So we had a bit of a late start on this one because my mate Nathan was running a bit late! 11:30am we got there already with our rods set up and baits prepped!
As soon as we got on the bank we could already see the carp swarming the surface as we chucked some liquidised bread and groundbait in as feed.
I casted my feeder near some overhanging trees packed with some frenzied hemp/caster groundbait with a big lob worm as hook bait and on my float a piece of sweet corn just off the bottom close in near the margins! Didn’t take long as my float shot under 5minute in and I was into a lovely small common carp only a couple of pounds but a good fight!
Then after I put him back the feeder bent around and nearly slid off the rest and into the lake as I struck in I knew I was into a good fish as I reeled in got it to the net it was another nice common around the 4lb mark!
My mate Nathan was pulling out nice Dace, roach and f1’s and 2 nice common carp sadly one large fish snapped him off and he was deflated after that.
I carried on as he sulked in his chair and was into a few nice fish, then my feeder rod again bends round horrifically and as I strike the fish zoomed off in the opposite direction and took about 15 minutes before I even saw her, got in close and she looked around 10lb+ but I sadly lost her at the net.
I set down my feeder rod and stuck to just the float again a few decent fish but biggest of the day was around 5lb.
With 12 fish in total I was happy to call it a day.
I’m not usually the carp fishing type but that session saved me from a big few blanks! Hopefully get back there soon and go after the larger fish!
Tight lines to everyone getting out and have a good week!
10ft Shakespeare match rod
Shimano FX XT
8lb Daiwa line
Size 12 Drennan barbless hook
Shakespeare omni reel
8lb Daiwa line
1.1oz Flat method feeder
5lb hook length
Size 10 Drennan barbless hook
DYNAMITE Frenzied hemp/caster groundbait