It’s been sometime since I did a weekend and I was pleasantly surprised how many swims were free.
However, with a friend arriving tomorrow morning, I was mindful of my swim selection. The fact was I was quite looking forward to a social and a few glasses of wine. As luck would have it, the island was free and the wind was pushing nicely onto it. I was quite suppressed it was still free.
After my last trip here and a couple of lost fish, I had to think hard about my approach to the swim. Firstly, I was not to keen on fishing the same range, so after a lead around, I was quite happy with a nice silty area and I spombed out 2 kilo of boilies over a large area. I had to be mindful of the swan and I placed two rod’s on this area, both with washed out pop ups on different colours.
The first night was uneventful and a misty start to the day, amazingly the fish area showing signs of spawning, they are following each other around quite a lot this morning.
My friend arriving and a few glass of wine where consumed and that was the afternoon, carp were in full spawning mode .
I would normally head home when the fish start their game’s. However, with no real knowledge of fish stocks, type of carp, it was a great opportunity to see a few good mirrors amongst all the commons. By the evening they had calmed down a lot and with some rain forecast over night, I thought there could be a chance to pick a carp up, who had not joined the party. But in the night they where off in full on spawning mode and we had no real chance.
A perfect morning and the fish where still going strong.
Time for food and dry every thing off, head home and leave the fish to their business.
Until next time
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