Yesterday one off my fishing clubs opened up their gates again after a months closure. Considering it had been a sunny day and i was really in need of a bit of fishing R&R I grabbed some kit and popped over to my local club water no more than a mile from where i live. As was expected it was pretty rammed with anglers, well carpers actually, but i didn,t mind as i was going surface fishing for some of the carp population in some sneeky out of the way swims that never see a boilie, pellet or hair rig.
By about 6.30pm i had located a swim on pit 5 which had a fair few carp readily taking my pellets so i sat myself down and got ready for some action.
After 5 mins of feeding i made my first cast tight to the reeds and within 60 seconds a big pair of lips appeared and slurped down my artificial dog biscuit. A quick strike and i was attached to a turbo charged carp which ran me around the swim. As i was playing this carp there were still more carp taking my free offerings so i flipped out a few more.
I moved off to another swim after this and lost another couple of fish due to me having to bully them away from the snags but i don,t mind as they were lost due to hook pulls not snap offs.
For those interested my tackle consisted of my ET Sneaker rod, 10ft 4 piece, a Shimano 6000re loaded with 8lb Korda floater line, a size 8 raptor hook (I think) and a piece of artificial dog biscuit made by Enterprise Tackle. All simple stuff but all i need for this kind of fishing.