I have got the opportunity to fish a very large lake, however, due our good friends English Nature (who do not seem to understand the benefits of having an angler present on their beloved lakes, we all could lookout for each other), we are only allowed to fish a tiny fraction of this lake. (Rant over) This place is huge.
Where on earth do you start? With a maker rod, as we can only fish from dawn to dusk, I did not fancy whipping water too much. The spot to start for me was a overhanging bush up the right margin, as the lake went round into another bay.
The other rod was going to be a different matter, the swims had been set out very close and there was someone set up to the left of me. I thought it was best to lead around a bit and then I settled on a nice silty spot some 50 yards out.
It does feel like you are looking for Mr Carp in a hay stack! However, with the wind blowing in the bay and having warm rain, I was feeling very happy about my swim choice. As everyone arrives at 5pm on the dot and this being my first trip, I was guided by the two other Anglers in front of me, which worked out very nicely I feel. Not bad for this day and age and with the carp angling issues we all have, it put some faith back in me.
Oh, so many choices. I am looking foward to get my head around this place. With only 4 swims so close together and there will always be 4 anglers on the lake in the same areas, it will be fun all around.
My first trip on here was a big fat blank.
It would have been nice to catch, but my chances were low.
Till Next Time