As it was early Autumn, traditionally a time of plenty,I'd been optimistic of plenty of sport, thinking today, would be a day of none stop fish. I was hoping for a 'day of plenty' this would help dispel the dark thoughts of the oncoming Winter
Speaking to Angler next to me, he said the morning session had been good, he had 12 Crusian Carp but from 1 p.m. it had 'gone off', such is fishing. Another Angler, fishing an early morning session had caught the 'Big One', a Common Carp of 31 Pounds
All through my session, a couple of Large Carp had been 'cruising' up and down the lake, their backs clearly visible in the shallow water.
Through out the session there was a strange 'melancholic' feel to the lake, never experienced that feeling before at the Mill.
Around about six p.m. I began to think it would take a 'Lazarus' like resurrection to bring the fish back on to the feed, normally at this time of the year, this is the time, when the lake would come to life, fish feeding bubbles would be visible, fish, 'topping' would be clearly visible, but it just didn't happen
I used a feeder approach, using a mixture of Sweetcorn, Fishmeal Pellets,Boilies and Luncheon Meat, nothing worked until around 7p.m. when my tip flew round, I was connected to beautiful Crusian Carp of around Two Pounds, Crusians put up a spirited fight for such a small fish. I was delighted, as it was my first Crusian for almost 3 years, they rearly are a splendid fish!
That was the end of the fish for the day, as I'd had an early finish from work it was a very pleasant way to spend a Friday afternoon/evening, even though sport had been poor!
The highlights of the day must have to thousands of Dragon Flies all round the lake, there was Blue, Red, Green and Brown ones, of all different sizes and shapes. I also made friends with a couple of horses in the field behind my peg, I ended up sharing my biscuits with them.
|Friendly Hungry Horse|
The Mill was looking Beautiful today, as it always does.
|Calm Surface of the Lake|
|View Across the Lake|