I am on the bank for the next 48 hrs with the possibility of another night – if things are going well. We shall just have to see.
It was just before 7pm when I arrived, this gave me just about an hour before dark. I had an idea of which part of the complex I fancied on fishing. I had been down in the week and had been talking with other members. With a quick look at the middle lake and then at the top part of the complex – the water was clearly more coloured up than any other part of the complex. I didn’t fancy the big open shallower area of the complex, due to all the cold rain we had been having. I headed off to a grassy area I fancied and it looked perfect. I had fished it last year a bit, it’s not the best area to get to. I must say I don’t fish it that much due to the sort mid-week trips I do. The trip there involves a lot of mud, ups and downs with the barrow and I am getting old (ish).
I flicked the Deeper out. I found the water surface temp was very warm and a bucket load of fish (they should keep me going!). Let’s hope they’re in the mood to get their heads down over the next 48 hrs.
I spombed out a mixture of chopped Smokey Jack and the ground bait mix I was preparing the other day.
And fished an FW Masala pop up and a 22mm Catalyst bottom bait as I was interested in. Which type of bait they would be after? I had done very well on both baits last seasons here. I just didn’t fancy putting my faith in both pop-ups or bottom baits.
I was using my normal Ronnie Rig on both setups.
Morning arrived and much to my dismay it was a fish free night.With a day mostly filled with rain, it was time to get my thinking cap on. I topped up the spots at around 11am, I left the rods in the water. I wasn’t planning on rebaiting them until tonight, just before dark – unless things changed. I was confident in my area, I just needed to stick with it.
Well, yesterday was a complete washout, I spent all but about 30 minutes stuck in the bivvy. It rain continuously all day long and there is only some much looking out of a tiny gap you can do.
I even got bored of Netflix! On a positive note, it did give me the opportunity to tidy my rig board, tackle box and play with a few combinations with my Evolution Carp Tackle kit.
Just a couple of the interesting combinations I came up with. These will get an outing over the coming months.
There is a bit of brightness in the distance and the birds are still on the bait.
Which is a worry, as clearly the fish have not sneaked in and cleared it up.
It’s time to get the thinking cap on again and that big choice time – should I stay or should I go now? I was certainly going to have to hang around until this afternoon, as the rain will have finally gone. I don’t generally have a problem with the rain but a whole day of it was just too much, well it was more like one day two nights and half a morning.
I had a walk around for about an hour and a chatted with the other anglers on the lake. We were all happy blanking as well. Before I went for my walk around, I put a small number of chopped boilies in the margins, when I got back, I flicked the baits out for a few hours before I decided at 2pm that I would go home.
This was a hard choice as I couldn’t get back for a week, it was school holiday time.
Until next time
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