I am back down the lake with the Deeper again today and mapping more swims as I go along – lucky I had my tackle with me as I spotted a group of fish.
Think I would be silly not to have a go. I continued my mapping trip for another hour and a bit, then came back to the swim and set up.
The swim was under water and very enclosed in with tree but I could get both rods in that area. I baited one rod with a Fw miracle berry Wafters and a tiny mesh bag of my stix mix made up of Spotted Fin products.
Both sprayed with plenty of Catalyst booster spray.
It was only a matter of time before the right hand rod was off. I was battling with a nice lump who insisted on going under the overhanging trees to my left.
As fish just love to keep your heart pumping I was battling it under the rod tip avoiding the other rod and an array of fallen branches. After what felt like an age, the fish was in the net. As I was sorting out the retaining sling to weigh the fish, would you believe it, the other rod screamed into life. Why are carp like buses sometimes?! I quickly got the carp in the water. I picked the other rod up as I needed to gain line as fast as possible to get the fish under control before that one found the under water snags. At this point, I still had the cord from the retaining sling in my teeth,this was the only safe place to put it as I was knee dip in water. I finally had the other fish under control, put the cord over one of the buzzers on my pod and then got back to netting this fish.
First fish – a nice 30lb 8oz Common
My second fish – a nice 17lb 8oz Mirror.
I was well happy for this result. I had a couple of liners when I thought the rod was going to bust into life – I even pulled into one of them but it was just thin air. I have a feeling there is a trailing fish out there.
Until next time
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