I have managed to get out for another midweek overnights, this time there is no rush back, as the wife has kindly offered to take the kids to their holiday club. I have no work on, as the sun/heat has cut down on my gardening work. I can’t complain, as it’s way too hot to be outside all day, not good for me.
I headed down the Airfield lake, doing my best not to turn into the Meadow lake car park. It’s fishing quite well at the moment but as you know, I do love this lake and searching for its unknown inhabitants. But no these silly 10lber’s which are getting to me a bit.
The swim choice was quite hard but in the end, I headed for an area where I had spotted a few fish on my last trip. The hard part is getting the fish to move away from their sanctuary. There are about 100 yards of a tree-lined bank with a few bays hidden. If you cast too far down, the inevitable happens and they find a nice sunken branch to dump your hook in.
Finding fish in this lake is very easy, getting them to pick up a hook bait is much harder and then you need to get them into your net! Not a simple task but a part of the fun on the lake.
With two spots picked out, I Spombed out a mixture of Spotted Fin Tiger nuts and Hemp with crushed catalyst boilies, a mix of catalyst pellets, Betafin Smokey Jack pellets soaked in Betafin liquids and mimamonos for added attraction. In there was also a fake tiger nut, cut from an Evolution Cube.
This had been soaked in catalyst booster spray and smelt pukka, the other rod was a maggot cluster Ronnie Rig set up.
As I was trying a more natural approach to my hook bait, the lake is closed for 6 months of the year, so their staple diet is natural food items.
We shall have to see how I get on over the coming months, as you can’t base your findings on just a few trips out on the bank.
I had a fair few liners through the night, my first take came out 0530. With a bump and a knock as the fish kited around a boulder, it was no sooner on and off. This was a shame, but I knew I was in the right spot.
I did, however, move into a different area. This was after seeing a few fish showing themselves, but time got the better of me and it was time to head home.
Until next time
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