With the wife off all week, as the eldest starts senior school. I was able to fit another night in, without having to pack up at early o’clock. Which is nice! It gives me a chance of a carp or two, to be honest – one carp would be nice at the moment. If it’s not too much to ask something over twenty would also be nice.
I arrived just after 1pm and I was the only one here. This never helps in swim choice! I was looking for something different to fish this time. A swim or an area that doesn’t get fished or even a spot in a swim which is overlooked. This maybe where these bigger fish could be hiding out.
I armed myself with my deeper and headed off. Much to my surprise, the third swim I looked in produced a fantastic margin spot, the water level is down by nearly 2ft. This was going to be my choice today and I certainly must remember this for next season when the water is back up. It’s also on the north bank and very sheltered from the wind.
I set myself up about 20ft from my rods, which were just poking over the edge of the lake. I put a lot of bait along the margin shelf and at the bottom of the shelf. I was going to be fishing both rods, as it was quite a big area.
Once I was all done, I also mapped out the other side of the point as the wind was pushing from the south and I could flick the Deeper out and let it drift across the lake with no disturbance at all.
The pressure was up and the sun was out, it was going to be a warm night, not the best conditions but you have to be in it to win it.
Around midnight, I had a few liners and I was very confident I may well have a take but by 0830 with still no sign of a carp and a very peaceful night it was time to pack up and head home.
Until next time
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