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Sunday, 18 April 2010

I arrived at the lake to see Andy set up on Morris's. I quite fancied this peg myself as with the forecast of good weather I felt the fish would move up in to the shallows .

As the peg was taken I dropped in the fallen tree swim .The plan was to fish as far out as i could on to the track .Then I would scatter around 50 baits on to the track in a very spread out manner .Hopefully any carp moving up and down the track would pick up the baits spread out and i would get a take.

The fish were not showing well but I did see one over towards the point which gave me a lift .The other rod was going to be moved around frequently with maggots on the hair and a bag of nash maggi meshed maggots to guard the hook.

After some time there was now Andy ,Roger,Dan and myself on the pool and later Barry the fly dropped in peg one .The only fish caught was a tench by Roger from the island .Around midday Roger dropped in to a swim close by so I popped round for a quick chat and to see the carp that were scattered all around the island cruising just under the surface.There were lots of them and a couple of ghosties as well.

Towards late afternoon I even had a ghostie cruising around under my rod tips almost in a mocking fashion.I am now officially the only carp less angler on the pool and have only managed one tench this year (get the violins out).Still I shall continue in my pursuit of these wily fish.

The place has a real feel to it and i have to keep going back.

Tight lines


Sunday, 11 April 2010


Well just a quick one to say that I went along to the pool today for a short four hour session.The reason I went was to try out some new rods and reels I had scrimped and saved for and practise casting with them.

I had one aborted run which when I reeled in was down to the hook point being masked by a piece of broken boilie .The lake looked really good and the carp were putting on a real show in front of Dan down in the shallows.

It was the first time I'd spoken to Dan and it was great to meet a fellow blogger .Also it was great to see him catch some fish ( he will fill you in im sure ) .I believe that his fish were of great value to him and worth several points ( keith!!!).

Any way it really feels that the pool has sprung in to life now and my fuse is well and truely alight .I feel a few evening sessions will help me along .

Also what a noise one particularly excited dog was making all around the pool you could hear its howl!!!!!!

Tight lines all .

Barry Peck

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Hello all just a quick one to say that i have been for a walk around the pool today and to put some food in.

The pool was alive with fish and particularly the shallows .I had my polaroids with me and saw several nic e carp .Also ghostie of around 10lb and a cracking golden orfe that looked over 2lb.The orfe was flanked by what looked like a chub of around the same size.

When stood on the top of the road bank looking out to the middle of the pool there were lots of fish moving around on the top of the shallow area that runs down the middle .
I reckon its about a ninety yard cast so will be getting out the long range gear for tommorow.

All this activity and not an angler in sight how ironic.

Any way I thought i would post this and give some motivation to you all.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Bad Good Friday

After assembling some flat pack furniture and spending the early morning on the pool with a marker rod. I decided to use a break in the cold wet weather and get back down the pool for a few hours fishing.

As it happened no one else was foolish to venture out after the morning of wind rain and low temperatures.I decided to fish the back of the wind in the peg that Roger built .The peg is lovely and comfortable and once I had the brolly up i was snug and fairly confident that I was fishing correctly.

The weather worsened and the rain and wind was squalling around the pool .I knew that i was fishing in around five feet of water and over silt .I had one rod on a chod rig with and 18mm pop up anf the other on a combi rig with a double 14mm pop up .

As the day went on the weather got better and eventually the sun came out which gave me extra promise .The day finished fish less for me and I did not see any fish move or bubble etc.

The highlight of the day though was the kingfisher that was busily in and out of a nest in th corner bank.Also as I packed away there were three buzzards nover head calling out .A sound and sight that I love .

Theres always tomorrow.