Renny Lakes, East Harsley, 22nd July 2011
|One of Jacob's first fish|
I decided to fish the same swim as I'd fished with Owen in his first fishing adventure as blogged about last month.
I arrived at Renny Lakes around 6:45am and secured the peg. Only one other angler had arrived, but he was fishing the front lake.
I selected the margin swim to the left as the main attack. I knew that I could go further up the left margin if this swim wasn't producing.
For Jacob, it would be top 2 of the pole directly in front of him.
I would also go into the right hand margin later in the day just to see what was there. I wasn't going to disappointed with that swim later in the day.
|I am smiling, honest ;-)|
The first carp was a typical Renny lakes carp of around 1.5lb. I added some more pictures of the carp at the end of the blog. When the fish started to get smaller, I would go back out and put a pot in, this soon brought the carp back. Bait of the day was Halibut Jellets. I did try a worm but only got roach, so back to the jellets.
Jacob arrived around 10:30am with his Dad, also called Mark... gets very confusing in our family ;-)
So, I showed him how to plumb the depth and that we would need to feed regularly to get the fish into the swim. Jacob's first put in and a lovely roach came to the net, unfortunately the picture had Jacob's eye's closed. The roach was quickly followed by more roach and rudd. We tried a caster to get a better quality fish, but the maggots where working quite well.
Switch to a worm to try and tempt a carp, but unfortunately the roach and rudd were just too quick!
|Looking the business!|
Resuming my session, the carp where dominant through out the day. As the day drew on I potted in about a pint of maggots to the right hand margin and left it for 30 minutes. I then used a worm and dropped the rig into the margin swim... no sooner had the float settled than it was off. The grey Hydrolastic was being stretched very quickly towards bottoming point. I got off my box, grabbed the landing net and walked to the next swim. Expecting a monster, a lovely 4lb mirror carp came to the net.
Next put in on the margin swim produced a 2lb common carp. Time was marching on and had to get up to Tynemouth to see the good lady. I packed up after netting around 30 carp, plenty of small tench and a handful of roach and rudd.
Another great fun session at Renny Lakes.
More pictures of the day...
|A lovely ghost carp that put up a good fight|
|Typical Renny Lake Carp|