I am out for my last social of the year, as November is just round the corner. We all know what that means… Christmas is coming. With a young family, its great fun. Funny to think is they have just only finished half term, boy time flies.
To beat the weekend rush, I have my girls with me and the wife will be collecting them after work. We all meet up around 9 am and work out the best swim for us and set about getting the camp set up. The weather was still unseasonable warm, no real wind direction blowing this weekend and no signs of any carp. It was going to be a hard one.
I was going to be fishing one rod in the margins and the other in open water. With that in mind I was going to adopt some extra attraction this weekend in the form of my stix mix and booster spray.
The catalyst Booster Spray
18 mm bottom bait with a 12 mm Frank Warwick Corn pop, just perfect for those tricky Autumnal days, not that the weather feels like Autumn.
I spombed out a couple of kilos of Spotted Fin Catalyst boilies, mixed-up with pellet and a couple of cans of corn.
The first night and came by with no action, the lake was flat calm all day and no signs of any carp. We watch into the evening, there was a mist and grey cloud all day long until just before dark, it cleared and the sun nearly showed itself.
The last night it was as quiet as before. There was a possibility for a little wind and some sun this morning, I am hoping that this may turn the fish on.
With absolutely no sign of carp, my friend headed home and I moved onto another lake. I was going to test some rigs on smaller, easier carp. This paid off almost immediately, with a small common – rig worked. However, the aggressive take, caused the extra stiff shrink tubing to snap.
Back to my normal stuff.
Now that’s more robust and not let me down.
Lovely spot for a few hours today and not long after that, another small common graced the net.
I fished for 4 hrs and had 8 fish between the 10/14 lb mark. All from under this bush and just 4 ft from where I was sitting. It was nice to get a bend in the rod, however back on the harder lake again soon. It’s always good to know that everything is fine, it’s just the lake playing fun and games with you.
Until next time
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