Winter has arrived bringing with it frost and a drop in both air and water temperature
things got off to a great start at the beginning of the month despite the rapid change in conditions
my thinking was that it may take a few weeks for the residents in my Club Lake to adjust to such conditions?
but how wrong was I, within an hour of getting the rods into position on session number one of December my left hander was away
and when I say away I'm talking one toner, as soon as I picked up the rod and bent into this one I instantly knew that it was a decent fish
and boy did I experience a decent scrap, it took me everywhere! to the far margin, up the back of the island, it also flat roded me in the open water
I'm happy to say that it's valent efforts finally came to an end and it was mine, a beautiful common weighing a shade under 20lb
I was very happy with this one.....
I must of weighed this capture at least five times? as you can see from the picture above
this common looks 20lb all day long? but the scales don't lie, and when a carp looks as good as this one who cares about weight?
pictures done and I slipped it back, the rod was soon back on the spot and it was time to pop the kettle on, I'd just filled up the kettle when the distinctive sound of a Nash R3 could be heard, the same rod was away again
this time I went onto slip my net under a beautiful mirror in it's true Winter colours
Almost a leather.....
Before the session was over I managed one more, which must have been my smallest capture of the year? a little common of 4 maybe 5lb?
when I returned the following week the mood on the Club Lake had changed completley
which resulted in back to back sessions and back to back blanks
my most recent session was completed not long after writing my latest update, and it's been another tough week, Monday I achieved just the one bite, a bream of roughly 5lb which decided to pick up my 12mm pink Citruz pop up
due to my work commitments I couldn't get back until Thursday which developed into another tough day, I'd settled for another blank that was until my right hander sprung into life just before packing up
not a big fish by any means, but very welcome indeed
A great conditioned scaley.....
It's Christmas week and I plan to do at least two more sessions before the festivies begin
and I'm hoping to do a few more before 2020 is over
2021 will see me targeting a new Club Water, but I'll talk more about that in my January update
have a very happy Christmas and as always thank you to everyone of you who reads this blog
it's greatly appreciated!