With the family away for the weekend, I am out for 48 hrs. The conditions are looking quite good for fishing, but not for the family on the beach.
Unfortunately for me there where a few other anglers with the same idea and the area I had hoped to get (right in the face of the wind), was already taken by three anglers. This covered quiet a vast area and dominated the windy bank. As I didn’t fancy much else, I headed for the back of the wind and a tree lined bank, that the fish patrol along. One rod was along there and the other was out on open water at the bottom of a nice drop off. Both rods had a good helping of Catalyst boilies and I was fishing both rods on Natural pop ups, with small mesh bag’s of chopped boilies soaked in food dip.
The first night past without any action, but as this swim had not been fished for sometime, I thought this may happen. I need to stay focused on the first full day and my second night.
By 3 pm with still no signs of any carp and with a storm starting to blow through, I had to make a decision move or stay. After a couple of hours of thinking and going over my options, I felt that I would stay and top the swim up with the remaining bait that I had. At about 11 pm I had my first take of a small common around the 11 lb mark. After I re-baited, I lay on my bed and drifted off to sleep, listening to carp crashing about. I was feeling that my choice to stay was the right one and by 8 am, I had had 5 fish and two smaller ones.
21 lb 6 oz common
17 lb 1 oz mirror (spot the rain drops!)
And another 18 lb 2 oz common + a couple of low doubles.
I fell asleep again around 8 am, the wind and rain was pouring down. At noon, I was woken by another small carp, who slipped the hook that night. By then the weather was broken cloud and sunshine. I was still feeling the buzz of the night and a lot less sleepy and the odd fish was still crashing. I thought I would give it a bit longer .
And a nice bit of sunshine to dry my kit out.
I stayed on until around 5 pm, but no more carp graced my net.
Until next time
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