Sunday, 28 February 2016

An ounce short!

After last weeks Carping session the bug has got me and today's session on the canal was to try and catch a Carp. It was cold and to be honest I didn't think I had a chance to bag anything but baits were positioned and I sat back and waited for a take.

About an hour into the session the bobbin on my right hand rod slammed against the blank and the line pulled up bow tight as something sprung the trap.

After a brief scrap a lovely mirror one ounce short of nineteen pounds graced the bottom of the net.

An ounce short of nineteen
Sadly, this was the only fish of the day.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Been a while!

It's been a while since my last post and no excuses I just haven't had the time, family and work commitments are keeping me away from the bank,  I can just count the fishing trips this year on one hand.

It was a surprisingly mild day today and the fish in my pond where up on top, just what I like to see when a spot of Carp fishing was the plan. There was no rocket science involved in the choice of today's swim and I was fortunate enough to find it available when I arrived. The weeks visiting half term rabble had done a grand job of ground baiting the spot to be fished and nothing more fancy than white pop ups were chucked over to the bird feeding area. I had one take within minutes and a lovely common just short of a double soon graced the bottom of the net.

Little Common
Barry managed a couple of Pike so the duck looked to be heading my direction but a late bite resulted in what felt like a much better fish on the end of my line, it wasn't as big as it first felt but did make double figures at fourteen four.

Nice Mirror