer was diving with students in the main drainoff channel, and came face to face with a humongus CAT that didn`t move, infact he moved and never been back down there again.
If the same fish TRICKY as my post starts, as this was alledged to have happened in Debdale Res (next to diving school) and i seen it in Fairfield (Top res) So tricky is (there always dropping water in top res for motorway flooding repairs) so all fish might have migrated, but ive been told fish were basking this summer ??
between both res and waters behind viaducts your looking over 100 acres,
and 120 known fish, at least 80 of them must have died/been poached, So approx 1 fish per 2.4 acres, in a natural bait baazar, ivm constantly pulling out musscles the big oyster type for my boilie mix
, and the weeds chocker.bloodworm,infact its a big fish heaven, but firkin hard to get a bite,
all my fish have been stalking, but 4 fish in 3 years is hard.
good point its free (***ody brave enough to take over the water) though a few local clubs still try
which leads on to BAD POINT,
DONT FISH ALONE AT NIGHT,