Location – Airfield Lake
Hours Fished – 67 Hours
With only a few weeks left of the season on the Airfield lake, I’m back down despite the North Easterly wind blowing across the lake. After standing at the windy end of the lake, I was soon at the other end. The sun was shining brightly here. After seeing a carp crashing out, it just had to be worth a go and by the time I had set up there had been a few more carp showing themselves, it just had to be the right area.
I spombed out my usual amount of bait, as the water temperature were still pretty high and then set about getting the baits on the spots. I was feeling pretty confident in my choice of swim and we shall see how the first night goes.
The night past with only a single bleep, there was a couple of carp crashing, this kept me on edge most of the night.
With a generous sunrise over the whole forest, there was a prospect of a sunny day. Hopefully the wind will pick up, otherwise it’s going to be hard going. I’ve put out 8 large spombs in the hope of drawing the carp in and get myself a take or two!
Another night down and still blanking.
I’m going to get my thinking hat on today. As I know, I’m not that far away from the carp. A fellow member has had a few from the corner of the island and I’m still hearing them at night. I just don’t think they moving towards me into the area where I’ve been very successful before.
After a lot of thought and spotting a couple of fish show further out, I decided that one rod need to be put out there. The next question was do I move the other rod off the baited spot, but before I could come to a conclusion, the baited spot rod pulled away into a steady take just after 1330 and I proceeded to play the fish into the Nsr50.
11lb 15oz Common
I was very relieved to still be continuing my none blanking spell and another carp was added to the list.
Now my decision was clearly made, I would leave a rod on the baited are and the other one was definitely being put out further.
I rebaited both rods and topped up the baited area with 6 spombs. I also stuck out a few boilies over the other rod.
It was yet another bleep free night and I felt that I had been lucky to catch the carp yesterday afternoon.
Until next time