|Can't give for Legal reasons, besides that it wouldn't be fair if it was just one of those 'off' days.|
How to build a bad fishery
|General: ||Most pegs were easily accessed. |
No fishing restrictions, just pleased to see you.
|Species : ||Allegedly: Carp, Bream, Tench, Gudgeon, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Crucian Carp.|
|Permits :||Day Ticket- Purchased on the bank|
Here we were assembled on the bank of what appeared to be promising fishery. The sun was starting to appear from behind the thin clouds, the forecast was good and Carp could be seen cruising under the surface.
The fishery consisted of a lake with islands, several marginal Lilly and Reed beds and depths averaging six feet. Several Carp could be seen in the region of 5-10lb cruising the surface and Rudd were topping all around.
The shout went out and we were off. The initial choice of tackle was a small crystal waggler, with red maggot fished on the drop. This was cast out to four lengths out over a thinly spread loose smattering of maggots. It was looking good, a few missed bites later and a Rudd soon fell to the maggot's charms. Out it went again. If the Rudd could be encouraged to feed energetically, I would try to coax them a bit nearer and swap to the pole.
To my left was a small clump of reeds that I had been flicking a few maggots into; so I thought I would try that. Again, nothing, not even a touch. It must be the maggots, this was a fresh batch and maybe their training wasn't up to scratch. A change to castor and lets start again.
To my left about 50 foot away was an island, the same to my right. The sun was on the water at the side of the island on the right so I let a well aimed feeder loaded with chopped worm and a Dendro on the hook, land quietly into the water near it's margins. I sat, I waited, I sat, I waited, a twitch, a knock - strike, and in came a Tench around 8oz. Into the net it went to join the lonely Rudd and the feeder went back to island. That was it, it must have been a loner or it's pals must have been scared because again everything was quiet.
Time was called, and not before time. The winner had caught three small Carp and a few Rudd for 9lb 10oz, over half my fellow anglers had blanked but why? Was it the sun, was it the Carp disturbing the rest or was it just a lack of fish in general?
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