Blue Bell Lakes, 25th August 2016
I'd packed the Carp gear, but to be honest, not checked everything as I was confident it was all in the rod bag and haversack.
We picked Blue Bell Lake and swims close to where we fished it before with the willow trees opposite.
I thought I'd packed well, but the first thing I couldn't find was the rod pod! With the weather I opted for a zig rig on one carp rod and seeing the large shoal of bream I broke out the pellet waggler rod.
Well, before the all-in we could not find the landing net handle, so off to the shop and Mark purchased a new net and handle... more about this later.
There were 3 guys who had been at the lake all week, one of them came over for a chat. They had seen plenty of fish but hadn't had any runs or fish!
Today could be a long day! I was on the pellet waggler for around an hour and finally I hooked a bream! It was my turn to call for the net boy!
The fish came in without any issues and after weighing it, a new personal best, only 5lb 6oz, but a PB is a PB!
I had a few knocks on the zig, which were clearly line bites. Re-casting the zig rig further towards the willow trees as plenty of large carp were crashing over there.
I fished the pellet waggler for the whole day, but unfortunately no more bream.
Mark in the meantime hadn't had any bites either. It was a lovely relaxing day, but no fish came out.
As bream didn't count today, no carp it was called a draw today.
The massive shoal of bream cruising up and down was just too tempting. Pellet waggler tactics worked and proved a good distraction while waiting for any carp. The only problem is that I only had one carp rod out at a time.
Still another day of learning. Tomorrow it would be back to carp on the pole at Kingsland!