Chris Douce reflects on the great memories he made last year fishing with his twin daughters Maisy and Ayla
Chaos on Kingsmead One
19th September 2018
This man’s year just keeps getting better. After his domination over on Horton’s Church Lake, he has since moved his attention onto the mighty Kingsmead One, where the results just keep on coming.
Simon explains: “I arrived at Kingsmead One on the Sunday morning. I’d been thinking about an area known as ‘Dog Bay’ on the drive down to the lake.
There was a South Westerly wind due, which is perfect for the ‘Dog Bay’ area. When I arrived, the swim was occupied. But, as luck would have it the angler was packing up, result!
With it being a swim I’ve fished before, I know the swim reasonably well. So, I wrapped the rods up and fished singles until after bite time had passed, then I baited up. It was only 11:30am and I knew 1pm can be a good bite time on this water.
So, it was to little surprise that just after 1pm the right-hand rod pulled up tight, and a slow heavy fight endured. After a short while I had what looked like another of Kingsmead One’s big Suttons in the net.
I was shocked, as although I knew 1pm was a good bite time I didn’t expect a bite so quickly, once on the mat, I noticed it was a fish known as ‘The Ugly Sutton’ and on the scales it went a pleasing 41lb 2oz. Happy days!
After that all went quiet, and I had to wait until mid-day the following day until I got any more action, but when it came it was thick and fast. I managed 3-bites, all in quick succession these were mirrors of 24lbs and 30lbs, and a lovely common of 38lbs 4oz. All the fish fell to an area that I baited heavily with The Krill. As if that wasn’t enough, the following morning, I got my final bite of the trip, which turned out to be a lovely common of just over 29lbs.”