Theres always an anticipation prior to arriving at a day ticket carp water as to how many anglers will already be set up on the banks and this is always confirmed with the number of vehicles present in the carp park. As we drove through the entrance we could see there was just one other van parked up, excellent news, im not a fan of fishing over crowded waters.
My Father had booked a few days off work so we decided to fish a couple of different venues during the week as its been a while since we'd fished together. Today we chose a venue which I hadnt fished for a couple of years, so we parked up and took a stroll around the lake looking for signs of carp or obvious carpy features. We soon spotted a carp crashing at the windward end of the lake just off a tree lined island. As this was the only movement we spotted, this seemed as good a place as any, with the added bonus that the swims also had good margin features, which is my favourite type of fishing.
|Chunky Margin Caught Mirror|
|Always Back Lead in the Margins|
The margin rod was the next to go, on a 10mm boilie, the bobbin danced tight against the rod due to the baitrunner being set tighter due to fishing into overhanging branches. After a nice fight a chunky margin caught mirror was in the net.
|The Island Swim|
|Never going to break records but good results on a new bait|
A few months ago my wife gave me the news I was going to be a Dad, so the last couple of months have seen me working every hour I can and when not working painting, de-cluttering and gardening to make things nice for when the baby arrives. So as you can understand this is why my fishing has been limited, Family always comes first in my book, however I have many sessions planned for the coming warmer months, including fishing a lake that hasnt seen an angler in many years, im excited as to what it holds in its murky depths.
Going forward I will be using 3FootTwitch baits in search of Carp, Barbel and Tench, and NO I do not recieve Free Bait, what I can say is they are a bait company with an increasing following, great catch record and the range is growing all the time, not just boilies they provide pastes, dips and groundbaits.
Until next time, Tight Lines