This weekend’s trip is a social one with my friend Ian. It’s been over a month since our last trip out together. After watching the fish last weekend and keeping an eye on the weather, we decided on a couple of swims we would like to get in. With this choice, we could also double up in and lucky for us, our the first choice was free. The swim of choice was the daisy field swim. The wind will be pushing all weekend long into this area, we were very hopeful of a fish or 2 each.
We arrived just before 10am and I got to work on baiting the area very heavily with a mixture of Catalyst boilies and pellet (Betafin pellets, frozen krill, hemp, tiger nuts all soaked in Minamino of the past few days). We knew the noise would push the carp away for the first evening and night but we were hopeful by the morning they would be back in the area searching for food (and there would be plenty). The forecast for the next day was cloudy, overcast and windy, perfect for a few fish in the daylight hours. The pressure would also drop a bit, which will help.
The afternoon and night did past with no fish but as dawn arrived, there were a few fish starting to crash about – ever closer to out spots. The conditions were looking perfect and fingers crossed the day would bring results.
As I was up early, I took the opportunity to re-bait my rods as they had been out since 11am yesterday morning with not a touch. Once I had done this, within the hour, it produced my first take. Not the biggest fish but a blank saver and my first carp of the trip.
I got the rod back out on the spot with another PVA bag filled with pellet and broken boilies.
And was very hopeful of another carp today.
It wasn’t long before the same rod was off again and produced another small common, can’t get away from them at the moment.
I rebaited and we sat watching the lake and around 3pm, Ian had his first fish and yet another small common was on the bank.
We then sorted all the rods out for the night, had some tea and a couple of glasses. As the night progressed, the conditions got even better with a good wind blowing our faces and on any other lake, this would bring the fish over but not tonight and I was up earlier to head home for a couple of weeks of family time.
Until next time
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