Well I arrived and was shocked by what I saw. The club water I was planning on fishing has 8 small pits all old and heavily planted with bushes, trees, lilies, reeds etc and all attractive in their own right. One of the pits I fish is/was heavily planted with bulrush and reeds and has numerous hidden swims where you can easily tuck yourself away and catch numerous species of fish. Well look at what they have done to the place. I cannot understand why they have raped this pit like this, there was absolutely no need.
After moving around the pit I found a nice secluded swim with some reeds in front and a nice overhanging bush to the right. I,ve had fish from this swim before so knew where the carp would be holding out. A few mixers were flicked beneath the bush and I sat and waited to see if any fish were at home. After a few minutes a nice pair of lips rose to the surface and gently sipped down a mixer. Over a couple of minutes the carp repeated the process. I lowered my bait down to him but unfortunately I must of spooked him as he didn,t come back up. I did notice a few cruising literally at my feet so dapped my mixer in his path and he took it straight away. After a nice tussle a small mirror of around 4lb was on my unhooking mat.
A move to another pit didn,t produce until after an hour as I was about to go home I spotted a fish beneath an overhanging bush. A few freebies flicked out followed by my hookbait and straight away I was in. After a good scrap I banked a lovely common off about 10lb.
That was it for evening, a nice beef stew I hand in the slow cooker was calling. An enjoyable couple of hours was spent chasing pasties, its just a shame about the pit BDAC have destroyed, they should be ashamed.
|My stalking kit|