On the lake again and hoping for a winter carp, as I don’t have many more trips this year. I like to spend Christmas with the family.
Unfortunately, I did not get down here in time for last light today. There is way too much work on at the moment. With the wind picking up (there is a stormy front pushing across tonight) and the rain starting to get heavy, my swim choice has to be one of the swims I had been baiting up on the way home, after every trip. I have picked the one on the sheltered side of the lake, as I didn’t feel that the cold wind pushing onto the other bank would be very productive.
I dropped both baits in the margins. With small stick mix bags and a pop up on, there is still plenty of leaves around.
It was now time for some nice homemade stew that the wife had done (which has nicely kept warm in my Thermos food flask) and a cup of coffee. I settled down to watch a flim on my phone, I had only one ear plugged in and the sound down low.
Some will say this is not real fishing, I evrn did once. However, after some 34 years of Winter carp fishing, I have realised it helps to get me through the long winter nights. I have done my time as a harded Winter angler.
Maybe, it’s just modern carp fishing with all its other gadgets we have these days.
I did feel confident with the weather as it is, however, no joy again.
Till next time