I’ve decided to have a go on another one of my local club lake waters this winter. I will do this when I get the chance to do day sessions, this chance will increase as my gardening work fades away over the winter.
I’ve never fished it, even when I was originally a member in 1997 after my move down south. It has matured very nicely. I’ve no idea of the fish stock, other than one photograph of a lovely looking 20+, it’s not the club’s premier lake or a runs water, like the School Lake. The carp have been here for many years, so you just never know! It’s also a bit wild and overgrown with fallen trees.
This is very much the sort of water I love fishing .
After a good walk around, I came to the dam end, I wish I’d started my walk from here. There was fizzing all over and much to my amazement a couple of carp hanging around. This just had to be my starting point. With a white & pink 12mm Catalyst pop up and a couple of small bags, with Catalyst pellets in, I was sorted – as long as it didn’t rain. The wind was push hard down this end and I wanted to stay hidden behind the reeds.
Around 1130 and will no action it was time for another walk about the lake. It’s a bit like a jungle in some places.
Snag heaven and could be a bit of a holding area. It’s only about 2.5ft deep in places, but we all know what carp are like on the colder months.
The only signs of carp where in the same corner, but this time I approached it from a different angle and sat much further away. I opted for a few handfuls of pellets and single hook baits.
Despite my best effort, it turned out to be a blank today, but an enjoyable few hours out on the bank. There was no disturbance and I had the lake to myself, this is all that’s needed sometimes.
Until next time