Location – School Lake
Hours Fished – 6 Hours
Didn’t think I would get out this week, but with a cancellation and pukka weather a quick trip to the school lake was in order (and well over due).
I arrived just after 11am and there were just 2 other anglers on the lake; one on the car park swims and the other up by the island. The wind was blowing hard on to the other bank when I walked down the car park side. I picked a swim that I could easily flick a bait across into the gaps between the pads and catapult a few Classic Corn boilies out. I put a CC wafter on one rod and a CC bottom bait on to the other one. I wasn’t going to cast too close to the far bank, otherwise it would be likely the carp would kite behind the pads and they hadn’t died back that much yet.
It got to about 14.30 and I was starting to wonder if this was going to turn into my first blank session for sometime. I had adjusted the positions of my hook baits and would stick it out until 1700 – I’d promised the kids I would have this week off fishing, my next trip was going to be five night and the last trip on the Airfield lake.
15.00 arrived, the person fishing near the island had packed up and I took the opportunity to move up there for the last few hours. I should have a bite by then.
I flicked both rods out on to the drop off and catapulted some 6mm Catalyst pellets with some broken boilies, as a quick attraction.
Isn’t it ironic? I pop down the School Lake to test my new buzzers on an easier lake after all that success over the winter months, I think I may just blank for the first time in ages. It was well over due, but I certainly didn’t think it would be today. It goes to show you how sometimes luck comes into play.
On my way back to the car, I spotted (around the other side of the island) a carp stuck its head out. As I really didn’t wish to blank, it was worth 45 minutes on the off chance I could bag one.
Well you can’t say I didn’t try, but yep it was a blank.
Until next time