Well after getting all the gear together yesterday I couldn’t wait for my first opportunity to get out there and have a go again after all these years.
We finished work at 4 o’clock, had tea and them I began to get twitchy. It was a calm evening and I figured that I could fish for at least two hours so off I went like a little boy (according to Angela!) with my gear down to the lake.
When I got there (2 minutes later) I was the only one there to fish. Brian, the site water bailiff appeared after a while and I asked him why it was so quiet as normally there would be quite a few around. He said that they had all packed up as the Fish ‘N’ Chip van was due on! Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances they were not able to turn up!
Brian was very helpful he gave me lots of advice as I had never fished for Carp before and I have never used a hair rig (Hair Rig). I have never needed to use a drill to make a small hole in the bait in which to insert a bait needle (ESP drill and needle) to pull a little band through to attach the bait…..its all a bit fiddly but I will get there eventually. Apparently my silicone bands are too big so Brian is going to get me some better ones.
I ended up fishing until half past nine having caught a few Roach which has wetted my appetite again. For fishing I mean not for Roach.