An early start saw me up at ( 4.00 am ) The rod was already set up by the door waiting for me so after a quick coffee and visit to the bathroom to grab a quick wash, I picked up the carryall and rod and headed out the door and down the road Into the fields where I cut across to a small lake which Is a short Fifteen minute walk from my house.
On a arrival I found that I had the whole lake to myself happy days, I made my way to a swim which I'd seen Carp In the previous day during a walk around, A simple short braided rig using a ( 10 mm ) Orange Pop up was flicked Just feet from the bank and a scattering of ground bait with added Tuna was scattered around It
I didn't even have time to set the net up as a single bleep turned Into a hooked carp!
I finally managed to set up my net which was a bit tricky and I netted the first Carp of the session which was a Mirror
THE FIRST OF THE SESSION
Half an hour on from my first capture and the action went quiet so I decided to up sticks and move down the other end of the lake, I saw a couple crash out close to the bank rod back out with a bit more bait
Twenty minutes In the new swim and I was Into Carp number Two of the session another Mirror after a spirited battle It hit the net a real pearler was this one they don't have to be big to be beautiful!
CAPTURE NUMBER TWO
All went quiet again after my second capture so I moved again back Into the swim I had the first bite from flicking It back out on the same spot followed by a bit more bait half an hour later I was In again to another of the lakes residents
CAPTURE NUMBER THREE
The final move of the day saw me move back down the bottom end yet again and I placed my rig a bit tighter to the bushes this time
Just as I was about to up sticks and check the swim next door the Neville screamed off again but this time It made sanctuary In the bush and sadly I lost It I gave It another hour without any more action so I packed up and headed for home happy with my mornings work
A short Five hour session managing to land Three and lose one all coming on small orange pop ups on a simple knot less knot braided rig size 6 raptor hook and a small 2oz Inline lead on a short length of lead core
A sausage sandwich awaited my return to enjoy with the kids and the Mrs happy Sunday guys