Dean Eaton

I have just got back from a 48 hr session at Mousehole’s Kestrel lake with Chris Smith. I had six carp to 24lb 5oz. This was our first visit to the venue and as we only fish at day ticket waters it’s always nice to go to a new venue. We were greeted by Jon, the bailiff, who certainly knew what was good and what was not! Honestly he knew his stuff, and boy did he get us on the fish! Being very warm, we noticed a few carp on top, so without hesitation we set about putting a few mixers out. It didn’t take long to get them on the feed. Conditions were tough and an unfortunate angler on the other side blanked and also a few anglers on the other lake said it was tough but that’s fishing.

Credit to Jo and Dave for providing such a lovely complex for us to enjoy. Facilities are top notch, with clean and tidy showers and the cafe (which I’m told is very nice) but unfortunately was closed when we went.

We had such a pleasant time and can honestly say we will be back many times I hope.