It's been a good Three weeks since our last short session, We spent a long weekend In the Cotswold's at Home Pool for ( Marc's ) birthday were ( Marc ) slipped the net under the lakes second biggest resident the Two tone linear
On our return I ( Matt ) found myself busy with plenty of work It was straight back Into reality and the chance of getting back bankside was sadly not possible, Another weekend soon comes around and this weekend ( 14. 6. 2015 ) were on the road again and heading for the lake and another short session
We didn't leave home until 4.00 pm this weekend which Is quite late for us It has to be said, Weather wise It was a vast Improvement on Saturday which was nothing but a complete wash out, Today Sunday began with sunshine and blue and white sky's
As the morning passed and the afternoon arrived the sun disappeared and the blue and white sky turned dull and overcast, The wind was getting up and myself and ( Marc ) thought a storm was on the way? To our amazement their wasn't a sole present on the lake. As per usual we began with having a good scout around, Nobody present this week we didn't have the luxury of asking anyone else on what If anything had been caught?
As I previously mentioned the wind was getting up and It was pushing nicely right through the central area of the lake, After a good look around the decision was made and myself and ( Marc ) both found Two swims and set up In the teeth of the wind
The bait supply was running low after our visit to Home Pool I found some free time last Monday to replenish our stock, I rolled yet more ( CM2 ) for ( Marc )
For myself ( Matt ) my Third rod Is sorted with Nash baits Key and 4G Squid combo
KEY AND 4G SQUID
On my other Two rods I'd put together another recipe which I have had on the back burner for some time now
( Salmon and Oyster ) an out and out fishmeal bait were Into June now which In my opinion Is the perfect time to Introduce It pictured below Is the start of the first batch
I'll keep you updated on It's progress In the coming weeks
SALMON AND OYSTER
Snowmans and a hinge stiff rig was my ( Matt ) chosen presentations yet again the only change I made on the hinge stiff rig was the bait, Earlier this week I got my hands on some more Nash Citruz pop ups this time In my favorite colour of White
A 15mm White Citruz pop up was fished over a good offering of the Salmon and Oyster
WHITE CITRUZ POP UPS
On with the session, The condition's were Improving all the time this wind was really hacking In our faces not the warmest It has to be said but It looked very Carpy Indeed!
Thanks to the wind their was a real chop on the water so spotting bubblers, fizzing, smoke screens was hard to come by
Shows were to a minimum we did see a few and they did not come until a good Three hours Into the session I spoke to one of the locals during the session who said he'd passed the lake a few times during the week, He told me Friday the lake was alive with Carp spawning most of them doing the deed In the marginal areas, He also mentioned on the angling front It had been tough going and a lot who had been present had returned with a dry net
Hearing this didn't really Inspire me but you can't control nature which Is a fact of life !
It was Just a case of fishing on and giving the time bankside my maximum effort and doing all I can to hopefully put a Carp on the bank?, Just after 8.00 pm my efforts were rewarded and my left hand rod which was presenting a Salmon and Oyster snowman screamed off
After a very spirited fight I slipped the net under a lovely mid double Common
MID DOUBLE COMMON
I was delighted to put one on the bank on a new bait which Is on It's first outing and secondly on what turned out to be a very challenging session, But's that's Carp fishing and one of the reasons It keeps us going back!
Thanks for reading until the next blog as always Tight Lines and Happy Angling