When I arrived all the swims I fancied where occupied so I opted to fish the deeper water as there had been a few out from that area the previous week. After setting up camp in my chosen swim I found that there wasn,t actually much weed here, unlike the rest of the lake which is top to bottom with eel grass. Out went a couple of dozen spombs full of particle to a nice gravel area 10ft out from some reeds and two rods were dropped in the area. One on fake corn and the other on a snowman. The third rod was launched as far as I could towards the island on a chod rig.
I,m not going to bore you with mindless details i,ll just come out with it. I BLANKED!!!!!
I had one run on the distance rod which resulted in me hooking something which thumped like a goodun then flat rodded me before straightening my hook. Other than that it was a nice pleasant relaxing weekend but no fish caught...
The best thing about the weekend was the dinner iIcooked saturday night, chicken cooked in a creamy pepper sauce with mushrooms. Now that was dining in style.
It was even better than the left over roast pork and roast potatoes that I had a couple of weeks previously on the bank.
I have now decided that rather than just eating quick and easy food like sausages, bacon etc, I will endeavor to cook proper tasty grub. It might mean taking a little more cooking kit but i,m sure it will be worth it. I,ll keep you informed.