I had pack up from the Millpond and left at 0830 and head down south to meet Ian on the Airfield Lake for a 3 day social. The weather conditions were looking favorable and we were both confident of a carp or 2.
I arrived around 2pm and Ian had just finished setting up in an area we thought would give us a change of a fish or two each.
We got the Deeper out, as Ian had not seen it on the bank working before. I flicked it out to the area we thought would be good (we had previously fished this area before) and sure enough, there were a few carp in the gully.
It dropped down to 7ft of weed & silt and the Deeper picked up fish each time. We decided to put a marker out in the middle and spomb a load of my ground bait mix and some chopped Smokey Jack boilies. I added some Spotted Fin hemp & tigers (Particle) out over the spot. The plan was to fish a rod each on here and move the other rod’s about a bit. For the first night, we put all four rods staggered of different distances out along the line we had just baited.
I opted for a 12mm Smokey Jack pop up on one rod and a FW Pops ups on the other. This had caught me a few fish at the beginning of last season here.
The night passed with no action, which we thought may happen. The fish are not great fans of too much spombing, but the fish should move back over today and tonight.
The second day past with a very fresh NE wind, this didn’t help to boost our confidence. I checked the weather for later on in the afternoon and was happy to see that by the early hours the wind would have changed to a southerly. This was great news but still no sunshine.
In the morning, the lake was flat calm and I had managed to catch a very low double, my first fish from the lake this year. Strange fact here – it was about the same size as I started with last year. As the weekend approached the lake was filling up and it looked like it was one of those weekends where everyone turned up.
After the fog cleared on the last morning the lake looked perfect. Unfortunately, we had only the one fish between us. I have a feeling that the coming week will certainly start to wake them up somewhat.
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