Looking Back Over 2015 Part 7 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.
My first port of call was my favourite spot along this bank. I scattered a good couple of handfuls of ground up poloni boilies.
I put them over my favourite spots, sat back and waited. The right hand rod was away within half an hour of being there and this fish was very powerful. It stayed well and truly under the tree for what felt like a life time. I literally had to hang on with both hands and keep my tip well under the water. Even when I finally managed to get the fish out for a few seconds, it powered of again straight back under. I knew right from the start I was attached to a lump, I just needed to hang on and get that fish out into the small bit of open water in front of me and into that net.
When it finally slipped over the cord, I let out a sigh of releave as close quarter playing a big fish, in a tiny snaggy swim, is a real adrenaline rush.
34 lb 2 oz of power was finally mine.
After that and with still another 2 hours left, I moved on to another swim that I had not fished before but really fancied.
Unfortunately, the swim move didn’t result in another fish. But I don’t care, I am so over the moon with my result today, I am going home with a great big smile on my face.
Until next time.
I have settled for a swim that I have not fished before, as the big strong S/W wind have stopped blowing for the last three days and the hot swims are still not free and I would have thought the fish would have moved out of that area by now. This swim give me access to an area of open water that can only be fished from here, the down side is I am on the south bank and the North / North easterly wind is pushing this way, however still very warm for this time of the year, so I am feeling very confident.
The righthand rod was lowered under the overhanging tree, which I will move out a bit at night, ,for the safety of the fish.
The left rod is fished this side of a gravel bar just on the bottom of the slop where the silt starts.
I have balled up 8 balls which I will put in the spomb with a handful of 14mm poloni boilies.
My latest toy is a boilies chopper.
I will do a review once I have tested it for a month. Bung a hand full of boilies wind the handle, job done.
Both rod’s have poloni pop ups on with mimicker leadcore leader.
Time to sit back and have a brew.
The first night pasted with only a couple of tench on the margin rod and no action on the distance rod, other than a few bleeps.
Conditions are still looking favorable and I am going to sit today out here, I have topped the swim up with more groundbait and broken boilies.
And we will see what today brings.
Nice flat spot let’s hope it’s the carp and not the bream.
With the departure of all the other angler’s by Sunday lunchtime, I was feeling more confident, unfortunately all that happened was the bream moved in and no sleep was had until 0230 ish, joy.
Morning alarm and time to head home.
Until next time
Part 8 of 10 will follow in a couple of weeks
Until then Richard