Lawn Farm Fisheries, Elsworth, 7th May 2011
Willows contains larger Carp and on a previous session Mark had bagged some cracking Carp up to 12lb. I chose Peg 35 which gave me the option of fishing to the island and also the point of the island, Mark fished Peg 36 to my left.
I decided to set up a method feeder and pellet waggler. I also mixed some groundbait with hemp, corn and a pint of dead maggots. I also prepared some micro pellets. Bait for the day was banded pellets, gotbaits ghost hookers, hair rigged corn, worm and dead maggots.
The session - it started well with a nice 5lb common carp. The bite came just as the rain started to come down, so playing the fish I got a good soaking, much to the amusement of Mark who was happy sat under his brolly on the next peg. But it was me who was to have the last laugh ;-) Especially after the next fish was a lovely 7.5lb Mirror Carp!
Mark's catches consisted of skimmers and roach, but no carp yet...
The fishing was certainly slow, a lot slower than expected at Lawn Farm, so the weather did have a negative effect.
I managed another nice carp to 7lb, meantime, Mark had got into the Chub and finally managed to bag an F1. He conceded the day and I managed to win the point, tying our "friendly" competition between us... so I could even it out at How End Fishery on Sunday...