This trip I have moved back to another swim, I think it may get the sunshine a bit better first thing in the morning. It’s a bit hit and miss at the moment, as this is only my first year on the lake and I need to work out which part of this bank produce more fish over the Winter months.
This swim is just a perfect spot. It has a nice overhanging branch with a u shape that you can drop your bait under.
Quite like this photo, directly taken into the sun and with no effects used.
For my first take of the day, I was rewarded with a fish stuck in the snag, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, and sitting and waiting and after 30 minutes, I had a nice fat branch to show for my efforts. So time to move and by just after 11 am, I was back in the same swim as my last trip – hopefully with a better results. I never even had a chance to feel the fish because as the rod hooped round and I pulled into it, it was already locked solid.
Coffee time and some reflection.
Not my day at the moment, just had a tench of about 6 lb. I was going to move, however decided to stay put for the last hour & a half and see what happens.
Well as time draws ever closer to my packing up time, I was typing this blog up and the rod hops over in the rest. I have the clutch done up tight, there is a single bleep as I grab the rod and sink the tip under the water. I pull the fish gently out from under the overhanging trees (no tench this time), it was a nice fat 21 lb 4 oz common.
It just proves that anything can happen in the last few minutes.
Till next time
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