Friday the 13th, what on earth could go wrong!!
Well the usual approach to the Lake was blocked by the closure of the A425 with work required for HS2, so use the detour, this adds several miles but as it also skirts the HS2 route this is subject to a closure next week, hopefully just for five days, we’ll have to see?
Finally arrived just after lunch, more Rods already there than I expected but still swims vacant near to the car park, but as the car park was all ready full parked opposite the farm entrance, having checked first.
Normal good fortune, Nina was able to assist with my gear to the nearest swim. Started to arrange things when Chris, fishing to my left, came across to see how he could help, just as Andrew, fishing alongside the rushes to the right did the same.
I was really spoilt with such welcome assistance that day. People don’t realise how such kind acts of attentiveness can give such a boost. It all boded well for the rest of the day. Chris had started with a small Carp, so they were feeding. Prepare the swim to the right just in front of the reeds. Then using the Method Feeder , place it close to the reeds, starting with a small cube of luncheon meat. Right choice, into a 2.5lbs. Common in the first ten minutes, so try it again, but no repeat.
A change of hook bait, prawn, sweet corn, even worm couldn’t entice them. Back to 1st. base, a cube of luncheon meat just as half a dozen of the other ‘Rods’ finished, emptying their keep nets back into the Lake, all had been successful, even at this time of the year. Luncheon meat won out again, another good bite resulting in a 4lbs. Common.
Time to return home and negotiate the vagaries of the extra detour. Hopefully the journey next week will be reasonably straightforward.
Tight Lines, Tinca Tinca.