For this trip, I was doing two nights and I was being joined by a friend on the second night. The conditions when I arrived at the lake is what can only be described as stormy.
The centre of the rain storm was passing right over me. Like any normal angler, I started to have a look round. The swim choice was a bit reduced, we were planning on a ‘good old’ social on Saturday night. This gave me the option of a few good swims and I was hoping that the weather may put other anglers off tonight. When I arrived, 3 of the swims had already gone. After speaking to another member who had spotted fish in front of him, this wasn’t too far away from where I had caught my last two fish. I headed for the corner swim in the hope they may be still about, if this wasn’t the case, they must not be far away.
The night passed with plenty of wind and rain and a few liners (probably due to that). Saturday morning was a different day completely. No wind, a tiny bit of rain and a little hope of sunshine to warm the lake up.
My friend turned up before 11 and had to set up in the rain, which was a bit unfortunate. He did find some nice spots that he was happy with.
I was treated to a Tench around mid-afternoon and as evening fell upon us, the sun came out again.
I had re-baited the right-hand rod which was now the left and flicked a bait into the corner. This is where I have had a few fish before from and catapulted a load of chopped up Smokey Jack boilies over the top. I was fishing an Fw miracle berry Wafters with a washed yellow maggot cluster, I was sticking to the Masala Pops ups on the other rod. I had also topped up the swim with a few spombs of chopped Smokey Jack as well.
The night passed without a bleep and was woken by a cool easterly breeze blowing in my face.
Another nice morning and may be lucky in the last few hours.
It was not to be
Until next time
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