Another evening at the club lake

davej1981

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After the disaster of my no.4 breaking on my last session leaving me with just a feeder rod now and a knackered reel i was all ready to chuck in fishing. Being unemployed atm i dont have the money to replace things, but after a rummage in all my old gear i found a shimano areo gtm laying around. Gave it a quick spin and it felt ok so transfered the line over from the other reel and set off for a couple of hours trying something new to me- fishing the method. The plan was simple, fish a method feeder down the edge, 8mm pellet on a band and micos on the feeder. This was also my first time using a new rod i got at xmas- a frenzee match pro fxt 11ft feeder. Took just 5 mins for the tip to wrap round and a 5lb carp landed. 2 more in 2 chucks before things went a bit quiet and was only getting liners. I decided to rest that line and drop into the right hand margin, almost off the rod tip to some reeds. Again within 5 mins the tip wrapped round and another fish on. Another 2 in 2 casts before that went quite too. A switch back to the other margin got me another 2 fish before the light started fading. Had one last cast and the tip slammed round again. Unfortunately it ploughed straight into the reeds and snagged me. I lost the lot which was a frustrating end to a great evening. Also had a nice roach which took a liking to an 8mm hard pellet! The rod was great and the old shimano was as smooth as the day I brought it over 20yrs ago. Was nice to try something different, and now have some confidence in the method, but not sure how im going to like being a feeder only angler for now until i can scrape together some cash to get a pellet waggler rod.

Setup was as follows:
11ft frenzee 11ft match pro fxt feeder rod
Shimano areo 3010 reel with 6lb maxima
0.19 hooklenth to a 16 b911x
Matrix open alloy feeder
Pellets were bobco simply 8mm for the hook and the micros for the feeder. At £5 for 3 600g bags they are cheap as chips and done the job1
 

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