At the time I so nearly didn’t fish this swim or the lake thinks just full into place sometimes.
Just couldn’t help myself tonight – I had a drive around the Meadow lake. There was no one fishing. So I was straight into the same swim as last time, marker sticks out and off we go.
A kilo of Smokey Jack Spombed out on to the area, a wafter on one rod and a pop up on the other. As both my girls are at the same club tonight, I can drop and run, the wife will collect them later (perfect). I know I should be on the Airfield lake as it’s closing in a week but if the opportunity presents itself, you just have to take it.
The first take came on the Smokey Jack wafter rod at around 2230, I instantly knew I was into a big lump, as you do. It was heading off to the right and was well on its way past the overhanging trees. I was pumping the fish as quick as I could but also as gently as I could, the rod tip was well down in the water. I finally had the fish past the tree and just behind the back lead of the right hand rod, it was now charging for the open water again! I quickly switch the other buzzer off as there was on other option than play the fish with the other line wrapped around it, joy this was going to be fun! The back lead was not going to release itself. I used the clutch , carried on as normal and a big fat mirror rolled on the surface and slid into the net.
And she tipped the scales at 38lb 2oz.
Before doing the photo’s (as I felt the fished needed to rest), I got both rod’s back out on the spots and fingers crossed for another one.
With a few more liners in the night I was feeling confident still, that was the only fish of the night and boy was that a stunning fish!
Until next time
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