Hi and welcome to my second blog, just going to bring you up to date with my spring fishing this year and the plans for the bulk of my fishing for this year. After not fishing the winter period like I had hoped I decided to get out and about early spring and was lucky enough to be offered a chance to fish a small private lake that had been closed for a year whilst work had been carried out. I visited the lake a few times to have a good look around and the fish was started to look active and was responding well to the Irish cream boilie’s that I had been feeding in, it was the Easter weekend before I could get my rods out, managing to get 2 nights in but with no return. I kept the Irish cream trickling in as it was going to be a couple of weeks before getting back down which was an eventful weekend as the girlfriend was coming for her first trip as she described it ‘a nice weekend to catch some sun’ I was more interested in banking some fish. As I thought the weekend being eventful the girlfriend was fine which was a surprise but losing 2 fish to snags and banking a 7lb mirror which I got told was the smallest that had been out. Now with time running out before the owner kicked me off for the start of the new syndicate and enough Irish cream to feed in for a couple of weeks and 1 last session which turned out to be 1 night at the end, the evening had passed by with not much moving so decided to get my head down and be up for first light scrap that plan no sooner getting in the sack off roared the left had rod scrambling to the rod and after a very good fight in slipped a common weighing in at 16lb very happy with that, the night passed and the early morning with a couple of line bites I started to round things up with just my rods left to bring in the right hand rod erupted even making me jump! The fish soon shot from the shallows and into the deeper water away from the pads I knew this was a better fish just kept low doing figure of eight after what seem like hours the head was up and in the net it slipped a big yes was shouted, a big smile as the scales just crept over 30 and settling at 30lb 8oz and not knowing at the time it’s the venue’s record and the sort after Trev the leather.
My next blog will bring you up to date with the Red Crustacean campaign!!