I really didn’t think I would make it here again we had so much rain over the past 3 days. The gardens I work on would all be pretty boggy, and I would end up making more of a mess.
I arrived at about eight forty-five in the morning to an empty car park. I got the barrow out of the car and slowly started to walk along the bank, checking for signs of carp. There was nothing about and I opted to start where I had fished last Monday, once the carp gave their locations away, I would move.
This time, I did flick a bait over the other side after taking a walk along that bank, as there was a bit of movement close in.
After the first hour had passed, I’d seen a couple of smaller carp showing in some quite random places and would keep an eye out over the next hours and then make a move, if I haven’t seen or caught anything by then.
By eleven o’clock, I was getting itchy feet and reeled in, I needed to find these carp.
I moved swim and catapulted a few 8mm Classic corn pellets out.
These are perfect for the medium range and therefore perfect for my club’s lake.
I put on a fresh hook bait and got them both on different spots along the bay in front of me.
That was a perfect cast, and within minutes, that rod was away, and my first take of the day was in the net.
I was quite lucky as there must be a snag to the left of that tree. This carp did its best to get there, I always pick the rod up and walk backward, and generally, this works well.
Once the fish was back, I flicked that rod out but a bit more right of the tree, to give me a chance if I pick up something bigger. Within 10 minutes it was away and kiting left, like a demon and I felt it go under something like a log or a tree root, I didn’t really stand a chance. I put the rod on the buzzer and slackened off the line in the vain hope that it swims out, but in all the years I’ve fished here, it’s yet to happen to me. Sure enough I ended up pulling for a break, and I got everything back, this did cheer me up. I realized my only option was to move on to another swim.
I’ve flicked a bait up each margin and scattered a small amount of 8mm CC pellets. I’ve also done the same to another swim further down the lake, if I catch one in here it will certainly be time to move again. If not, I’m going to stick it out as I’ve not seen or heard anything since first thing this morning.
It’s very much looking like only two bites for me today, as it’s just about packing up time. I did think one of these rods would rip off again.
It’s not the last of the club lake waters this year, I’m planning on keeping a small bucket and one rod in the car – just in case I finish earlier than I plan some days. I will pop by for an hour or so and I may just try for those Crucian Carp again. We will see how things pan out over the year, if not, I will be certainly back on here this coming winter.
Until next time
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