With my girl’s dropped off at their clubs. I was on my way down the lake and all done before dark.
Back on my spots again and another 2 kilos of Smokey Jack out there with a couple of 20mm bottom baits on two Ronnie Rigs, tied up with fin skin to a long shank turning point hook.
It’s so nice to have it all done before dark as you can sit back, get a brew on and watch as the last rays of light fade away. It looks like there is only me and another angler on the lake tonight. Fish are showing in front of me, hopefully it’s only a matter of time. As the moon popped over the trees, I got my camera out and played around with some shots.
Here are my two best shots. Just after this, the left hand rod was off across the lake and I was into a hard fighting Meadow Carp. For once it was not going right and trying to go round the tree, it still managed to hook up my other line as it dived right in the margins. After 10 minutes or so, the fish was safely in the net, I quickly unhooked it and got it in the sling. I sorted out the mess and got both rods back out.
A nice 24 lb 5 oz common to add to the list of fish I have had on Spotted Fin products.
Time for another brew and get in the winter bags as I think is finally winter bag time.
With a few more liners in the night and the odd fish crashing about I was feel confident. With a bit of a drop in temperature, the fish weren’t having it.
Until next time
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