It’s my last trip before nearly a week’s break (which as you know is a long time away from the bank for me). But my little girl is going to be 10 and you have to celebrate that.
When I arrived down the lake at about 7 pm, I had the pick of the swims (well all but one). I very nearly jumped into a swim another Syndicate member had 5 out of the other night. They were up to 35 lb. The wind was really pushing down there, however I am not a fan of jumping in behind people, well knowingly any way. It can back fire on you quite easily.
So, I headed to an area where I had spotted some fish the other week. On my last trip, only two days ago, I did see a large fish roll over the corner of this swim. This just had to be worth a go.
One rod was dropped about 15 ft off the bank with a large bag filled with boilies, pellet and a load of my liquid mix. Then a few handfuls of boilies and pellet over the top. The other rod was fished in a nice hard area about 30/40 yards off the bank.
I was just dropping off, when the right hand rod had a couple of bleeps, I quickly shone the touch on the rod, the bobbin was up the top, tilting towards the buzzer and holding there. I quickly got my boots on and let out a bit of line. This tightened up instantly, there was a fish on and it was kiting left. I pulled into the fish and pumped it in to the margins, where it proceeded to give me the run around for about 10 minutes and finally it was in the net.
And what a fish, a 25 lb 6 oz of stunning Common. Sorry about the knees!
My word, the Canadian Geese are annoying at the moment. No more Carp, which was a shame. I did hear a couple of them jump in the night to my left and had a couple liners, however that was it.
Until next time
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