I am out for two nights this weekend, which is nice.
I have picked a swim which gives me access to a few good features. Such as overhanging trees, pads, reeds on the left hand margin and in the open water, nice clear spots up-against weed beds. All carpy type features.
Day – Night 1
It was all quiet on the first night, despite seeing fish and the conditions be perfect. I was full of confidence that something would happen, hey, that’s fishing for you. A bit of a rethink is needed may be?.
At around 1000 hrs, I redid all my rods and changed one of the rod’s to a bottom bait. I left the others as pop ups. There is a fair amount of weed in this lake, my plan was to rebait now and only reel in at home time tomorrow, unless (and I hope) a fish picks up one of my baits.
Night & day – 2
There was a bit of rain early evening, the sun came out for a perfect evening and with night closing in, the mist appeared and the lake looked a perfect carp anglers post card, just stunning.
I had been having beeps a lot of the night (on and off). At 0550 the middle rod was off, it was attached to a very unhappy carp. It proceeded to weed me up twice and nearly bury itself in the pads to the right of me and take the left hand rod out. All good fun. Finally this hard fighting fully was in the net. Not the largest fish, however, only my second from this place. This is an achievement, in itself, so I am chuffed.
A good sight for first thing in the morning.
Both rod’s were re-baited again with Bait-Tech Poloni boilies and mixed groundbait and pellet in the bags to combat the weed.
At around midday, it was time to reel in and head for home.
Till next time