After seeing the Carp in this area at the weekend and looking around other areas, I just didn’t feel the love for anywhere else.
As I knew there are a few hidden obstructions out in front of another swim. This would have given me better spots to fish but a 90% chance of losing the fish! I am not prepared to do as fish welfare is paramount to me. I fished this swim and baited across the entrance to the bay, placed my bait in the middle where the most boilies had been put. I then found a nice area along the drop off in front of me, I felt the fish could also access the bay along this bank. I was fishing just off the gravel shelf into the silt area. I also baited this spot with Catalyst Boilies and Betafin pellets.
About 3 am, the left hand rod burst into life and I was away with my first Carp on my new rod’s (I also christened the Fox Warrior landing net, which performed very well) and a nice 12 lb Common was in the net. No Photography’s as the mosquitoes where bugging me way too much. The fish was safety returned, flicked out a bag on to the same spot and tucked myself up in the bag.
That was the only action in the night and a quick pack up in the morning to avoid the on coming rain, I was all home safe and dry by 7 am.
Until next time
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