After a very enjoyable few hours the other day and still feeling not 100%, I headed off down the lake. I’m not too sure what I will do or how long I will fish for. I took my normal route around the lake and stopped at a few swims. I really only fancied the one swim on the bank which everyone opposite was casting across to. Don’t get me wrong they were nowhere near where I would be putting my baits. I just didn’t fancy putting more pressure on that side of the lake and the other possibility would be facing another angler across the lake (some distance away). I just like my own area, undisturbed with a pleasant view (rather than waving at a fellow angler across the lake!). I looked in another areas but then thought, I will be back in the week when it will be peaceful and less pressured. As I drove down the causeway between the smaller lake which contains fish up to just under 30 lbs, it was completely empty and always is. I thought why not fish there and have a lake to myself? I may even catch a few, why would you not.
I picked the swim that gave me the best view and access to cast anywhere. I filled up a couple of bags with Betafin Pellets, broken Catalyst boilies and a mix of Minamino & Betafin liquids. I flicked them out to a couple of likely spots, as I was planning on baiting up after dark, these fish really show themselves then.
I had a few bleeps through the afternoon on the left had rod and it finally rattled off to a small, but very pretty common.
With that rod recast, I settled down to formulate a plan for my spots tonight but by 7 pm there had not been a single sign of a single fish, so I stuck some bait out over the area I was fishing and that would have to do.
There was a stunning sunset tonight over the lake. It was very nice as it had been mostly a very grey day, until then.
Well, my trip got turned upside down around 1 am. I had a call from my dad, my mum was in hospital. The gear packed away sharpish and I was off to Wales for the next few day’s.
Until next time.
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