Looking Back Over 2015 Part 5 of 10
With the success of the previse session of looking back over the year’s, I’ve decided to go back even more. This series off podcast will feature 2015 grouping multiple trips in one long podcast, from pike to carp fishing and easy lakes, to the big water I love to fish so much.
All rods were pop ups, due to the weed and all had bags on with broken up Poloni boilies. As I had made notes, I was also able to spomb out a loaded of Bait-Tech’s pellets and groundbait mix with a good load of Krill & Tuna Oil that had been soaking for some time.
Night & Day One
The night passed with no other action than a tufty at about 6am, nice way start to the day. The wind had changed as per the weather man’s report, and was now pushing hard onto this back, unfortunately, it was going to be a hot one today.
All rod’s where re-baited around 1400 hrs, with no change to the tac-ticks (I had seen a few fish show during the morning).
Night & Day Two
With no action in the dark hours, I was very happy when at around 6 am, the middle rod was off. It was attached to a small common that proceeded to drop off at the net, after I had managed to get it through a small set of pads two my left. Oh well. I changed the hook and put the bait back on the spot and put the kettle on. I sat back and watched the lake.
Flat calm, great for spotting fish.
Unfortunately, by packing up time I still had not seen or had any more fish.
Till next time
As the wind is pushing hard across the lake against the tree line, I have opted to have both rod’s along there. Both on Bait-Tech Poloni Pop Ups with a few hand fulls over the top, and to spice things up, I have put a few small balls of groundbait out as well.
This is the Poloni groundbait & the Method mix put together with a tin if Scopex Sweetcorn and chilli tiger nuts. Plus some chilli chick peas.
The small pva bags made up of Micro Pellet Soaked in Krill & Tuna Oil.
Well, by 1330 and the sun was finally coming out, the temperature was going up. I think I may have picked the wrong day, however I did get some great photographs.
The 1400 reel in, was getting ever closer, it was shaping up to be blanking trip out.
Till next time
I have just dropped both baits in the margin snags with Bait-Tech poloni pop on and a mix of broken boilies, groundbait and micro pellets over the top. I will just sit back and wait for the margins to erupt.
By 2230 and with no real signs of Mr Carp.
I was off home, not doing to well this week on the fish front, let’s see what tomorrow brings.
Both rod’s (as normal) have been placed along the margin tree line, with a couple of small balls of ground bait and some broken Poloni boilies over the top. Both rods also have poloni pop ups.
No buzzer again, as there is no real point. Once I have a fish from here, I will move swims. I feel confident, as there is a nice blow across the lake and it’s still overcast and should be until noon time.
Unfortunately, no joy again on the fish front. But a very pleasant 5 hours was spent, which is what its all about sometimes.
Till next time
I have set up on a small point which has two swims, they are pointing in opposite directions. As this is sensible syndicate, no one will set up behind me unless I agree (no chance).
Rod one has been cast into a small bay along the right hand margin. I have caterpulted some ten pouches of Bait-Tech Poloni boilies mixed sizes into this area and I am fishing a pop up over the top.
Rod two – I have found some nice smooth silty areas, toward the middle of the bay and as I don’t wish to intrude on anyone else’s water (just in case a day angler settlers in tomorrow morning in the opposite end to me). I have found the edge of this area, where it meets the gravel and I am fishing about 10ft into this area. With large quantities of Bait-Tech mixed seeds which were mix together with Poloni/Envy method mix and a good load of micro pellets + some poloni boilies. My plan is to feed the bream and pick up the feeding carp on 18mm Poloni pop ups, I may have to change to a snowman rig, if I get really fed up with the bream, lets hope not.
That does look good and I have spomb put this out with 1/2 kilo of Poloni boilies.
There was a good bit of rain in the night, but less than I was expecting. I was treated to a spectacular fireworks display at around 11pm.
The geese on the lake where not to happy.
I was hoping that this would wake the carp up, as this happens on other lakes, unfortunately, only the bream.
By mid morning the sky was clear and the sun was blazing down. However, the wind was still pushing on to my right hand margin, the carp will still be moving up and down there, it’s just a matter of time, I hope.
With the last ray’s of light and a bit of fish spotting, it was time to get my head down as I need to be packed up and home by 7 am.
As with the night before, the bream and tench where very active. Finally at around 3 am, I was into a nice meadow lake carp, which tipped the scales at 22 lb on the nose.
With a few pics done, I slipped the fish back. I am not one for sacking fish up for hour’s. I just like to get them back safe & sound to their home. It’s about catching them and not photographing them in the perfect light. With the introduction of modern day sacks & slings, fish safety has moved on. I am just a bit old school.
And that was that for this trip, was feeling quiet lucky after this fish.
Till Next Time
Until then Richard