Well after the result at the park lake i was keen to get back to the syndicate to try and get one of its gems, well things didn't really go to plan ,it was a Sunday and i was getting my gear ready for a early start Monday morning when i had a call from work and there was a few urgent things that needed to be done over the next few days so that was the syndicate out of the question, but as the local park lake was not even five minutes down the road i could get a few overnighter in so that was plan two, I still carried on getting my gear ready but there was a few different things that i would be using that i wouldn't use on the syndicate the main thing is that i would be using a lot of particle and chopped boilie, so the jars of mainline power particles were pull from the shed i was also going to mix this with some sweetcorn just to mix things up a bit i would also take a few kilos of cream seed ,once this was all done i could sit down and relax for the evening.
Come the morning i was up early and started on what i had to do well i managed to get most of it done and by two o'clock i was out the back getting mr gear out the shed and loading the car, once the car was loaded i said my goodbyes to the wife and i was of to the lake i had and idea were i wanted to be and it was the same swim that i had a fish the week before as the fish were holding up just of the spit were there is a big weed bed so as soon as i got to the left hand side car park i was happy that the swim was free there was some one in the peg next door to this but they were packing up so i grabed my rod bag and quickly ran to the swim so no one else could claim it ,once this was done i could slowly get the rest of the gear to the swim once it was all there i started to get the brolly up first as it looked like it was going to rain ,once that was up all the rest was set up then i could concentrate on the rods .
Just as i started to do the rods the heavens opened so i forgot that idea and put the kettle on and made a brew and waited for it to stop while i waited for it to stop i tied up 3 new rigs ,all 3 rigs were going to be the same as i used last time on here ,it was going to be a kd rig using 15lb deception a size 8 fang twister and a few baseline bits to keep it all on the lake bed ,after about half an hour the rain started to ease so i could now get the rods on the spots ,i had the spit of land to the left of me with a few overhanging trees that were the left hand rod was going to go, i was not going to go tight to the spit as it was quite weedy there so i found a spot that was about two rod lengths of in between two weed beds that was very clean and as you pulled the lead on the marker rod back it glided like it was on glass i popped the marker float up it was 11ft, i placed the marker rod on the floor and picked up my rod and baited it with a cell dumbbell topped with a yellow cell corn topper ,then i cast it spot on right next to the marker ,then it was time to put some bait out,10 spombs of chopped cream seed was fired out with another 20 spombs of dead reds and corn .
The other two rods were going to cast into open water to my right about 40yards just in front of a very big weed bed were i had had fish before, the marker rod was cast out just to find the front of the weed the both rods were baited with the same as the rod near the spit and the cast ether side of the marker rod then again i spombed more chopped cream seed and munch baits dead reds over the top then all rods were left on the floor so the `12lb line would sink and ly on the lake bed after about 5mins i was sure the line was tight to the bottom and place the rods on the rests and sat back in the bivvy and had a nice brew, it was about four o'clock when i saw my fist fish and yes it was no were near my rods it was over the bar to my left in another swims water but at least i had seen one .i had a few people come down for a chat and there was quite a few people walking around the park lake so it was quite noisy so i was quite happy as it started to get dark and most of the people in the park drifted of home and the lake became quiet and i could relax for the evening,
As it got darker the fish became very active witch they have done over the last few weeks and they were closer to me as well witch filled me with confidence ,i sat there drinking tea and listening to fish crashing out all over the pond ,so i
thought if there this active they must be feeding, lot of the fish that i had caught had been between 10pm and 4am in the morning, at about nine o'clock i started to get liners on the two rods that were out in open water so i sat on my hands ready for a take as this is how all the other bites had first started the liners were becoming very farce and most of them were where the bobbing was hitting the rod so i was up and down like a yo yo, well as the time passed the liners got less and less till they stopped i had ether been done or they had just feed and gone ,now do i put more bait out or not i decided to just put another 10 spods out just so i new there was bait there over the two rods ,now it was gone 10 and this is the time that the bites were coming so i sat up for another hour and in that time i heard a fe w fish just behind my two right hand rods in the weed so all they had to do was come out and there is a meal waiting for them,
Well i fell asleep and the next thing i new i was woken by a few bleep on the left hand rod witch was away from were i had seen and heard the fish so i sat up and thought i would have a brew and just watch i looked at my watch and it was 4.00 ,and as i sat there i heard fish rolling to the left hand side of the swim so the fish that were on the right had moved, while drinking my cuppa i had a few more bleep then the rod burst into life it took abit of line and stopped so when i picked up the rod it was solid in the weed bed behind my spot ,so i kept gentle pressure on the rod and line and i felt a kick and it slowly started to move i kept the rod high and slowly began to gain some line on the fish after a while it came free and shot tom right and found another weed bed and had to go through the same as before, slow pressure and it was moving and getting closer eventually a big ball of weed was in front of me ,not having felt it kick for a good 5 mins i didn't know if the fish was still on so i scooped the whole weed bed up then put the rod on the floor ,with my head torch on i started to rip the weed out of the net and i felt the back of a fish so it was still on thank good, after i got most of the weed out the net i could see that there was a very dumpy mirror in the net it wasn't massive about mid double but i was happy with that ,i got the Shure care oval mat ready and the sling and scales and weighed her on the scales she went 18lb bigger than i though. a few pictures and i returned ,
The left hand rod was re done on the distance sticks to get the right distance and
then rebaited and cast back on the spot then i spombed another 10 spombs over the top ,while i was doing this the fish had seamed to moved again and were back on the right this time they were showing over the top of the two rods and i started to get linners on both rods again as it was getting light by now i decided to stay up and have a brew and watch the water and fish, but as soon as i had lit the stove the bobbing on the right hand rod hit the rod and took a bit of line it couldn't take to much as i had the clutch was done fairly tight to stop them taking to much line ,but even so it found a weed bed ad was solid so gentle pressure and she slowly started to move and in the low light i could see a big weed bed moving towards me ,well i kept the rod high and reeled slowly till finally the big weed bed was in front of the swim i had no fight from the fish i still don't know if its on or not, so i turned on the head torch and i looked down at the weed bed and i could see the leader and the top of the hook lenght the lead had done its job and come of ,when i started to pull the weed of around the leader i felt the back of what felt like a good fish so now i started to panic how was i going to get the weed and the fish in the net well i sank the net and pushed it as far as i could out and under the weed and lifted it up, then i dropped the rod and tried to pull it towards me at this time i must have touched the fish with the net as the water exploded and all i see was the net going forward the fish was in the net so i lifted it as much as i could and yes there sh was lying in the weed in the net i had broken the cord on my net but i wasn't bothered about that.
I started to pull all of the weed out of the net so i could lift it and the the more the weed i took out the bigger the fish got it looked like one of the big commons in the lake i didn't know witch one it was yet as they were all tagged i would see when i scanned it later eventually i had just the fish in there and it was indeed one of the big commons ,once i had got everything ready mat, scales sling etc ,i lifted her up on the scales and the needle swang round to 30lb 6oz well i was well chuffed so i slipped it into the retainer and placed her in the edge ,well i text mike who normally walks round the lake early in the mornings and he said he would be there in a min and as i put the phone down nutty Luke turned up ,with a 30 you have to have it verified by three people so i was glad he came ,well i zeroed my spare sling up up she went on the scales they said it went 31lb bigger than
when i weighed her no i was well chuffed ,i scanned the side of her and it had been chipped and on a quick look she was last out in march at 29lb 14 as it was over 30lb i got to name her and i decided to name her after the wifes mother who no longer is with us so a few snaps and nora was sent on her way, as it was a quick overnighter it wasnt long before i had to pack up but while i was sitting there i made one last brew and was just thinking that this little park lake is going to be one hell of a water soon as some of the fish are packing the weight on in a few years time there will be more than a dozen fish over 30lb and thats not bad for north wales ,well i packed up and drove home one happy chap