Well I thought you have to hear about my latest blunder. Blunder that’s putting it mildly in fact I ignored the blindingly obvious and paid a high price, let me tell you.
As you can see by the pictures here is my bait mix that I ve been going on about for the last few weeks. It’s got it all natural taste and smell with loads of attraction plus that solid food item with the squid and liver boilies it’s awesome and has been driving the carp mad. The longer you leave the GLM to soak into the pellet the better it seems to be and the salt just gives it that one more bite taste that seems to keep the carp ripping up the bottom long after they have eaten the last morsel of food, lovely!
With this mix the carp are addicted to on my side you wouldn’t think you could get it wrong would you. What I did was on arriving for my latest quick session I noticed the margins in the swim next to where I had set up were coloured. You know that sort of dirty river colour that made you think what had caused that. I looked closely and expected to see a few tails sticking out or some water movement but nothing it was all quiet. Due to me wanting to get on as I only had a few hours I left the area after giving it a handful of the mix just in case and put the colouration of the water down to swans or some other bird like coots, it had to be the water was so shallow here that I would have seen carp moving around. Any way I fished the session and blanked and as I was packing away another angler turned up . We chatted and just as I left I told him that the water had been coloured in the next swim so we both looked at it quickly before I went. It was clear now but where there had been silk weed was cleaned off and shinning, you know that polished look.
I thought nothing else of this as I went home and the angler who I know set up in my swim as this offers better water vision of a greater area. The next morning he rang me just to let me know he had put his third rod down in that swim and fished it in just a foot of water on one of the clear patches. Shortly after dark he had the first of nine fish off that spot, yes nine fish. Bare in mind that last year this guy fished the season on this water for only a handful of carp. So as you can see sometimes that initial gut feeling is the right one and not the logical thought out approach that you come to when you consider things too long. I was a fool and as I said before paid the price.