It’s that Thursday evening feeling! Kids dropped off – let’s go! However, half way there, the wife calls and she is stuck in a big traffic jam! Oops, bit of a panic on and updates every 10 minutes, a friend was on standby to do the pick up. I was also on stand by to come back from the lake. It was a close call but she made it, only 1 hrs 15 minutes to make a 25 minute journey.
No mucking about this week, only the rods out, the car wasn’t far away and a fair bit of panicking going on. This was the best option and the fact there where carp topping, this made me feel a lot happier and even more so after the last phone call, to say she had got there.
I put both rods on the same area, Spombed out a kilo of Smokey Jack boilies, one rod had a 20 mm bottom bait and the other had a 15mm wafter on the other rod. I set up camp and all before darkness. Let’s hope my luck carries on into the night.
I woke up around 0130, the wind had picked up and the water was lapping up against the side of the swim. I was wondering where the carp had gone, I had been very confident of a take before midnight, now it was all very peaceful out there. Fingers crossed for the remaining 4 hrs.
It’s just gone 5 am, the conditions are perfect and there have been a fair few carp crashing about in my general area. I am still ‘happily’ blanking and now I’m thinking this could be my second blank of the week. It has just started to rain and the wind has picked up again, let’s hope this stirs them up into moving on to my baited area.
Unfortunately it was not to be.
Until next time
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