I was all geared up to do another session on the park lake as it was being so kind to me all the bait was ready all new rigs tied for the lake all i had to do the following morning was load the car, when i had a phone call saying that one of my syndicates was open not my main one but i was still happy that i could get away from the hustle and Bussell of the park lake even though it had fished well and still was with fish coming out over 30 lb, but my hart is always going to be on my syndicates, well that phone call has thrown a spanner in the works fishing on the syndicate is totally different to the park lake so all the bait went back in the freezer and a different mixture of bait was prepared ready for the morning, we that evening i sat there tying up different rigs as on the syndicate it was a different ball game when it comes to presentation the lake bottom is covered in silt, and i mean in some places its up to 4ft deep so i wanted to make sure that my rigs stayed on top and fishing all the time ,i had used solid bags to good effect so i was going to go in with that to start.
Well i was up nice and early for the long drive to the lake i made i loaded the car and made a brew to take with me and i was of down the motorway, after what felt like eternity i final drove down the dirt track that lead to the gate, once i was at the gate my hart was racing in anticipation of how the session would go as i opened the gate and drove down to the car park i could see no one was there witch was a result, iam sure there will be a few tonight after work ,so i locked the car and took for a walk round the lake, well the lake is just a open expanse of water with reeds all the way round the edge of the lake and big trees around the bank for cover so you can imagine that the fish do love to pratol the margins so as i was walking round looking in all the swims i also kept a eye out in the edge
for fish ,i climbed a few of the higher trees and could see that there was a good few fish in one corner of the lake witch was at the far end of the lake the lake isn't that big only about 9 acers so it doesn't take to long to walk round.
Well seeing them fish made my mind up i was going to start in that corner and if nothing happens or the fish do the off ill have to move, well the barrow was loaded with all the gear and of i went to my swim there was no rush as there was still no one around, arriving at my swim witch was named the ghost witch i wasn't to pleased about why couldn't the fish be some were else lol i decided to set my gear up as far back from the edge of the swim as possible so if the fish did come right in close i wouldn't spook them of, once the house was up rods were all ready to go i sat back and made a brew and then i would decided were my baits were going to go as there is no features out in the lake its just flat with silt and the odd weed bed close in , well all three rods were going on solid back and in the bags bi would have a mixture of small dynamite pellets and a small white almond pop up then over the top of that i will be putting a spod mix witch consists of corn, hemp. And pigeon mix that is just to keep them interested in the area , tea had been drunk and it was now time to put the rods out but i decided to take a climb up the tree to see if i could see were they were patrolling in the area.
Once i was up the tree and looking properly i could see that to my right there was a small weed bed coming of the reads for about 15 yards out and there was a few fish milling around that ,straight out at about 50 yards it looks like there was some fish feeding as the water was all coloured and there was some fish swimming around the cloud so that was two rods sorted the left had rod i was going to put down the left margin as there was a overhanging willow about 20 yards down the bank i took a mental note of were the fish were and climbed back down so i could put the rods out, the left had rod went out spot on first cast just under the tip of the willow the middle rod took two cast witch meant tying on a new solid bag and the right had rod again spot on tight up against the weed bank, I wasn't going to put any spod mix out just yet i would do that later for now i was just going to leave the bags on there own as i don't want to spook them of by smashing the water to a foam.
Well once everything was sorted i sat back down at the back of my swim tucked away in the trees and made myself some breakfast as i was starving i put some mushrooms in the ridge monkey and them some bacon in the other ridge monkey and made myself a nice sandwich then washed it down with a nice hot brew all while watching the water well it must have been about 10 o'clock in the morning before i saw a fish crash out and it was nearly bang on my middle rod out were i had seen the cloudy area so i was well happy that i hadn't spooked them of with the two casts just as the ripples had stopped one of the members came walking though the trees into my swim, he was here for a couple of days to so we had a quick chat and a cuppa tea and i told him what i had seen and he then took of to have a look round and find a swim ,well i settled down in the chair to watch the water, well it looks like the other member had settled in a swim at the other end of the lake he must have seen some thing down there, while i was watching the water i decided to make up some fresh solid bags but i was going to change the hook bait for tonight i was going to take of the round 12mm round almond pop up and put on a 12mm barrel,.
As the day due on a few more ppl turned up so hopefully it might move the fish around more if there up the other end, i had only seen that one fish during the day crash out i was hoping that they were still in the areas i decided to climb the trees behind me to have a look well once i was up there the cloudy area from this morning had gone and the water was gin clear so it looked like they had done the of from that area no i was thinking do i keep it there ready for the morning i decided that i would stay with that spot for the night the left hand rod was going to stay in the same area as well but when i looked the the right i saw a few fish milling around and feeding on top of some low lying weed, no what do i do with the right hand rod do i move it on to the weed or leave it just of it ,the fish don't seam to be moving of the weed ,but i no that the fish will be more combatable away from the the weed of a night but i might take the chance and put one on the weed so at least if they move back on it in the morning ill have a bait there i still have two other rods that will be ok for the night i no that the willow tree does bites of a night and so does open water so i was happy with them two for tonight, so i reeled in the rod that was near the weed bed i tied up a new bag and cast it onto the low lying weed were the fish were active during the day i left the other two were they were as i was happy with the spots that they were on.
The sun was setting and i was sitting out side my shelter cooking tea when i had a couple of bleeps on the rod that was on the weed then a fish launched its self right out the water on my spot, now have i been done of had it just touched the line i didn't want to risk it so i turned my tea of and re done the rod then sat back down to have my tea i just hopped i hadn't spooked the fish of, well as it got dark i sat there watching the water with a cup of tea hoping to see some signs of fish but i didn't see or hear anything well into darkness so i decided to get my head down as i wanted to be up at the crack of dawn but i hoped to be u[p before then, well lets just say i had a good nights sleep not even a bleep ,so i was awake just as it was getting light and was sitting on my chair with a nice steaming hot brew looking for signs ,and i see a few but it was on the other side of the lake near a few others and nothing near me so had i made a mess of things by staying here i don't no the fish were here yesterday so they might turn back up today ill give it till about 3 if they don't come back then ill move before the overnight gang turn up later well i sat there for a few hours and i see nothing on my side but the sun had come over the trees now and was hitting myside of the lake so this should warm up the water over my spots and bring the carp with it.
After i had some brekkie i decided to climb the tree behind the swim to see if i could see any fish well once i was up there i could see a group of about 10 fish all around the area of the rod that was cast on to the weed i stayed up the tree for about a hour and i could see two fish that were happy to swim over or near my bait so all i needed was for one of them top drop down and i would be in, i climbed back down and sat there just watching the water and tying up a few new rigs ,i redone the rod that was near the willow with a fresh rig but left the other two i would do them later if i stayed here well i was glad i did when about an hour later the rod that was ontop of the low lying weed melted of i dropped the cuppa i was drinking at the time and ran to the rod as i picked up the rod it torr of out into the lake i dropped the middle rod to get the line out of the way and tried to get some control of this power house of a fish after a while i managed to get
some line back on my reel from the fish but it started to kite towards the willow so i put some strain on it and turned it away from there but there was a lot of weed on my line now that it had picked up on the way in so i had to be careful well a few minutes later i had the fish in the margins and it was using the deep margins to full effect but after a few gulps of air she slipped in the net and she was mine, i was well chuffed as it was one of the scaly ones big scales down its side ,i made sure the fish was safe in the net in the edge and got all my stuff ready for the photos, well on the scales she went 28lb 10oz a few photos and i slipped her back as it was getting really warm now.
I re done that rod with a new bag and cast it back on top of the weed ready for another if they were still thereafter that fish i decided to stay put i was going to try some thing different on the rod that was near the willow i was going to put a Ronnie rig on with a yellow almond flavour pop up and bait it with mixed sizes of my almond flavoured boilie the rig was cast close to the tree and i used the rings that it made to get the bait spot on then sat down to just chill out and hope that what i have done would get me another bite one of the A team would be nice that evening a few of the members walked round for a chat and to see what was happening as they were down the weekend i told them what i had seen and what the fish were doing and they went of to look round, one of the lads that fish here was coming down for the night and was going to bring a Chinese in so i didn't have to cook witch was a result as i couldn't be bothered well after we had scanned our tea he decided to set up in the next swim witch was about 200 yards down from me witch i though was ok as i needed a camera man lol well i did the same as the night before and got my head down early so i was up first thing well i didn't get that good nights sleep like the night before because at about midnight the rod i had changed to a bottom bait tour of and i was soon on it now this fish was talking line like the other but straight down the margins it was that dark that i couldn't see were it was going all i new was that there was a big willow down there and i had cast close to it so it must be right under it so i thought ive got to stop this fish before it goes any further well i clamped down on it and yes you guessed it the bloody hook pulled i was gutted i reeled the rig back then changed the rig and cast it back out there with some bait round it and
got back in my bag to sulk well i must have drifted of as when i opened my eyes again it was light and the sun was up shit what was the time it was eight o'clock i had to be away from the lake for 10 so i made a slow pack down all i left was the rods witch i would do last, I climbed the tree to see what was out there and i looked all over the swim and there was nothing to see not last yesterday were there was a big group of fish here o well at least i had one it could have been better but that's fishing i climbed back down packed the rods away as there was nothing there and made my way home but i couldn't wait to get back down so lets see what happens next time i down