With all my gardening jobs done for the day and it was only 11 am, so it just had to be worth another go on the School Lake. I arrived just before noon and wasn’t surprised to find 8 or 9 cars in the car park. If I could get in the same swim as yesterday, without any one near me, I felt I’d be in with a chance of a bite.
My options after that would be very limited. But with any luck, a few anglers may head home mid afternoon.
My tactics are exactly the same as yesterday; a 12 mm Pink Catalyst pop up with a bag filled with Catalyst pellets, soaked in food dip.
Much to my dismay after 3 hours and not a bleep. I figured that I had no choice but to move and my only option were The Island Swims and hopefully pick up a fish cruising around. I think I’m going to start calling this the curiosities of Fridays. I don’t believe I’ve caught one, when I’ve ventured out recently on a Friday. It could be simply down to the number of anglers on the bank and the pressure the lake is under just before the weekend.
I very nearly moved again. I’d not seen anything for sometime and everything was packed away, other than the rods on the floor. A fish crashed about 8 foot (along the side of the island) away from my bait and without any other real signs to go on, my best option was to hang on here until my time is up.
I’ve been looking ahead to my next session and the weather is absolutely brilliant. The problem I have is that the conditions are so brilliant, I know exactly where to go on the Airfield lake. I also know I should be on my new syndicate water. I’m really going to have to put some thought into this over the weekend. This is the trouble of having 2 lakes to fish; one you know very well and the other you are just getting the feel of things.
Today was a blank, which certainty was a surprise, but we have to learn from theses things.
Until Next Time