With the mild weather, I find myself heading for the carp lakes and the chance of a winter lump.
With a couple of options in my head and an idea where I may find myself a few carp hiding. I slowly headed around the lake, as it was about 7 pm and clearly very dark. I didn’t wish to disturb any of the other anglers and I found a free swim which was just perfect. I had seen fish there on my last pike trip and the carp had certainly been here last year. It looked like they were going to be here again.
Not wishing to put any big amount of bait out and the fact I had not been here for some time, I made up a couple of Pva Bags (mostly filled with Spotted Fin Pellets) and then added 6 catalyst boilies in each and a good dose of Minaminos. With one rod on a bottom bait and the other on a dumbell white Catalyst pop up, I was all set. One rod was put on my margin spot and the other was about 40 yards out on a lovely smooth patch where I always see carp showing.
With a few bleeps in the night, I was feeling confident, unfortunately it was not to be.
Until next time
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