The school holiday’s are over and a fantastic time away camping in Wales had been had. I have got the fishing hat back on again. It’s only about 10 days away from the river’s being open again and a new adventure this year. I am going to be putting a lot of effort into catch some Hampshire Avon carp.
With a good old storm blowing through over the past couple of days (the winds are still gusting up to 30 mph), I felt I just had to be on the windward bank, despite the problem of getting the brolly up, it had to be worth the effort.
With the brolly facing away from the lake, I was set up. I had a nice view up into the New Forest.
The rod were placed on a couple of my new spots – with my normal bag set up and a few baits chucked out in the area, to draw the fish in.
The night was mostly peaceful, other than the wind, I was lying in the my bag watching the sun come up over the forest.
The right-hand rod belted off, as they do in this lake due to the shallowness. I got the fish into the back quite easily and I was thinking it was a very low double. This was until it was under the rod tip and burst in to life and proceeded to give me a good run around until it was finally in the net.
It was a bit fresh out this morning.
Until next time
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