Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sleepless nights as Deggy gets go-ahead

The PAC's privileged access day on Llandegfedd Reservoir is going ahead, water chiefs said today.

There were fears low water levels could force the event, on Saturday, Octiober 21, to be cancelled.

But special events officer Mark Skinner has today been told the reservoir is high enough for boats to launch.

As the 20 or so anglers drawn to fish get set to travel to South Wales, there will be some sleepness nights as the big day nears.

For six of the seven documented 40lbs-plus pike the reservoir produced in its heydays, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, came out in October.

You can see pictures of some of these truly incredible fish and see the stats on this page of the PAC website.

Since the early 90s, things have gone a bit quiet Deggy-wise. To date Roy Lewis's 46lbs 13oz fish, which has held the record since it came out in October 1992, has not been beaten.

But history has a habit of repeating itself, as far as waters which produce big pike are concerned.

So there'll be a few people dreaming of a lump from a lake in Wales for the next 10 days or so.

For more pictures from Llandegfedd's heyday, click here.