I arrived down the lake to find way too many people fishing tonight (in the middle of the week night). After a quick chat with a fellow member, I headed on around the lake, looking for a likely area to fish. The second from last swim I looked in, a carp popped it’s head out – that will do me. This is an area I was not to familiar with, since not fishing this area for a few years.
Camp is set up in the dark for the first time this year, something I have been doing for more years than I can remember, over the winter months.
I have just baited one area. This is something I have been doing a lot more of over the years. I will have to write a blog on my thinking behind this some time soon. I Spombed out just over a kilo of Smokey Jack boilies, flicked out a bottom bait and wafter on either side of a nice silty are a just off the side of a gravel bar.
At 0200 ish the right hand rod belted off and I was onto a very hard fighting fish which managed to pick up the other line despite me using back leads. This caused me all sorts of problems and a complete new set up on both rod’s after having to strip the line back on both rods.
It was a torpedo and just would not give up in the margins. It tipped the scales at just over twenty pounds. An hour later the same rod was off again but this one made it just round the tip of the point where I was fishing off and under the over hanging tree. This was despite my rod tip being under where the fish clipped a branch. This was when the lead pinged and the fish slipped the hook. Oh well. The alarm clock had just gone off and it signals packing up time.
Until next time
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