How End Fishery, Bedford, 8th May 2011
I was over the moon. Mark was slightly dejected as he could see him loosing that vital point in our "friendly" competition. ;-)
I topped up the far swim and decided to give the track a go, but to no luck. In between baiting my pole and grabbing a cup of tea I dropped my rig at my feet, the float shot away and I brought a lovely perch to the net, even better when Phil told me there were only 12 perch in the lake... bonus!
Mark decided to go to his trusty feeder rod and quickly tamed two of the smaller carp. Seeing this I rigged up a shallow rig for the far shelf, put some corn on the hook and quickly caught two lovely small common carp, again perfectly formed!
The weather was lovely, but the wind was gusting, making fishing a long pole a little awkward so I decided to fish the left hand margin. Regular feeding of caster and fishing double white maggot saw skimmers and ide coming to the net.
Phil came round as we were packing up, I'd secured the win over Mark and the scores are now 8-7 to me. I had a nice bag of around 25 silver fish (Roach, Ide, Skimmers, Barbel and one Perch) and 3 carp in total.
Phil's done a great job of How End Fishery, It will look even better when the grass starts to grow. Next visit I'll fish Dani's lake.
Closing comments, what a great venue to have in your back yard, great job Phil, looking forward to seeing the venue grow from strength to strength! Thanks for making us so welcome.