With the school holidays around the corner and my fishing being a bit limited then, I am back on the bank again – after the carp.
My swim of choice tonight was based on looking for another weed bed or the end of the one I was fishing last week. That swim needed to be left alone for a bit now, the fish don’t like the pressure. There’s not a great deal of weed in this lake. At the moment, I feel that the fish may well be held up in it as it’s a good source of oxygen and shade in daylight hours. The carp will move out at night as the weed stops releasing oxygen and starts absorbing it. If I am lucky, they will not go far and hopefully start foraging for food. I was using data I had recorded on my past trip over the winter from the Deeper Lake Book.
There was no need to get the deeper out, just flick the maker out in the right direction and the number of turns that I had calculated beforehand.
I am still using the 15mm Catalyst Wafters over a bed of Hemp and Tiger nuts with a few handfuls of catalyst boilies. I am only putting a max of 10 Spombs over the area and fishing both rods 20ft apart.
My first rod was off about 2245 and with a bit of trouble getting the fish out the weed, I very soon had broken my duck in this swim with a nice 19lber.
As the night progressed, I, unfortunately, managed to loose another 2 fish in the weed. This bed was certainly a lot thicker than the other one but I was still happy that the swim had produced 3 takes for me.
With the sun on its way up and fifteen minutes, until the alarm was due to go off, I was on the bedchair enjoying the view.
Until next time
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