With a couple of family things going on this week & weekend, I am limited to Saturday night only. This is not a bad thing and always nice to get an extra couple of hour’s fishing in the morning.
There where still a few people about when I arrived – some were doing the whole weekend, others were just starting to pack away. As luck would have it, no one had fished the swim that I fished the other night and with a very strong wind pushing on to the bank, I felt that it had to be my best option. There was on angler on the island which meant I was unable to put my right hand rod on my normal spot, so I took the opportunity to fish to my left and find two new spots. This swim covers an amazing amount of water and a high percentage is over looked by anglers, especially the clearer on area’s.
With the rain finally passing and the sun came out, it was quite pleasant. The wind was still pushing very hard on to this bank, it was not long before I had my first take which unfortunately found one of the many under water obstacles. Oh well, out with another bag and cold pizza for lunch.
2 of the 3 fish that I have had this afternoon – not the biggest I have ever had but in shallow water, these things but up an amazing fight.
As the evening progressed the sun was setting, the rods where off again and oh this one feels better. You can never tell but once in the margins, I could tell by the way it was holding the bottom, after another hard fight, it rolled over the cord.
A nice golden 22lb 1oz common and a sunset to match.
What a pleasure to be outside. Oddly and handy the night was fish free, until this colourful surprise at 6 am.
I didn’t weight it but it probably was around 14 lb, very short and chunky fish, did not know that was in here!
With the sun coming up over the forest, it would soon be time to head home for a family day of fun.
Now that was an action filled 12 hours, can’t wait for my next trip out.
Until next time
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