After feeling I wasn’t really on the fish recently. I really need to check out another part of the lake that I had neglected for sometime. This was mostly due to feeling confident where I was. So, I headed off for a walk with the gear.
There was still that cold Northerly blowing into my face but I needed to disregard that, as I was able to cast into a sheltered part if the lake. I was only going to be baiting one area, as that was the only one in catapult range, I was certainly not going to be spombing out bait for a 4 hour trip. Both rods were fished along the tree lined margins, one with a Frank Warwick Marsala pop up and the other with a natural pop up. This rod also had a few boilies and Pellet over the top, within 30 minutes I was into my first fish.
A very hard fighting Common, it had a big tail, so it gave me a run for my money. With the photos done and the rod back out, I sat looking at the lake hoping to find some fish in open water. I will be back again tonight and there is no way I will be able to fish this spot at night, I would no doubt lose them all. Not before too long the same rod was off again and that turned into a fight and a half, the fish nearly made it into the snags a few times, before it graced the net.
22lb 3oz Common
Not bad going for 2 hours fishing.
Unfortunately, still not seen any signs in open water
I have got the marker rod with me and my plan is to have a flick about with that before I go. Not sure I will bother as I don’t really want to disturb the area.
With the sun coming out, it was feeling a bit like Summer. What a fabulous few hours today.
Until next time
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