I was back on the pool last weekend, trying out my new waders by clearing out a fallen tree from the back of the island area, after several cuts and drags up the bank it was out and I used a rake to clear as much of the debris from the bottom, this spot is very soft and choddy underfoot so not everything could be removed, an interesting spot to watch for the future though!. I also got rid of a few more branches from various swims around the lake with a few more pegs to sort out and clear this weekend.
I did get out on the Sunday to wet a line and was quite surprised to get three skimmers all on 18mm boilies, how they manage it I don't know.
It was a long day but I was confident of a proper take from a Carp as one of the areas I'd fished to had been regularly topped up through the day with frequent casts, small ball of groundbait and boilies. The bite came early evening with the bobbin lifting an inch stopping for a few minutes and then taking off, it didn't take long to come in and it was lovely to see a mirror roll over the cord.
The only Carp of the session at thirteen pound six ounce, the colour makes me think it's one of the stock fish put in a while back.