18/04/2014

Cox Raises the Bar

DSCN1013While the fishing this week has been difficult, with the water tapering off and bright conditions most of the time; there were a few fish seen and risen but it was Dominic Cox who was definitely the star of the week.

On Wednesday morning Dominic and his fishing partner Brian Pattinson were on Finlough when Dominic hooked a magnificent fish at Butler’s Point on a Cascade. A great battle then ensued and after 40 minutes a magnificent sea liced fish of 17lbs1oz was brought to the net.

Needless to say Dominic was still in that knee and hand trembling state of shock when he arrived in at the pier at lunch time. It’s great to see experienced anglers in such a state after landing a salmon.

Just as I was waxing lyrical about Dominic’s fish the old Maestro himself John Mills landed a lovely sea liced fish off the Boat Point on Finlough. For any of you who know John I wouldn’t give you any marks for guessing what the fish was taken on, a Willie Gunn of course!! John was ably assisted by his brother in law William Beattie who was acting boatman for the session. They also said they saw a number of fresh fish in the lake which hopefully is a sign of good things to come.

DSCN1016With a bit of luck we might be in for a repeat of 2003 with 91 fish in May. Fingers crossed you’d never know!! D.McEvoy