With the temperatures getting down to something a bit more manageable, I am out on the lake again. There is a nice S/W wind blowing and I have arranged to meet up with a friend, so this is going to be a bit of a social. We have picked a nice area of the lake which gives us access to two separate areas of the lake. My swim has the wind directly blowing into my face and a good few carp are showing in this area. I am feeling very confident about bagging a few. My friend’s swim was directly behind me so we could meet in the middle for a chat.
I am still on the same tactics as before as I see no reason to change over yet.
The night was pretty much a non event. I did lose a small fish, with a hook pull. This was down to me just bullying the fish out from under a tree to the right of me. I think I was a bit to hard on its fourth trip of going under it.
The weather this morning is still perfect – nice breeze, some rain in the air and a few fish crashing about. By midday and still no fish, it was a time for a rethink of my bait positioning. There was nothing wrong with the right hand rod, it had produced a take and it had done on my previous trip. However, the rod that was in the big area for over 24 hrs had not had a touch and was therefore clearly in the wrong spot. I had observed fish to the right of me and flicked a marker round in the area and found a very nice drop off to fish. I switched the rod over and placed a bait on this spot with a few spombs of Catalyst boilies and pellet mix.
I settled down into the afternoon and evening. My friend had made a very nice Chicken Tikka, we moved our chairs into the middle point between swims and we settled down for a glass of wine or two, we needed back to our swims proper by 8 pm for hopefully the evening feed. By 2115 I had a take which produced a nice 22 lb+ Common.
That will do me nicely.
The night was completely dead on the fish front again, much to my surprise. My friend ended up with 3 fish in the end up to a 17 lber, which he was happy with. I needed to be off by noon time, so I was going to take a walk down the river, looking for the carp again as well as suitable areas to fish for them. There was going to be a good bit of sunshine about this afternoon.
Until next time
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