On my last trip, I had decided to keep an eye & ear out on the small bay area next to me. This area only has day swims, with a couple of small islands and plenty of overhanging trees and snags.
I believed that they were behind the second island, as I could hear the fish but was unable to see any ripples from my swim (that I was in before). This has no access to the area. When I arrived, in sat looking over the bank wondering if that was where the fish had been and as luck would have it a nice fish poked it’s head out!
One rod was cast over to the side of the island with a small Godman Pva mesh bag filled with micro pellets, broken boilies soaked in Krill and Tuna oil. With a Versacast cast hooked on filled with oil.
The other rod was placed along the margins, under a lovely overhanging bush. This was directly in the morning sun light. I did another bag just the same as the other rod but bigger
I am planning on staying here for the whole of my 4 hour trip, instead of moving on as I would like to get a feel for this area. It doesn’t get fished a great deal and I am sure it had a few good fish hiding.
At about 1045 the right hand rod burst into life with a very unhappy carp doing it’s best to get back under the overhanging tree. At one point it was doing a very good job, however with a bit of side strain and walking slowly along the bank, the fish was in open water and under more control. It did try for the margin snags but unfortunately for the fish, the fight was all in my favour now.
The tails on these fish give them cracking power.
It tipped the scales at 19 lb 15 oz.
This area is so full of options.
Until next time