Had around 10 silvers - was way too cold still.Just booked a days fishing on Holbar, at Partridge lakes, Warrington - Good Friday.
Hoping for a few nice warm days on the lead up to it
It was so warm at the start of the week. They were feeding and moving about happily, we even had them feeding off the surface, stuck the bolt machine out for an hour almost had one, but I was distracted by a slurp right next to me, and missed the take. Weather has taken a bit of a cold turn though.Had around 10 silvers - was way too cold still.
I was freezing my nuts off with the wind in my face all day.....need a couple of weeks of warmer wetaher to bring them on fully.
It was so warm at the start of the week. They were feeding and moving about happily, we even had them feeding off the surface, stuck the bolt machine out for an hour almost had one, but I was distracted by a slurp right next to me, and missed the take. Weather has taken a bit of a cold turn though.
I was out again on Friday, but just for a day sesh on the feeder, just purchased a new feeder rod and reel, 11ft Preston ignition carp feeder running a 1oz tip, with a Daiwa GS3000 LT BR and couldnt wait to get it out on the lake. Decided a day on Brafferton was in order, if you aint catching there might as well just chuck your kit in the lake!
It was a busy day, nothing big 5lb max but it was just fun to play with a setup with such finesse again, so used to running borderline industrial size kit with the Carp setup. I did put out one Carp rod on a 15mm tigernut boillie in a solid bag incase one of the big ones decided it wanted to play but ended up taking it out the water again about an hour later because the Feeder was just too busy. Very productive session, fish were very very lively and feeding well, but then it is Brafferton, the lakes are heaving with stock and its always guarenteed a good bite. I almost forgot just how much fun playing fish on mega light kit was.
I think on reflection I'll stick the 2oz tip on and change the reel to the waggler rod, and then get the GS4000LTD when I can find stock, there are fish up to 20lb+ in there and if I had caught in to one of them it would have properly had my pants down. Its my first experience with Daiwa products, I can definitely understand the reputation they have earned, line lay and action is just so smooth and refined. Very impressed.
That's the very ones. Great little lakes if you want to just get out and smash it, very little challenge though almost feels like cheating.Brafferton - are those the ponds out near Thornton Bridge, turn right before you get to the bridge?
I used to love fishing the Swale around there, back in my match fishing days as a teenager.
*raises hand *
Can't stand carp fishing haha will catch em if they're there but won't specifically target them, to sit there allll day in the same place for 1 fish no thanks
Bring on the 16th of June
Hoping to catch this little beauty again this year was near 2lb last time we met