Well we seem to have got out of the severe freeze that has kept a lid on the lake for the whole of January. The lake is now about 90% free of ice with the only remaining patch being at the far end of the southern arm. Today is also the first time that I have been able to put food in for the fish and another 25kg is also ready for the next few days. I intend to spread it about and keep adding small amounts while the lake remains “bendy”. On an even more exciting note we saw a fish head and shoulder properly yesterday and today I was watching three or four fish bubbling in front of boneyard. All good signs that they are waking up and beginning to feed.