When I am travelling down to the lake, I try to think where would the fish be? I take into account the wind, weather and any information I have gathered from my last few trips. Well, this time I was completely at a loss to where that may be. So I planned a good look around the whole complex, this took me just under two hours. I was still not really feeling the love anywhere and I had only seen a few fishy signs.
I settled on one of the point swims which is on the middle section of the complex, as it just felt the most fishy swim about. I got the kit to the swim and as I was still mulling things over when a fish topped along the dividing back and then another one in the far corner. These are two spots that I am unable to fish, I did feel that I was closer to the fish than any other swim.
All set up, I got the kettle on and settled down for a bit of afternoon/early evening fish spotting.
As the sun was setting over the lake, I tucked myself up in my bag and drifted off to sleep. Just before midnight, I was woken up by an absolute screaming run on the righthand rod and after a hairy fight – the fish tried to go into both of the bays next to me and under a overhanging bush, it was finally in the net.
What a stunner all 33lb 5oz. With the photos done and the fish safely returned to its home. I then recast another pva bag filled with Spotted Fin Catalyst & Betafin pellets soaked in both Betafin & minaminos, with a Frank Warwick Masala pop mounted on a long shank turning hook, tied to Semi stiff Fin skin. I got back in my bag to dream of Carp.
That morning alarm call comes all to soon, time to pack up.
Until next time
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