With the weather hotting up over the weekend, I hadn’t planned to go fishing. However, with a breeze picking up and if I could find a shady swim, it would be worth a go. I may even get more sleep than at home!
Swim choice was made easy. I was clearly not going back to the same swim as before and the other area was occupied by 4 other anglers on a social – probably watching the football.
I opted for what I hoped would be the cooler end of the lake for me (and the carp). With a cool northerly blowing down the lake and according to the Deeper the surface temperature was 28 degree.
I was using a single bank stick as I was after any signs of fish and this would hopefuly show up on the Delkims. I had got the Deeper out as this end of the lake is very much flat and I needed to find a feature of some sort. The marker rod had only picked up the odd bit of weed with the fox marker lead on.
Finally, after a good couple of hours, I was happy with these spots. It’s a funny swim this one at times, but with the wind pushing down here, I was feeling confident with my choice. I was using the same tactic as before as I have confidence in my bait & rigs.
It was not to be. The night past with on action on the fish front but I did catch up on some well-needed sleep! I was up early and home by 9am.
I was a fruitful trip on an understanding of features in the swim. I always take something from each trip and build upon.
Until next time.
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