Kingsland Reservoir, Coates, 29th May 2011
Kingsland Reservoir consists of three lakes, two with carp and one silver fish. The fishery opens at 7am and we arrived early, 6:30am to find a queue already forming.
The owner, Richard, very friendly man gave us some good advice and informed us that a match was going to be fished on the lake we wanted to fish and he gave us an alternative area. We picked up the fishery landing and keepnets and headed to our chosen spot.
It was quite overcast and windy so fishing a longish pole was out the question. The two lines of attack I chose was a 5m metre line and method feeder towards the aerator. Mark took the swim along to my right which gave him a better opportunity for fishing the pole and a larger margin swim.
I was about to kick off my swim when Mark called over that he had a fish on and needed some help. This is Mark's second session on the Pole and he just needed a little guidance. 5 minutes later he landed a lovely Mirror Carp, a great fish to really christen his pole fishing.
I switch tactics to the method feeder out near the aerator with a large 11mm pellet as hookbait. The tip soon went round and I was into a better stamp of fish than the 5 metre line. I then managed to get a nice mirror carp to bring me around level with Mark.
Towards the end of the day the anglers on the other side of the lake were pulling some nice lumps out of the margins, not so on our side.
We finished our session and compared the catches, our normal "debate" over who was victorious ensued and I managed to gain half a point. So our friendly score is now Lewy 9, Mark 7