One hook wonder

rudd

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Waited for a bloke to turn up last night at 1900hrs to purchase an item.
19:30 transaction over but now half an hour late with night drawing in.

Fancied trying floating baits for Carp.
Grabbed unhooking mat, net, handle, specialist rod (set up in ready bad) and my small stalking bucket (complete with sundries and bait).
As I hurried through kitchen took the two old slices of white bread that would only be bird food.

Arrived at lakes, some old work mates pull up, twenty minutes later finally got kit out of car. Running out of light!

Open up bucket, no sundries - just a pellet waggler!!!
Open up rod bag, rod set up with a loafer float and a drennan super specialist size TWO for live baiting!

My mixers are tiny Morrisons brand which generally only float with a size 14 or 12/10 if a couple are glued together - a size 2 ?
No time to go home to get hooks, glue, controllers and hooklength - will have to be bread.

First peg cast into an over hanging branch and gingerly retrieved my on!y hook?
Ten minutes not a sign, could not feed small mixers incase carp get preoccupied with them and only two slices of bread!

Next peg, as I stalked up to it noticed some water displacement, fish under surface in a hard place to get a bait.
On went a small corner of the slice, hook through crust then soft bit nipped around shank/eye to completely bury hook.
Dangled on surface to wet then flicked into the abyss.
Slurp, bang, fish on. It sort of went round in circles, once landed, a mirror of about 13lbs.
Settled peg for ten mins and flicked in three small bits of bread, all soon taken.
On goes another corner and same result as above but around 11bs.
Setlled peg, feed a few more offering and out went third corner.
The take took an age but a fish came up and took the corner.
Struck, hooked and my god - off it tore on a good 40 odd yard run!
Then it run straight back at me as I reeled lkke mad, it turned and took ankther 30odd yards of line.
This went on for five minutes until in netting range where it tried to get in every snag possible.

Eventually graced my net and it was the lady of the lake - a fine Ghostie that is coveted amongst members and is around 15lbs.

Red letter evening had and still have my one hook! ?
 

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Waited for a bloke to turn up last night at 1900hrs to purchase an item.
19:30 transaction over but now half an hour late with night drawing in.

Fancied trying floating baits for Carp.
Grabbed unhooking mat, net, handle, specialist rod (set up in ready bad) and my small stalking bucket (complete with sundries and bait).
As I hurried through kitchen took the two old slices of white bread that would only be bird food.

Arrived at lakes, some old work mates pull up, twenty minutes later finally got kit out of car. Running out of light!

Open up bucket, no sundries - just a pellet waggler!!!
Open up rod bag, rod set up with a loafer float and a drennan super specialist size TWO for live baiting!

My mixers are tiny Morrisons brand which generally only float with a size 14 or 12/10 if a couple are glued together - a size 2 ?
No time to go home to get hooks, glue, controllers and hooklength - will have to be bread.

First peg cast into an over hanging branch and gingerly retrieved my on!y hook?
Ten minutes not a sign, could not feed small mixers incase carp get preoccupied with them and only two slices of bread!

Next peg, as I stalked up to it noticed some water displacement, fish under surface in a hard place to get a bait.
On went a small corner of the slice, hook through crust then soft bit nipped around shank/eye to completely bury hook.
Dangled on surface to wet then flicked into the abyss.
Slurp, bang, fish on. It sort of went round in circles, once landed, a mirror of about 13lbs.
Settled peg for ten mins and flicked in three small bits of bread, all soon taken.
On goes another corner and same result as above but around 11bs.
Setlled peg, feed a few more offering and out went third corner.
The take took an age but a fish came up and took the corner.
Struck, hooked and my god - off it tore on a good 40 odd yard run!
Then it run straight back at me as I reeled lkke mad, it turned and took ankther 30odd yards of line.
This went on for five minutes until in netting range where it tried to get in every snag possible.

Eventually graced my net and it was the lady of the lake - a fine Ghostie that is coveted amongst members and is around 15lbs.

Red letter evening had and still have my one hook! ?
Excellent angling mate! Especially given the circumstances.
 

Dave Spence

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So THAT'S what I'm doing wrong! I need a bigger hook?. Nice one mate?
 
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