What a lovely day

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mungo25

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Decided today that this afternoon was going to be dedicated to a few hours by the bank.

Collected some pellets, 1/2 pint whites, sweetcorn and I was ready.

Up to a local lake which I belong to only to find no one else there, couldn't beleive it on such a lovely day.

All you could hear was the birds singing, a couple of house Martins getting a drink and our resident pair of Canada Geese giving me the once over.
sun was shining - bliss.

Started off baiting the margins both sides of me and then trying double maggot on 18 hook straight through 3lb line. Wev'e just had a load of Roach put in and was straight into these, one a chuck. Pleasant enough as giving me much needed pole practice.

Then decided to try both sweetcorn and pellet - nothing, couple of bites but nope.

About 5ish changed to 14 looped hair rig, 4lb line and about 6 inches off the bottom, lake's very shallow anyway and there was a lot of movement on the surface.

Noticed by a small patch of lillies to my right only about 6 inches from the bank feeding fishes, dropped my line in and bang - straight into a fish. I got him away from these lillies but he took me straight across my front and into some other weeds and after about 5 minutes he was off....

Fish still feeding so dropped in there again and straight away another - didn't last as long this one but still good to connect to a couple of decent fish.

Looked back at the same spot and there was still movement, what the heck, dropped in and after about two minutes it went again, this time I wasn't going to lose it, so gently does it and after about 20 minutes I had in the net a lovely 8lb common, real lovely condition.

That was enough for me, just rounded off a real lovely day and a good learning experience for me. Tonight's job make up a few rigs with loops and get back there tomorrow.

Lovely.
 

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Today, same place same swim, even better [:D][:D]

Going to change my username to Pole addict 2 [:eek:)]
 

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Had half a dozen between 5 -8 lb. Along with a load of silvers but that was when I changed tp my lightweight top.

Was feeding the margins again both sides and alternating between the two. Bloke that runs the lake gave me some good advice about being a little bit more forceful - not too much - just enough to land a bit quicker.

Well pleased really getting to grips with the pole and love it.
 

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Cheers FF, got a lot to learn but getting more confident with it each time I use. Totally different and you can really feel the fish.

I like being able to change your style so quickly and adapting to changing conditions.
 

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Originally posted by mungo25

Bloke that runs the lake gave me some good advice about being a little bit more forceful - not too much - just enough to land a bit quicker.


I learned that this week. Couple of weeks ago I lost a couple of good chub as I didn't want to force them. This week I put more pressure on and turned two chub easily away from snags and landed them.
 

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Got 3 hours in yesterday afternoon, half a dozen good fish all on the pole/pellet.

Mrs is away until tomorrow so those little jobs that I was going to do got put on the backseat and I got down there again today [:D]

Best session so far, 10 fish 9 between 4-7lb and me last one a lovely Common just coming in at 10lb. My first double [:D]

On pellet then deciced to go on corn for my last cast ( 3 oclock became 4 etc ) 2 mins in on corn whack, lovely.

Shame is up early, housework then garden - she's in about 9'30 ish so got me work cut out [8D]
 
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