With the Airfield Lake closed, I had only one option for my carp fishing trip this weekend and that was the Meadow Lake. As I had promised my wife, I would reduce my two-night session down to just Saturday night, my original idea was to arrive at about noon time and leave a similar time on Sunday. However, the weather put pay to that. A band of rain was pushing across the UK from 9 am until 4 pm. My only solution to not get drenched was to get up early and be on the lake just before 9. This plan was pretty successful. I, however, had a shock when I arrived, the lake was pretty full up with 10 anglers on last night and most were doing two night. A couple of them were also moving swim.
Lucky for me, one of the swims I had in mind was free. The wind was due a change in direction and I felt that 3/4 of the way the lake would be my best option and the possibility to intercept the carp following the wind, down the lake. We shall have to see.
I was using my standard Ronnie Rig set up with a pink catalyst wafters. These where fished with bags as I didn’t wish to put much bait out when I arrived. I just Spombed out 6 loads of a Winter spomb mix, which I am playing around with. I shall adjust as we go through the Winter months.
I like to have a mixture of fine particles and whole boilies, which will cloud up when the small fish are feeding. When the bigger ones move in, they will have whole boilies to hold them in the area.
Once the rain had stopped this afternoon and the possibility of a daytime take passes. I would then put out the rest of my bait for the night (and mid-morning feeding spell). And hopefully, this will produce me a fish or two over the next 24 hours. I also need the angling pressure to drop down as well.
Well, the angling pressure was still pretty full on, as night arrived (way too soon). Winter nights are certainly on their way. The cloud cleared, the wind dropped and I was feeling there could well be a take in the night. I had a couple of liners early on and then it fell silent. With a fresh start to the day and a good bit of sunshine, it was no sooner time to pack up and head home for some family fun.
Until next time.
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