Well after my result at the park lake i decided to do another two nights on there as my syndicate was still shut, i just hoped that the fish didn't spawn while i was on there, i new it wouldn't be long before they did as it has been warm for a few days now, if they did i would be packing up and leaving them to it, well the night before i had a walk round the lake just so i could get an idea or were the fish were, after a good walk round i finally found a big group of fish in one corner that looked like they had been feeding as the water was quite cloudy, I stayed there for about an hour watching them swimming around so i new what route they were taking around the swim, there was two other ppl on and they had had nothing
but said the fish were really active so if i get it right i could be in for a good session.
The following morning i was up early so i could get the swim i wanted i loaded the car and made the short car drive to the lake that took less than 3 minutes as its right behind my house i parked the car in the small car park near the swim i wanted to fish then loaded the barrow up with all my gear and walked through the trees to the parks parth then the short walk to my swim, then i carried my gear down the steps to me swim, i looked out IN the pond to see if the fish were still there after about half an hour i had see 3 fish so they were still here, i set up my house then put the kettle on so i could have a brew before i tied some new rigs and cast out, the rigs iam going to use on all three rods are the Ronnie rig and the pop ups iam going to use are some home made specials in white and yellow, these have served me well in the past.
The first rod witch was going to the right under a overhanging willow at about 40 yards this was going to be a tight cast as i wanted it to clip the branches so the lead and the bait went under the bush, after 3rd cast i managed to hit the mark, then walked round to the other side of the bush and put in about 100 half baits and then on top i put in about a kilo of seed just to get them grubbing around, the middle rod i was going to put in a hole in the weed about 20 yards straight out
and i did the same with the bait on that rod aswell,the third rod was going to be a bit tricky as this one was going to be cast down the left hand back to the back of some small pads but in a small cleas patch as all around the pads it was thick weed, after 5 or 6 cast i managed to put the rig bang on the money and again the same with the bait, now it was time to sit back on my chair and have a brew
Well the first few hours past quickly and we had the normal noise from a park lake kids shouting and dog walkers ,the thing with this swim is its all close in work so you dont want ppl on your swim so when i had visitors i walked up the steps to chat to them, there was plenty of fish around the swim so i new i was in the right spot that after noon the fish had moved to the right of the swim witch was near the pads and i started to get a few linners so i had to sit on my hands as the indicater was going right up to the rod blank and back down well this went on for about an hour until i finally the indicator rose up to the top and the rod bent round and started to take line slowly as i had the clutch tight so it couldn't go to far, after a short but spirited fiight and a few weed beds later i had a dark common in the net well that's not a bad start, I scanned the fish as all the fish are chipped so we can keep track on the weights a couple of photos and i slipped her back.
I rebaited the rod with one of my white pop ups the wrapped the line on the range sticks then cast it back to the clear spot and then a few more freebies around it, there was still fish close by as they was just sitting in the weed i watched the water for a good few hours and all the fish i could see were to the right and that right rod by the pads is the one that i felt would go again and the other two were just there making up the numbers ,well the bailiff came down and we sat there watching the water and drinking tea and talking about the lake the fish were really active that evening there were showing in this half of the lake one other person turned up and set up in the swim directly opposite me but there was enough water in-between us, as the sun went down i watched the fish move of and out of the swim and in front of some one else so i thought that's it ill get an early night so i claimed into my bag and got my head down i still thought i would get something in the night.
well i woke up at first light to nothing so i sat there on the edge of the bed
watching the water and watching some fish out in the main body of the lake there was nothing infront of me, well i new that most of the fish move out of this spot in the night but then they move back in during the day, about two hours later the sun was making its way higher in the sky and shinning on my area witch was warming the water up and i started to see a few fish working there way into the swim when the right hand rod was away away aging this time the fight was abit different this fish was a bit bigger and kept my hart racing as it went from webbed to webbed but finally the fish was in front of me going from left to right i could see the fish in the clear water it was was def a good 20 so i was glad when it went in the net a quick look and it was def a 20 and a dark one as well, on the scales the fish went 25lb i scanned the fish and it was already tagged so a few snaps and back she went so that's two fish in less than 24hrs i was happy with that.
The rod was cast back on the spot and again i put the same amount of free bait around the spot, as i placed the rod down i heard a buzzer and another angler was into a fish on the other side of the lake so the fish were def on the feed around the lake ,well i made myself a nice cooked breakfast and a cup of tea and sat down just to chill out and watch the fish and see what there doing after drinking my cuppa i decided to climb the tree to the left of my swim to get a proper look at the channels in the weed and see if there is another spot i can find for the other two rods but after been up the tree for over an hour i couldn't find any other spots that i thought would be good so i decided to stay on the same spots and i was glad i did as half an hour later the middle rod tightened up as soon as i picked the rod up the fish was already solid in the weed so i kept steady pressure on the rod and i could fill the fish coming free so kept walking back till it was out of the weed and then it started to go from left to right up and down the margins and i got a good look at it and it looked a good common the same as the mirror very dark, well a short while later the fish was in the net, on the scales it went 24lb and quick scan and a few pics i slipped her back this was turning out to be a good session,
The rest of the day was uneventful, the weather really warmed up and it looked like the fish were going to spawn in the next couple of weeks if it stays warm, that evening i was watching the fish move back out the area when the right hand rod
was away again this fish did the same as most of the others and headed straight in to the weed ,and yes every time i got it out of one weed bed it went in to another but after a few min i had it under control and it was in front of me this fish was a bloody angry one charging about everywhere but finally i netted it ,it wasn't big maybe a mid double and i was right i scanned it and on the scales it went 16lb so a few snaps later and she was back in her home, I rebaited the rod and cast it back to the spot, i sat back on my chair and was thinking about the fish i had caught and all the fish were really nailed so i must have the rig right, as i sat there watching the water i see a few fish crashing out just left of my right hand rod so i new if they got there head down i would b playing it he finally netted it the fish must have been a good one as my phone went and it was will he said he thinks hes got a 30lb common in the net i said i would be round to do some pics and weigh it, well on the scales the fish went 29lb 5oz and had not been chipped so i placed a chip in it and done the pics for him then watched it
swim of nice and happy ,i sat there for a while chatting then i decided to go back to my swim and pack up the rest of my bits and make my way home, i was happy to go home as i had a really good session later that day i had a call saying that the lake was closed for spawning, so i had to decide were i was going to go next trip as that's two of my lakes closed now your have to read next months to see were I go