Saturday, 21st June 2014, and Liz and I were fishing the waters as detailed at the end of the last post. We arrived around 0630 to ensure that we got the swim that had been selected for our day by myself. I must admit Liz wanted to fish elsewhere and I think she may have been right! Anyway, fishing was to commence at 0700 and so we busied ourselves tackling up and pre-baiting and eventually made our first casts at the dam end of the pool around at around 0720.
We both legered with 2 rods each, Liz using meat and maggot baits and myself used bread and sweetcorn/maggot cocktails.
We packed up at 1530 – as Liz had an evening works party to attend and I needed to sort out the bags and put away baits, etc and also prep my tools ready for the following day’s work party on one of club’s own pool waters.
So, back to the pool that we were fishing… This is the fourth year that we’ve fished there and usually have a good catch of tench and carp between us but this year we did not do quite as well with only 1 tench (about 1.5lb), 2 crucian carp of about 1lb each and 4 carp – 4lb 15oz, 4lb 6oz, 4lb 2oz and about 3.5lb between us. However, we were getting bite after bite – those fast twitchy ones that are indicative of crucians and nothing substantial to strike at really.
People fishing the other end of the pool seemed to be catching well but I don’t know what the fish were – if carp then on the small side but decent fish if they were tench. And this was the end that Liz wanted to fish, obviously…
Oh well, next year then!